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About GCI

 

Global Compliance Institute (GCI) is an International Financial Crime Prevention and Compliance Training Institute.
We help you build the practical skills you need to keep up with all the latest industry and technological developments in the ever-evolving compliance arena.

Our flagship course is the “Certified Compliance Manager” (CCM) program which covers:

  • Customer Onboarding and Know Your Customer (KYC)
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing (AML & CTF)
  • Advanced AML Investigations
  • International Sanctions and Embargoes
  • Regulatory Compliance Management
  • FATCA &CRS

 

Our CCM Study Guide has been updated this year and we have just launched our 2nd Edition which includes the update of data electronically (EKYC), digital identity, standardised KYC, virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, risk-based money laundering and compliance management, systems feature in the field of compliance and financial crimes, and assessing the level of protection provided by your name-screening systems etc.

Our study guides focus on the Know-How Concept and how to apply the rules to your own financial institution e.g. how to calculate customer money laundering risks, how to build effective, risk-based anti-money laundering methodology, how to build transaction monitoring scenarios and how to calculate inherent and residual risks for regulatory management etc.

We also discuss AI and Robotic Process Automation, Sanctions, FATCA and CRS, FinTech, Blockchain Technology and the Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.

 

We also have individual modules available:

  • KYCS – Know Your Customer Specialist
  • AMLS – Anti-Money Laundering Specialist
  • SCS – Sanctions Compliance Specialist
  • RCS – Regulatory Compliance Specialist
  • FTS – Foreign Tax Specialist

 

Our self-study modules are accessible as soon as you register. You will be given access to our easy-to-navigate candidate portal where you can download your e-chapters, use the practice exam questions, then with a click of a button book your exam at a time that suits you. Our online proctors will be available to invigilate your exam whilst you are in the comfort of your own home.

Our course materials are currently available in English, Arabic or Turkish. More languages coming this year.

We launched our first online courses in 2019, and we are currently expanding our network to include partnerships with training centres across the globe who can host our course in person or in virtual classrooms.

If you would prefer an instructor-led course instead of self-study, please email us to see if we have an instructor available in your region.

For group bookings, please get in touch.

Our Head Office is in Australia but have we pride ourselves on our global, online reach and our network of partners in other countries.

 

Our Vision

To empower compliance and AML professionals around the globe to prevent ‎financial crime.‎

Our Mission

Delivering anti-financial crime training to compliance and AML professionals across ‎the globe.
Providing the latest expertise through our cutting-edge, hassle-free ‎learning platform. Helping students boost their careers through study programs that ‎fit around their schedule, giving them the confidence and practical know-how to ‎apply their expertise in their workplace and protect their business.‎

 

GCI President

 

GCI President - Viktoriya Kozhuharova

“Global Compliance Institute was founded in response to the growing training needs of the ‎compliance industry, and an urge to provide up-to-date training anywhere in the world. We ‎strive to adapt our study materials to include the latest best practices, and use technology to ‎deliver a seamless learning and assessment journey to all our students.‎

We are passionate about creating cutting edge resources that provide our students with the ‎best training content, in a user-friendly format to fit in with their current jobs, or help them ‎to build a new career path.‎

We pride ourselves on our Certified Compliance Manager program which provides a broad ‎range of training to benefit compliance and AML personnel, and we also provide short ‎courses for those just starting out on their compliance career path or those who are short on ‎time.‎

We align ourselves with other compliance experts who are as passionate as GCI are, about ‎empowering compliance and AML professionals to thrive in the daily battle against financial ‎crime.”

 

Advisory Panel

 
Martin Woods

Martin Woods

Chair

Martin Woods has a wealth of experience as a detective who once investigated financial crimes, including global frauds and money laundering. Upon leaving the police service he embarked upon a career as a senior financial crime compliance officer, working for and with a wide variety of firms all over the world. He has provided training to regulators, central banks, law enforcement agencies and regulated firms and has been called upon to provide expertise as well as guidance. He has been highly commended by regulators and is passionate about empowering people to fight financial crime.

He advocates we are all here to Make A Difference and he is always on the look out for those who may want to join his MAD – Make A Difference revolution. He prides himself as an enemy of the money launderer, the fraudster and the terrorist, who uses training to equip, inspire and motivate others.

Fraser Brown

Fraser Brown

Member

Fraser Brown has over 28 years’ experience in financial services regulation and compliance. ‎He is Executive Director, Banking & Insurance at the Financial Services Regulatory ‎Authority, the independent regulator of Abu Dhabi Global Market, an international financial ‎centre established in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where he has spent the last five-and-‎a-half years. Prior to this, he spent eleven years in authorisation roles at the Qatar Financial ‎Centre Regulatory Authority and the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

He has been based ‎in the Middle East since 1999, when he joined Abu Dhabi Investment Authority as a ‎Compliance Officer, after nearly three years working for the UK regulator supervising ‎derivatives trading firms, where he had particular responsibility for the oil and energy ‎markets. He began his career in regulation and compliance with a London Metal Exchange-‎oriented derivatives broker and fund manager based in London.‎

Aruna Iyengar

Aruna Iyengar

Member

Aruna has worked in Financial Services for 25 years. Joining Macquarie Bank in 1996, she worked in both the Client and Adviser Services Teams, before moving into a Relationship Management and Team Management Role. In 2002, she became the first Risk & Compliance Officer supporting the Service and Operations functions in Macquarie’s Financial Services Group, the retail side of the Bank. Over the next 10 years in Compliance, in addition to her Advisory Role, she rolled out numerous Compliance Trainings to teams across Sydney, Brisbane and New Zealand, sometimes running 30 sessions on the same topic. She also was the first compliance officer to move into developing online training, writing, building, and delivering courses from end to end, to suit the growing business needs.

In 2012, she joined the Asia Compliance Education team (later renamed APAC Regulatory Learning) at JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role, she leads a team who cover the APAC region, developing compliance e-learning content to suit country and line of business needs. With a team located in three countries, and a manager in the USA, Aruna juggles multiple time zone issues while delivering on stakeholder needs. The team’s remit is to identify learner objectives, define content in conjunction with Compliance subject matter experts, design courses, build, test and roll out the courses to satisfy local Regulatory Needs, Risk Coverage and Policy requirements. Aruna is passionate about Education of all forms and enjoys working in Compliance Education.

Ahmad Tarteer

Ahmad Tarteer

Member

Ahmad Tarteer is a very well-rounded and qualified ‎Compliance and AML expert and accredited trainer and speaker in Compliance and Anti-‎Financial Crimes. He is also a leader and influencer in the compliance and AML community, and a well-known ‎expert in many related subjects, especially International Sanction, FATCA, and CRS, in ‎addition he is expert in AML intelligence and Business Logic Units since he implemented ‎AML solutions and AML System scenarios.

Turkka Toivola

Turkka Toivola

Member

Turkka Toivola is an experienced compliance specialist with extensive knowledge of FATCA and CRS agreements. Turkka has worked in the financial industry for almost ten years and in that time has gained international experience by working for one of the largest banks in the Nordic countries and is currently residing in Finland. Turkka believes in continuous learning and education and encourages the pursuit of professional certifications. 

Turkka holds a BBA in business economics and a certificate in anti-money laundering. He is currently completing his masters’ degree in international business management.

 

Leadership Team

 
Nola Lenane

Nola Lenane

Head of Business Development and Management

Nola has over 17 years experience organizing training programs. She has worked in the Compliance Department of several large International Investment Banks in London including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, ABN AMRO and Credit Suisse where she was responsible for Training & Competency, and registrations with the Regulatory Bodies.

Yasmine Shakib

Yasmine Shakib

Business Development and Recruitment

Yasmine has over 8 years of experience within recruitment and has worked in Bahrain, Dubai, USA, and Australia. She has lived in 7 cities around the world and brings a global outlook to the team at GCI, recruiting trainers and onboarding institutes to deliver our esteemed courses to their students.

Amar Patel

Amar Patel

Head of Information Technology

Amar has worked with several international organizations. His expertise covers various strategic technology solutions for Governance and policy, resource allocation, and Information technology protocols. 
He provides the institute with the continuing development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the Institute.

Zoey Williams

Zoey Williams

Head of Editorial Department

Zoey has over eight years of solid editorial experience in the finance industry. She has been a financial journalist covering AML, Sanctions, and other banking related subjects, and she aims with the help of our task forces and advisory panel to keep our study guide current and innovative.

Jane Jones

Jane Jones

Marketing Strategy and Project Delivery

Jane has over 20 years experience across the government and private sector in marketing strategy, project delivery, tender and bid coordination and coordinating large events and conferences globally.

 

Our Technology Partners

 

Our Technology Partners

Working closely with the world’s Technology Leaders to bring you the best testing and certification experience. Having access to leading technology partners is a key component for GCI to not only keep our services current with the latest technologies but allows us to offer the best technical support to our students. These relationships allow us to offer the best education and testing process so that we can deliver the best possible services tailored to our students and Business requirements of banks and other financial institutions. Each of our technology partners offers their own specialist solutions to a myriad of IT and business requirements so we are certain that we can provide the answer to help you achieve your goals.

 

Our Assessment Provider

 

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We enable organizations and individuals to maximize their performance by supporting their learning and compliance needs.

 

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Enhancing the impact of training and development and meeting compliance requirements.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND CONTENT

Helping them to make the most of those assessments to enhance business performance.

 

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Examus

AI solution for online education

 

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Credly

The Common Language of Verified Skills

 

Credly was founded to help people connect their verified abilities to opportunities. And, we strive to bring equity and access to every member of the current and future workforce. After leading the transformation in how people learn and connect online, our team turned its sights on bringing innovation to the outputs of meaningful learning experiences: the credential itself.

In 2018, Credly acquired Pearson's Acclaim, and together, the Credly Acclaim platform is the most comprehensive global solution for recognizing skills, capabilities, and achievements, reaching everywhere learning takes place and skills are assessed.

Credly is leading the digital credential movement, making talent more visible and opportunity more accessible.

 

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