GCI® (Global Compliance Institute) is an International Financial Crime Prevention and Compliance Training Institute. We specialise in Compliance and Combatting Financial Crime, including Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing.In addition to KYC, Sanctions and Embargoes, Regulatory Compliance Management, FATCA and CRS.
We are a leading provider of accredited, certified banking training, ensuring that our students have a trusted partner they can count on throughout their banking career.
Our flagship course is the “Certified Compliance Manager” (CCM) program which covers:
Our CCM Study Guide covers a broad spectrum of topics, such as 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:
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, French, 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.
To empower compliance and AML professionals around the globe to prevent financial crime.
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.
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 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 has worked in Financial Services since she was in University, studying her Banking and Finance Degree. Post graduation, she spent 16 years at Macquarie Bank working in Client Services, Adviser Services and Outsourcing Relationship Management, before becoming the first Risk & Compliance Office in Service & Operations, Macquarie Financial Services Group. Over the next 10 years in her role in Compliance, she supported the business, and delivered both classroom and online compliance training on various topics. Joining JPMorgan Chase in 2012, she has been leading the APAC Compliance Training Team, developing complex online Compliance Training on a number of topics, supporting 16 countries in APAC, as well as partnering on Global Training Modules and Compliance Training Strategy. She is passionate about developing and delivering high quality, engaging and education Compliance Training for her stakeholders.
Justin has been working in regulatory roles for most of his career. He has worked for financial companies such as Macquarie, JPMorgan, Bank of America and UBS. Justin also worked for a US regulator, FINRA, where he helped create Examiner University. After his corporate career concluded, Justin worked for GRC Solutions as Head of North American Operations and then started his own firm, tweezzle, which is virtual training company that specializes in regulatory compliance. It combines learning and entertainment. In addition, Justin works as a strategic advisor for start-ups.
Justin Muscolino is an experienced compliance training professional with over 20 years of creating and developing Compliance training programs, managing regulatory projects, liaising with regulators, and identifying gaps/opportunities for improvements in risk mitigation.
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..
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 an expert in AML intelligence and Business Logic Units since he implemented AML solutions and AML System scenarios.
Marcena is a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, which she has been with since 2012. While Marcena’s work has covered a wide scope of material and geographic spread, her current work has focused on gold-related crime, other mineral resources, illicit financial flows and development responses to organized crime. Marcena is also currently a Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, Sustainable Minerals Institute. Marcena past work includes analysing migration flows, access to justice, and gender issues, as well as providing guidance on security sector and criminal justice reform. Marcena has a JD from Washington and Lee University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Denver. She is currently based in Australia.
Dennis Lormel retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in December 2003, having served 28 years as a Special Agent. During his distinguished career, Dennis amassed extensive major case experience as a street agent, supervisor and senior executive, particularly in complex, document and labor intensive financial related investigative matters. In December 2000, Dennis was promoted to Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Program.
Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, Dennis formulated, established and directed the FBI’s comprehensive terrorist financing initiative. He developed and implemented a variety of proactive and progressive investigative methodologies. These efforts evolved into the formation of a formal Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, known as The Terrorist Financing Operations Section. This multi-agency, multi-disciplined entity attained international recognition as one of the world’s elite operations for tracking, investigating and disrupting terrorist-related financial activity. For his visionary contributions, Dennis received numerous commendations and awards to include the Award for Investigative Initiative, from the U.S. Department of Justice and the George H. W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, from the Central Intelligence Agency..
Over the last 15 years, Dennis has provided risk advisory consulting services. He is the founder and President of DML Associates, LLC. He provides consulting services and training related to terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, financial crimes, suspicious activity and due diligence. He also offers financial intelligence services through case studies and trend analysis.
A former federal enforcement attorney and veteran in regulatory compliance and white-collar defense, Mr. Perry has the expertise and consults with clients throughout the United States in areas of internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and corporate transactions, including advising on highly complex regulatory structures. Mr. Perry routinely guides clients through all stages of litigation and specializes in complex, high-stakes disputes involving matters of first impression. He also regularly counsels clients on cybersecurity issues and is a strong advocate for top management and board member understanding of current cyber issues facing financial institutions. Mr. Perry serves as an expert witness in complex financial matters and has a deep understanding of the vast array of statutes, regulations, case law, and other requirements financial institutions are required to follow.
Louis has over 20 years’ experience of financial crime prevention, investigation and remediation.
After qualifying as a chartered accountant, Louis specialised in forensic investigations and disputes and then joined the UK Financial Regulator (the ‘FCA’). Here he served as an investigator in both Wholesale and Retail Banking Enforcement before moving to the Supervision Dept, where he led regulatory oversight and liaison with industry stakeholders across major UK retail banks.
Louis subsequently worked at a global risk consulting practice, where he led multiple financial crime, regulatory compliance and investigation assignments before joining a rapidly expanding insurance broker to set up a new financial crime compliance function across three UK hubs.
Since 2018 Louis has worked as an independent consultant, helping clients on a range of financial crime assignments including AML remediation programme assurance and oversight, KYC / CDD file reviews and targeted training. Recently he has been engaged as a financial crime SME on a US Dept of Justice Monitorship and advised a leading UK bank on the management and response to a financial crime regulatory review.
Experienced risk and compliance manager. Multi-faceted with UHNW client sales and advisory as well as in-depth international compliance and regulatory hands-on experience.
Proven skills in implementing and training on regulatory requirements and formulating practical compliance procedures and relevant documents. A passion and a flair for education in the financial services arena, Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Leadership
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.
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.
Amie has many years of business development and operations experience, having worked with companies in the UK, US and Canada. She has experience forming partnerships with a range of financial institutions and at GCI is responsible for recruiting trainers and onboarding centres to deliver our esteemed courses to their students.
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 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.
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.
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