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Anti-Money Laundering Crypto Risk Management

AFC professionals managing crypto risk at crypto firms or firms offering financial services to crypto.




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Anti-Money Laundering Crypto Risk Management

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3.5 Hours



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Course schedule

9AM to 1PM

Course Overview

Conducted By RHT Academy

  • Gain an understanding of key financial crime risks and how virtual assets (VAs) and virtual asset service providers (VASPs) may be used abused by criminals

  • Understand Singapore’s VA and VASP regulatory framework and key guidance and industry best practice

  • Understand the key regulatory considerations relating to the AML/CTF control framework including the risk-based approach, business-wide risk assessment, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and ongoing monitoring principles, reporting and training and ongoing awareness.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the different financial crime types including money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, bribery and corruption, sanctions evasion and market manipulation

  • Understand the financial crime risks associated with virtual assets (VAs) and virtual asset service providers (VASPs)

  • Understand Singapore’s cryptocurrency regulatory landscape and framework

  • Understand what a risk based approach is and the wider financial crime framework including due diligence and ongoing monitoring, reporting, training and ongoing awareness

This Course Is Designed For

AFC professionals managing crypto risk at crypto firms or firms offering financial services to crypto.

Course outline

Module 1 - What is a VASP?

  • What is a Virtual Asset Service Provider

  • Introduction to Singapore’s Regulatory Framework

  • Introduction to Singapore’s VASP’s AML/CTF obligations

Module 2 - Financial Crime Overview

  • Overview of different financial crime types

  • Financial crime and Cryptocurrencies

Module 3 - VASPs AML/CTF obligations

  • Overview of a risk-based approach and its elements

  • Business risk assessment

  • Customer risk assessment

  • Customer Due Diligence

  • Transaction Monitoring

  • Suspicious Transaction Reporting

Module 4 - Regulatory landscape

  • FATF and its Recommendations

  • Singapore’s AML/CTF Crypto landscape

The Trainers

Sara Abbasi

Senior Consultant


Sara has over 6 years of experience working in FCC roles across a range of financial products including FX and payments, Private Banking, and Corporate and Investment Banking (ex Credit Suisse, CurrencyCloud). She is also experienced in Financial Crime Operations, Transaction Monitoring, SAR reporting, and Anti-Money Laundering investigations.

Sara has over 3 years of experience training a range of financial services businesses on Anti-Financial crime (AFC) training and agile project delivery. She has worked with a range of financial institutions designing AFC frameworks for emerging products, testing and implementing third-party AFC solutions, and conducting audits on financial crime control frameworks. She is a graduate with BA in War Studies; combines an academic background in geopolitics with professional experience in financial crime compliance.

FINTRAIL is a consultancy with expertise in using financial and regulatory technology to combat financial crime. Learn more about FINTRAIL -

Sara Abbasi

Andrew Morrison 



Andy is a former financial investigator and financial crime analyst for City of London Police and has over twelve years’ experience working at the forefront of intelligence led policing, the last seven of which he has specialised in complex fraud and money laundering investigations.  Andy has led multiple, successful investigations including into an international crime group engaged in transnational money laundering and an employee engaged in insider fraud at a large multinational corporation. 

Andy has significant experience advising financial institutions on counter fraud techniques, SARs best practice and working with financial intelligence and has previously represented City of London Police at The Hague.  

Andrew Morrison 


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