Singapore/Hong Kong, 22 November 2022 – ACAMS – a world leading membership organization for anti-financial crime (AFC) professionals was awarded Compliance Training Provider of the Year in the 5th Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2022 at an in-person ceremony on 22 November 2022.
The membership organization with over 100,000 members across 180 jurisdictions globally provides continuing professional education, best-in-class peer network and thought leadership, and was recognized for its work in AML detection, prevention and enforcement. A key offering by ACAMS is the globally recognized CAMS credential which is available in 13 languages and the CGSS certification which is analogous to CAMS for sanctions professionals.
ACAMS provides broad support for multiple levels of defense across the financial eco-system and also delivers customised training for government agencies, regulators and large financial institutions. It also hosts webinars, masterclasses, chapter events, conferences and symposiums throughout the year to keep practitioners engaged and updated on developments in the financial crime space. ACAMS recently launched a new training certification for AFC professionals engaged with the virtual-asset sector: the Certified Cryptoasset Anti-Financial Crime Specialist (CCAS) credential. Designed to support AFC practitioners across array of stakeholder organizations—from virtual-asset service providers to law enforcement agencies to banks—CCAS trains candidates on topics and strategies to prevent the criminal exploitation of cryptoassets and shield firms from regulatory risks and reputational harm.
Over the past 3 years, ACAMS has also increased focus on social impact training, by launching free certificate courses to address the red flags and typologies linked to modern slavery and human trafficking and the illegal wildlife trade. The ending illegal wildlife trade certificate is also available in simplified Chinese and Japanese.
“ACAMS has made a significant contribution to anti-financial crime efforts globally, through its events, training courses, certification programme, guidance and other published materials,” said one judge on the Regulation Asia awards panel. “Through this work, ACAMS help financial firms and practitioners maximise their effectiveness, which ultimately serves to help protect communities from harm and safeguard the financial system from abuse.”
About the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2022
The Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence recognises financial institutions, technology companies, legal and consulting firms, exchanges and other players that help ensure the highest regulatory compliance standards are upheld in the financial industry. Each year, senior industry practitioners serve on a judging panel to help assess and score each submission to determine the winning entrants.
For a full list of the award 2022 winners, visit www.regulationasia.com/awards.
About Regulation Asia
Regulation Asia is the leading source of actionable regulatory intelligence for Asia Pacific markets. With over 12,000 subscribers, including regulatory bodies, exchanges, banks, asset managers and service providers, Regulation Asia plays a key role in shaping the regulatory agenda.