Singapore / Hong Kong, 15 November 2019 – ACAMS has been awarded the prestigious Compliance Training Firm of the Year award in the 2nd Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2019, after a rigorous selection process involving a judging panel made up of subject-matter experts and the Regulation Asia editorial team. The award was presented at a ceremony in Singapore on 13 November 2019.
As regulators increase scrutiny on money laundering, terrorism financing and other types of financial crime and bad actors use more sophisticated techniques in an increasingly global financial system, effective training, education and collaboration have become more important than ever to detect and prevent threats to compliance globally.
ACAMS, the largest international membership organization dedicated to helping advance the skills, knowledge and expertise of anti-financial crime professionals globally, was selected by the judging panel for the award for demonstrating an unwavering commitment to equip members of its 175-country community with the latest in anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism, risk and sanctions through training, best practices, events and networking initiatives.
In particular, the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists or CAMS certification programme as it is widely known, was highlighted by the judging panel as one of the most highly sought-after industry qualifications. It is one credential that is “increasingly associated with professionalism and integrity”, one judge said.
Brad Maclean, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Regulation Asia said: “Between the events platform and comprehensive training courses, ACAMS has played an important role to protect investors and vulnerable individuals, safeguard the financial system and ensure financial institutions are able to remain compliant with their regulatory obligations.”
About the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2019
Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence recognises technology companies, legal and consulting firms and exchanges that have shaped the regulatory landscape in Asia Pacific, as well as outstanding technology projects both in mature and emerging markets by large tech firms and innovative start-ups that help meet the requirements of a specific regulatory change infrastructure.
About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®)
ACAMS is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime professionals from a wide range of industries. Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Visit acams.org for more information.
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