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Financial Crime Fundamentals

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About the course

This course is designed as an introduction to threat finance and how illicit actors raise, move, store, and use money and items of value. The course will describe the business and financial elements and how criminal, terror, and violent extremist networks leverage those systems. Students will be challenged in practical exercises involving real-life scenarios requiring analysis of financial and business documents, tracking illicit activities, and reporting results.
The target audience in this training is law enforcement officers, detectives, agents, supervisors, and analysts assigned to narcotics, gangs, human trafficking, or specialized units. This program was developed with a 35:1 student-to-instructor ratio to facilitate interaction in the class.

Your instructor:
Loughnane Associates, LLC, was started up in 2016 by Mike Loughnane following a career as a federal
agent focused on financial and cybercrime investigations, then in the private sector as an IT security
subject matter expert, then a course designer and instructor in terror finance analysis, and financial
investigation techniques for the US intelligence community. Mike, along with his daughter Margaret,
work as a team in a small business to continue this work, actively collaborating with experts worldwide
with the shared goal of improving skill sets within the law enforcement and intelligence communities.
Mike offers the law enforcement, intelligence, and regulatory sectors professional training programs
based on adult learning and critical thinking. We operate under contract with major law enforcement
training platforms with quality training that consistently receives highly positive reviews. In addition, we
actively contribute to the professional community and participate as a speaker at various conferences
and workshops. We regularly request to present at financial crime and money laundering conferences
for such professional organizations as the Association of Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialists
(ACAMS) and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS). We are also regular
contributors at international in Panama, the Czech Republic, Malaysia, and Dubai. Mike has also
participated as a panelist at nongovernmental international conferences such as the Organization for
Economic Co-operation and Development and, in 2022, the International Anticorruption Conference
sponsored by the US State Department and Transparency International

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