Cayman based compliance course certifies first graduates

| 25/08/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

(L-R) Marco Capelli, Karen O’Brien and Crystal Hennings

(CNS Business): Two senior compliance experts working in the Cayman Islands financial services sector have become the first graduates of a specialist course created by the International Association of Certified Compliance Specialists (IACCS), which is based in Cayman. Marco Capelli and Crystal Hennings have acquired the designation of Certified Compliance Specialist (CCS) after completing the programme in just under 10 months instead of the maximum two years allowed.

IACCS developed what it described as the “rigorous programme” to cover the full spectrum of the compliance environment.

“This is the only programme of its kind, all of the other courses focus on smaller sections of the compliance function, primarily money laundering,” explained Karen O’Brien, the IACCS chair. “We take a comprehensive approach and cover the broader skill set required in this challenging regulatory environment.”

The programme, which was developed and written here in Cayman, is now being rolled out internationally but it remains open to local candidates. Students here can use the local facilities but the course is web-based and self-directed, so it is accessible anywhere, officials said.

Although its first comprehensive compliance course has been created here in the Cayman Islands, the IACCS is global organization focused on the development and advancement of the compliance profession. The main issues include Anti-Money Laundering, Ethics, Risk Management and Fraud. Its goal is to elevate the knowledge and proficiency of compliance officers and to foster strategic methods to improve the compliance environment in international jurisdictions

“We are delighted to have Crystal and Marco as our first graduates. It’s a testament to the quality of our programme that we are attracting such accomplished industry professionals,” O’Brien added.


Category: Finance, Financial Services

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