Finance, Law and Security


An Analysis of Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Sanctions and Corruption



This 10-week online course analyses the relationship between global finance, law and security at both the national and international levels and within the public and private sectors. The focus of the course will be on the financial dimensions underpinning organised crime, terrorism and corruption and the legal and related mechanisms aimed at containing such threats.
Together with the focus on the legal underpinnings of anti-money laundering  (AML) and counter terrorist financing, the course will also review the role of financial sanctions, military and dual-use export controls and counter-proliferation finance and how these policies impact the work of legal professionals responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with national and global policies. 
The module has a practical emphasis and will demonstrate how a compliance model can aid in ameliorating financial security threats. 


The course is geared towards legal and compliance practitioners and academics within the private and public sectors, and will enable attendees to function in the AML and sanctions contexts both domestically and internationally.


  • An Introduction to the Global Financial System and Security Vulnerabilities
  • Key Elements of a Compliance Model 
  • The Main Features of Criminal Money Laundering and an Introduction to the Risk Based Approach
  • Terrorist Fund Generation and Client On-Boarding 
  • Terrorist Fund Movement and Simplified, Standard and Enhanced Due Diligence 
  • Proliferation Finance, PEPS and High-Risk Jurisdictions 
  • The Financial Action Task Force and Global Responses to Terrorist Financing
  • Criminal Money Laundering and Submitting Suspicious Activity Reports 
  • EU, UK and US AML and CTF Policies and Structures
  • Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties
  • Financial Sanctions and Guide to Sanctions List Screening 
  • Covid 19 and Anti-Money Laundering
  • Combating Bribery and Corruption
  • Sectorial Threats and Red Flags


Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm 5th October – 7th December 2020.

Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm 5th October – 7th December 2020.