Countering Terrorist Finance

  • ID: 464925
  • July 2007
  • 234 Pages
  • Ashgate Publishing
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Regulation and control of the financial industry has become the weapon of choice for governments struggling to control the rise in global crime and terrorism. Tim Parkman and Gill Peelings Countering Terrorist Finance Training Handbook is a practical, specialist guide to training staff in financial institutions in the processes and skills needed to counter terrorist financing activities. The book explains international legal responses and obligations (with particular jurisdictional emphasis on the US, the UK, and Hong Kong); dissects the financing typologies behind terrorist attacks including September 11th, Madrid, Bali and other non al-Qaeda examples; analyzes potential causes for suspicion and offers an overview of the main issues and considerations affecting compliance professionals, in their efforts to protect against terrorist financing.

The accompanying collection of eight training activities, with supporting materials and presentation slides, provide compliance officers with a resource for developing awareness and appropriate behaviour amongst employees tasked with managing terrorist finance risk. Additional training resource materials, including Powerpoint presentations, audio visual slideshows and pdf handouts are available on a CD ROM that accompanies the book.

The background material, practical advice and training resources make this collection an excellent starting point for organizations striving to make a difference in this complex and difficult area.

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Part One
Training in countering terrorist financing
Terrorism and terrorist financing in perspective
Terrorist finances dissected
International and national legal and quasi-legal requirements
What is 'suspicious'?
Best practice

Part Two
Training Activities: Money laundering vs terrorist financing
Overview of terrorist financing typologies
Terrorist financing and the law
'Does it look suspicious?' case study exercise
Cumulative suspicions - a behavioural analysis
Terrorist typologies explained
CTF best practice - a short briefing
Five training ideas using posters

CD ROM contents (containing audio visual slideshoes, .pdf handouts and a short video).
Activity 1 - Best Practice for Financial Institutions
Activity 2 - Terrorist Finances Dissected
Activity 3 - US and UK Law Quiz
Activity 4 - Does it look Suspicious? Countering Terrorist Finance (CTF) Case Studies
Activity 5 - Cumulative Suspicions
Activity 6 - Terrorist Typologies Explained
Activity 7 - CTF - Best Practice for Financial Institutions
Activity 8 - Key Messages.

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