On November 22, 2017 the meeting of the network AML/CFT Institute’s Council took place

Published At Nov 22, 2017

On November 22 the meeting of the network AML/CFT Institute’s Council took place in the capital of Russia, the city of Moscow. It was attended by heads of all the universities and scientific organizations – members of the network AML/CFT Institute. Mikhail Kotyukov, Head of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, also participated in the event.

The meeting was opened by the welcoming remarks from the Director of Rosfinmonitoring, Chairman of the network AML/CFT Institute’s Council Yury Chikhanchin and Head of FASO Mikhail Kotyukov.

Yury Chikhanchin :

«The role of modern talented professionals for our anti-money laundering systems is undoubtable. Therefore, we consciously join our efforts and participate in personnel training. We believe that cooperation among the EAG member states with special regional characteristics is very important in fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism. At the moment the network Institute contributes a lot to the provision of staff for the AML/CFT system in EAG member and observer states, to strengthening of interstate interaction and integration of expert capacities. I would like to underline the expansion of our partnership in personnel training in the Eurasian region due to the China Centre for Anti-Money Laundering Studies, Fudan University joining the International Network University».

Mikhail Kotyukov:

«I am very pleased that every time I see more and more participants in the meetings of the network AML/CFT Institute’s Council. It means we are going in the right direction. In my opinion, the network model is quite relevant. I would like to add that today the institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences joined this work as well. We are confident that that common performance will be developing. We consider the universities of the International Network Institute as key partners in scientific programs and in practical tasks which are to be resolved together».

The Director of the network AML/CFT Institute Vladimir Ovchinnikov briefed the meeting participants on Institute’s activities in 2017 and informed about the plans for 2018.

The representatives of the universities participants of the network AML/CFT Institute from the Russian Federation (Rector of the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI M. Strikhanov and Head of Risk Analysis and Economic Security Department at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation I. Lebedev), People’s Republic of China (Acting Director of the China Centre for Anti-Money Laundering Studies, Fudan University Lixin Yan), Republic of Kyrgyzstan (Head of the Accounting and Analysis Department at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin M. Israilov) and the Republic of Uzbekistan (Vice-Rector for Studies at the Tashkent University of Information Technology B. Usmonov) shared their experience in training AML/CFT personnel within the framework of the network Institute.

The General Director of the International Training and Methodological Centre of Financial Monitoring O. Ivanov reported on the formation of common scientific and educational space in the sphere of AML/CFT.

The Director of the P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences N. Kolachevsky told about carrying out fundamental research project on creation of hardware and software with elements of artificial intelligence in the field of AML/CFT.

The agenda was completed by Vice-Rector of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, doctor of Economics E. Kameneva with a speech on "Independent assessment of qualifications as an indicator of employer’s demand. On professional standards and qualifications in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)".

The Council members discussed issues related to training and development of scientific and educational capital in the field of AML/CFT within the framework of the created network Institute, outlined the perspective directions of its development and the problems confronting its members to achieve shared goals.

Universities of the network Institute exchanged experiences on best practices in training, innovative educational technologies which provide continuity, professionalism and expertise level of AML/CFT specialists.

The meeting ended with signing of the following documents:

  • Memorandum of cooperation between the International network AML/CFT Institute and the Centre for Anti-money Laundering Studies, Fudan University (China), NRNU MEPhI, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in order to work out the establishment of the Russian-Chinese joint laboratory on elaboration of artificial intelligence elements to make improvements in financial monitoring and financial security fields.
  • Agreements on cooperation in the field of AML/CFT personnel training between the ITMCFM and network Institute’s universities of the Republic of Uzbekistan:
    • Tashkent State University of Law;
    • Tashkent Financial Institute;
    • Tashkent University of Information Technology;
    • Tashkent State University of Economics;
    • Tax Academy at the State Tax Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The Institute addresses complex challenges associated with improving the system of staffing support of national AML/CFT systems of the EAG countries, development of scientific research, development of professional qualifications and requirements for financial monitoring specialists, extending them not only on basic knowledge in the field of economics, law and electronic technologies, but also providing the availability of specialized skills and professional competences obtained within the framework of specialized training courses and higher education programs. The branch network community of universities, scientific and educational centers is becoming the leader in professional training in AML/CFT in the Eurasian region.

The contribution of the network Institute in the task of preparing AML/CFT specialists was noted at the Council by solemn rewarding its members with letters of gratitude and diplomas of Rosfinmonitoring.