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24 August 2023

ITMCFM Master Classes for Participants of the New Generation Program

As part of the New Generation program initiated by the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), ITMCFM experts conducted the following master classes for financial intelligence officers from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan:

  • Financial investigation using the Graphus training system;
  • Quantum Security demonstrating the features of the organization s Personal Account.

 Mr. Oleg Ivanov, First Deputy Director General of ITMCFM, welcomed the participants:

“Recently, significant emphasis has been placed on the development of IT products designed for both state-level financial monitoring and compliance service operations within the private sector.
Consequently, we have launched so-called ‘digital training ground’ at our Center. This platform enables us to acquaint financial intelligence officers and supervisors with digital products that can be practically implemented by the FIU and government agencies. Currently, such software includes the Graphus financial investigation training system and the Personal Account. In the near future, the training ground will also incorporate a module covering Transparent Blockchain software.
During today’s master class, we will consider the features of two digital products: Graphus and the Personal Account. We wish each team to reach the finals and effectively resolve the prepared cases. I extend my best wishes to all of you!”

With the support of ITMCFM experts, participants from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan solved financial investigation cases based on actual types of crimes encountered in Russia’s anti-money laundering system.

The young professionals divided into teams, each tasked with uncovering a financial crime by tracing financial and non-financial connections, identifying ultimate beneficiaries, and detecting indicators of criminal proceeds laundering.

Before the workshop, Mr. Igor Barinov, Head of IT Department, ITMCFM, told about the Graphus training system:

The concept of creating a training platform where students can develop their analytical skills for AML/CFT financial investigations emerged in 2020. In 2021, we presented the final product to schoolchildren and students at the International Financial Security Olympiad. The training cases are based on various types of crimes derived from the experiences of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service (with altered details). Today, the Graphus training system is being widely integrated into the educational curriculum of the International Network AML/CFT Institute’s member universities, serving as practical training. Following this year’s presentation of Graphus at the EAG Plenary Meeting, participating countries expressed their interest in supplementing the system with the cases from their respective FIUs.”

At the conclusion of the event, participants were honored with prizes and commemorative gifts from the Center.

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