Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) today concluded a three-day training program on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). The training was organized in collaboration with Qatar Finance and Business Academy under the supervision of the National Committee for Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism (NAMLC).
The multiple workshops attended by the entire staff of QSE is aimed at reviewing the key concepts related to AML/CFT along with introducing QSE’s roles and responsibilities in this regard.
NAMLC Secretary General Mr. Issa Mohammed al Hardan delivered a speech at the opening of the session, in which he stressed the importance of concerted efforts of all financial and banking institutions operating in the State of Qatar to ensure compliance with the legal controls and regulations related to AML/CFT.
Mr. Nashat Gaber Mahmoud, an expert, AML/CFT consultant and specialized trainer in banking and financial issues, gave a presentation in which he explained the objectives of the program in terms of introducing the participants to the latest developments related to money laundering and terrorist financing crimes and efforts to combat them at global, regional and local levels.
The expert touched upon various topics including the efforts exerted by Qatari institutions in terms of AML/CFT legal, procedural, financial and commercial aspects, based on Law No. (4) of 2010, which is the backbone of the national strategy to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
The training also covered the role of international organizations in AML/CFT, including the role of the FATF, which was established in 1989 at the G7 Summit held in Paris, in addition to the role of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, which is an important global financial network established in 1995 to promote international cooperation between FIUs around the world on AML issues.