Masterclass description:

This three-hour masterclass will consider the statutory role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer. This pivotal position entails criminal, regulatory and civil responsibilities. It is complex, uncompromising and continually evolving. 

The masterclass will reflect on the challenges faced by all MLROs including reference to the personal risks this entails, and good practice in managing them. It is intended to give new, existing, and aspiring MLRO’s the confidence to develop their technical and regulatory knowledge as well as the necessary practical ‘know how’ to navigate the function.

The masterclasses makes particular reference to a new qualification being launched by the ICA to support new and aspiring MLROs. This course, delivered by experienced practitioners has a strong focus on the UK regulatory environment and meets the FCA’s definition of relevant training

Learning Objectives:

- Address the challenges that MLROs face within the role
- Understanding the risks and responsibilities of the MLRO
- Gain confidence to navigate the function
- Practical examples and hands on training to optimise learning.

Meet your ICA Tutors:

 Graham Barrow

Graham is an expert in unravelling complex money laundering webs.

His unique skills are called upon by a large number of investigative journalists in both print and broadcast media, to help them identify and write about organised crime and corruption – specifically in their use of legal entities to launder the proceeds of crime.

With twenty five years of experience in financial services, most recently he has provided his expertise to high-profile banks in relation to their financial crime control frameworks, including writing the due diligence policy for one global bank.


Ray Blake

As an anti-financial crime professional, Ray has extensive experience in the retail financial services sector, with a professional track record that started in the late eighties. His particular area of expertise is regulation as it relates to this industry.

An experienced trainer and presenter, for the past few years Ray has worked closely with a variety of banks to strengthen their defences against the threat of financial crime. His expertise has most recently been utilised in Head of Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer roles.