KYC360, the Online Anti-Money Laundering Community, is proud to announce that it has partnered with the Metropolitan Police and LexisNexis to provide an online forum for the Metropolitan Police Service’s Counter Terrorist Command’s training unit.

Following a successful pilot programme held in June, LexisNexis has announced a new public private partnership with the Metropolitan Police to provide intensive, interactive training designed to help combat the terrorist financing threat. The programme has been structured to help UK businesses understand how terrorist financing works, its potential impact on their operations and how to prevent fraud linked to terrorist financing.

The partnership will see specialist forums being hosted by KYC360 through their website at www.kyc360.com, providing participants with access to a broad complementary knowledgebase of anti-money laundering information and discussions on regulation, fraud and financial crime.

Stephen Leece, Director, Government & Regulatory Markets, at LexisNexis, said:

‘This programme is a significant step-up in our efforts to share the latest intelligence and appropriate countermeasures relating to terrorist financing. It focuses on the ‘Know How’ essential for countering this threat and is aimed at leading practitioners responsible for fraud prevention. The training sessions teach a practical approach to dealing with this threat and offers a unique opportunity to learn best practice from experts in the financial and legal sectors, together with serving officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Fraud, National Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering Investigation Teams.’

Commander Shaun Sawyer, from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, added:

‘This programme has been designed in collaboration with industry to develop and deliver information to the private sector to help them identify risks to their businesses, as well as improve their ability to identify terrorist financing activities. It is vital that organisations understand the risks posed by terrorist financing and learn how to mitigate them.’

Karl Anderson, Managing Director, KYC360, added: ‘Through our online forums, trainees will be able to communicate with their peers to discuss practical terrorist financing issues, ask questions of police trainers and access other specialist information. KYC360 is committed to being a source for high quality anti-money laundering and financial crime information and discussion, and I am delighted that we are continuing in this respect by partnering with leading organisations such as LexisNexis and the Metropolitan Police.’

Developed specifically for Money Laundering Reporting Officers and AML professionals in UK companies, the programme combines law enforcement with financial intelligence examples gleaned from police interviews with terrorist suspects, and terrorist financing typologies and trends. The next sessions in the programme will run on 5th November and 3rd December 2009, with more information available at www.conferencesandtraining.com/terrorist-financing.

Notes to Editors

About KYC360°, the Online Anti-Money Laundering Community KYC360°, are specialists in technology and content delivery and have offices in Jersey. The community site was launched in February 2009. The Online Anti-Money Laundering Community for AML professionals raises awareness of issues and best practice and provides resources and support. The site hosts a wealth of free resources and innovative tools such as RiskScreen. Our premium tool EDD360° is used by regulators and law enforcement around the globe for in-depth investigative research. Visit www.kyc360.com

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide. In the UK, LexisNexis (lexisnexis.co.uk) online services include LexisNexis Library – named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards – and Nexis® the single most powerful global news & business information service.The company has over 1,000 employees in the UK.

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