Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (CAMCO)
  • Overview
  • Training Workshops
  • Objectives & Outline
  • Certification & Designation
  • Participant Profile
  • Trainers
  • Overview
    The Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (CAMCO) is an Advanced Professional certification in Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and designed for those looking to deepen their understanding of the complexities surrounding AML/CFT today. This certification is a comprehensive programme, covering a wide range of in-depth modules of AML/CFT and is designed for those who perform or would like to undertake a specialist role in AML/CFT functions. By the end of the programme, you will have a detailed understanding of AML/CFT and its functions, as well as gain industry-specific knowledge and information beneficial to your role in the industry.

    This qualification is offered with the support of Compliance Officers Networking Group (CONG) where the trainers are practitioners with many years of AML/CFT experience. Guest speakers from Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are invited during the face-to-face and virtual workshop to share the insight on ML/TF enforcement and investigation challenges and experiences.
    Programme Format
    • 4-month part-time programme with a 2-day face-to-face and virtual workshop
    • Blended learning (self-study with a comprehensive course manual and dynamic e-learning platform)
    • An advanced level programme leading to professional certification upon successful completion
    Entry Requirements
    • Have at least 2 years of compliance-related working experience OR completed any recognised foundation level certification in AML/CFT with at least 1 year of related compliance working experience
    • Have relevant qualifications in the related area (optional but an added advantage)
    • Must be a member of AICB
    Jointly Awarded by
  • Training Workshops
    Workshop Dates Workshop Venue
    (face to face/ virtual)
    Assignment Release Date
    Due Date for Final Assignment Submission to AICB
    Exam Date
    For workshop, assignment & exam)
    23-24 Feb 2021
    Group 1
    Kuala Lumpur
    (Face to Face)
    1 March 2021 26 Apr 2021 1 - 31 Jul 2021 Fee: RM3,000*
    *Subject to 6% Service Tax
    17-18 March 2021
    Group 2
    23 March 2021 18 May 2021
    24-25 May 2021
    Group 1
    28 May 2021 23 Jul 2021 1 - 31 December 2021
    22-23 June 2021
    Group 2
    28 June 2021 23 Aug 2021
    27-28 Jul 2021
    Group 3
    Virtual 2 Aug 2021 27 Sept 2021
    16-17 Aug 2021
    Group 4
    Kuala Lumpur
    (Face to Face)
    20 Aug 2021 15 Oct 2021
    16-17 Nov 2021 22 Nov 2021 17 Jan 2022 1 - 31 March 2022
    * Subject to changes, may be offered via virtual platform 
    Enrolments are now open with AICB for Workshop Classes for the AML/CFT series of programmes for the dates listed. This timetable is for reference only.

    For more information on this programme and to register for Training Workshops, please visit
  • Objectives & Outline
    By the end of the programme, participants will be able to: 
    • Analyse and differentiate the process work for Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing
    • Apply the ‘Know Your Customer Policy’ (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Enhanced Customer Due Diligence (ECDD), RBA and reporting of STR
    • State the responsibilities of Reporting Institutions (RIs) under AMLATFPUAA 2001 and understanding the standards of International bodies on AML/CFT
    • Distinguish the different supporting regulations, in-depth discussion on the law enforcement agencies’ (LEAs’) and cases review
    • Understand typologies trends in AML/CFT
    Training Methodology

    Lectures and workshop-styled discussions


    • Submission of one assignment with 3,500 words ± 10%
    • Examination - 80 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) [60 independent MCQs and 20 case-based MCQs] 



    • Methodology of money laundering, terrorism financing and proliferation financing
    • Differences between money laundering, terrorism financing and proliferation financing

    • The roles of international and regional bodies in preventing money laundering and terrorism financing
    • Adoption of international standards in the national strategy to combat money laundering and terrorism financing
    • Responding to AML/CFT legal framework

    • Analysing the obligations of Reporting Institutions under AMLA
    • Dealing with freezing, seizure and forfeiture orders and its implications
    • Provisions of penalty for predicate offences under AMLA and relation to predicate offences


    • Various Guidelines by regulators
    • Roles of the Competent Authority, LEAs and supervisory authorities
    • Predicate offences under Second Schedule

    • Implementation of RBA as part of Reporting Institutions’ overall risk management control
    • Methodology of Relationship-based Risk Assessment (RbRA)and Business-based Relationship Assessment (BbRA)
    • Assess the Reporting Institutions’ risk appetite based on the risk scoring and implementation measures

    • Managing Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
    • Enhanced Customer Due Diligence (ECDD)
    • Ongoing monitoring
    • Politically Exposed Person (PEP) and Relatives & Close Associates (RCA)
    • e-KYC verification

    • Emerging typologies
    • Methodologies and managing the risk

    • Red flags that trigger suspicion
    • Comprehensive and quality STR
    • Implications of Tipping Off

    • Managing sanctions risks
    • Application, effects and counter measures
    • Implications of sanctions to RIs

    • Pillars of compliance programme
    • Challenges in implementing a good compliance programme

  • Certification & Designation
    Upon successful completion of the programme, you will receive an Intermediate Certificate in Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (CAMCO), awarded jointly by Asian Banking School (ABS) and Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).

    Individuals who have completed this certification programme are eligible to apply to be an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB). Upon approval, members are entitled to use the designation, after their name ‘CAMCO’.


    Associate Members who have attained the professional designation must retain membership with AICB, adhere to the AICB’s Code of Professional Conduct and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Members are required to undertake:
    1. at least 35 hours of relevant CPD activity in each calendar year, of which 20 hours must be structured CPD;
    2. at least 10 hours of the structured CPD must be in areas directly related to Banking and 5 hours of the structured CPD in Ethics and the remaining 5 hours can be any structured CPD activities.

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  • Participant Profile
    • All Reporting Institutions staff under AMLATFPUAA 2001 First Schedule
    • All staff of AML/CFT Compliance and Financial Crime Officers
    • Managers with responsibility for Internal Compliance Control
    • Internal and External Audit Staff
    • Accountants, Company Secretaries and Legal Practitioners
    • Licensed banks
    • Licensed investment banks
    • Licensed insurer, approved financial adviser, insurance broker for life business
    • Approved issuer of designated payment instrument
    • Approved money-brokers
    • Licensed Islamic banks
    • Licensed international Islamic banks
    • Licensed takaful operator, licensed international takaful operator, approved Islamic financial adviser, approved takaful broker for family takaful business
    • Approved issuer of designated Islamic payment instrument
    • Institution under Development Financial Institutions Act 2002
    • License holder dealing in securities, derivatives or fund management
    • Money Changers
    • Lembaga Tabung Haji
    • Pos Malaysia Bhd
    • Common gaming house
    • Licensee under Pool Betting Act 1967
    • Totalizator agency
    • Racing club (Public Sweepstakes)
    • Notary public
    • Trust company
    • Public Trust Corporation
    • Moneylenders
    • Pawnbrokers
    • Real estate agents
    • Precious metals or precious stones dealers
    • Building credit business, development finance business, factoring business or leasing business
  • Trainers


    Yunos Yusop is currently the Money Laundering Compliance Officer and Group Head of AML/CFT Compliance at a Malaysian bank. He has had over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, which includes working on Risk Management projects with Bankers Trust of London (BT), Arthur Anderson, AT Kearny and other major consultation firms. He has also gained extensive experience managing and combating internal and external fraud while working with a Retired Deputy Director of CID of the Royal Malaysian Police. He had experience in setting-up the Group AML/CFT office for a leading universal banking group, served with a Fraud Intelligence Department & Forensic Services and was a former Head of Compliance and Head of AML/CFT for a foreign bank in Malaysia.

    Yunos holds a B.Economic (Hons), B.Jurisprudence (Law), an MBA (Finance) from Ecole Superieure de Gestion, Paris and holds a Certificate in Internal Auditing for Financial Institutions (CIAFIN) as well as an Advanced Certification in AML/CFT, specialist certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Correspondent Banking and Managing Sanctions Risk and Certified Professional AML/CFT (Manchester). Yunos is a Member of the International Compliance Association, Associate Member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and Associate Member of the Malaysian Association Certified Fraud Examiners. He is also a Certified Professional Trainer (Malaysian Institute of Management) and Train The Trainer (HRDF) Malaysia. He is a Research Fellow of the Institute of Crime and Criminology, HELP University and moderates AML/CFT Module in MSc in Economic Crime Management, served as Deputy Chairman to the Compliance Officers Networking Group (CONG) in 2017 and former Director of Training for Malaysian Association Certified Fraud Examiners (MACFE) and EXCO Member for Transparency International Malaysia.


    Abu Bakar Abdul Rahman has more than 30 years of experience in various executive roles as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Internal Auditor and in several roles in consumer credit and banking operations for a leading universal banking group, a foreign bank, other local banking groups and a financial development bank.

    He has led development, design and implementation of Group Regulatory Compliance programmes, policy and procedures, governance, oversight, and engagement structure including training and education. He subsequently introduced and streamlined group-wide and regional compliance programmes including various education initiatives and training programmes.

    Aside from this, Bakar has developed and implemented a risk self-assessment programme to continuously strengthen the effective controls of internal processes and enhanced staff competency. This effort led to an award for Compliance Risk and Control Self-Assessment Programme Most Innovative Systems Solutions by Tricor Roots. He had also led the development and implementation of an AML/CFT Transactional Monitoring System via an integrated system solutions bank-wide. One of the projects was awarded the MIS Asia Award for Anti-Money Laundering System Solutions in Best Knowledge Management Category. He also has valuable and extensive working experience with regulators, law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders.

    In the audit environment, Bakar led the development and implementation of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Professional Practices Framework [IPPF] Certification. He also led a working team towards the development and implementation of an internal audit (IA) performance management system via integrated system solution to enable auditors to drive agile IA programmes aligned with organisation goals and the bank’s multi-dimensional risks.

    Bakar holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Hons) and Certified Professional in Financial Crime Compliance (Manchester). He is a Member of the International Compliance Association, Associate Member of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) and Senior Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia. He was also a member of the Compliance Officers Networking Group (CONG).

    His interest includes travelling, reading and sport activities. In charity, he is a Life Member of the Society of Orthopedically Handicapped Malaysia and holds a Certificate in International Disabled Sports and Coaching.


    Manjeev Singh is the Group Chief Compliance Officer of a leading fintech digital remittance provider. In his current capacity, he reports directly into the Board of Directors overseeing Compliance matters for the jurisdictions the company operates in namely Malaysia, Brunei and Australia. In his previous role as the Head of AML/CFT at a foreign bank, he was involved in ensuring that the AML/CFT policy and procedures of the institution are consistent with regulatory requirements. Separately, he also provided advisory to the Business Units on the key aspects in managing the AML/CFT and Sanctions risks and ensures that the various systems related to AML/CFT monitoring remains robust and relevant to detect and deter financial crime risk.

    He has worked before at a global bank based in Kuala Lumpur and a Malaysian bank where he was instrumental to lead and liaise with various key stakeholders to ensure that proactive approaches had been taken to identify and manage financial crime risk. He was known for his “soft approach, hard solutions” mantra in achieving the various tasks that were assigned to him. Manjeev has also had various roles as a regulator and at the start of his career, was with a Big-4 accounting firm.

    Manjeev has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Multimedia University and is a Certified Professional in AML/CFT Compliance. He has completed his Master in Business Administration (Leadership) at Asia-e-University


    Nurul Fitrah Md Nazri is the Head of Compliance Academy & Policy at a leading Malaysian bank. Previously, she headed Compliance Dept., at Touch n Go Sdn Bhd before she was transferred to CIMB Group AML Remediation Department under the Group Compliance.

    She started her legal career with the Internal Affairs Division, Attorney General’s Chambers and has participated in international treaties negotiation as well as drafted several legislations relating to transnational organised crime. Later, she joined the FIED, BNM as AML/CFT policy analyst with primary role in sanctions policies and subject matter expert for terrorism financing. She was part of the team that drafted the AML/CFT Sector 1 policy and amendments to AMLATFPUA Act 2001. Besides that, she was also one of the resident speakers for BNM on AML/CFT. 

    Nurul Fitrah obtained her law degree from the International Islamic University and has extensive working experience in the legal and regulatory field.

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