Project Nexus - Terrorist Financing NRA - 20th February

Project Nexus is an initiative to outreach financial reporting entities that are obligated by law to submit Suspicious Activity Reports. The project will be delivered by stakeholders to enhance awareness, improve working practices and create a forum in order to keep abreast with AML and CFT requirements.

The National Coordinator for AML/CFT and GFIU will be delivering a presentation on Terrorist Financing and Proliferation Financing risks as highlighted in the Confidential TF NRA. The presentation will also include a geopolitical analysis; transnational crime, human trafficking, drugs trafficking, weapons smuggling in North Africa as a region in close proximity to Gibraltar and the recommendations of the ‘Monaco document’ on TF for International Finance Centres.

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Graduate Compliance and Risk Trainee (Full Time)

We are seeking a graduate to join our dynamic Compliance and Risk department and be part of the sixth largest professional services network in the world.


  • Actual or predicted 2:1 degree (or eqivalent) and a minimum Grade B in English language GCSE;
  • Fluent in English with good writing and interpersonal skills;
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; and
  • A great team worker, who is committed and passionate about what they do and takes pride in their work.
  • Prior compliance, financial or law work experience pr related degree an advantage, but not essential as full training will be provided.

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Blockchain and Financial Crime Prevention Event Photos

GACO hosted an event on “Blockchain and Financial Crime Prevention - Risks and Opportunities” on the 17th October 2018. Featuring international speakers from a multitude of backgrounds with experience in this new industry, the event discussed law, regulation and technology in this minefield. It aimed to help delegates understand the basics of this new technology and the opportunities that may be available, through it. The event was attended by over 125 delegates.

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Advanced AML Invitation (28th, 29th November 2018)

GACO welcomes Tim Parkman to the Rock, who will provide AML and CFT training using the latest case studies and videos from his company, Lessons Learned Ltd. (

This workshop will cover:

  • Summary of the current state of the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Recent high-profile cases and their implications for firms
  • ‘What Lies Beneath…’ Practical case study on risk assessment, hidden beneficial ownership and due diligence best practices

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Core AML Invitation (28th November from 9.15am to 12.30pm)

GACO welcomes Tim Parkman to the Rock, who will provide AML and CFT training using case studies and videos from his company, Lessons Learned Ltd (

This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to money laundering and terrorist financing
  • International standards and Gibraltar legal requirements
  • Why CDD is the key to it all: including an introduction to the risk-based approach
  • Beneficial Ownership and Ultimate Beneficial Ownership
  • Source of funds and source of wealth

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Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters

Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond small pilots to widespread adoption.

In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, McKinsey partners Brant Carson and Matt Higginson speak with Simon London not only about how companies can drive business value through blockchain—but also how business leaders can determine when blockchain is and isn’t the right innovation.

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2018 National Risk Assessment - Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks

According the FATF National Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Risk Assessment guide: "Identifying, assessing, and understanding ML/TF risks is an essential part of the implementation and development of a national anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, which includes laws, regulations, enforcement and other measures to mitigate ML/TF risks. It assists in the prioritisation and efficient allocation of resources by authorities.

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✔ Latest compliance laws and regulations updates
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✔ 10% Discount on course and training costs
✔ 10% Discount for events and conferences
✔ Business Networking in Gibraltar
✔ Access to member forums


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Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers,

PO Box 1493, Gibraltar