Lead Training Services

Introduction to Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

Starting: 17th February 2020

Date: 17th February and 24th February 2020
Time: 17:30 – 20:45
Trainer: Dr Manfred Galdes

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing and the main elements of both offences, together with their distinguishing features.
  • Gain a better understanding of the regulatory framework that is in place.
  • Understand the role of the main international bodies.
  • Understand the role of the FIAU both as a financial intelligence unit and as a supervisory authority.
  • Appreciate how supervision is carried out and how the various supervisory authorities interact in carrying out AML/CFT regulation both through on-site and off-site work.
  • Have a broader understanding of the legislative framework in Malta.
  • Comprehend to a larger extent the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, including those related to provisional court orders and the main definitions under the Act.
  • Have a deeper understanding of the relevant provision of the Criminal Code, particularly those relating to the offence of funding of terrorism.


Tower Training Centre
Lower Ground Floor, Tower Business Centre, Tower Street, Swatar, Malta. (view map)

(Free parking available at level minus 5)


Dr Manfred Galdes

Dr Manfred Galdes is one of Malta’s foremost AML/CFT and compliance specialists, having formerly headed the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit, the agency responsible for the regulation and supervision of all entities subject to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations. He recently joined a local Risk & Compliance company, leading a multi-disciplinary team of professionals providing specialist advisory and support services to private and public entities in the field of AML/CFT and financial crime compliance.

During his tenure at the FIAU he spearheaded the development of an effective risk-based supervisory framework and dedicated himself to refining Malta’s capabilities in fighting financial crime. Over the years he also chaired various domestic committees and represented Malta on international bodies and expert groups set up to contribute to the establishment of EU and international AML/CFT standards and the evaluation of country and institutional compliance with these standards.

Dr Galdes has been involved in the drafting of various laws and lectures on the subject of prevention of money laundering and other areas of law. He was also responsible for co-ordinating Malta’s first AML/CFT National Risk Assessment.

After graduating Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2001, Dr Galdes was then conferred the LL.M. degree in EU Commercial Law by the University of Leicester in 2006.

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