Virtual Workshop on Trade Fraud Monitoring on 13 June 2024 – Register now

The Asian Bankers Association (ABA) and Fintelekt Advisory Services, an official ABA Knowledge Partner, are inviting fellow member banks and friends to join a virtual workshop on Trade Fraud Monitoring to be held on 13 June 2024 from 2PM to 4PM Singapore Time.

This workshop is tailored to equip participants with a thorough understanding of trade finance and trade fraud, focusing on the associated risks and red flags.

Combining theoretical concepts with discussions of two real-life case studies, the workshop will help participants gain the required knowledge and skills to effectively monitor and mitigate trade fraud.


(1) Who Should Participate?

The programme is relevant for trade finance professionals, compliance officers, risk management professionals, financial auditors and accountants and business managers involved in international trade.


(2) Workshop Content

Topic 1: Understanding of trade finance and its various elements

Topic 2: Similarities and differences between trade fraud and trade-based money laundering

Topic 3: Trade fraud typologies with examples

Topic 4: Techniques to prevent trade fraud through effective monitoring

Topic 5: Discussion of two real-life case studies

Topic 6: Question and answer session


(3) Key Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of trade finance and its mechanisms
  • Recognize various types of trade fraud and the red flags associated with them
  • Develop skills for effective pre- and post-trade monitoring to prevent fraud
  • Learn from real-life case studies how to apply practical solutions in detecting and mitigating trade fraud


(4) Workshop Trainer

Former Global Head of Trade AML and Trade Fraud Monitoring, Standard Chartered Global Business Services, India.


Ashok brings several decades of banking experience in public, private and foreign banks and expertise in trade operations, trade AML, trade fraud and trade sanctions screening. He was responsible for setting up the Global Trade AML monitoring function for Standard Chartered Bank and implemented monitoring across 40 countries. He has led multiple diverse teams domestically and internationally as part of managing trade operations, trade AML and trade fraud for all the countries wherein Standard Chartered Bank had its trade footprints. Ashok has a BSC in Mathematics and holds CDCS Advocate certification in Trade from IFS London.


(5) Participation Fee: US$50

Includes access to recording and Certificate of Completion. Pay online via credit/debit card and register HERE.

ABA members can avail of 2 free registrations per institution for this workshop. To get nominated under the free registration, please contact the ABA liaison at your Bank.


(6) Contact

For addition information, you may touch base with Oliver Dickson or Tel / Whatsapp / Viber: +91 9823188864 / +91 9370078917


About Fintelekt

Fintelekt Advisory Services Pvt Ltd is one of the Knowledge Partners of the ABA. It is a specialist in training and advisory in anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) within banking and financial services sectors. It systematically invests its time and effort in building the skill level of professionals working in the banking and financial sector by assimilating and dispensing industry-reviewed best practices and knowledge.

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