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April-June 2021

Qatar regulator launches platform to monitor human understanding of financial crime

Financial services professionals in Qatar can now measure their understanding of how to prevent financial crimes through an online platform, as the country steps up efforts to curb money laundering that is financing terrorism. The Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) has launched a digital platform that enables professionals to assess their knowledge of anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT). Qatar’s capital markets regulator has created the platform with international not-for-profit professional body the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). The digital assessment, which is available on mobile devices and laptops, reports results to the regulator, enabling it to monitor compliance. The aim of the platform, available in English and Arabic, is to increase the effectiveness of all professionals in the sector in fighting money laundering and the financing of terrorism. According to the UN, about $2tn is moved illegally each year. Criminals and terrorist organisations use big...

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