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Morning Webinar - From Fraud to Money Laundering: Financial Crime Investigation Techniques Using “Free Data”

  • 29 Sep 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Webinar - details to be announced

Please see the course flyer for the course information and the registration process.

Language: English
Award: 2 CPE points


Financial crime investigations are complicated since different types of offences can be involved, while sophisticated fraudulent schemes have been developed around the world.  Fraud, either internal or external, can be strongly connected with money laundering issues.  Fraudulent activities are considered predicate offences for money laundering since it involves the use of deception or dishonesty to generate illegal proceeds that must be laundered to disguise their illicit origin.

Under this framework, we will present research steps for conducting an investigation as well as the role of “free data”. We aim at analyzing the investigative methods, tools and techniques for combatting financial crime. Also, relevant case studies will be presented to examine the specific characteristics of investigations as well as the red flags raised. In this webinar, we shall explore the details of the investigations that have taken place from a financial crime investigator’s perspective and explore the link between money laundering and fraud in the context of financial crime investigation.


Maria Tsolaki, CAMS
Financial Crime Specialist, Hong Kong

Maria Tsolaki is a financial crime specialist with over fifteen years of experience in research, financial crime investigations, and corporate governance. She is currently working at the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, School of Business, at Hong Kong Baptist University and she conducts research on corporate fraud, bribery and corruption, as well as on corporate governance.

Maria moved to Hong Kong in 2015 and since then, she has joined a wide range of regulatory compliance and investigation research projects. In the past, she worked for the Greek Ministry of Finance, and the Greek Financial and Economic Crime Unit where she specialized in financial crime investigations including a number of money laundering, fraud and corruption cases.  Maria holds a Bachelor in Accounting and Finance from the University of Macedonia, Greece and an MBA from the Hellenic Open University and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).


8:00 am – Presentation:  45 minutes

8:45 am – Q & A:  5 minutes

8:50 am – BREAK

9:00 am – Presentation:  45 minutes

9:45 am – Q & A: 15 minutes

10:00 am – End

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