Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, which provides regulatory intelligence, policy management, process management, and oversight to help financial services organisations address their compliance needs, announced today that MLROs.com, one of the U.K.'s largest online forums for people who work in detecting and preventing money laundering and financial crime activities, has formed an exclusive relationship with the company.
Through this new agreement, MLROs.com founder and Chairman Ben Hur will contribute to Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' Financial Crime Resource Centre. The Centre, which is offered through Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' Compliance Online and now MLROs.com, provides financial professionals practical advice and understanding on U.K. money laundering regulation. This complements offerings from Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' Financial Intelligence Unit, which provides anti-money laundering and fraud prevention solutions to global financial institutions.
The Financial Crime Resource Centre provides the latest news related to financial crime, significant legislation changes and deadlines that financial professionals need to be aware of, and direct access to analysis and summaries of issues affecting financial crime practitioners, provided by Hur and other financial experts.
Hur, an industry-recognised financial services veteran with more than 32 years experience, has worked for several major companies in various capacities, including group compliance officer, compliance manager and MLRO. He has been recognised as the U.K. Compliance Register's "Best MLRO of the Year" in 2004 and its "Best U.K. Compliance Officer" runner-up in 2008. He founded MLROs.com in 2005 and has managed it on his own, providing a forum for more than 600 members.
"With the continued growth of MLROs.com's membership base and the support of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, the quality of content and tools available to MLROs.com will both improve and expand dramatically, enabling members to assist in elevating their financial crime processes," said Hur.
"Working with MLROs.com, we will tailor solutions and educational events to meet the needs of this important niche community," said Dean Curtis, managing director-U.K., at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. "Additionally, through the Financial Crime Resource Centre, our customers and MLROs.com members receive direct access to valuable insight from Ben and Wolters Kluwer Financial Services' regulatory compliance experts."
MLROs.com membership is open to MLROs, assistant MLROs, compliance officers, MLRO and compliance team members, law enforcement agencies, AML solicitors/barristers, risk personnel, fraud personnel, and others involved in preventing financial crime.