International Compliance Association partners with the Ernst & Young Academy of Business to launch the ICA International Diploma in Compliance in Russia
Moscow, February 2, 2010 – International Compliance Association (ICA), the only global provider of academically recognized training in anti-money laundering, compliance and financial crime prevention, today announced its partnership with the Ernst & Young Academy of Business to offer its International Diploma in Compliance in Russia. The presentation of the International Qualification in Compliance for the first time in Russia will take place on February 4, 2010, in the Ernst & Young Academy of Business.
This launch is part of the ICA’s efforts to extend its geographical reach into the world’s leading financial centres. The tie-up with the Ernst & Young Academy of Business is also indicative of the Association’s support of the professionalization in the area of compliance, and its commitment to working closely with monetary, law enforcement and regulatory authorities worldwide.
Olga Bulatova, Ernst & Young partner and head of the Academy of Business in the CIS, said: “The Ernst & Young Academy of Business is dedicated to the pursuit of learning and the achievement of the highest standards of knowledge and skills.”
Speaking on the occasion, Bill Howarth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ICA, said that governments and regulators around the world are moving towards stricter compliance regulations as the jurisdiction plays an increasingly active role in the global financial system.
“The commitment of the Ernst & Young Academy of Business to the advancement of knowledge and skills makes them a perfect partner of the ICA. We have seen a big increase in the demand for compliance qualifications from the region. As the only global provider of high quality academically recognized courses in compliance, the ICA is well positioned to meet this demand. We are proud of forming such an alliance with Ernst & Young” said Ekaterina Pustovalova, Regional Director (Russia), ICA.
“The ICA nurtures strong international relationships and this benefits individual students, the organizations they work for and the industry as a whole. We believe that good compliance equals good business,” continues Bill Howarth. “Internationally, the ICA works with the United National Development Programme, EUROPOL, Serious Organised Crime Agency (UK), Financial Services Authority (UK) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore to name but a few.”
ICA’s certificate and diploma programs are considered a mark of achievement by financial professionals across the world. The suite of programs for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike are academically rigorous but practically focused and are awarded in association with the University of Manchester Business School.
About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax and legal, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 144 000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.
Ernst & Young expands its services and resources in accordance with clients’ needs throughout the CIS. 3 400 professionals work at 16 offices throughout the CIS in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Togliatti, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Baku, Kyiv, Donetsk, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yerevan and Minsk.
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About the International Compliance Association (ICA)
The International Compliance Association (ICA) is the pre-eminent, international professional organisation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in compliance, anti money laundering and financial crime prevention. Working in the global financial services arena, the ICA delivers accredited certificated learning through its training division, International Compliance Training. Through its comprehensive education programmes, information exchange and continuing professional development, the ICA transcends national boundaries, developing and supporting both individuals and firms alike.
The ICA’s professional qualifications are accredited by the prestigious University of Manchester Business School. There are currently six UK programmes and seven international programmes available.
The ICA works in partnership with a number of organisations all over the world and forms alliances with like minded entitles in order to further its objectives.
For more information, please refer to www.int-comp.org.
About the Ernst & Young Academy of Business
The Ernst & Young Academy of Business is a leader in providing professional education in the CIS.
The Academy of Business offers the following services:
- Open training (over 70 training topics)
- Preparatory programs for international qualifications (DipIFR (Rus), ACCA, CFA®)
- Corporate education and consulting.
Training is carried out in the open-enrollment and corporate (in-house) formats. Most of the programs can be tailored to accommodate industry specifics.
For more information, visit the Academy of Business website: www.ey.com/cis/academy.