Financial integrity professionals may have a new resource for certifications and continuing education credits at the Institute for Financial Integrity (IFI), which formally launched Jan. 25, offering research, education and training aimed at protecting the financial system from illicit use and combatting threats to collective security.
Business executive Grant Kreft, most recent a vice president at SS&C Technologies, has been named CEO of the institute, which boasts on its board of directors Danny Glaser, a former assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes at the U.S. Treasury Department, and Chip Poncy, who served as the inaugural director of the office of strategic policy for terrorist financial and financial crimes. Both men also are executives at K2 Integrity, formerly the home of the proprietary DOLFIN learning platform, now housed at IFI.
“IFI will also bring together key leaders and stakeholders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to collaborate and share insights, lessons and ideas to help educate and inspire the broader financial integrity community,” said Danny McGlynn, the organization’s president and chief integrity officer and himself a Treasury veteran who held positions in both the Office of Intelligence and Analysis and Office of Foreign Assets Control. “Over time, our goal is to close the large gap between expectations set by AML/CFT and sanctions regime standard-setters and regulators and the ability of the financial integrity community to both inform and meet those expectations.”
Certification programs offered include the certified risk management specialist-Russia sanctions (CRMS-RS) and certified risk management specialist-global sanctions (CRMS-GS) programs.