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Institute for Financial Integrity Partners with Coenobium Advisors to Deliver Sanctions Compliance Training and Certifications

New Collaboration with Cyprus-Based Governance, Risk and Compliance Firm

 

Washington DC, February 13, 2024–The Institute for Financial Integrity (IFI), an organization dedicated to protecting the financial system from illicit use and threats, today announced a new partnership with Coenobium Advisors, a Cyprus-based governance, risk, and compliance firm. The partnership enables Coenobium Advisors to provide its clients throughout the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East with access to IFI’s industry-leading financial integrity education, certification programs, and continuing education tools and resources.

Delivered through IFI’s proprietary learning platform, DOLFIN®, Coenobium Advisors’ clients will have access to a robust suite of anti-money laundering (AML), countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), global sanctions compliance, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC), and anti-fraud resources to stay informed and educated on the latest threats to the financial system. IFI’s Certified Risk Management Specialist – Russia Sanctions (CRMS-RS) and Global Sanctions (CRMS-GS) certification programs will also be available on DOLFIN®. The content featured within DOLFIN® is developed and maintained by preeminent risk management and financial crime experts, including former senior U.S. Treasury officials who helped design and spearhead the modern global counter-illicit finance regime.

The partnership enables Coenobium Advisors to provide its clients throughout the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East with access to IFI’s industry-leading financial integrity education, certification programs, and continuing education tools and resources.

 

“Our partnership with Coenobium Advisors will give financial integrity professionals in markets covered by Coenobium Advisors access to new tools, real-time insights, and financial crime experts to strengthen their ability to protect the financial system,” said Grant Kreft, CEO of IFI. “Arion and his team are well-known governance, risk, and compliance experts, and together, we are delivering a powerful combination of industry-leading training solutions and certification programs to address the full spectrum of financial crimes.”

Coenobium Advisors’ specialists have worked as senior bankers and advisers in global organizations such as HSBC, American Express, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, BBVA, KPMG, and Promontory Financial Group. Its team members have assisted financial institutions and regulatory authorities in over 30 countries around the world, leading engagements in areas such as board reviews, organizational design, new bank formation, capital planning, financial crime detection and prevention frameworks, remediation programs, compliance assessments, and training.

Coenobium Advisor’s CEO Arion Petasis said, “Ensuring financial integrity is a core value that Coenobium Advisors shares with IFI. We are very excited about bringing such a robust and flexible online training capability, either as a standalone platform or as a complement to our advisory activities, to support our client base.”

About the Institute for Financial Integrity

The Institute for Financial Integrity is dedicated to empowering the world’s financial integrity professionals to protect the global financial system from illicit use. It provides both in-person training and online education, testing, and certifications through DOLFIN®—the Dedicated Online Financial Integrity Network—its proprietary learning platform.

IFI’s premier compliance courses, certification programs, and ongoing access to thought leadership and a global practitioner network encompass and address the full spectrum of financial integrity topics from ABC and AML/CFT to sanctions compliance and export controls, among others. Certification programs offered include the Certified Risk Management Specialist – Russia Sanctions (CRMS-RS) and Certified Risk Management Specialist – Global Sanctions (CRMS-GS) programs. DOLFIN® members receive exclusive access to training, tools, analysis, and other resources informed and maintained by industry-leading risk and compliance experts.

For more information, please visit finintegrity.org.   Follow IFI on LinkedIn.

About Coenobium Advisors

Coenobium Advisors leverages a scalable worldwide network of highly experienced governance, risk, compliance and technology professionals, with a core focus on the private and public sectors of the broader financial industry. With specialists located in the United States, Europe and the Middle East delivering expert advisory, planning and execution services, the firm partners with top-tier international consulting firms and technical service providers in support of their missions across the globe.

For more information, please visit: coenobiumadvisors.com.   Follow Coenobium Advisors on LinkedIn.

Contact

Institute for Financial Integrity Media Relations:   media@finintegrity.org

Coenobium Advisors Media Relations:   info@coenobiumadvisors.com

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