Advanced Operational Analysis

This training programme combines our eLearning course on Operational Analysis with a customised on-site training component. The eLearning course was developed by ICAR in co-operation with the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units and is based on the official EGMONT Tactical Analysis training. It can be integrated with on-site modules and an extensive hands-on practical exercise.

The participants conduct simulated operational analysis based on a country-specific case scenario, from the receipt of a suspicious transaction activity or report (STA/STR) to the dissemination of their analysis to relevant law enforcement authorities.

Operational analysis is a core function of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and an important element of money laundering investigations, as emphasised by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations. Operational analysis needs to be conducted homogeneously by the analysts within the FIU as well as other investigators of law enforcement agencies, with a view to levelling the playing field and creating coherence in the national enforcement strategy.

This training programme combines the use of the Operational Analysis eLearning course, developed by ICAR in co-operation with the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, with a customised on-site training component. This component is centred on a case scenario adapted to the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legal and operational framework of the country concerned.

The participants develop knowledge and skills to analyse SARs/STRs and produce written/oral assessments for dissemination to relevant law enforcement agencies. They are guided through the process of prioritising, analysing and disseminating information received, and conducting a structured analysis of disclosures based on the steps of the intelligence cycle through the eLearning course. Another objective is to assist FIU personnel with the analysis of financial (banking) documents.

The eLearning course features 16 interactive sessions of 3 to 25 minutes each, using hands-on examples and exercises. The eLearning sessions are interjected with relevant lectures and the collation and analysis of additional information to add value to the initial SAR/STR. Participants can access the Operational Analysis eLearning course at any time on the Basel Institute's LEARN platform.

The programme also provides national law enforcement authorities with an understanding of the functions of the FIU and its value to the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes. It enhances information exchange and inter-agency co-operation as emphasised by international standards.

The work is conducted in an automated environment using computer applications to perform portions of the financial analysis. Following the completion of the investigative stage, the participants are required to organise and assemble the evidence for prosecution.

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In order to receive a Certificate of Completion and benefit from the interactive group work, participants are required to attend for the full duration of the workshop.

The costs of our training programmes include fees and trainer expenses, and are negotiated on a case-by-case basis in close cooperation with the partner country or funding institution, which has requested our training services. For more information, please contact us at: + 41 61 205 55 11 or

Target audience: Representatives of the FIU with possible extension to Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) investigators and prosecutors 

Number of participants: 25–35 on-site; up to 20 virtually

Duration: 5 days

Location: On-site or virtually

Programme language: English; other languages possible with interpreters