A new entity, dubbed the Institute for Financial Integrity (IFI), has been launched to safeguard the financial system from unauthorised use and to tackle threats to collective security by means of advanced research, education, and training.

The new company’s goal is to guarantee that financial integrity professionals and the organisations they support are well-informed, highly-skilled, connected, and effective.

Global business executive Grant Kreft has been appointed as the CEO of Institute for Financial Integrity to steer the growth and expansion of the firm.

The newly launched company aims to offer both in-person training and online education, testing, and certifications through its proprietary platform, the Dedicated Online Financial Integrity Network (DOLFIN).

DOLFIN is an innovative learning platform that empowers financial integrity professionals with the continuing education, expert insights, resources, and tools required to safeguard the integrity of the global financial system.

The content featured within DOLFIN is said to be developed and maintained by preeminent risk management and financial crime experts. It includes former senior US Treasury officials who played pivotal roles in shaping the modern global counter-illicit finance regime.

Institute for Financial Integrity president and chief integrity officer Danny McGlynn said: “IFI will also bring together key leaders and stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to collaborate and share insights, lessons, and ideas to help educate and inspire the broader financial integrity community.

“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.”

Institute for Financial Integrity’s compliance courses, certification programmes, and ongoing access to thought leadership and a global practitioner network cover and address the whole range of financial integrity topics from ABC and AML/CFT to sanctions compliance and export controls and others.