The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and leading provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE was founded in 1988 by preeminent fraud expert and author, Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. Dr. Wells’s insight as an accountant-turned-FBI agent led to the formation of a common body of knowledge known today as fraud examination.
The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white collar crime and to assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence.
EBBEN Partners is an independent provider of services in the areas of governance and risk and compliance, with a specialisation in integrity and fraud matters. It brings auditors, accountants, consultants, legal advisors and data specialists together to address the problems a company may be facing quickly, professionally and to the point.
Its partners each have more than 20 years of experience in the relevant domains and have a hands-on involvement in their assignments. Partner involvement is also the trademark of EBBEN Partners.
The pressure to tackle Financial Crime has never been greater. Deloitte is at the forefront of the fight against Financial Crime and has assisted many of the world’s leading financial institutions and corporates in developing, implementing and remediating all aspects of Financial Crime Risk Management programs, as well as investigating financial crimes.
In the field of AML & Sanctions, Deloitte has one of the largest and most mature AML practices that delivers seamless and consistent services for its global clients. For instance, design, implement, enhance and test AML/Sanctions programs, including risk assessments, know your customer (KYC), technology solutions, governance, executive training, and historical AML/Sanctions look backs.
For Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Deloitte provides proactive and reactive consulting, analytics, investigation services, and remediation assistance to clients that are working to manage the risk and vulnerabilities that arise from global corruption, corporate fraud, whistleblower allegations, and other threats.
Deloitte combines highly specialised skills in the areas of corporate investigations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, with deep financial acumen and advanced analytics to produce transformative insights in financial crime investigations. Deloitte assists in the assessment of allegations of fraud or financial mismanagement, response to government regulatory requests, and helps organisations remedy the issue under investigation and create a method to prevent future reoccurrence.
Finally, using its expertise in financial crime analytics, Deloitte helps clients address their issues quickly and efficiently. Deloitte deploys sophisticated analytics approaches to gain a deeper and more complete understanding of what has occurred, and how similar problems can be prevented. They also work proactively to detect inefficiencies and anomalies in systems – targeting cost recovery and identifying potential issues before they occur.
Febelfin vzw/asbl (non-profit association) is the Belgian Financial Sector Federation. It tries to reconcile the interests of its members with those of the policy makers, supervisors, trade associations and pressure groups at the national and European level. Febelfin vzw/asbl defends the interests of all its members: large banks, small and medium-sized banks, niche players, providers of infrastructure, etc. It speaks on behalf of the financial sector as a whole (except for the insurance companies).
Febelfin’s mission consists of the following: defining positions held by and on behalf of its members; lobbying at the national and European level and taking part in social negotiations providing services: providing information, comment and counsel as well as training via Febelfin Academy; communicating with its members and the public at large and taking part in the debate on professional, political, social and educative matters.
The Institute of Fraud Auditors (IFA) is the National Professional Federation of Fraud Auditors in Belgium. IFA was founded in 2001 as a non-profit association based on a public-private partnership. IFA holds a Register of professionals who are certified as a “Registered Fraud Auditor”. IFA develops best practices for professionals who are active in the domain of combating fraud in the public and private sectors. IFA regularly organises conferences and trainings on fraud related topics. IFA is also an ideal forum for networking within the anti-fraud community.
The Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC) is a platform in The Hague where public parties, businesses and knowledge institutes meet and work together on more effective ways to counter and prevent financial economic crime.
IFFC connects parties to facilitate and stimulate cooperation between them to spot trends in financial economic crime at an early stage, and to bring financial economic crime issues to the agenda of public and private institutions. It offers a knowledge intensive and trusted environment where participants can share knowledge, expand their network, map financial economic crime issues and partner with other organisations to find innovative solutions to these issues.
The Offshore Knowledge Centre, established in 2011, is a highly specialised company in the field of financial (offshore) services. Due to its small size, they are able to work quickly, expertly and effectively at a relatively low cost.
Fraud has been around for a very long time. But globalisation in the past few decades has made financial fraud a persistent, worldwide problem. Government organisations, banks, business service providers and other financial institutions are increasingly faced with the challenge of monitoring (international) legal entities and financial flows in order to prevent fraud.
Transparency International Belgium’s vision is a world in which governments, politics, economic activity, civil society and people’s daily lives are free from corruption. The values of Transparency International Belgium are transparency, responsibility, integrity, solidarity, courage, justice and democracy.