Mauritius becomes first African country to launch CISI professional AML/CFT digital learning solution, supporting market training, transparency, and integrity

By Lora Benson | Jul 27, 2021



The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and Mauritius Finance (MF) have announced a key project in Mauritius to support the country’s compliance with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) requirements alongside another project aiming to increase practitioner knowledge on integrity and ethical decision making.

The not-for-profit global membership body the CISI and MF, the flagship organisation representing operators of the Financial Services Industry, have partnered to create an online cost-effective AML/CTF Professional Assessment to support licensees of the Financial Services Commission (FSC)and other regulatory bodies in Mauritius in meeting their training mandate. Under the 2018 Financial Intelligence and Anti-Money Laundering Act (FIAMLA) and FIAMLA Regulations, financial institutions are required to provide annual AML/CFT training to all employees and this course comes at the right time to meet members needs accordingly.

The CISI/MF gold-standard Professional Assessment consists of an online learning workshop and test, providing a unified record of compliance. A minimum three hours of studying is recommended for the module before attempting to answer the 24-question test with a pass mark of 75%.  

MF will also work in partnership with the CISI to distribute the online IntegrityMatters test, designed to make users aware of the need to act with integrity when making decisions in the workplace. The IntegrityMatters test offers users six dilemmas based on real life examples from the financial sector, with each dilemma evolving over a series of steps. Over 60,000 IntegrityMatters tests have been taken globally.

 The AML/CFT Professional Assessment and IntegrityMatters test will be available via a MF’s website at

Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI, CISI CEO, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Mauritius Finance to be able to support their commitment to ensuring robust training for all staff working in the Mauritius financial services sector.”

Samade Jhummun, Mauritius Finance CEO explains: “Training and upskilling is of critical importance to the growth of the Financial Services industry in Mauritius. The partnership between CISI and MF will play a crucial part in our capacity building effort thus strengthening the effectiveness of rules and regulations that help to position Mauritius as a jurisdiction that fully complies with international standards.”

The partnership will open the potential for introducing additional global CPD opportunities in Mauritius.

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