ECOFEL - Brief Introduction

The Egmont Centre of FIU Excellence and Leadership (ECOFEL)

Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) are central to a country’s success in combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Operationally strong FIUs significantly contribute to global efforts supporting system-wide financial integrity. ECOFEL has been created within the Egmont Secretariat as an engine and hub to further assist FIUs as they strive towards effectiveness and excellence.

ECOFEL’s goal is to protect, position and promote FIUs within their national systems as well as internationally.

ECOFEL aims to:

  • Share expertise and best practice amongst FIUs
  • Build networks within the AML/CFT community of professionals
  • Introduce new and innovative tools for FIU operations and development
  • Strengthen cooperation with international partner organizations
  • Empower FIUs to position themselves domestically, regionally, and internationally as leaders

Activities will include mentoring, coaching, staff exchanges, specialized training courses, a library of reference materials, E-Learning platform development and other mechanisms of support.

ECOFEL has been active since April 2018 and is an operational arm of the Egmont Group’s Technical Assistance and Training Working Group (TATWG). It is fully integrated in the Egmont Group and located within the Egmont Group Secretariat in Canada.

The Team:

ECOFEL is led by Program Manager, Liat Shetret. The team is made up of experienced Senior Officers with extensive experience working within FIUs, the Egmont Group, and the wider AML/CFT environment.

Contact:

Keep visiting the Egmont Group website, Twitter, and LinkedIn for further updates.