Just a quick note to say thank you for your presentation this morning. Not an easy subject to engage an audience with but I thought you did it well if I may say so. Sorry to have been unreceptive initially. The concrete examples of prosecutions focuses the mind, particularly the video footage of the people involved. The closer to home it is the more powerful the impact.
Guernsey Partner & Advocate at an international law firm
Comsure is delighted to have received the following feedback from a recent AML training programme for 150+ employees in Jersey and Mauritius, Thank you :-)
To Comsure - From A Happy Client
I just wanted to drop a quick e-mail to say the feedback I have received so far on the AML training has been fantastic. I attended last Thursday and thought it was great to be provided with the full context and not just the usual “Placement, layering and integration” topics that so many seem only cover
YS, Director, Risk and Compliance, Multi-Jurisdiction TCSP&FUNDS business
Comsure's Annual GRC'S & Economic Crime Conference 2020
I found today’s first two speakers really managed to shed some much needed light onto aspects that even though much spoken about in generalised textbook terms, were presented from a practical perspective and this was very interesting to hear. I have heard Guillaume speaking at many conferences before and found that today he also departed from the rigid framework, which constituted much of his prior presentations, by giving relevant feedback on what works and does not work with STRs, and that is always good to know just as it was really interesting to hear concrete cases involving the FIU.
It was also refreshing to hear from Ricky as cyber security is never really touched on in our circle as we tend to associate this type of subject matter with something reserved for computer geeks (no offence intended) that speak a foreign language. I was quite impressed by how he managed to present this technical subject with such simplicity. For once, on matter related to technology I did not feel out of my depth!
Jersey Estate Agency
Director and MLRO at a Jersey schedule 2 supervised business
One would apprehend a virtual training session of any kind at the best of times but having worked with Mathew for several years, we had no doubt we would receive another outstanding hands-on session from him. He did not disappoint, he never does! Mathew possesses some extraordinary skills in captivating his audience for hours on end, albeit virtually this time, delivering highly informative content and critical insights into real-life cases. He is always on point, demonstrates an evident mastery of his subject matter and is constantly at the forefront of new developments in his area of expertise. We will soon be back for more!
An executive at a Mauritian fiduciary business and multi-jurisdictional African law firm
Virtual training feedback:
Thank you for the virtual AML training presentation yesterday. We thought using "Microsoft Teams" as a training aid would not be as good as real-life face to face training, but we were wrong; it was great.
As usual, we all enjoyed Mathew's style and delivery. However, his use of social media alongside the Teams software allowed for plenty of QA interaction, and it made the event better than any other online training we have experienced before.
In fact, using social media as a communication tool gave everyone (+140) a voice (as they could be anonymous) and never has so many of our employees interacted with the trainer.
Well done Comsure and Mathew
Senior manager and MRO/CO at large Mauritian trust company business (+140 employees, including directors)
Sept 2020 - An executive at a Mauritian fiduciary business and multi-jurisdictional African law firm
Thank you for the virtual AML training presentation yesterday. We thought using "Microsoft Teams" as a training aid would not be as good as real-life face to face training, but we were wrong; it was great. As usual, we all enjoyed Mathew's style and delivery. However, his use of social media alongside the Teams software allowed for plenty of QA interaction, and it made the event better than any other online training we have experienced before. In fact, using social media as a communication tool gave everyone (+140) a voice (as they could be anonymous) and never has so many of our employees interacted with the trainer. Well done Comsure and Mathew
Senior manager and MLRO/CO at large Mauritian trust company business (+140 employees, including directors)
"Thanks very much for the training yesterday – informative and well presented, as expected."
Thank you for this morning- I enjoyed! Beneficial, interactive & thought provoking. Will be sure to attend the next one
“Everyone really enjoyed the training, Matt did a fantastic job, please pass on my thanks to him”
10 JAN 2020
Natasha Gallie - Office Support Assistant - Henley & Partners
iTrack – The following comment was sent to Comsure following the integration of iTrack
It was amazing and we could already see how iTrack would fit in our systems.
Compliance officer, Mauritian CSP
"Following a 3 hours interactive Partners and Senior Managers AML workshop, at a leading Channel Island Law Firm the following was offered “This is way more interesting than the online video!!”
Partners and Senior Managers at a leading Channel Island Law Firm
We would like to thank Comsure for a pragmatic and cost effective solution and completion to our summer compliance project.
What was most impressive was how you distributed work-loads among your team. This distribution resulted in your charges remaining manageable. Unlike other quotes from your peer competitors, it seems Comsure can charge lower rates for lower level tasks rather than Directors charging themselves out for admin activity.
By way of background – following the acquisition of another regulated company (tripping our size and geographical footprint) and the resultant identification that some of our existing systems and controls would be inadequate regarding scale and scope to meet the needs of the business and regulatory requirements, you came to our help. Although our demands and timetable were aggressive Comsure delivered all the core work within the summer months, on time and budget. The project work included the following:
- A new compliance monitoring plan and methodology bespoke to the firm’s requirements
- A new risk management framework and risk register, ensuring there is a direct collaboration with the company’s risk profile and regulatory licences
- Drafting and redrafting of policies and procedures where they were missing or inadequate
- Implementation of a new financial crime policy, controls and training for staff
- Introduction of a new Training and Competency Framework
We will be seeking your support again and would recommend your services.
Thank you Comsure
Director, Multi-Jurisdictional Corporate Service Provider
“The mention of compliance training to the majority of staff will result in groans, moans and excuses for not attending. However, add the magic words “being presented by Mathew Beale” and suddenly there is a queue to attend.
Mathew makes the mundane interesting and without scaring the attendees manages to make them aware of the pitfalls and consequences of non-compliance. Valla Limited is happy to recommend his services to all in need of training and refresher courses in this highly complex area”
Alison Johnson – MD, Valla Limited
Informative thought provoking, focused with a good central venue and the presenter /lawyer was truly engaging. I took away a number of areas for action. Course was good value for money. Feedback following 2nd Feb 2017 workshop titled AML re civil liability external course run by Comsure in Jersey
Head of Risk & Compliance – Leading Offshore Law firm
After a one-day AML update training session in Mauritius on the 27th November 2017, a delegate made the following observation:- The day was most fruitful. If I can add – as expected in a Mathew Beale workshop. It is like a brand… One is more knowledgeable afterwards.
Compliance manager, Mauritius, a multi-jurisdictional TCB provider
“This was the best AML training I have attended or been involved in for over 20 years. The audience were left in no doubt about their responsibilities, and Mathew’s presentation style ensured that it remained interesting throughout. The use of case studies was particularly effective to bring across the message that it can happen to people just like us. This will make my work as MLRO much easier.”