PRESS RELEASE 29 SEP 2021 01:00 PM

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  • DOLFIN has served users in more than 130 institutions in 59 jurisdictions around the world, and boasts a full suite of customizable online training and continuing education resources.
  • The DOLFIN platform offers comprehensive resources on anti-money laundering, sanctions, export controls, terrorism and proliferation financing, anti-bribery and corruption, and fraud. It also tracks illicit financing trends and regulatory developments in key jurisdictions around the world and provides users with daily content across the spectrum of financial crime topics.

Dubai, UAE, 29 September 2021 The DIFC Academy and K2 Integrity announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement to promote and market subscriptions to K2 Integrity’s eLearning platform DOLFIN, the premier online working environment for the financial integrity community. Designed specifically for professionals working in counter-illicit finance and financial crimes compliance, the DOLFIN platform delivers a full suite of customizable online training, testing, and certification resources and risk management tools to mitigate financial crime and sanctions risks and help institutions meet regulatory requirements

For over a decade, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading global financial centre in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, has delivered professional development and higher education courses to the financial services industry. The DIFC Academy continues this legacy by partnering with the world’s most reputable institutions to offer a variety of options ranging from short certificate workshops to multi-year executive MBA degree programs.

Alya Al Zarouni, Executive Vice President of Operations and Head of DIFC Academy, DIFC Authority, said: “As the leading financial hub of the region, we focus on strengthening the professional development of financial sector professionals to ensure they uphold the highest standards of integrity and governance in all their operations. In a constantly evolving industry, it is imperative that the financial professionals are up-to-speed with the new trends and challenges, especially in terms of compliance and risk issues. The partnership with K2 Integrity further adds value to the DIFC Academy to bring world-class standards of AML and Compliance expertise and support the UAE’s goal to build a knowledge-based economy.”

Danny McGlynn, Senior Managing Director at K2 Integrity, responsible for leading the DOLFIN team, said: “K2 Integrity and the DIFC Academy share a vision: to drive innovation and cater to the learning needs of the financial services industry. DOLFIN is designed and delivered by world-class financial crimes risk and compliance experts, including framers of the modern global counter-illicit financing regime. We are pleased to be able to offer DOLFIN’s unparalleled range of reference materials, tools, and analysis to the financial services industry across the MEASA region, and to provide access to reputable financial crimes compliance courses for UAE nationals and residents. We are looking forward to participating in programs throughout the UAE and the region and introducing DOLFIN to over 3200 companies in the DIFC ecosystem.”

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"The partnership with K2 Integrity further adds value to the DIFC Academy to bring world-class standards of AML and Compliance expertise and support the UAE’s goal to build a knowledge-based economy. We focus on strengthening the professional development of financial sector professionals to ensure they uphold the highest standards of integrity and governance in all their operations,” 

- Alya Al Zarouni, Head of DIFC Academy