August 29 Knowledge Platform Powers Seminal Research Report on Family Philanthropy in Asia

INSEAD, the international business school, and UBS, a global leader in philanthropy advisory services, recently published a report on Family Philanthropy in Asia. Knowledge Platform, a Singapore-based knowledge solutions company, provided the research support relating to this seminal report on philanthropy across Asia. The groundbreaking report provides an overview of family philanthropy in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The report focuses on three substantive areas on a comparative, pan-Asian basis: family motivations and dynamics; the areas of focus of family philanthropy; and the institutionalization of family philanthropy. The report draws on quantitative surveys from over 200 high net worth families and individuals, as well as over 100 qualitative interviews. By gathering a substantial […]

July 22 Remaining invisible is the key to successful money laundering – Malaysian investment bankers learn first-hand why they might never catch a launderer

A group of 60 senior compliance officers, private bankers and regulatory trainers from the Malaysian Investment Banking Association joined Compliance Knowledge Platform in Kuala Lumpur to listen to Humberto J Aguilar deliver a one day seminar on his experiences as a money launderer. Delegates heard fascinating exploits from Aguilar’s former occupation as the washer man for Latin American cocaine traffickers based in Miami, moving millions of dollars through thousands of complex financial networks. Quizzed throughout the day about his experiences and how they relate to money laundering and anti-money laundering today, Aguilar opened delegates’ eyes to techniques used by washer men in the 1980s and today to avoid detection. The key to staying under the radar is not just seeming […]

July 22 Keep asking questions until you are satisfied – Singaporean compliance officers develop skills to identify a launderer

‘Inside the criminal mind of a money launderer’ More than 45 senior compliance officers from Singapore’s banking community joined Compliance Knowledge Platform to listen to Humberto J Aguilar deliver a one day seminar on his experiences as a money launderer. Delegates heard fascinating exploits from Aguilar’s former occupation as the ‘washer man’ for Latin American cocaine traffickers based in Miami, moving millions of dollars through thousands of complex financial networks. Quizzed throughout the day about his experiences and how they relate to money laundering and anti-money laundering today, Aguilar opened delegates’ eyes to techniques used by washer men in the 1980s and today to avoid detection. AML compliance officers facing the tough job of identifying suspicious activity from the myriad […]

June 27 Compliance Knowledge Platform launches first membership event

The ‘Inside the mind of a money launderer’ learning programme examines the experiences of one man who spent years working outside the banks and breaking through defenses and transforms those experiences into AML best practices for banks.  Compliance Knowledge Platform is delighted to announce the first of its ground breaking seminars looking at money laundering through the eyes of a convicted washer man. Combining live case studies, with personal experiences and learning tools, Humberto J Aguilar and CKP have devised a targeted seminar illustrating how launderers infiltrate the banking system and clean the proceeds of crime via cross-jurisdictional structures. Beginning in the 1980s, our seminar depicts the methods and tools employed by money launderers to place, layer and integrate the […]

May 12 Knowledge Platform Sells Springboard Research to Forrester

Knowledge Platform, a leading Asia-Pacific knowledge solutions business, today announced the sale of its Springboard Research business to Forrester Research, Inc. Springboard Research, established in 2004, is a leading market research and advisory business in the Asia-Pacific region. Forrester Research, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the world’s preeminent independent research firms. With the sale of Springboard Research, Knowledge Platform will concentrate on further expanding its next-generation learning solutions business, which encompasses strategy, customer enablement, learning content and technology licensing and development of communities of practice. The business, conducted under the Knowledge Platform brand name, has a leadership position in Asia and is now being extended into the Middle East and beyond. Mahboob Mahmood, the CEO of Knowledge Platform, […]

April 26 KP Publishes Primer on Corporate Universities

Mahboob Mahmood, CEO, and Gurpreet Minhas, Senior Instructional Designer, at Knowledge Platform, recently published a white paper on Corporate Universities and Learning Centers with a focus on the developing countries. Over the past forty years, the learning and development function within corporations based in the United States, Japan and Europe has become increasingly mission-critical, sophisticated and centralized. This trend is now accelerating within corporations based in the rest of Asia and the Middle East. Corporations such as Infosys in India, Huawei in China, Singapore Airlines in Singapore and Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates have well-established corporate universities or learning centers. Other Asian and Middle Eastern corporations, both large and small, are pouring impressive resources into strengthening their learning and […]