US counter-terrorism expert Darrell M. Blocker to speak at Monaco talk

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The Monaco Association of Compliance Officers will soon hold a special virtual panel discussion on counter-terrorism in line with the Principality’s fight against money laundering and the financing of weapons and terrorist activities.  

The Monaco Association of Compliance Officers (AMCO) will be hosting a one-off conference featuring ex-CIA intelligence officer and counter-terrorism specialist Darrell M. Blocker on Monday 11th September.  

The event, which will be delivered in English, is open to any member of a Monaco-based compliance team, whether a member of AMCO or not.  


Blocker is now Vice Chairman for MOSAIC Security, a strategic crisis management advisory firm in the United States. He is also an ABC news contributor and an expert on North Korea and Iran. 

Previously, he served for 32 years in intelligence for both the American Air Force and the CIA, acting as Deputy Director of the Counterterrorism Centre among many other roles. He also received the George H.W. Bush award for Excellence thanks to his vast on-the-ground experience and insight into the world of terrorism and terrorists.  


Founded when national and international anti-money laundering standards were first being tightened, AMCO was designed to bring together the compliance officers of Monaco’s various banking establishments. They were soon joined by the compliance officers of the management companies approved in the Principality to create a tour-de-force of professionals working toward Monaco’s agenda in terms of compliance.  

Nathalie Schinzig, Head of Compliance at Landmark Trust and Committee Leader of Group TCSP/MFO of AMCO, says, “AMCO treats the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as an absolute priority. The Association ensures that all our members are informed as much as possible and fully engaged daily towards achieving this goal.” 

The upcoming AMCO event will begin at 12.30pm on Monday 11th September.  

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