ATII and ManchesterCF Partner to Tackle the $150 Billion Global Forced Labor and Human Trafficking Industry

Toronto, Canada – ManchesterCF today announced it is partnering with the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative (ATII) to combat and raise awareness around human trafficking. ManchesterCF will be working with ATII to advise the financial intelligence community on suspicious financial patterns that may indicate human trafficking. ManchesterCF is excited to work with ATII moving forward and continue helping in the fight against modern slavery.

ManchesterCF is proud to partner in advancing ATII’s vision of disrupting the operations, economics and anonymity of human trafficking at the source by intervening in criminal access to financial markets and thereby inhibiting the ability of traffickers to inflict harm on vulnerable groups. Kim Manchester, Managing Director at ManchesterCF says:

Since 2017, ManchesterCF has provided financial intelligence professionals training on the intersection between human trafficking and money laundering. As typologies shift and evolve, we welcome the invaluable insights ATII can provide so we can keep our courseware current and relevant.

The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative is honored to have ManchesterCF promote ATII’s initiatives in their financial intelligence training programs reaching course participants from financial institutions, the cryptoasset community, federal intelligence and defense agencies as well as law enforcement.

The statistics on human trafficking globally shows an astonishing and alarming impact with the International Labour Organization estimating that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally and that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.

“ManchesterCF will be an instrumental partner in helping us promote corporate responsibility within law enforcement, National FIUs, and financial institutions. As public and private organizations continue to collaborate in the creation of a uniform front within the financial sector to fight human trafficking, we will see a true impact in educating the financial services industry, including not only compliance staff, but also frontline workers like tellers, relationship managers and branch leaders.” said Aaron Kahler, ATII Founder and Chief Executive.

ABOUT ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING INTELLIGENCE INITIATIVE (ATII) Based in the United States, ATII, a not-for-profit organization, established in 2019, operates globally to combat modern slavery by leveraging corporate social responsibilities directly through anti-human trafficking program development, facilitating awareness, targeted data collection, technology integration, and sourcing actionable intelligence. They aim to disrupt the market of human trafficking, child exploitation and child sexual abuse material (CSAM) through the advancement of preventions, detection, investigation and reporting mechanisms. ATII is committed to raising awareness and developing strategic partnerships with intelligence, technology, and data leaders. Learn more at followmoneyfightslavery.org.

ABOUT MANCHESTERCF Based in Toronto, ManchesterCF develops financial intelligence training programs with a global perspective. Our researchers and contributors hold decades of experience in their respective fields. ManchesterCF provides online financial intelligence training programs to financial institutions, public-sector agencies, and multinational corporations. Our expertise is derived from solid experience in international banking, financial intelligence, and compliance. Visit www.manchestercf.com. ###

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