Our Vision is for Trinidad and Tobago to have strong and dynamic financial and business sectors free from money laundering, financing of terrorism and other financial crimes.
Our Mission is to effectively detect and deter money laundering and financing of terrorism, in collaboration with local law enforcement, regulators and international counterparts, thereby contributing towards a safe and stable financial, social and economic environment.
Mr. Nigel Stoddard – Director (Ag.)
Mr. Nigel Stoddard is the Acting Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago and has been serving in this position since January, 2019. Mr. Stoddard was appointed in 2019 as Deputy Chair of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Committee (“NAMLC”) of Trinidad and Tobago.
He is the holder of a MBA and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Computing and Information Systems. A former professional Law Enforcement Officer with 22 years’ service in the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service. Mr. Stoddard has been active in the area of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) for over 18 years, of which, 12 years he spent as a financial investigator and financial intelligence analyst in the Counter Drug Crime Task Force (CDCTF). On his departure from the CDCTF in 2010, he was the manager of the financial investigations/intelligence unit.
Mr. Stoddard is an Accredited Financial Investigator (AFI) from the Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering Programme (CALP). Having received training from the Metropolitan Detective Training School in UK, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), the US Department of Justice, the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), to name a few, in anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism.
He is also a Country Examiner trained in both the 3rd and 4th Round of Mutual Evaluations by the CFATF as a Law Enforcement Expert to conduct the assessment of a country’s AML/CFT Regime in compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and has participated in the Mutual Evaluation of a country.
Mr. Stoddard has attended and presented in several seminars and workshops relating to combating money laundering and terrorist financing and has also represented Trinidad and Tobago at several regional and international AML/CFT meetings. As a member of CFATF’s Risk Trends and Methods Working Group, he has contributed to the publication of several money laundering and financing of terrorism typology reports by CFATF.
He is also part of the training team at the FIUTT that provide awareness training in compliance to non-regulated financial institutions and listed business (DNFBPs) and had lead and participated in on-site compliance examinations of non-regulated financial institutions and listed business (DNFBPs) in Trinidad and Tobago ensuring their compliance with the AML/CFT regime.