Professional certifications are quickly and easily recognized as a sign of extraordinary experience and up-to-date qualifications. Such credentials convey trust, reliability, and high ethical standards. Ken Brander, the president and principal consultant of Clarium Fraud & Compliance Solutions, has the gold standard of certification for both fraud and anti-money laundering investigators.

Ken is a retired Edmonton Police Service detective with national and international experience in fraud, corruption, and money laundering detection. Ken Brander possesses the Certified Fraud Examiner credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist credential awarded by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

The Certified Fraud Examiner Credential

Awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential is recognized worldwide as the highest benchmark for professional fraud investigators. Recipients earn the CFE credential by passing a rigorous course of studies and successfully challenging the CFE examination. CFE certification distinguishes the professional fraud investigator from the rest.

CFE certification is tough to get and tougher to keep. The ACFE requires that all CFEs obtain 20 hours of approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) annually in order to remain in good standing. This requirement ensures that CFEs remain at the top of their field and stay abreast of the latest trends in prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud.

The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Credential

The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Credential

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) awards the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation to professionals who have succeeded in mastering the ACAMS curriculum and examination. CAMS certified compliance officers are sought the world over by firms that must comply with federal and international anti-money laundering laws and regulations.

Much like the ACFE, ACAMS requires that all CAMS successfully obtain 20 hours of approved CPE each year in order to retain certification.

Security Services and Investigators Act Licensing

Security Services and Investigators Act Licensing

Clarium Fraud & Compliance Solutions is licensed in accordance with Alberta’s Security Services and Investigators Act (SSIA). As a prospective client, this license assures you that Clarium:

  • Meets all provincial requirements and is lawfully permitted to conduct fraud-related investigations,
  • Is regulated by the Province,
  • Has a process in place to investigate and conclude customer complaints, and
  • Is subject to inspection and sanctions by the SSIA Registrar.

Whether you choose Clarium Fraud & Compliance Solutions Ltd. or another consultancy firm, insist that your consultant holds an SSIA license and has one or both of the CFE and CAMS credentials. The CFE and CAMS designations assure you of the expertise, professionalism, and high ethical standards of your consultant.

In those instances when Clarium Fraud & Compliance Solutions needs to draw upon its network of qualified and experienced colleagues to help work on larger investigations, rest assured that Clarium insists on the same high standards. Clarium uses qualified investigators who are retired police detectives of the highest reputation and caliber and, at a minimum, are licensed SSIA Investigators.

Contact Clarium Fraud & Compliance Solutions today to discuss your fraud prevention, anti-money laundering, litigation support, and training requirements.

Masters in Diplomacy

Masters in Diplomacy

In 2010, Ken successfully completed the course of studies at Norwich University, Vermont, U.S.A. and obtained his Masters Degree in Diplomacy (Cum Laude). The program was beneficial to Ken because it exposed him to a number of competing theories of political power, conflict resolution, and post-conflict reconstruction. This academic perspective was tested in the field during Ken’s deployment with the Canadian Police Contingent to Afghanistan in 2011 and later during assignments with the United Nations in Africa.

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