Course description

Algorithms lie at the heart of Firco Enterprise solutions. They have been created with and for Accuity customers in order to solve the broad screening concerns shared by most financial institutions or to cope with specific regional issues. Understanding algorithms is key to understanding how our Firco Name Matching Filter works. This course will give you an in-depth knowledge of all algorithms within the filter ecosystem. At the end of this course, you will understand and be able to appraise impacts and risks associated with each decision of activation/deactivation.

Who should attend?

This course is for compliance officers, project managers, operations managers or other compliance/business teams responsible for decisions on algorithm settings.


Users with at least one-year experience working with Firco Name Matching Filter will gain the greatest benefit from this training but newcomers are also encouraged to take the course.

Why attend?

The training course will enable you to:
  • Get acquainted with the different categories of algorithms
  • Understand the purpose, expected behavior and impact of algorithms
  • Appraise inter-relationships and dependencies between algorithms and other settings
  • Understand why and when to disable algorithms
  • Know industry practices regarding deactivation
  • Gain confidence in explaining and justifying algorithm settings
Topics covered
The course will go into depth on key topics such as:
  • Algorithms within the filter system, including dependencies
  • Chronology and categories
  • Background knowledge per category
  • In-depth algorithm presentation (history / primary screening context / related algorithms / behavior and impact / examples / context of deactivation
  • Combinations of algorithms
  • Algorithm standards within the industry
For additional information, please contact fircotraining@accuity.com
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