Announcing the move this week, the international organization - which has more than 9,000 members - stated that it made the move in recognition of Asia's growth as a financial power and the increase in fraud that goes hand-in-hand with this.
The body plans to being running seminars and work groups to improve anti-money laundering training in the region.
One such event, the Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference, will be hosted in conjunction with the Hong Kong Association of Banks between March 29th and March 31st.
Gregory Calpakis, executive director of ACAMS, commented: "We're thrilled for the opportunity to establish a local presence to help further AML/CTF (anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing) awareness and establish a network of AML professionals in or doing business with Asia."
ACAMS is base in Miami, Florida, but has a presence in Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.