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Entries in Due Diligence (124)

Monday
Nov302015

Barclays fined $108 million for kowtowing to rich PEPs

The UK Financial Conduct Authority fined Barclays Bank £72 million ($108 million) Thursday for rushing to serve rich politically exposed persons and keeping their deal secret.

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Thursday
Nov192015

Field trip: Conducting preliminary market visits

In the e-book we wrote as a guide to navigating corruption challenges in emerging markets, we talk in one chapter about the particular risks companies face when they enter new markets.

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Tuesday
Nov172015

New markets: Where to start your risk assessment

We wrote an e-book as a guide to navigating corruption challenges in emerging markets. 

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Thursday
Nov122015

Compliance alert: Fly-by-Night companies in Russia pose special risks

A major risk for inbound investors in Russia is inadvertent exposure (often under the aegis of third parties) to a type of shell entity called a Fly-by-Night company.

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Tuesday
Oct062015

Let's close the American real estate money-laundering gap

This summer, the TV documentary From Russia with Cash frayed political nerves, exposing London real estate agents keen to accept cash from “Boris,” an undercover journalist masquerading as a corrupt Russian health minister.

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Wednesday
Jul222015

U.S. regulators knock compliance at China Construction Bank

The U.S. Federal Reserve and the New York Department of Financial Services said China's second biggest bank has to improve its anti money-laundering practices and do more due diligence on customers.

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Wednesday
Jun242015

Joseph Spinelli: Risk assessments should be functional and geographical

In our 2015 ABC Report, Kroll asked respondents to identify what they considered to be the type of corrupt behavior the chief compliance officer must guard against.

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Tuesday
Jun232015

To manage compliance risk, first find it

Corrupt payments are made to achieve important objectives -- important enough to risk possible loss of reputation and criminal prosecution. The most common objectives are winning business, maintaining business, and executing transactions faster.

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Tuesday
Jun232015

Joseph Spinelli: Risk assessment best practices

The DOJ and SEC expect diverse functional areas of organizations to participate in compliance risk assessments. Among them are compliance, legal, internal audit, procurement, and finance. Human resources, marketing, and public relations also usually have a role.

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Monday
Jun012015

Survey: Enforcement drives compliance, and whistleblowers rise

AlixPartners recently conducted its annual anticorruption survey which looked at the impact corruption has on corporate and economic growth. In particular, we explored the ways companies are identifying corruption risk and the steps they're taking to deal with the risks.

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Wednesday
Apr082015

New anti-corruption regulation reaffirms Brazil’s focus on prevention

Sao Paulo, Brazil - March 15, 2015: Protesters marching on Paulista Avenue against government corruption.On March 18, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff issued a decree that clarifies and facilitates enforcement of the country’s main tool against corporate bribery, the 2013 Clean Companies Act (“CCA”). This regulation was highly anticipated and came at a sensitive time, just a few days after massive protests against the government, and in the middle of a snowballing scandal at Petrobras that led to the first (or first high-profile) CCA enforcement actions.

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Thursday
Mar122015

Groups urge KYC rules for real estate to fight money laundering

Shruti Shah of TI-USA (Image courtesy of C-Span)Transparency International-USA sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department Tuesday, endorsed by 17 civil society groups, asking for due diligence requirements for professionals in the real estate sector.

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