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Conduct Risk has been the hot topic during the past few years and its scope falls outside the traditional domains of ris...

An audit trail (also called audit log) is a relevant chronological recording of actions, a set of files, or the destinat...

In today’s financial challenging environment, institutions are exposed to numerous economic abuses making it necessary...

Corporate governance standards are a framework within which operational and behavioural standards for the board, the exe...

4 articles matching conduct risk tag

How to write the perfect SAR?

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information available to law enforcement agencies in the fight against financial crime. Yet, the FinCEN Files scandal of 2020 has shown that major banks have consistently failed to write and s...

Why do most AML programs fail?

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches have hit an all-time high. In 2020, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $15.13 billion (€12.79 billion) worldwide, a 51.3% increase compared to 2019, with U...

What are the impacts of Financial Data Leaks?

In the past decade, a series of leaks from insider sources have shed light on the complex systems of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud perpetrated by certain countries and wealthy individuals. The profound work carried out by international journalists in publishing the wrongdoings have ...

AML: What is adverse media or negative news?

The digital era has given KYC analysts unprecedented access to a plethora of information on individuals and companies. Newspaper articles, online blogs, and social media are accessible and filterable with one click and may reveal important news on a financial institution’s customer. However, ...

Financing terrorism: The billion-dollar blood antiquities art dealing

The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra and the beheading of its Antiquities Chief, Khaled al-Asaad, in 2015 by the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) are still fresh in the minds of many. Beginning in 2014, the terrorist group has wrecked havoc across the Middle East and...

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AML EWRA - How to conduct Anti-Money Laundering overall risk assessment?

Risk, Due Diligence, AML, Risk Management, Risk Based Approach, Audit, Financial firms, KYC, Compliance, 5AMLD, Audit Findings, FSMA, EU, EWRA,

The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and Belgian perspective for all credit institutions, stockbroking firms, licensed insurance companies and banking industries submitte...

Conduct Risk - Changing governance principles

Conduct Risk, Risk, Compliance, Financial firms, Risk Management, Transparency, EU, Europe, Ethics, Financial Institutions,

Conduct Risk has been the hot topic during the past few years and its scope falls outside the traditional domains of risk like liquidity, market, credit and operational risk. Looking at peers in the market will allow benchmarking and reflection if ...

Protection of Whistleblowers : What is the EU framework?

Whistleblowing, European Commission, Transparency, Financial firms, Data breach, Money Laundering, Financial Institutions, Data Security, Freedom of information,

On March 12 2019, the European Parliament and European Union Member States made a provisional agreement on how to protect whistleblowers. This new agreement guarantees a higher level of protection for whistleblowers than the level given in the origin...