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Conduct risk: 6 events to look out for in 2017

Where will regulations on conduct risk go next? Our white paper and infographic highlight six possible enforcement developments facing firms in 2017.  It’s no secret that the world’s regulators, as well as the financial services firms they oversee, have been struggling to get to grips with conduct risk. Download the

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Workers stand on one of the spheres of Brussels' Atomium during a site cleaning Photographer: Yves Herman

Exploring the FX impact of stable U.S. interest rates

With the Federal Reserve keeping rates on hold, where are the currency opportunities in this period of monetary policy stability? Ron Leven, Head of FX Pre-Trade and Economic Strategy, examines the impact for carry trades. To hike or not to hike? That was the thorny question that the U.S. Federal Reserve

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Photographer: Eric Thayer Photographer: Eric Thayer

Digging deep: are conflict minerals in your supply chain?

Gold and other precious metals can be the ultimate safe havens during times of trouble. But how safe are they within your supply chain?  The illegal mining of precious metals and the trade in conflict minerals pose a range of risks to companies, even for those with well-managed supply chains.

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Gold miners form a human chain while digging an open pit in northeastern Congo Photographer: Finbarr O'Reilly

Measuring diversity for the responsible investor

Diversity in the workplace is good for business and good for the economy. How can you measure it for a richer, differentiated insight into company performance?  Diversity is now a fundamental element of corporate culture and a driving force for success in a rapidly changing economy. To prosper and thrive in today’s

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Photographer: Dado Ruvic Photographer: Dado Ruvic

How big data is transforming Asian business

Big data analytics is enabling fast and intelligent decision-making, but are businesses in Asia able to tap into this powerful driver of growth? With data streaming from all points of our lives — from smartphones, electronics and city infrastructures — it’s no wonder that there is a data revolution afoot. Read:

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An employee of Japanese electronics maker Sun Corp. demonstrates Cellebrite UFED TOUCH during a photo opportunity at the company's Tokyo office Photographer: Issei Kato

Why the fight against money laundering never stops

With money launderers constantly changing their methods, firms must ensure their transaction monitoring systems are kept up to date. The consequences of not doing so can be catastrophic.  Money laundering has the potential to threaten national security, national prosperity and international reputation. That was the stark warning from the UK’s

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A member of the homicide squad holds plastic evidence bags containing unclaimed items, including photos, money and a travel pass Photographer: Tony Gentile

Joint U.S./Canada investigation finds another Japanese auto parts manufacturer guilty of antitrust violations

Close collaboration between Canada’s Competition Bureau and the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division resulted in a $130 million settlement agreement between the U.S. and a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer for its role in a price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy. Such cooperation between antitrust authorities is increasingly routine and highlights

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EEOC increases penalty for violating notice-posting requirements

As the EEOC increases fines, and many other federal agencies are set to do so as well, compliance with federal employer regulations is all the more important. As of July 5, 2016, the fine for violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notice-posting requirements has more than doubled. The

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Hong Kong financial firms take heed: regulators taking aggressive AML/CTF enforcement

According to the latest annual report from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), fiscal year 2015 saw a 91% increase in the number of violations of anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) rules, as well as a 58% increase in total SFC fines. As the global community cracks down on cross-border

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Millennial investors and ESG: 10 tips for success

The rise of the Millennial generation means investment decision-making is now more than just about financial returns. A Thomson Reuters panel has offered 10 tips for building a robust Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) policy in this social media age.  Millennial investors have grown up in a world where they are

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Photographer: Athit Perawongmetha Photographer: Athit Perawongmetha

A question of risk: test your ERM knowledge

How does your organization perform on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)? Take our health check survey and identify gaps in your framework.  A good risk culture within your organization cannot be achieved in isolation by one department or group of individuals. From the C-suite all the way down to an entry-level member

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Traditional Incandescent light bulbs are seen at an apartment in Munich Photographer: Michael Dalder