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Compliance & Risk Management

The US Fines a French Industrial Company $772 Million for Bribery Charges

As the United States levies a massive fine against a French company for bribery, the importance of understanding and respecting the U.S.’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is apparent. Global companies must remain compliant with regulations of all countries in which they practice business, and this is not a responsibility

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5 Basic Steps to Implementing a Successful Regulatory Compliance Program for Multinational Banks

It’s no secret that it has become increasingly difficult for multinational banks to manage their compliance programs, and this is largely due to the fact that they are engaged in so many business and service lines. Since 2004, regulatory updates have increased from around 10 a day to nearly 200.

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Businesses play key role in fight against slavery

Illegal profits generated by forced labor amount to US$150 billion annually, the same as the combined profits of the four most successful companies on the Fortune 500 list.  The world accepts that slavery is a great evil, which is why there is increasing regulation to make sure that the people and companies involved

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(Infographic) Top 5 compliance trends around the globe in 2016

Compliance professionals must remain vigilant in monitoring regulatory changes and the effects they may have on compliance programs. Download this infographic to stay a step ahead and learn what key trends are developing in the compliance landscape for 2016. Thomson Reuters provides risk management solutions to help you stay informed of

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The transatlantic split — firms braced for more regulatory uncertainty

It looks set to be another testing year for compliance professionals as they come to terms with their sharply increased regulatory burden. Whether the tide is about to turn may depend on location, amid signs of a more pragmatic approach in the UK but a continued hard line in the United

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In search of the financial trinity — how to free your data for better risk management

Learning to love your data can lead to better investment decisions, better risk management and improved performance analysis. In a world where regulatory burdens continue to rise, the back office has never been more important. They may not have grabbed the headlines during a busy 2015, but BCBS 239, Solvency

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Why is due diligence vital in the creation of a hedge fund?

Following our last podcast with Seonaid Mackenzie in which she discussed the main challenges around setting up a hedge fund, the conversation continues with the importance of due diligence for hedge fund start-ups. Mackenzie says that thorough due diligence goes hand in hand with governance when starting a hedge fund. 

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You’re invited to the Reuters Breakingviews Predictions panels – jump start your year ahead.

Join one of the Reuters Breakingviews Predictions panels in New York, Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, San Francisco or Tokyo. We will be discussing the outlook for global markets, economies and corporate finance in the year ahead with many distinguished panelists. For more than a decade, Reuters Breakingviews has been

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