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Odebrecht corruption scandal leaves devastating aftermath

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I wrote in February about the fallout from the Brazilian corruption scandal that prompted the investigation known as Operation Car Wash. Almost three years to the day this investigation into bribery began, the aftershock continues to be felt. Earlier this month it was revealed that the Brazilian Supreme Court would open investigations into 83 politicians suspected of accepting bribes.

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What’s the future of Dodd-Frank?

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The nomination for the head of a financial regulator in Washington is the latest Trump pick of a federal agency that underlines his commitment to making changes to the Dodd-Frank financial reform act.
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Fake documents: For all your ‘novelty’ proof of address needs

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The Internet has brought us many great things, but I would argue that easy access to counterfeit documents is not one of them. Over the years we have seen the emergence of websites offering creation of fake documents...
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Happy International Day of Happiness

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The UN has been celebrating the international day of happiness since 2013, recognising the importance of happiness in the lives of people all around the world. Happiness and well-being are intertwined with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2015.

[Webinar] Conduct - what is it?

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Discover some of the fundamentals that drive and shape conduct and conduct risk within firms today, and what should be considered in practising good conduct?
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OPBAS – 5 things you need to know

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Deficiencies in the UK AML supervisory regime were highlighted in 2015. To combat this the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) has been introduced – here’s 5 things you need to know about OPBAS...
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Five ways to help establish a fraud-averse environment

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A major reason why people commit fraud is because they are allowed to do so. There are a wide range of threats facing businesses and according to a 2016 report by KPMG, entitled Global profiles of the fraudster, the majority of fraudsters were either current or former employees of the victim organisation.

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[Infographic] International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR)

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Drug trafficking is perhaps the textbook example used to illustrate how the proceeds of crime are laundered through the three stage approach: placement, layering and integration. Take a look at our infographic pulling out some key stats.

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Understanding complex company structures – solving the puzzle

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Verifying the identity of a customer can be as gloriously simple as meeting a customer face-to-face and taking a copy of their original passport and a utility bill. On the other side of the client due diligence (CDD) spectrum is trying to unravel a complex corporate structure and understanding the identity of the ultimate beneficial owner.

Samsung boss in corruption ‘trial of the century’

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Samsung are embroiled in a political corruption scandal in South Korea unparalleled in the country’s history, which could culminate in the removal from office of the Korean president and a prison sentence for Samsung’s chief.

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