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Mitigating Anti-Bribery, Corruption & Corporate Gift-Giving Risk

The giving and receiving of gifts, entertainment, and hospitality can be perceived as a conflict of interest and bribery risk which can expose organisations to regulatory scrutiny, penalties, and reputational damage. Therefore, firms must have a gift and hospitality policy to mitigate misconduct risk and processes to monitor gifts, entertainment and hospitality transactions and activities proactively.

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Exam Deficiencies for Private Fund Advisers

The SEC Division of Examinations, formerly known as the Office of Compliance Investigations and Examinations (OCIE), provided a discussion of key risks and trends in its 2021 Examination Priorities document.

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The UK SMCR & Enforcement Investigations

In a recent letter to CEOs, the FCA talked about the importance of robust governance frameworks that allow cultures and values to drive decision-making across the business; and how critical it is for firms to be managed by effective boards with a suitable mix of skills and experience in order to conduct proper oversight of the firms' risks, strategies, policies and controls.

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SEC Guidance on ESG: The Impact on Compliance and Due Diligence

The SEC Division of Examinations recently issued the Risk Alert The Division of Examinations’ Review of ESG Investing to provide observations from recent exams of investment advisers, registered investment companies, and private funds offering Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) products and services. 

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CCO Insurance – The Importance of Transparent Escalation

How gaps are addressed is key to the success of your compliance program. But how should firms identify these gaps—and insure that company leadership is aware of them? 

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