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Entries in Due Diligence (118)

Monday
Jul102017

FINRA warns compliance officers (and others): Beware of fake online job interviews

Wall Street's independent regulator warned that people claiming to be involved in the hiring process for legitimate organizations are using Skype and similar apps to phish for personal information and money.

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Monday
Jun262017

Jessica Tillipman: Enough with your ‘this is how we have always done it’ spiel

It's a phrase every compliance officer or compliance consultant is familiar with: “This is how we have always done it.”

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Thursday
Jun152017

Risk Alert – Are asset sales or purchases part of your anti-corruption due diligence and assessments?

When planning your next anti-corruption risk assessment or audit, one area that may deserve closer attention is asset sales and purchases.

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Thursday
Jun012017

Dan Adamson on AI: Due diligence needs more human judgment, not less

Just 15 years ago, due diligence researchers might spend hours retrieving documents from courthouses and sifting through microfiche at libraries. As recently as 2010, they could go through six to 12 months of training just to learn how to create a “level 1” report. 

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Thursday
May042017

Karen E. Gray: A plan for risk-based monitoring is essential

The award-winning films "Spotlight" and "All the President’s Men" both chronicled investigative journalism that uncovered huge scandals. But in re-watching those movies, I've noticed something else they have in common -- journalists who kept following the bread crumbs.

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Wednesday
May032017

Scott Shaffer: Due diligence still needs the human element

Over the past 10 years, I’ve seen many new firms enter the FCPA due diligence space. They're often big data companies commoditizing the investigative field.

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Friday
Apr072017

Alison Taylor at the OECD Integrity Forum: Embracing ethics beyond compliance

Last week 1,300 government ministers, civil society representatives and business leaders from OECD countries gathered in Paris to discuss the profound integrity and trust challenges facing the world today.

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Wednesday
Mar152017

Avoiding scandal damage: A due diligence plan for corporate sports sponsors

In recent years, the global sports audience has witnessed many corruption scandals. Such scandals can significantly impact the reputation of the brands sponsoring athletes and the competitions organized by sports institutions.

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Thursday
Jan262017

Rolls-Royce Aftermath: Should we all stop using agents?

Writing in The Guardian, the paper’s financial editor Nils Pratley recently summed up £671 million ($800 million) in fines meted out to Rolls-Royce, in the aftermath of the various corruption investigations, as “big, ugly and serious."

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Tuesday
Nov292016

Paul T. Oki: Knowing who to run from is half the compliance battle

Doing business in countries perceived to be high risk for corruption and FCPA compliance issues (and unhappily my country Nigeria sits squarely within that category) requires a clear picture of who your local partners are, and whether associating with them represents any sort of risk to you from a compliance perspective.

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Tuesday
Nov152016

Dan Adamson: Brute-force due diligence gives way to a more enlightened approach

We have already looked at some of the common pitfalls of modern due diligence, from the brute force open-source intelligence (OSINT) approach of Google searching to the over-reliance on manually curated watchlists.

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Tuesday
Nov082016

Paul T. Oki: Yes, sane people drive (and do business) in Nigeria

There are many striking similarities between navigating the daily chaos of urban traffic in Lagos, Nigeria and attempting to do business ethically in Nigeria. For one thing the objectives are generally the same -- to arrive alive, unharmed, and without any damage to your car or your reputation.

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