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December 30, 2011

What is a ‘Compliance Culture’ and, more importantly, how do you achieve it?

The term ‘Compliance Culture’ is used a great deal in discussing how to achieve effective regulatory compliance, particularly by compliance training organisations! However, if you do not define what you mean by this phrase then how are you going to …

December 30, 2011

‘Tis the season to write lists!

It’s the season for reviews and compilation of lists. Top ten books. Top ten films. Contenders for personality of the year. Top ten presents to be bought for under a fiver that won’t disintegrate within 10 seconds of being opened. …

January 18, 2012

“Smell Test” You will know it when you see it

“The Puppet Masters” report issued by the World Bank in November, while lengthy, is a quality source of information and guidance on the ever thorny issue of beneficial ownership. It does take a few minutes to fully load – be …

January 30, 2012

New year, new law

As this is the start of the New Year, the imminent start of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon and my first offering for the ICA blog, it seems appropriate to give an overview of the AML situation here …

February 8, 2012

Madoff the movie – a story that you couldn’t make up

This year Hollywood star Robert De Niro is set to star as disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, in an HBO movie which he will also produce. The case of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is pretty stunning and is referenced in ICA’s …

February 9, 2012

Inside Job – Storyville

Channel flicking Despite having one hundred and something plus channels on my satellite tv, last night we couldn’t find anything to watch. The new series of ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ doesn’t start until next week and despite my best …

February 16, 2012

A compliance practitioner’s work is never done…

When a compliance professional receives that notification in their inbox from either the FSA, OFT, ICO or other regulatory/oversight body; what do they do? Do they add it to the pile of regulatory changes on their desk relating to the …

February 17, 2012

Don’t they say that life begins at 40? FATF believe so.

So it has arrived – the revised version of the FATF 40 + 9 and what do we see? I am sure I will not be the only blog or commentary on this issue, and I definitely need to take …

February 21, 2012

Corruption: the perception and the reality

The  Transparency International ‘Corruptions Perceptions Index’  published annually, offers a glimpse of global corruption based on perceived levels within the public sector of 183 countries. The Index is a funny thing, loved in some quarters and loathed in others, but …

February 22, 2012

PPI. High profile letters, big losses. Could this be the most undesirable three letter combo?

PP what ? The BBC Business website  has today added a video on PPI compensation levels. Most of you will know what PPI stands for, at least in the first instance – Payment Protection Insurance. But the second instance you …

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