Posts Tagged ‘OFAC

July 1st, 2014

Iraqi Dinar

Iraqi Dinar I have watched this rube of an investment idea for years. The heart of the rube assumptions is that the Iraqi dinar will be revalued upward. At 1,168 […]

June 1st, 2014

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas BNP Paribas is going to get a mighty big fine.  The street estimates are in the range of 5 to 10 billion dollars.  The bankers are riled up […]

March 1st, 2014

Simple Lesson on Bribery

Simple Lesson on Bribery So, we campaign loudly against bribery.  Yet some say – ah yes, but when does a gift between friends become a bride?  The answer is when […]

February 1st, 2014

Continuous Risk Management for Financial Institutions

Continuous Risk Management for Financial Institutions CRM (Continuous Risk Management) is a discipline that runs through a step-by-step cycle of ‘Identify, Analyze, Plan, Track, Control’ – back to Identify and […]

November 1st, 2013

Policy Manuals

Policy Manuals Here are a couple of thoughts regarding policy manuals in general All policy manuals are  really just  documents copied from somewhere else.  The copies bring with them all […]

October 1st, 2013

The Trap Of Perverse Incentives

The Trap Of Perverse Incentives An audit was performed on a regional bank in Asia who was doing a great job on big issues.  Compliance was a priority – blocking […]

September 1st, 2013

Corporate Excuses to Avoid Compliance and Ethics Programs

Corporate Excuses to Avoid Compliance and Ethics Programs by Michael Volkov Change is difficult. I understand that. Business leaders know the importance of change, adaptation and innovation. However, when it […]

August 1st, 2013

Iranian Sanctions Cause Investment Growth in Georgia

Iranian Sanctions Cause Investment Growth in Georgia A Potential Red-Faced Moment for US and EU Authorities Shaun M. Hassett, CAMS, CDDP A recent Wall Street Journal Article’s opening line reads: […]

July 2nd, 2013

Virtual Currency

Virtual Currency In the Wake of Mt. Gox, and Liberty Reserve ~ Where do we Go From Here? There has been plenty of excitement over the past several months in […]

July 2nd, 2013

Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals New Rules On “Hot Rocks” Further Impact Corporations and Financial Institutions The Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly known as Zaire), or DRC, has been called one of the […]