Newsletter | Volume 1

Issue I
Issue II
Issue III
Issue IV
Issue V
Issue VI
Issue VII
Issue VIII
Issue IX
Issue X
Issue XI
Issue XII
Issue XIII
Issue XIV
Issue XV
Issue XVI
Issue XVII
Issue XIX
Issue XX
Issue XXI
Issue XXII
Issue XXIV
Issue XXV
Issue XXVI
Issue XXIX
Issue XXX
Issue XXXI

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  • Oversight of Risk Culture is the key to compliance
    Over the past years especially after the financial crisis expectations for oversight-control has shot up. The regulatory and stakeholder attention is focused on the need to improve the company's oversight of Governance, risk management and compliance activities related to appetite and tolerance levels. Moreover, now the focus is on developing frameworks and roadmaps to document the board and senior executives' attention to risk ad compliance structure in the organisation.
  • The 2015 Tone-at- the-Top worry is on Reputational Risk, Part II/II
    While executive directors often blame regulatory risks for taking much of their time, the concern for reputation risks has grown over the years. The high-profile media coverage e.g. the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the global LIBOR and HSBC scandals that have lead to even greater banking regulation. The FIFA scandal that continued for a couple of decades, before US authorities put their foot down, or Petrobras scandal in Brazil, has changed the tone-at-the-top agenda.
  • The Governance of Global Bribery, Fraud, and anti-Corruption Management Issues
    Asian business leaders will gather to get guidance on Fraud, anti-Corruption & Investigations at the at the 3rd Annual Summit in Hong Kong from the 2-4th November 2015, to discuss the serious bribery and anti-corruption problem, that continue to be prevalent in many countries and hinders business growth & development.
  • Forward Process integration (FPI) of Compliance Activities.
    At a time when profits are down, and budgets are being cut the compliance risk professional is faced with ever increasing regulatory demands to comply. There are real resource implications, therefore, essential that all stakeholders join forces so that all processes, transactions, and controls are screened and monitored. Forward integration can help achieve compliance competence without diluting and weakening the compliance risk function.
  • VW, a horror story of bad governance and the destruction of corporate values
    Bad Corporate Governance often signals concern for the board and management to identify the broken 'governance' components in the organisation. There is a need for the right analysis that is capable of providing the insight, culture and nature of the significant risks. At the 9th annual European GRC Summit in Stockholm, we will review the governance processes to evaluate their corporate vulnerability, and provide guidance on a systematic evaluation to look for symptoms of bad governance behavior that identify the key risk areas.
  • Rewriting The Regulatory Compliance Cookbook
    Instead of delegating the regulatory compliance authority to the oversight bodies, to avoid a new financial crisis, the right approach would have been to analyse the accrued Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) failures, and to rewrite the compliance recipes based on facts. Regulators were rather slow to recognize the impending collapse of the financial system because a comprehensive compliance rule-book was unavailable in 2008.
  • How changes to EU data protection directives could affect businesses in the EU
    From 2017, the new EU data protection directive is enforceable across EU countries. In IT and data implementation terms, a two-year execution period in reality is just around the corner. Data protection and IT security issues often involve some teams to comply with the new regulation. IT, marketing, legal and compliance, management, and business teams will need the roadmap and framework to implement business change and new IT projects. Therefore, all companies are now preparing for the practical implementation of the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation.
  • How to avoid the cyber threats when converging to a holistic IT risk scenario. Part II of IT Assurance
    Management is often overwhelmed when the news of yet another cyber-risk attack and the data disruption that follows reaches them. As the cybercriminals get more professional, there seems to be an urgent need for innovative solutions in the search for the current cyber and data risk controls. The alarming cost and consequences of any cyber-breach, big or small are increasing, as the continued business operation is at stake.
  • The Internet Of Things And Big Data Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin
    Why is the growth of Big Data and the Internet of Things is accelerating so fast, Why is it affecting both technology and regulatory issues, What are the increasing benefits and risks for companies? These and other related questions will be answered at the 9th annual European GRC Summit in Stockholm.