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Tuesday 31 January 2017



Interview with Evelyne Albrecht 


Evelyne Albrecht, Director of Albrecht Compliance Consulting, has over 15 years’ experience in compliance.
 


What do you mean when you say ‘the compliance buy-in’?
With compliance, you can keep the technical knowledge in the background and use it to work with teams to find solutions for the business, whil...

By Kwame Slusher

ASIC Media Release

Mr Peter Alan Gregg, of Pyrmont, NSW, has appeared in the Downing Centre Local Court today on criminal charges following an ASIC investigation.

Mr Gregg has been charged with two counts of contravening section 1307(1) of the Corporations Act 2001.

ASIC alleges that Mr Gregg, as an officer of Leighton Holdings Ltd (L...

By Kwame Slusher

Wednesday 25 January 2017



Republished from the December 2016 edition of the Quarterly GRC Professional: The Rise of RegTech.



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ANZ CEO Shayne Elliot speaks at the Reuters Newsmaker event about some of the new changes taking place in ANZ.

The question of risk culture and conduct ri...

By Kwame Slusher

Wednesday 25 January 2017




Do you have cartel conduct on your risk and compliance radar? Do all the business units in your organisation understand the consequences of engaging in such conduct?

At the GRC2016 Conference, Bronwyn Gallacher, Managing Director of CCL Consultants Pty Ltd, facilitated a workshop looking at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’...

By Kwame Slusher

Tuesday 24 January 2017



Two weeks ago, The Australian reported that Volkswagen (VW) has agreed to pay a maximum of $US17.5 billion compensation to its stakeholders, as a result of its “Dieselgate” diesel fuel emissions scandal.

According to The Australian, VW has been formally charged with:

  • Conspiracy to defraud the United States
  • Wire fraud
  • ...

By Kwame Slusher

Monday 23 January 2017



by Carolyn Hanson, President of the the GRC Institute 

American marketing specialist and author, Guy Kawasaki, produced an inspired top 10 list to help keep you thinking all year long. With thanks to Guy, here are my thoughts on how you can adapt his list to your continuing professional development activities.

1. 
Read something new: Whether...

By Kwame Slusher

Friday 20 January 2017



Friday's Feature 




By Dr Bob Murray
 
We have a lot to learn about the psychology of risk. We know from very recent research that some of us are more genetically averse to risk, and many of us are the opposite. We used to think that men—you know, that old testosterone thing—were more prone to risk-taking than women. Now, we know that th...

By Kwame Slusher

Thursday 19 January 2017



Republished from the December 2016 edition of the Quarterly GRC Professional: The Rise of RegTech.




RegTech seems to be the new buzzword. While the term might be new, however, the philosophy of regulatory technology has been around as long as firms needed technological solutions to increasing regulatory costs. Regulations have doubled sin...

By Kwame Slusher

Republished from the December 2016 edition of the Quarterly GRC Professional: The Rise of RegTech.




Jeff Plein, Chief Operating Officer of Fullerton Fund Management, discusses the challenges that know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) legislation have introduced into the asset management industry, as well as solutions o...

By Kwame Slusher

Tuesday 17 January 2017




Last Year, the European Court ruled that the UK’s proposed Investigatory Powers Act is illegal.

The UK was in the process of passing legislation to allow regulatory and enforcement entities to maintain and investigate websites visited by people in the UK. The new Investigative Powers Act 2016, better known in the UK as the Snooper’s Charter,...

By Kwame Slusher