Investigations

Investigations are typically conducted to ascertain an employee or distributor's alleged misconduct, such as kickbacks, misuse of company funds and bribery claims.

  • Rollbacks and new governments: Considerations in an unpredictable compliance landscape in the era of Trump

    Rollbacks and new governments: Considerations in an unpredictable compliance landscape in the era of Trump

    When governments change they often change their predecessors’ policies. This inevitably means new legislation or, as it has been well noted recently, change by executive order.

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  • 10 things that you can do to make sure your business manages offsets

    10 things that you can do to make sure your business manages offsets

    The main concern with offset agreements is the lack of transparency and the secrecy in their content. Of course, offset arrangements can serve legitimate and beneficial purposes, such as encouraging..

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  • Financial sanctions enforcement: a risk to re-consider?

    Financial sanctions enforcement: a risk to re-consider?

    The recent increase of powers given to HM Treasury, by the Policing and Crime Act 2017, might launch a new era of financial sanctions enforcement within the UK.

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  • Which resources are required for a third party compliance programme?

    Which resources are required for a third party compliance programme?

    When The Red Flag Group is assisting companies to roll out third party compliance programmes, the firm is often asked which resources will be required to oversee and maintain those programmes...

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  • Improving your organisation’s compliance programme

    Improving your organisation’s compliance programme

    Compliance team may not be highly respected by the business or is generally regarded as dysfunctional. Global compliance function as part of their legal department.

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  • Maximising screening across the entire business

    Maximising screening across the entire business

    There has been a trend over the last few years for governments to hand over to large businesses responsibilities for protecting people from modern-day slavery. This push on the part of...

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  • How to manage compliance risks created by intermediaries

    How to manage compliance risks created by intermediaries

    Dealing with intermediaries contains risk, and that risk increases if the intermediaries have no interest, capacity, or resources to formulate their own effective compliance programmes.

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  • The one thing compliance officers should be focused on

    The one thing compliance officers should be focused on

    Compliance is not separate from the business and compliance should not be a road block to growth. Many compliance officers direct their attention to solving issues happening right now instead of...

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  • Why companies are moving towards a risk based approach to due diligence

    Why companies are moving towards a risk based approach to due diligence

    This webinar will show how a small investment in programme design can have a significant return with the value of the information gathered and the quality of the decisions made.

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  • Four ways companies can use technology to reduce GTE risks

    Four ways companies can use technology to reduce GTE risks

    How closely do employees follow the gifts, travel and entertainment (GTE) policies of a company? It really depends on the individual employees, the culture of ethics at the company, and the ...

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  • ISO 37001 survey results

    ISO 37001 survey results

    The new standard for anti-bribery management systems helps organisations to follow sound ethical business practices and reduce the risk of financial loss and prosecution.

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  • Embraer FCPA case study: part two

    Embraer FCPA case study: part two

    The recent Embraer FCPA resolution was truly global, both in the scope of the bribery and corruption as well as the investigation efforts themselves. In a statement, director of the SEC ...

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  • Preventing a toxic work environment through whistleblowing

    Preventing a toxic work environment through whistleblowing

    I thought about the struggles of whistleblowing when I read a piece in the Financial Times, which touched upon a toxic work environment that led to some of the illegal conduct involving the Libor ...

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  • Companies adopt a wait-and-see approach to ISO 37001

    Companies adopt a wait-and-see approach to ISO 37001

    Although ISO committee members described the new ISO 37001 anti-bribery standards as a turning point for anti-corruption compliance programmes, many organisations appear content to rely on their ...

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  • UK shifts AML onus on to companies

    UK shifts AML onus on to companies

    The most senior executives in companies based in both the United Kingdom and outside are being deliberately targeted by new legislation designed to tackle tax evasion and money laundering. The ...

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  • Utilities compliance demands flexible but focused programmes

    Utilities compliance demands flexible but focused programmes

    The utilities or energy sector is one of the most complex landscapes for compliance teams to operate in because of the nature of the products and services offered. These will often have a direct ...

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  • Embraer resolution shows global scope of FCPA enforcement

    Embraer resolution shows global scope of FCPA enforcement

    The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continued their stunning run in 2016 of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) resolutions with the ...

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  • Och-Ziff enforcement and industry sweep preparation

    Och-Ziff enforcement and industry sweep preparation

    The Och-Ziff Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action was one for the record books. It came in at number four on the Top Ten list of all-time FCPA enforcement actions, with total ...

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  • What to consider when making charitable donations in Asia

    What to consider when making charitable donations in Asia

    Most companies understand the need for, and have developed, robust policies around the approval and tracking of corporate gifts, travel and entertainment. Such policies often: set limits on the ...

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  • Ongoing due diligence required in football manager scandal

    Ongoing due diligence required in football manager scandal

    Due diligence is one of the most well-known phrases in compliance. Most people think that it means you look once at something, some business, or someone, and then you are good to go. However, the ...

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