Category Archives: 2011 Newsletter

Increased Regulation: Burden or Opportunity?

As the regulatory landscape evolves and changes in response to the global economic crisis, and governments clamp down on tax evasion, terrorist funding, and money laundering, businesses increasingly refer to compliance as a “burden”. This is especially true for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 12, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

Australia’s Dirty Laundry: Australia Moves to Improve its Anti-Bribery and Money Laundering Report Card Prior to 2012 OECD Review

After a recent series of announcements from the Office of Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs on organised crime, money laundering, bribery and corruption, you could be forgiven for thinking that Australia’s laws in these areas are on the verge of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 12, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

Understanding Corruption in India

Ever since Anna Hazare launched his anti-corruption movement earlier this year, reams of newsprint and terabytes of online space have been spent analysing corruption in India. Nearly every aspect of corruption in the country has been explored and every socio-political … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 11, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

UBS: The View From Across the Street

On Thursday 15 September, we awoke to the news that Swiss banking giant UBS had lost US$2 billion as a result of the activities of an alleged “rogue trader”. During the course of the day we discovered that the trader … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 10, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

White Collar Crime and Punishment: It Could Happen to You

I was lying on my top bunk in a dormitory in a Federal Prison Camp in Florida when I originally had the idea that my story could make executives sit up and listen and really bring home the importance of … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 09, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

New German Tax Act Responds to FATF Concerns

On 28 April 28 2011, a new regulation combating money laundering and tax evasion, the Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Bekämpfung der Geldwäsche und Steuerhinterziehung (the Schwarzgeldbekämpfungsgesetz or the Act), was launched in Germany. For the full text of the Schwarzgeldbekämpfungsgesetz, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 07, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

Trade-Based Money Laundering: A Case Study

The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) best practice paper on Trade Based Money Laundering is useful, but it can be educational to look at an actual case study concerning money laundering and fraud to get a better understanding of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 07, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

Book Review: The Investigation and Prevention of Financial Crime: Knowledge Management, Intelligence Strategy and Executive Leadership by Petter Gottschalk

“So long as there are weaknesses that can be exploited for gain, companies, other organizations and private individuals will be taken advantage of.” This is how Petter Gottschalk introduces The Investigation and Prevention of Financial Crime, getting straight to the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 06, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |

The BAE Tanzania Corruption Investigation: A Clue to The Future of The UK’s Approach?

The investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations that bribes were paid on behalf of BAE in relation to a contract with the government of Tanzania for the sale of radar equipment by BAE reached its conclusion … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 05, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter | Tagged , |

Book Review: Crime and Corruption in Organizations, Edited by Burke, R.J., Tomlinson, E.C. and Cooper, C.L.

Given the recent times of uncertainty for financial markets and the problems faced by businesses both large and small, Crime and Corruption in Organizations is timely in that it highlights the problems of fraud, corruption and analogous behaviours in workplace … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 - 04, 2011 Newsletter, Newsletter |