A conflict-of-interest issue can occur at any time. As regulators turn the heat up on this issue, most companies now have conflict-of-interest policies that oblige the disclosure of conflicts when they arise. But how useful are these policies? And can they be enforced around the globe?

This e-Book, produced by Compliance Week in cooperation with Convercent, looks at what companies are doing to drive awareness and educate employees about conflicts of interest. The real issue is training them to recognize when a situation could potentially lead to a conflict and having a thorough disclosure management process in place.

In the first article, “Advice for Conflict-of-Interest Audits,” we look at the delicate operation of determining when a situation already happening might be a conflict. In “Why and How to Manage Relationship Risk,” we look at how the old adage, “It’s not what you know but who you know,” can sometimes lead an employee down the wrong path and how organizations can manage and mitigate that potential risk. In “Getting Ahead of COI Through Disclosure,” we explore what happens when companies neglect conflict-of-interest problems. We wrap up with how to scrutinize related parties.