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    Study: Spike in OFAC sanctions pose compliance challenges


    Some companies might scramble to comply with more—and sometimes quickly shifting—sanctions requirements as the U.S. government chalks up record enforcement levels.

  • Blog post

    Lax controls—a cancer at one bank


    Bill Winters, CEO of the U.K. bank Standard Chartered may have set a new precedent for taking a hard stance on ethics and compliance recently, when he penned an angry memo to 1,500 top managers announcing steps he has taken to “stamp out the cancer of complacency and lax controls” ...

  • Blog post

    Standard Chartered Bolsters Its Financial Crime Unit Amid Regulatory Trouble


    Standard Chartered is adding more staff to its financial crimes team, following a probe by U.S. regulators for an alleged breach in sanctions laws that resulted in a $400 million fine in 2012. In its first-half results announced last week, the bank said, “There is a range of potential penalties ...

  • Blog post

    Standard Chartered Beefs Up Efforts to Combat Financial Crime


    London-based Standard Chartered today announced a trio of appointments as the banking giant continues to beef up its efforts to combat financial crime following multiple enforcement actions by U.S. enforcement authorities in 2012. One of those appointments includes a new head of sanctions compliance. Details inside.