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    Strategic risk weighs on executives, survey finds


    Strategic risk is a big threat to companies compared with other risks, yet many executives say they fall short in effectively managing and mitigating such risks. That’s the key finding of a new survey from Grant Thornton, which finds almost two-thirds of executives say strategic risk is a highly significant ...

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    Preparing for the Economic Risks That Come Next


    Image: As Wall Street teeters and totters decidedly downward, and the prospect of recession seems much closer now than it did a week ago, compliance and audit executives everywhere should pause to think: What caused today’s disruptions? How is tomorrow’s economic climate likely to affect you? Inside, editor Matt Kelly ...

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    What Critics Say on Three Lines of Defense


    The Three Lines of Defense model for risk oversight—business units in the first line, compliance in the second, internal auditors in the third—has been hugely popular in recent years. Proponents love it, and regulators have come to expect it. Critics, however, say the Three Lines model is too simplistic a ...