Surveys & Benchmarking


Integrity

From financial crisis to coronavirus: Shifting compliance trends in financial services

2020-06-18T19:43:00+01:00By

Keeping up with regulatory change; budget and resource allocation; and data protection issues were cited as the top three compliance challenges in the financial services industry, according to a recent study.

Financial crime AI

Survey: The evolving role of AI in fighting financial crime

2020-06-15T20:28:00+01:00Provided by

Take this benchmark survey to find out where you are on the AI maturity curve in comparison to peers.

Ethics

LRN survey: Values, not policies, drive ethical behavior

2020-06-15T15:16:00+01:00By

Establishing a culture based on values and transparency is more effective at preventing misconduct than a robust set of rules, according to an LRN survey.

Data breach

Report: Average data breach costs public companies $116M

2020-06-09T20:02:00+01:00By

An Audit Analytics report on cyber-security breaches at public companies found the sensitivity of customer information stolen—along with length of time it took companies to report breaches—greatly affected the financial damage the breaches caused.

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Driving innovation in supply-chain practices post-pandemic

2020-05-14T18:43:00+01:00By

A number of forward-thinking companies are using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to drive promising innovations in their global supply chains.

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CPE Webcast: 2020 Anti-bribery and corruption emerging trends

2020-04-30T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

Compliance professionals are all too aware that the third parties they depend on to achieve success pose a significant threat to their organizations for bribery, fraud, and corruption.

Mergers

M&A due diligence landscape forever altered by coronavirus pandemic

2020-04-29T19:45:00+01:00By

The coronavirus pandemic has affected both the risk landscape and the diligence protocols for merger and acquisition transactions at every stage of the game. But while deal terms may be negotiable, what should be non-negotiable is the compliance function’s role in M&A transactions.

Hotline

Best practices for maintaining a healthy incident-response program

2020-04-28T15:18:00+01:00By

NAVEX Global’s annual “Risk & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report” provides chief ethics and compliance officers with best practices on how the performance of their hotline and incident-management programs stack up against their peers.

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Study: Going concern opinions in 2018 at lowest level in 19 years

2020-04-15T14:36:00+01:00By

Public company audit opinions communicating doubts about their ability to continue as going concerns reached a 19-year low in 2018, based on the latest report from Audit Analytics.

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Survey: Coronavirus has companies scattered with exec pay packages

2020-04-08T19:29:00+01:00By

Results from executive compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer’s recent survey show that companies are all over the place with how they intend to treat executive compensation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Money laundering

Study: Europe blows U.S. away in financial crime spending

2020-04-07T14:44:00+01:00By

A new report found financial institutions spent $181 billion on financial crime compliance worldwide last year, with European firms spending three to four times more than their counterparts in North America.

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Coronavirus will raise profile of compliance moving forward

2020-04-06T13:11:00+01:00By

The status of compliance practitioners has grown over the past decade, buoyed by changes in the regulatory space as well as record penalties for transgressions. It will become even more important in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Survey: Lessons from those who weren’t ready for coronavirus

2020-04-02T14:58:00+01:00By

Survey respondents who said their companies weren’t prepared for the coronavirus pandemic said they failed to recognize that the pandemic would morph from a far-away, supply chain disruption issue into a complete business shutdown at home.

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Survey: With ethical dilemmas aplenty, compliance in position to lead

2020-04-01T14:27:00+01:00By

The coronavirus has turned everyday no-brainers into ethical quandaries, which makes it all the more critical for ethics to play the role of conscience for the business.

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Survey: Past crises prepared compliance for coronavirus pandemic

2020-03-31T15:16:00+01:00By

A benchmarking survey from Compliance Week found practitioners weren’t prepared for the specific coronavirus crisis, but that previous crises (think 9/11) left them ready to be leaders during this global pandemic.

Bribe

TRACE: Bribery enforcement down in 2019

2020-03-20T17:32:00+00:00By

Risks in the extractives and aerospace industries are still prevalent, but the number of overall global and U.S. enforcement cases involving bribery dropped in 2019, according to the latest report from TRACE International.

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U.K. AML report: Data analysis of risks lacking

2020-03-20T16:57:00+00:00By

Implementation of risk-based processes and the data analysis that sits behind them are among the biggest weaknesses laid out in a review of AML efforts in the accounting and legal sectors conducted by the U.K.’s financial watchdog.

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Study: Fear of data breaches stifling bank innovation

2020-03-19T15:20:00+00:00By

Research by consultancy firm Accenture shows companies in financial services are more concerned with guarding themselves against the impact of a data breach than realizing any financial benefits of using the data.

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PwC survey: Finance leaders worried about global recession

2020-03-16T20:10:00+00:00By

The potential for the coronavirus outbreak to lead to a global recession topped the list of concerns among finance leaders based in the United States and Mexico, according to a new survey released by PwC.

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Audit client turnover 2019: Deloitte dominates; KPMG, EY, PwC falter

2020-03-10T16:15:00+00:00By

For the fifth consecutive year, Deloitte net positive in new SEC audit engagements while the rest of its Big Four peers saw net decreases in clients, according to the latest annual study from Audit Analytics.

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Six veteran CCOs, 5 questions: Improving your compliance training

2020-02-13T15:50:00+00:00By Compliance Week

Six senior compliance practitioners offer their perspectives on what makes for an effective training program and share tips and guidance for companies looking to enhance their education initiatives.

Fines

Study: Post-financial crisis fines against financial institutions hit $36B

2020-02-11T19:39:00+00:00By

Global fines and penalties against financial institutions hit $36 billion last year, as ramifications from the financial crisis continue to reverberate throughout the financial services industry, according to a new report.

Training

Survey: Lack of adequate funding for compliance training pervasive

2020-02-10T21:06:00+00:00By

If you’re among the practitioners who need more resources to turn your compliance training program into one that is truly effective (and that’s many of you, according to our survey), we have some advice.

RiskLessons

Study: Compliance officers in finance face ‘unnecessary risks’

2020-02-04T20:32:00+00:00By

Compliance officers in the financial services industry face “unnecessary risks” that undermine effectiveness and regulatory goals, according to a new report by the Compliance Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

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Confronting ‘willful intent’ in third-party corruption cases

2020-02-04T20:03:00+00:00By

Even as companies continue to agree to multi-billion-dollar settlements related to the corrupt acts of third parties, managing the risks associated with them nevertheless eludes many compliance departments.

Money

Effective AML training: Four questions to answer

2020-01-30T18:45:00+00:00By Simone Jones, International Compliance Association

There are a multitude of factors that need to be established when determining training requirements. What is clear is that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.

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Study: Adopting lease accounting could hurt stock prices

2020-01-28T19:21:00+00:00By

A new study from Florida International University professors says retailers such as Urban Outfitters, Foot Locker, and Abercrombie & Fitch—that have a significant use of operating leases—reported abnormal stock returns when they disclosed earnings.

GDPR

Study expects GDPR fines to rise in 2020

2020-01-21T16:22:00+00:00By

DLA Piper’s latest data breach survey suggests the penalties handed out under the General Data Protection Regulation thus far are not as harsh as they could have been—though that could change in 2020.

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Audit fees level off in 2018, study shows

2020-01-21T15:36:00+00:00By

Public company audit fees remained virtually unchanged in 2018, according to the latest annual study by Audit Analytics.

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Poll: U.S. companies want to respond to proxy advisor voting recommendations

2020-01-15T20:20:00+00:00By

According to a Willis Towers Watson survey, the majority of U.S. publicly traded companies would not remain silent if given the opportunity by the SEC to respond to proxy advisor voting recommendations.

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Fitch Ratings: ESG plays increasingly influential role on bank lending

2020-01-08T18:43:00+00:00By

Environmental, social, and governance factors are increasingly playing an influential role in the underwriting processes of global banks, according to a new report released by Fitch Ratings.

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Four veteran CCOs, 5 questions: The evolution of compliance

2020-01-06T19:31:00+00:00By Compliance Week

With a combined 64 years experience in compliance, these four chief compliance officers reflect on how the profession has evolved over the past decade-plus and what challenges lie ahead.

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Top 10 risks to keep executives on their toes in 2020

2019-12-30T18:42:00+00:00By

A new study from Protiviti and North Carolina State University not only highlights those risks companies should keep an eye on in the coming year—it also prompts leadership to explore whether or not they’re taking enough risks.

CCPA

Survey: CCPA still poses compliance nightmare

2019-12-30T18:18:00+00:00By

With the clock ticking toward the Jan. 1 implementation date, Compliance Week and ACA Aponix asked 100 compliance practitioners whether their company would be CCPA compliant by the deadline. Their collective answer? Nope.

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Study: Board diversity, gender pay, political contributions top shareholder agendas

2019-12-18T20:51:00+00:00By

A Conference Board analysis of trends in shareholder voting and activism in Russell 3000 corporations demonstrates more shareholder savvy and creativity in pursuing social and environmental issues.

RisksAhead

AGCS report: Five biggest risks for senior managers in 2020

2019-12-16T19:45:00+00:00By

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s latest report highlights five “megatrends” that will have significant risk implications for senior management in 2020 that should be of interest to compliance officers.

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Ask Amii mailbag: 8 tips for workplace time management

2019-12-10T17:26:00+00:00By

Too many meetings, too little time? In the latest edition of the Ask Amii mailbag, executive coach Amii Barnard-Bahn offers tips on how to reset your corporate calendar and better prioritize your time.

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Study: Spike in OFAC sanctions pose compliance challenges

2019-12-06T20:04:00+00:00By

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

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U.S. lenders feel confident, but why? Compliance, risk challenges abound

2019-12-06T19:53:00+00:00By

Financial institutions are feeling more confident than ever about their compliance management practices, but they remain concerned about the “moving targets” of regulators, new research shows.

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Drowning in third-party risk? Let us throw you a life jacket

2019-12-06T16:43:00+00:00By

You need help managing your third parties, and over the course of two days in San Francisco, we hope to help you find the answers to the questions that keep TPRM stakeholders up at night.

CSR

New benchmark report takes global look at CSR performance

2019-11-26T17:59:00+00:00By

A new benchmark report published by sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis provides a comprehensive analysis of the corporate social responsibility performance of more than 30,000 companies around the world.

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More companies pointing finger at proxy advisory firms

2019-11-22T15:53:00+00:00By

A new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Nasdaq says the number of companies identifying conflicts of interest at proxy advisory firms has almost doubled.

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U.S. consumers express unease over personal data collection

2019-11-20T14:57:00+00:00By

A recent survey says a majority of Americans don’t trust data privacy policies and procedures, even while U.S. companies are hastening to enhance them in advance of the California Consumer Privacy Act’s implementation.

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Report: Investor confidence in audit committees high; more transparency needed

2019-11-19T21:13:00+00:00By

The 2019 Audit Committee Transparency Barometer indicated investor confidence in audit committee effectiveness was strong (81 percent) and had increased 10 percentage points since the first report was issued in 2014.

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Survey: Compliance struggles to keep pace with mobile, social tech in workplace

2019-11-18T22:11:00+00:00By

A new survey shows the use of personal devices and contemporary communication platforms are par for the course in work settings; yet 45 percent of firms feel they are incessantly behind the eight-ball when it comes to managing electronic message compliance.

SoftwareChoice

Best practices for choosing the right data privacy software

2019-11-18T21:41:00+00:00By

Don’t expect a plug-and-play technology solution to this complex new problem.

Bribe

U.S. trending up in new TRACE matrix bribery report

2019-11-18T19:03:00+00:00By

The latest edition of TRACE International’s annual Bribery Risk Matrix shows many of the same countries named in last year’s report are still struggling with business-related bribery risk. One country on the rise: the United States.

Cyber locks

Proactive approach needed in today’s cyber-crime environment

2019-11-18T15:23:00+00:00By

An expert sheds light on behavioral science-driven solutions that help businesses prepare for a breach before it happens.

Technology maturity

Special report: Maturing in your technology journey

2019-11-18T15:12:00+00:00By

Results of Compliance Week’s second annual technology survey suggest companies are moving along the technological maturity curve in ways that are both quantitative and qualitative compared to last year.

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Survey: Data use, security among top audit risk areas

2019-11-15T17:19:00+00:00By

Research and advisory firm Gartner has released its annual “Audit Hot Spots” report, which reveals the three top risk areas for internal audit teams and chief audit executives in 2020.

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