Third Party Risk


Poll shows room for improvement on training third parties


Results from the Compliance Week and Refinitiv survey revealed some surprising facts about companies’ third-party training; based on those results, the following article offers suggestions for how to enhance the process.


Identifying high-risk third parties a nuanced exercise


Determining which business partners to flag for enhanced due diligence all depends on the quality, and sources, of your data.

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Third Party Risk: Driving Cross-Functional Alignment Across the Vendor Lifecycle

2019-05-10T17:15:00+01:00Provided by

Outsourcing is nothing new, but recently we’ve seen companies increasingly rely on a network of third-party vendors to help them compete.


Third-Party Risk: Best Practices for Due Diligence and Ongoing Assessments

2019-04-18T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

The ever-changing regulatory landscape and sheer volume of third parties requires organizations to rethink their processes around pre-contract due diligence and ongoing vendor assessment reviews. Today’s most successful programs rely less on tedious, manual processes while incorporating verified, up-to-date information on financial status, watchlist compliance and information security from trusted ...


South America cleans up its act


A look at key investigations and enforcement actions in South America and Mexico in the past four years signifies a changing legal landscape that offers compliance lessons in advancing third-party anti-corruption compliance.


Marianne Ibrahim on conducting a third party audit


Marianne Ibrahim, director of global compliance at Baker Hughes, offers several best practices for the auditing of third parties.


Lumber Liquidators to pay $33M for securities fraud


Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a discount retailer of hardwood flooring, will pay a total of $33 million in criminal and regulatory penalties for misleading investors concerning the sale of its laminate flooring from China to its customers in the United States.


Internal audit still vexed by data, third-party risks


Internal audit is making strides in steering its focus and resources toward companies’ emerging risks—but there’s still some work to be done, the IIA says.


Building a better board and the benefit of director self-assessments


Technological disruption, the dark side of corporate culture, and evolving expectations from diverse stakeholders are all making the job of director more challenging, says a report by EY’s Center for Board Matters.


Q&A: A view of bank risk from the battlefield


Compliance Week talked with Stuart Brock, director of Seal Software, about the risks faced by banks—not the least of which is third-party due diligence.


Special report: Third-party risk management


Compliance officers and chief risk officers of multinational companies are well-aware of the myriad risks that third parties pose in day-to-day operations.


Why continuous monitoring is crucial for TPRM


Three cautionary tales demonstrate the potential trouble a company can find itself in when third parties are not actively monitored.


Best practices in preventing a third-party data breach


Examining how “high-performing” organizations handle their third parties lights the path for companies looking to strengthen the weakest links in their data chains.

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Q&A: Five questions with a TPRM specialist

2019-01-07T14:49:00+00:00By Compliance Week

Abercrombie & Fitch Senior Compliance Counsel Rob Seibel, a specialist when it comes to the implementation of a third-party risk management program, discusses trends and challenges around managing risks with third parties.


The risks of outsourcing compliance


Using external firms and consultants can bolster the effectiveness of certain compliance functions. Abdicating too much responsibility, however, could draw the ire of regulators.


How to break up with a third party the right way


Not all business relationships have a happy-ever-after ending, but there are things both parties can do to mitigate the risks of a third-party breakup.


Special report: Third-party risk management


As firms increasingly turn to external partners, the risks they acquire can become an internal problem.


How Will Third-Party Risk Operating Models Evolve?

2018-12-18T14:00:00+00:00Provided by

Third-party risk has evolved over time as companies continue to leverage outside products and services to gain a competitive edge in their markets. Understanding the finer points of a third-party relationship and what real risks exist has led to an industry of people, process, and technology solutions available to help ...

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Rethinking Third Party Risk: How an Integrated Approach Can Help Solve TPRM Challenges

2018-12-11T14:00:00+00:00Provided by

Today’s most innovative business leaders are taking an integrated view of risk and compliance, rolling critical business risks from the across the enterprise into centralized dashboards and reporting tools. This approach, known as Integrated Risk Management, allows for strategy-based (not just compliance-based) decision making, a reduction in risk management point ...