Measures Combating Financial Crime in the spotlight

In attending EI’s impressive Big Ideas Event last week at the marvellous venue at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin, I was struck like so many by the inspirational words of Mark Pollock (he of the eponymous Trust) and especially around …

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Reflections on Enterprise Ireland’s Big Ideas Event 2017

On the back of the Council of Europe’s (GRECO) Fourth Evaluation Report, Ireland’s unsatisfactory compliance position (in providing effective preventive measures to combat corruption viz. ‘politicians, judges and prosecutors…’), it has …

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Now That The (Irish) Summer Is Here (where exactly?) …

As you’ve probably noticed, summer has arrived! Time to enjoy the Irish summer while it lasts.

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Reflections on the role of the chief compliance officer in managing regulatory change & engagement

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The financial industry is, we believe, at a crossroads in terms of how banks address the challenge of navigating regulatory compliance and managing a myriad of diverse stakeholders with ever-increasing expectations. We can see from the tsunami and velocity …

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Why data regulation can be like a Greek tragedy

FinTech – Financial institutions can feel there is no end to new governance, risk and compliance (GRC) rules, but things run smoother if they manage their data effectively, says business information evangelist Tom Butler (Professor in Business Information Systems at University College Cork and GRC Technology Centre Principal Investigator).

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What is ‘compliance’ and what is ‘compliance culture’ ?

Having grappled with and sought to evangelise the ‘meaning of compliance’ as a practitioner for over 25 years, I still struggle with how we seek to convey the purpose and essence of a word which has come to have even greater significance on our working lives…’

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