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Risk management should be embedded within the culture of the organization so that everyone is focused on managing and optimizing risk.

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Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey 2014

Global Anti-Money Laundering Survey 2014
KPMG explores the ways in which organizations are preventing, detecting, and responding to anti-money laundering compliance risks.

Cross-border investigations: Are you prepared for the challenge?

Cross-border investigations
KPMG’s insights on conducting cross-border investigations based on the experience of investigations professionals around the world.

Global profiles of the fraudster: White-collar crime – present and future

Global profiles
KPMG analysis of 596 fraudsters member firms investigated and the constantly changing nature of fraud and the fraudster.

Developing a strong risk appetite program

Developing a strong risk appetite program
KPMG’s insights into the challenges associated with risk appetite program development.

KPMG 2013 IT Internal Audit Survey

2013 IT Internal Audit Survey
With risk firmly at the top of the global executive agenda, we are pleased to share with you the findings from two major global pieces of research by KPMG

Vital Risk Insights

Vital Risk Insights
The role of business intelligence software to monitor indicators of governance, risk and compliance (GRC).

Risk management is not the responsibility of a single department — it is the responsibility of everyone, from the chief executive down. Past corporate failings have been attributed to lack of accountability, strategy and transparency.

 

Tougher expectations by regulators and other stakeholders now mean that corporates and financial institutions should demonstrate better discipline, control and responsibility. Failure to keep on top of and comply with existing and emerging regulation could jeopardize reputations and livelihoods. How robust is your government, risk and compliance program?

 

Financial risks have probably never been more acute. Capital reserves, credit portfolios, investment policies and capital and debt profiles all demand constant scrutiny to adequately manage and mitigate risk.

 

Companies should also be vigilant about risks presented by suppliers. A counterparty who defaults on a contract, or whose business collapses, can have serious financial and reputational ramifications for connected parties.

 

Fraud risks can also increase when cash is tight. Some employees become more opportunistic — and external hackers more resourceful. They find security lax in areas of the business that used to be better resourced … and they strike. Are your systems and policies sufficiently robust to ward off the risk of fraud?

 

At the same time, many companies are more likely to pursue litigation for losses that they would otherwise endure in more prosperous times. Disputes arise as they seek to apportion blame to other parties for inappropriate or negligent behavior that results in financial or business loss. Could you end up as instigator or defendant in a litigation case?

 

With all these demands, internal audit is in many companies often elevated from pure compliance to a function that regularly reviews the risk profile for emerging risks and identifies trends as it keep its finger on the pulse of business performance. The chief risk officer, meanwhile, becomes increasingly involved in strategic decision-making where the emphasis is as much on risk as it is on growth.

 

Fortify your business. KPMG firms’ professionals provide the experience to help companies stay on track and deal with risks that could unhinge their business survival.

 

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