The European Banking Authority’s Opinion on De-Risking
The European Bank Authority (‘EBA’) encourages authorities to engage more actively with institutions regarding de-risking.
Insider trading, collusion, terrorist financing and money laundering, among other things, means that compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) carry considerable risk.
Supervisory authorities and regulators are responsible for monitoring compliance to AML obligations of members under their supervision. In cases of non-compliance they may apply disciplinary measures to persons falling under its supervision such as the imposition of administrative fines and amending, suspending or revoking their members’ operating license.
As part of this, firms are required to establish and maintain policies, procedures and control systems to prevent money laundering and to ensure the reporting of any cases that may be known or suspected.
Appropriate procedures should be implemented for:
Know Your Client (KYC)
Recognising and reporting suspicions of money laundering
The education and training of all employees
Verification on a regular basis of compliance with policies, procedures and control systems relating to anti-money laundering activities through reports submitted to the relevant authorities and regulators
Compliance and legal risks are significant to your company’s daily business operations. In recent years, these risks have become a top priority for financial organisations who seek to grow in a progressively challenging business environment, whilst operating in an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. New regulatory initiatives are impacting firms on a local and international level.
Organisations are subject to growing scrutiny and oversight and are under pressure to demonstrate adequate control over operational, financial and regulatory risks.
Our team of experts at FAI Comply is able to assist your company in this changing landscape and offer high-quality advice on a broad range of regulatory issues. We seek to understand your business and provide you with practical and cost-effective solutions, through our responsive and flexible approach.
Due diligence reporting
Comprehensive reviews of business, legal and financial affairs
Assist clients in making informed decisions
Know about the risks and opportunities of your potential investment
Assist firms in the implementation of their own internal due diligence processes
Responding quickly and efficiently to alleged or suspected fraud, misconduct or other improprieties
Provide your company the support it needs with our experience
Conduct a prompt, cost effective and objective investigation
Identifying and recommending appropriate remedial actions
Due diligence reporting
FAI Comply undertakes enhanced due diligence exercises and comprehensive reviews of business, legal and financial affairs with the aim of assisting our clients in making informed decisions, through our assessment of business proposals.
We believe it is important for you to know about the risks and opportunities of your potential investment. Our approach to due diligence allows us to focus on those matters which concern you most and which may have an impact on your negotiating position. Due diligence reports can include investigation into a target company’s qualifications, operating and financial status, government relations and adverse records, as well as into the backgrounds of shareholders and senior management.
With our extensive experience in conducting due diligence assessments, FAI Comply is further able to assist firms in the implementation of their own internal due diligence processes, training staff to be able to assess all business relationships, thereby embedding a culture of thoroughness and diligence into your organisation.
Responding quickly and efficiently to alleged or suspected fraud, misconduct or other improprieties is critical to all financial organisations. Integrity and transparency are key components to any business wishing to succeed, and such instances may undermine or cause irrevocable damage to a firm’s reputation.
FAI Comply conducts a range of inquiries for firms that may lack the resources or skills to competently conduct a prompt, cost effective and objective investigation in-house. Our team is here to provide your company the support it needs by utilising our experience into matters such as employee misconduct, whether related to bribery, corruption, fraud or theft, and violations of laws, regulations and internal policies.
You will be able to coordinate with independent and impartial professionals, who can evaluate the implications of such investigations, identifying and recommending appropriate remedial actions.
In the financial world, the ever-evolving set of regulations following the recent financial crises have highlighted the critical importance of having highly defined risk management controls. It has fast become one of the top regulatory concerns of the financial services and banking industry.
For financial institutions, it has meant establishing and maintaining highly defined processes to identify, analyse, and most importantly manage risks, in order to achieve regulatory compliance and deal with everyday risks that could potentially impact a firm’s operations.
FAI Comply has extensive knowledge in the field of risk management and our services involve the individual and tailor-made development of forward-thinking risk management processes and policies for our clients. We perform full reviews, evaluating the risk governance framework of a firm, providing recommendations for better management and control of risk.
Evaluation of market risk, credit risk, operational risk and asset/liability management processes and methodologies
Design, development and implementation of integrated risk management processes
Design and development of risk management policies and procedures
Design and development of risk measurement and limit allocation methodologies
Implement market and operational risk measurement management tools
Provision of dedicated outsourced risk managers or risk management consultancy support