Author: Louisa Tomar

From left to right: Anna Kompanek, Gerry Zack, and Ken Jaques CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers podcast host Ken Jaques and CIPE’s Director of Global Programs Anna Kompanek, sat down with incoming CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), Gerry Zack. Zack discusses how fraud and compliance have evolved over the last 30… Read More

Photo Credit: CIPE During the 2018 spring meetings at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Managing Director, Christine Lagarde announced the IMF’s commitment to anti-corruption and governance reforms, potentially a marked change from the IMF’s long-standing policy of staying apolitical in matters that do not appear to directly affect macroeconomic stability – scandals from Moldova to… Read More

Photo Credit: Wikimedia  Since his election as President of South Africa in 2009, Jacob Zuma has been a controversial figure, mired in numerous corruption scandals. Even before Zuma took office, corruption plagued him. In 1999, an associate of his was arrested and convicted of bribing him in a $5 billion dollar arms deal. Zuma, the… Read More

Photo credit: GINNETTE RIQUELME / REUTERS Mexico’s economy did not do particularly well in 2017. In fact, the economic slowdown raises important questions about what politicians throughout the country should be promising in the upcoming July elections and to whom they should feel most accountable. Like much of the Americas this year, corruption will be… Read More

Photo Credit: ICIJ The Paradise Papers are the result of another impressive investigation of thousands of leaked documents from the Bahamian law firm, Appleby. The extent of offshore holdings is likely to bring about scrutiny on corporate excesses as well as additional pressure on governments to reign in tax haven jurisdictions and lax incorporation laws…. Read More

Photo Credit: Momentum  In May of 2017, TRACE launched the podcast “Bribe, Swindle or Steal”, hosted by TRACE President Alexandra Wrage. The podcast features interviews with professionals and luminaries in the field of financial crime including bribery, fraud, money-laundering, insider-training and sanctions. Tailored towards compliance professionals, “Bribe, Swindle or Steal” seeks to educate and entertain… Read More

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