Mary Jo White, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, outlined her agency’s regulatory and enforcement priorities for 2014 during a talk Monday at the Annual Securities Regulation Institute.
She said more admissions will be sought.… Continue Reading
Accountants should provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of their clients accurately reflect the reality and that the internal accounting controls of their clients meet certain standards. There have been a number of cases in recent years where non-compliant behavior of issuers was egregious but accountants weren’t charged.… Continue Reading
The American Conference Institute is offering a new, one-day workshop on January 21, 2014 targeting audit and accounting professionals and their responsibility for implementing anti-corruption compliance programs and internal controls.
This seminar will precede the regularly scheduled FCPA Boot camp, a two-day event being held on January 22 and 23.… Continue Reading
The halls of regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world appear to be full of government officials investigating cases of bribery and corruption.
In China, there are allegations involving pharmaceutical companies and information brokers, and in the UK, we are still seeing the fall-out from the Libor scandal involving some of the world’s most respected financial institutions.… Continue Reading
A sweeping new company law in India is a major overhaul of the basic rules for corporate operation and an attempt to introduce greater transparency and improved corporate governance.
Like many things in India, there is much hope and even greater questions about the details and effectiveness of the new regime.… Continue Reading