Expectations for transaction monitoring (TM) governance are quickly evolving due to the complexity of detection systems, the demand for additional operational oversight, increased regulatory scrutiny and the need for an adequate control framework to guarantee proper risk management.
In January 2013, the updated version of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Integrated Internal Control Framework went into effect (https://www.coso.org/). If you’re wondering what this model is, you probably work for a privately held corporation or a non-profit or are very new to internal audit.
Social Media Risk: What it Means to Your Risk Profile
Social media platforms and applications have been implemented rapidly by most organizations over the past decade. New ways to utilize social media crop up weekly and new social media tools seem to hit the market just as frequently.
Positioning Compliance for Effectiveness
Positioning the compliance function for effectiveness is a matter of first defining the roles executive management and the board want the function to play. An understanding of those roles provides a powerful context for evaluating how to position the compliance function within the organization.
Most, if not all, business transactions executed today touch the information technology (IT) environment at some point in their lifecycle. As organizations plan for the next calendar year, it’s logical to regard the IT risk assessment as a critical component that should be reviewed through the internal audit function.
What is Financial Instrument Risk?
Buyers and sellers may enter into sub-optimal financial or commodity instrument structures that have been standardized for efficient electronic trading. Conversely, buyers and sellers may enter into transactions where some trade terms were not anticipated due to shortcomings in the electronic communication means portraying the transaction.
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