LONDON, 4 Nov. 2014, Ethics and compliance solution provider NAVEX Global, today published a new paper titled, 'The Future of U.K. Enforcement of Financial Crimes: Four Clues for 2015'.
The paper, authored by Andrew Foose, J.D., vice president of NAVEX Global’s Advisory Services Team, provides a detailed analysis of how financial crimes are likely to be enforced in 2015, guided by recent enforcement trends in the U.K., including:
- Imprisonment for senior executives convicted of financial crime.
- The cooperation of multi-nationals in investigations.
- The use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements.
- Rejection of 'whistleblower' bounties.
"The legal and compliance landscape is changing quickly, so it's up to organisations doing business in the U.K. to strengthen their compliance programmes to meet these new challenges," said Foose. "The measures for failing to do so are punitive - not only to companies but to individuals as well."
With regulators around the world taking a much tougher stance on financial crime, and the wide extraterritorial reach established by the U.K. Bribery Act impacting the vast majority of multi-national companies, NAVEX Global's whitepaper also offers organisations a five-point programme to follow, and provides the insights they’ll need to put a plan in place for shoring up their business conduct programmes in the coming year.
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