Culture, oversight and fraud prevention

When fraud can be fatal


As businesses change in response to new regulation, ranging from the Bribery Act and Fatca to Solvency II, their exposure to fraud risk changes as well. Anti-fraud precautions, then, are a key part of managing regulatory change. But operational risk managers could be going about fraud prevention the wrong way – soft defences such as cultural change and informal intelligence can be better than formal checks which can be bypassed. The institution of controls on individual business functio