In roiling markets, fraud rises. Banks want to understand why

Disruption from Ukraine and Covid puts managers on alert for misconduct, as risk controls are stretched to the max

Chaos and confusion are a breeding ground for dishonesty, in financial markets as elsewhere. The market volatility sparked by the Covid pandemic and, latterly, by events in Ukraine has raised the alert level for internal fraud within banks and other financial institutions. Managers are now scrambling to reassess their risk controls as sanctions against Russia force firms to dump investments or extricate themselves from business deals.

“The minute Russia went into Ukraine and the sanctions

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