Publications

Publications

The Institute for Global Financial Integrity will post publications that it deems of particular interest and significance in the support and promotion of professional excellence, ethics and integrity in the global financial sector.

  • LexisNexis®
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, riskmanagement, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic reas. LexisNexis® provides, through its Solution Centers, solutions on Anti-Money Laundering, Debt Collections, Intelligence Solutions, Revenue Recovery, Fraud Detection and Accounts Receivable Management.
http://www.lexisnexis.com/
  • CFA Institute
The CFA Institute Centre for Market Integrity published so far in 2009 six Financial Market Integrity Index Surveys on the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan and Hong Kong. On a scale of one (not ethical at all) to five (very ethical), the United States is scored in the 2 range for “slightly ethical” and the other countries typically at or around 3 for “somewhat” ethical.
http://www.cfapubs.org/loi/ccb
  • Transparency International
Transparency International published 2009 updates to its Global Corruption Barometer (GCB), Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and Briber Payers Index (BPI). All three documents paint an unsatisfactory picture of the levels of corruption that prevail around the world.
http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/gcb
http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/cpi
http://www.transparency.org/policy_research/surveys_indices/bpi
  • Global Witness
Global Witness published in 2009 its study “Undue Diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes” that highlights corrupt funds finding their way into the global financial system and the lack of resolve of certain banks to address compliance in dealing with the sources of such funds given the lack or ambiguity of regulation and law.
http://www.globalwitness.org/media_library_detail.php/735/en/undue_diligence_how_banks_do_business_with_corrupt
  • Financial Stability Board (FSB)
The Financial Stability Board, whose Charter was endorsed by the G20 at the September 2009 Pittsburgh meeting, has published in September 2009 three recent reports on “Improving Financial Regulation”, “Overview of Progress in Implementing, the London Summit Recommendations for Strengthening Financial Stability”,  and “FSB Principles for Sound Compensation Practices”. The reports are a forewarning to the regulatory and oversight environment that banking and other financial services worldwide can expect over the coming months and years. They capture the political will expressed by the G20 to firmly address the issues of financial behavior and systemic risk that are the root cause of the current financial and economic crises.
http://www.financialstabilityboard.org/
 


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