Fraudster

Fighting insider threats: One size fits all doesn’t work

Stop insider threat before it walks through the door. Robust screening and vetting processes alongside traditional recruitment strategies can help spot red flags. And the periodic review of existing employees is also an essential countermeasure. Above all, when in doubt, seek outside help.
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White-collar crime in Switzerland causes losses in the billions

The most recent KPMG Forensic Fraud Barometer shows that Swiss courts tried 57 cases of white-collar crime in 2016. While this might be significantly fewer cases than the year before, the total losses exceeded CHF 1.4 billion, a record high since KPMG began gathering data.
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The anti-corruption journey of the DOJ and SEC

This article focuses on recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) trends and addresses the impact of the new DOJ pilot and the FCPA enforcements. It also highlights other relevant developments in the anti-bribery and corruption space.
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White-collar crime: the typical fraudster

Fraud is a global scourge that harms corporate reputations, costs millions and ruins lives. Criminal activities of this nature are taking their toll on numerous companies in Switzerland, too. Yet what does a typical fraudster look like? KPMG took a closer look at this question within the scope of an international study ‘Profile of a Fraudster’.
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FCPA Enforcement 2.0: A carrot and stick approach

After an impressive (monetary wise) 2014 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement year, we have seen a rather slow 2015. Last year, 11 companies paid around USD 133 million, while the year before ten companies paid a striking USD 1.6 billion to resolve FCPA cases. So what is in for 2016?
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Fraud Barometer: More cases but less loss?

The latest ‘KPMG Forensic Fraud Barometer’ reveals that Swiss courts processed 91 cases of white-collar crime last year, a record number. At CHF 280 million, however, total losses have fallen to their lowest level in eight years. The average loss per case was around CHF 3 million.
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