Citigroup, Part III: Better Board Oversight

By Matt Kelly | October 18, 2020 |

Today we return to Citigroup and its $400 million regulatory settlement from earlier this month, a case that offers a cornucopia of lessons for risk and compliance professionals. This time around, we consider what Citi’s board will need to do to rectify the bank’s poor internal governance.  First, let’s recap the case so far. The…

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JBS, Internal Controls, and the FCPA

By Matt Kelly | October 16, 2020 |

Meat-processing giant JBS has agreed to pay $283.3 million to settle a brazen FCPA bribery scheme, with fascinating lessons for the compliance professional if you can endure the headache-inducing facts of the case.  The Justice Department and the Securities & Exchange Commission announced the settlement Wednesday. JBS’ parent company J&F Investments, headquartered in Brazil, pleaded…

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Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 16

By Matt Kelly | October 16, 2020 |

A rather gossipy Compliance Jobs Report this week! We have news from the cryptocurrency world, a promotion at University of Wisconsin, and yet another compliance professional tapped to serve on a corporate board. Numerous work anniversaries to note, and job openings from tech to engineering to auto parts. Plus our Meme of the Week. As…

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PCAOB Member Uncorks on Agenda

By Matt Kelly | October 14, 2020 |

One of the five members of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board blasted his own agency on Wednesday, saying that the regulator’s plans for the next 12 to 18 months are “a tragic mistake” that ignore the needs of investors and undermine the credibility of corporate financial reporting. The statement came from PCAOB board member…

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About Us

Technically, Radical Compliance is the personal blog of Matt Kelly, long-time writer and observer of the corporate compliance and GRC scene. I was a writer, editor, and publisher at Compliance Week, 2003 through 2015; some of you may know me from my career there. I also speak frequently at compliance conferences and other events, and will pretty much shoot the breeze on any compliance topic with anyone who asks.

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