Level Global Investors have agreed to pay more than $21.5 million in fines to the SEC to settle charges that it’s Co-Founder, Anthony Chiasson, engaged in insider trading in the securities of of Dell Inc. and Nvidia Corp. Also charged was former analyst, Spyridon “Sam” Adondakis, five investment professionals, and the hedge fund advisory firm, Diamondback Capital Management.
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An effort made by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) to require companies to rotate their auditors is receiving an overall negative response from the community it would affect.
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CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, expresses confidence in the upswing of the economy based on the first-quarter results of the New York-based bank. Pointers of this are that the bank had set aside less budget to cover bad loans in its retail banking business, and that housing prices were beginning to improve. The bank funded $53 billion in mortgages, which is 37% higher than last year.
It’s been a big week for KPMG. They resigned as external audit from Herbalife and Skechers and fired the Senior Partner, Scott London, for insider trading. London had been at the firm for 29 years.
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The video touches on what motivates the average person to commit fraud; Pressure, Opportunity, and Rationalization. It also explains how accountability begins at the top level with the actions and attitude of the CEO, Board of Directors, and Audit Committee. Next it moves into suggestions for helping to prevent fraud, such as professional skepticism and training all employees to detect red flags. Last but not least, the video explains the importance of the Internal Auditor, who helps assess fraud risk and test the efficiency of internal controls.
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