Traditionally not deemed as a ‘regulated’ industry, the Information Technology (IT-ITeS) is now among the key ones impacted by the changing and enhanced regulatory environment. Today, the sector is grappling with laws around stricter immigration, data localization and anti-corruption, as well as data governance and privacy. In addition to ensuring compliance with new and improved … More Focus on compliance and governance in the Indian IT-ITeS sector
In a recent incident of fraud unearthed at a multinational banking and financial services company in India, the internal auditor was arrested on charges of conspiring with other co-accused in deliberately failing to point out certain discrepancies. The National Company Law Tribunal added names of the internal auditors (present and former) as parties to the … More Internal auditor: Watchdog or bloodhound?
Global and Indian organizations have been under intense regulatory scrutiny on account of potential lapses in compliance or corporate governance, and an influx of fraud, bribery and corruption cases. Enforcement action has stepped with regulators such the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), UK’s Serious Fraud Office and Financial Services … More Unveiling fraud reporting trends in listed companies
Over the years, Germany and India have emerged as strong trade partners due to mutual co-operation over foreign policy matters, investments, and common values on democracy and free trade. Cross border collaboration has deepened over time and in May 2017, Germany and India signed 18 MoUs in key areas such as defence manufacturing, trade, intelligence … More Enhancing compliance still a challenge for businesses in India and Germany
The auto industry is undergoing rapid changes, operating in an increasingly complex and dynamic global landscape. There is a heightened focus on sustainability and innovation, resulting in auto companies forging strategic partnerships with stakeholders (employees, investors, vendors, sub-contractors and peer groups) based on mutual goals.
The Indian information technology and technology enabled services (IT-ITeS) industry continues to benefit significantly with an uptick in private equity investments. According to a report by Venture Intelligence, private equity investments in the sector rose in 2017, accounting for 46% of the investment value and growing by 140% to $11.4 billion. Today, the IT-ITeS sector … More IT-ITeS sector – Evolving through fraud risks and governance challenges
2016 was a watershed year for the Indian information technology (IT-ITeS) sector. Many companies continued on an upward growth trajectory, and, as per a report by India Brand Equity Foundation, the sector is looking to achieve 12%-14% growth by the end of the financial year 2016-17. Data from the report further highlights that the Indian … More Combating fraud and corruption risks in the IT-ITeS sector – recap of 2016 and outlook for 2017
The Indian pharmaceutical industry is currently undergoing many unprecedented changes. These range from emerging areas of science, new and improved drug variants and specialized services to evolving regulations and business models, making it one of the world’s most developed industries. Today, the sector ranks third in terms of volume and 13th in terms of value. … More Indian multinationals in the pharmaceutical sector need to operate a tighter compliance ship than before
Steven*, a working professional, approached a Registrar and Transfer Agent (RTA), Philip*, for transmission of shares bought by his father who passed away six years ago. He was alarmed when informed by Philip that the shares held by his father were dematerialised (converted from physical shares into electronic format) and had been sold through the stock … More Registrar and Transfer Agent Frauds – failure of governance over outsourced activities?
The concept of outsourcing has taken the business world by storm. Although, it has been woven to become one of the most used buzzwords in corporate jargon, there is still scope of it being misconstrued from a governance perspective.