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.
On account of a firm’s rather average financial performance, Alex*, a manager there was supposed to sensitize his team about the probability of increments for the year being lower than the expected ratio. Considering that the top performer from his team, Alan* would not take well to the proposition, Alex advised him, in confidence, that he … More The dark side of recruitment – a deceptive proposition
Would you randomly hand out the key to your home? Or maybe the user ID to your personal laptop or bank account? The answer is a definitive no. Then why do individuals not pay heed to maintaining the confidentiality of access credentials at their workplace? It is a well-known fact in this digital era that … More ‘Fraud buster’ series – Divulging the golden code
One of the key aspects discussed in the earlier blogpost, ‘Fraud buster’ series – Dealing with employee frauds, was that organizations can address employee frauds through job rotation and mandatory vacation policies, along with other internal controls. Taking a cue from that, it may be practical to consider the tenure of an individual in a certain … More ‘Fraud buster’ series – Can job rotation help diminish fraud risks?
Our last post on ‘Fraud buster series – Dealing with employee frauds’ covered some of the reasons for employees to be involved in fraudulent activities. In continuation with the same theme, the focus will now be on how companies are increasingly getting exposed to such fraud risks. If you think that an employee is a … More ‘Fraud buster’ series – Managing the complexities of employee frauds
The positivity emanating from the India growth story can sometimes be shrouded by a dark shadow – a danger called fraud. Over time, awareness levels around advanced threats have increased owing to focused regulatory changes; this has led companies to re-examine their business practices. However, there are still many instances when they may struggle to … More ‘Fraud buster’ series – Dealing with employee frauds