Over the last years all financial institutions have been face with an increasingly complex set of domestic and international challenges. Meeting new requirements is an increasing challenge for the financial community particularly when it comes to Internal Audit. Internal Audit can play a more strategic role within the organization including identifying enterprise-wide cost efficiences, and with a risk-based approach providing strategic insight to improve business performance. Internal Auditors must focus on creating value by identifying, monitoring and providing early warning of new risks, improving processes and efficiency, being the catalyst for improvement, creating proactive relationship with the Management and the Audit Committee without jeopardizing their independence. Delivering all these requirements is one of the biggest challenges for Internal Auditors.
The aim of our Forum is to look at the impact of these new requirements Internal Audit has to face and explore how the financial sector can develop Internal Audit and so that it find its place at the heart of financial institutions.
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Thu, 02/07/2015 - 15:51
A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm. ... »
Mon, 29/06/2015 - 12:48
Sovereign wealth funds, though small in number and secretive in nature, wield considerable influence as investors as a result of their sizeable assets under management. This extract is taken from Preqin’s latest report which features exclusive content from the 2015 Preqin Sovereign Wealth Fund Review. ... »
Tue, 16/06/2015 - 09:57
Mergers and acquisitions in recent years have changed the face of hedge fund administration. Big custodial banks are likely to dominate the HFA space in years to come, forming one part of a barbell with a number of well-run, well-capitalised independent HFAs on the other end. This report examines the implications for both hedge funds and their administrators... »
Fri, 05/06/2015 - 12:06
The North American private debt industry has seen substantial growth in assets over the last decade. This extract from the Preqin Special Report: Private Debt in North America looks at the current state of private debt fundraising and funds currently in market. ... »
Wed, 27/05/2015 - 11:00
State Street Global Advisors has unveiled the results of an in-depth survey of 420 senior executives within global private and public pension plans, endowments, foundations and sovereign wealth funds, summarised in this keynote Hedgeweek Special Report... »