At Mazars we believe the best possible answers to the current regulations and reputational challenges will emerge from "collective intelligence" - shared values serving the common good, a public spirited and reformist dynamic. The companies, communities and countries who are moving forwards are noticeably those who are capable of contributing to a common purpose and shine a light on the current complexities.

Banking’s Important Factors of Trust & Compliance

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As we slowly emerge from the greatest economic and banking crises encountered in more than three-quarters of a century, it is clear the successful banks in the new environment will be those that could be described as “good banks”.

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What is a good bank ?

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Defining what is a “Good Bank” can lead to us to reflect on a number of important considerations. But let us turn that thought on its head for a moment and consider the definition of what is a ‘Bad Bank’.

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Emir: a road paved with good intentions?

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EMIR has been designed by both EU Member States and institutions to prevent a repeat of the dysfunctions and lack of transparency in the OTC derivative market recorded during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Interview with Joseph J. DePaolo, CEO of Signature Bank

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Is the banking industry too regulated/not regulated enough?

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Interview with Michele Rutigliano, Full Professor of Banking and Finance, University of Verona, SDA Bocconi School of Management

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It is necessary for banks to show respect and support for to the ‘spirit’ of ‘a good bank’ - a change in thinking and a greater severity of punishment for bad management.

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The Good Bank model already exists, doesn’t it?

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Micro Finance is no longer a marginal sector of banking restricted to a few emerging countries.

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A good bank requires good supervision

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To be a ‘good bank’, a bank must be efficient, innovative and trustworthy. Given its central role at the heart of the economy and financial system and the risks associated with fulfilling its role, banks have to operate within an environment subject to laws, regulations and directives.

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Interview with Geoffrey P. Miller

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Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law Director, Center for Financial Institutions New York University School of Law

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Can banks be good?

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For the Good Bank to demonstrate corporate social responsibility it would need to consider the environmental sustainability of its actions and that of its clients.

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A Paradigm Shift – Seeking Transparency in Global Tax Law

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After an era of banking secrecy defined by unreported offshore accounts and abusive transactions, a tangible shift in policy is rapidly taking shape. Spearheaded by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and supported by the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), nations and international financial centers alike are being left with little choice but to join the tide of tax transparency, as new international standards and agreements are forged.

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