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When risk increases, the natural response is to take action to reduce that risk. But not every increase requires action. In fact, it may distract you from more important issues.

I’m talking about the risk of treating every risk the same.

Astute observers of risk have a variety of tools to monitor risk, from near real-time indicators to audits, exams, and reviews. But it’s not enough to recognize that risk has increased. Its ultimate impact must be considered.

For example, a review might show that e

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File an FBAR or Find Yourself Behind Bars

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A few years ago the IRS offered a tax amnesty program for US citizens who failed to declare assets held in foreign bank accounts. This came on the heels of a highly publicized legal action against UBS. The IRS forced the Swiss based bank to turn over the account information of US citizens. The IRS was clamping down on tax evaders, exploiting the protection of Switzerland's bank secrecy laws to hide income and assets. The IRS was looking to determine if FBARs had been filed by the banks American
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Conflict Minerals and Supply Chain Risk

Conflict Minerals Reporting Requirement Struck Down
 
Received a timely Good Friday Alert from Nixon Peabody about a recent district court ruling on regulations concerning Conflict Minerals. Conflict minerals are mined in areas where conditions of armed conflict exist. The minerals, extracted with forced labor under conditions employing human rights abuse, is common in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rebel groups use the proceeds from the sale of conflict minerals to finance armies to enri
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