Is there a bank leadership problem?

In our sister newsleter, Finance & Money Edge, we brought up the fact HSBC, one of Britain’s largest international banks, has been found to have let a large sum of illicit funds flow through it (again).

From past conversations with our Compliance & Risk experts too, it sounds like combatting money laundering hasn’t really been treated as a priority (despite hefty fines).

I remember speaking to former senior bank executive for an American bank and she gave me the impression that their mandatory “compliance” training was treated mostly as a checkbox on a to-do list.

It begs the question of whether this is a bank leadership problem?

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