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KPMG Lower Gulf Head Quits Amidst Turmoil

by Starling Insights


Oct 26, 2022

Nader Haffer, head of KPMG in Dubai, recently announced his plans to step down as chair and chief executive of KPMG Lower Gulf. This decision comes as allegations of nepotism, cronyism, and partner discontent have plagued the business since July this year. Notably, several partners of the Dubai operation had previously complained about Haffar to KPMG’s global governing body, asking that they intervene and remove him from leadership...

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UAE Steps Up AML Controls

by Starling Insights


Jan 19, 2022
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2018 Overview of Regulatory Priorities Aimed at Culture and Conduct Challenges

by Starling Insights


Apr 10, 2018

The financial crisis caused regulators to re-think their approach to culture and conduct risk. This is no longer a “backseat issue” but, rather, an increasingly prominent priority, and we expect 2018 to mark a significant increase in attention to and action concerning this agenda. The volume of speeches by regulators cited herein attests to the growing awareness of the pressing need to “fix” culture at banks, particularly given the systemic risk it is seen to pose to financial stability

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