Employee Theft (aka Fraud, Fidelity, White Collar Crime) in Canada

Here is another good example that Canadian companies are not immune to employee theft. The Toronto Star reports, here, of Controller Timothy Rodkin, 42, sentenced to five years for defrauding his employer, a medical research firm. The reported value of the loss was $12 million, but even with that amount of loss, in a private company, a for...
Posted: 5/22/2012 10:35:05 AM by MSI

Investor Protection

Exempt Market Dealer: Private Issuer and the Accredited Investor There are changes afoot. The issues include, but are not limited to, proposed amendments to National Instrument 45-106 and its definitions of Private Issuer and Accredited Investor Exemptions; and Trapeze Asset Management. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) completed pu...
Posted: 5/16/2012 4:30:16 PM by MSI

Pension Plan Risk: Conversion of Defined Contribution Plan to Defined Benefit Plan

The trigger for this post was the G&M Article by Janet McFarland, here, July 18, 2011, titled  “The hidden costs of switching to a cheaper pension plan”. Janet raises some good points that might not be considered by companies considering closing access to their Defined Benefit Plan and offering only a Defined Contribut...
Posted: 7/19/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Crime / Fidelity / Bond / 3D / Employee Theft / Financial Institution Bond / Fraud Insurance

Denial of Crime Coverage for MisrepresentationLike most types of insurance coverage there can be many names within the same family of insurance policies. I will use them indiscriminately in this post, because it helps with Search Engine Optimization.There are also a number of terms directly associated with the Bond, including but not limited to,...
Posted: 7/9/2010 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

IFRS and D&O Insurance Implications

For many years (on and off) I have followed the writings of Al Rosen, principal of Rosen & Associates, a forensic accounting firm in Toronto, and of Accountability Research Corp., an independent research company “free from money management conflicts,” here and here. The first thing that caught my attention was the ...
Posted: 6/30/2010 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

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