It may seem to bankers that they have been unfairly targeted by increasing compliance requirements recently. One directive after another has flowed down the pipe from regulators. But as firms have discovered, building and maintaining a culture of compliance and integrity brings with it many business rewards. What are the five best ways that financial institutions can weave compliance, business integrity and corporate social responsibility into all aspects of their operations?
Precious metals are viewed as safe investment havens, especially when other options suffer volatility; and perhaps surprisingly the metal leading the commodity pack so far in 2017 is palladium, used primarily by manufacturers of gasoline and hybrid vehicles. But before draining your bank account to invest in the precious metal, consider some factors that may make it not the wisest choice for the long-term.