Hiding in plain sight

Posted by & filed under Conduct, criminal justice, Due diligence, Fraud, Sarah Everard, Vetting, Wayne Couzens.

There is always a clue. Sometimes more than one. Often hiding in plain sight, if only others used their eyes. On Friday, Wayne Couzens, a former Metropolitan Police officer and member of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Squad, authorised to carry a firearm, pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard earlier this year. He… Read more »

For Want of a Nail ……

Posted by & filed under Archegos, Banking ethics, Credit Suisse, Greensill, Learning lessons, Reputation, Risk assessment.

First – a definition. “Lessons learnt: lessons which are never learnt by those who need to learn them.” Today we learn that Credit Suisse has lost 4.4 billion Swiss francs following Archegos’ failure. This comes on top of its problems with Greensill, now in administration. This will result in a first quarter loss of ca…. Read more »