Financial crime includes, for example, fraud (for instance, fraud related to bankruptcy and insurance), insider trading and money laundering. The phenomenon of financial crimes has become more and more complex and in certain cases, undermines the integrity of individuals and organizations (for instance, identity theft, credit card fraud).
The CIBC Research Chair on Financial Integrity aims to develop means to better prevent financial crime, in the context of organizational cultures and corporate governance rules. Researchers will try to better understand how a corporate culture of integrity could contribute to enhance such means of prevention.
They will look at organizational changes which should be made regarding governance practices and structures as well as ethical leadership from top managers.