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FSI CBOK Study: Effective Assurance Alone Is No Guarantee of Internal Audit Success

By Mike Thor, Managing Director
Leader of Protiviti’s North American Internal Audit practice

This year the internal audit agenda for the financial services industry is more than a little crowded. 417 more words

Internal Audit

Distance Learning Begins

My Distance Learning class started this week.  This is a language course (Mandarin, naturally) that’s all online, no classroom.  FSI’s website has everything you need: course materials, several ways to interact with your fellow students, and a mentor that guides you through the class.  367 more words


7th Annual NAPSA Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation

We are proud to be one of the newest sponsors for the 7th Annual NAPSA Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation. The National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) Summit aims at bringing together various industries to learn what role each plays in addressing elder financial exploitation and strategies on how to best coordinate information, strategies and tactics. 198 more words

Independent Financial Advisors

Don't be a burden, Part 1

Once we get to post in Shenyang, Diplowife will be working at the Consulate, and I’ll be on my own for 40+ hours a week.  In China.  389 more words


Days 12 - 16 - 6/25-6/29

So I’ve been really bad about updating, but to be fair, it’s been a crazy busy weekend. Read more to find out why I’ve been neglecting my blog. 284 more words

Summer 2016


Source: GizaDeathSTar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
July 23, 2016

In the aftermath of the “coup” in Turkey, there has been so much speculation on who was behind it, and why, that adding yet more grist to the mill may seem counterproductive. 738 more words


Week One and Team Building

Week one officially ended last Friday. This is still feeling like a dream. On Tuesday, I headed to FSI (Foreign Service Institute) to board the bus for our team building off site adventure with the A-100 class. 102 more words