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In this new podcast series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors. Over this series will take a deep dive into the most prominent accounting scandal and business failure in Germany since World War II, the Wirecard scandal. In this podcast series, we look at the main characters, the fraud they engaged in and how they did it, the professional services firms which facilitated the rise and fall of Wirecard and the wholesale failure of the German regulatory regime to reign in Wirecard. As Bette Davis said, “Put on your seat belt.”

The Wirecard Sag‪a‬ Tom Fox and Mikhail Reider-Gordon

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In this new podcast series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors. Over this series will take a deep dive into the most prominent accounting scandal and business failure in Germany since World War II, the Wirecard scandal. In this podcast series, we look at the main characters, the fraud they engaged in and how they did it, the professional services firms which facilitated the rise and fall of Wirecard and the wholesale failure of the German regulatory regime to reign in Wirecard. As Bette Davis said, “Put on your seat belt.”

    Confidence Tricks

    Confidence Tricks

    Welcome to the latest edition to the Compliance Podcast Network, The Wirecard Saga. In this series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the gaps in compliance in not simply Wirecard but in those entities which facilitated Wirecard or did business with Wirecard.
     
    Some of the highlights include: 

    IC Loses Confidence in Regulators

    Stock Exchange Shrugs

    FREP Head: Rules Don’t Apply To Me

    HÜSt Shocked

    BaFin Economical With the Truth

    Feeble Efforts

    von Knoop’s Social Life in Ruins

    Weiss Sings Like Canary

    Marsalek’s Confidence Trick

    Austria Spies on German MPs

    Schmidbauer Consults

    Novomatic


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    • 48 min
    Gaps in Compliance

    Gaps in Compliance

    Welcome to the latest edition to the Compliance Podcast Network, The Wirecard Saga. In this series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors.  In this episode, we take a deep dive into the gaps in compliance in not simply Wirecard but in those entities which facilitated Wirecard or did business with Wirecard. 
    Some of the highlights include: 
    ·        Hufeld Heaved Aside
    ·       BaFin Day Traders
    ·       Fact Finding Scheutz
    ·       Top Officer Lobbies
    ·       Nobody Knows Us
    ·       Bavarian State Officials
    ·       Guttenberg Resurfaces
    ·       Augustus Intelligence
    ·       BKLA Holds AML Chat
    ·       Cash On the Move
    ·       Supervision Totally Inadequate
    ·       Banking Firtash
    ·       Corporatocracy
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    • 1 hr
    The Revolving Door

    The Revolving Door

    Welcome to the latest edition to the Compliance Podcast Network, The Wirecard Saga. In this series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the government officials ensnared in the Wirecard scandal and how the German (and other countries) revolving door between the public and private sector lead to the corridors of corruption.
    Some of the highlights include: 

    Austria Arrests Government Officials

    Ass Aground

    Extorting Porn Barons

    Self-Regulation Shortcomings

    Who Approved These Loans?!

    Follow the Money

    Bauer’s Autopsy

    Less Convincing Answers for Banks

    Deutsche Bank’s Naughty Boy

    Chancellery’s Revolving Door

    Housefrau Brokers Deal in PRC

    Fritsche Multitasks in DE & AT

    Moscow Nights with Marsalek and Sobotka

    Brigadier Builds Contracts


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    • 50 min
    The Family Tree

    The Family Tree

    Welcome to the latest edition to the Compliance Podcast Network, The Wirecard Saga. In this series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the government officials ensnared in the Wirecard scandal, Wirecard nexus to the MNC scandal and more dodgy deals. All this and much more in the Family Tree edition.
    Some of the highlights include: 

    Short Sellers Strike Again

    Wirecard Nexus to MNC Scandal

    BR Shetty’s Empire Falls

    Finablr Enables Dirty Deals

    Muddy Waters Alleges EY Too Cozy

    India & UAE Wirecard Execs Like Unimoni

    Knoechelmann and Partners Share Everything

    DPO, Acona, Wirecard and Apis Co-Mingle

    DPO Goes Shopping

    Network International Buys Into the Action

    More Dodgy Deals In India

    All Roads Lead to Singapore


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    • 42 min
    Go Big or Go Home

    Go Big or Go Home

    Welcome to the latest edition to the Compliance Podcast Network, The Wirecard Saga. In this series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the former government officials who became Wirecard lobbyists, Wirecard goes big in China as Merkel whispers and then stumbles. All this and much more in the Go Big or Go Home edition.
     Some of the highlights include:

    Current event wrap up;

    Investigative Committee grills top government officials;

    Former Minister Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg Don’t-call-me-a-lobbyist, who is BFF with Wirecard BD Georg von Waldenfels; holds private chit-chats with Merkel;

    Wirecard seeks access to China and the Chancellor whispers in Xi’s ear;

    All AllScore, All the Time;

    Big Trouble in Little China;

    Papageorgieu counsels no assistance but then the Ministry of Finance weighs in;

    Merkel and her government stumble; and

    Former minister Klaus-Dieter Fritsche is a consultant too.


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    • 42 min
    Who Watches the Watchers?

    Who Watches the Watchers?

    Welcome to the latest edition to the Compliance Podcast Network, The Wirecard Saga. In this series, I am joined by Mikhail Reider-Gordon, Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors.  In this episode, we take a deep dive into the conflicts of interest by German regulators who were investing in Wirecard while (allegedly) regulating it, EY clams up, whistleblowers and investigating crimes or not; all in the Who Watches the Watchers edition. 
    Some of the highlights include: 

    Current events;

    Head of APAS invests in Wirecard and the Investigative Committee is Astonished;

    What is a Conflict of Interest after all and does hindsight affords clear vision?

    EY is certainly economical with the truth;

    Germany’s two-tier system, drowning in risk pools and regulators don’t read; 

    Whistleblowers galore (but not enough for the 12 Days of Christmas);

    BaFin-detecting crime is not our remit; and 

    What were all the missed opportunities.


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    • 1 hr 1 min

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It would be particularly interesting to understand which Law firms helped to facilitate the Wirecard situation. Detail examination of the techniques used to silence whistleblowers.

We’ve focussed a lot on EY, KPMG but not enough on the conduct of law firms!

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