Kenneth Barden
Independent Legal Services Professional
Kenneth Barden is a Senior Anticorruption and Good Governance Advisor with the Governance and Rule of Law Team at USAID. For many years, Ken was an independent consultant for several international development projects, including ones funded by USAID, the MCC, World Bank, UN, Asian Development Bank and others. Ken served as Team Leader for the USAID-administered MCC Threshold Indonesia Control of Corruption Project in Indonesia, working on anticorruption and judicial reform. Immediately prior to joining USAID, Ken was with the USAID Modernizing Financial Institutions project in the West Bank, where he led implementation of anti-money laundering and anticorruption activities. Ken's experience includes work in Eastern Europe, Central and Southeastern Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa. He also has over 15 years of experience in municipal government. Ken holds a Juris Doctor from Indiana University, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from University of Indianapolis, as well as post-graduate work in Disaster Management from the University of Wisconsin and in International Humanitarian Law from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), in Hyderabad, India.
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Procurement Fraud: Pay to Play and other Schemes
Procurement fraud can occur in almost any business, especially those that rely heavily on products or services from third party vendors. This type of fraud can be used by insiders to enrich their own interests, can be used by one or more potential vendors to extract payments in excess of the real value of the goods/services obtained, or a combination of internal/external participants. It can involve acts of bribery, kick-backs, or other forms of theft. It can be used by unscrupulous vendors to unload inferior products, goods or services or as a means to commit other crimes, such as money laundering. Procurement fraud can end up costing businesses billions of dollars each year. There are strategies to undertake that can help to prevent and mitigate the loss from procurement fraud.
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OFAC Risk Assessment Compliance
This webinar will review current OFAC sanctions programs and describe methods for identifying and assessing potential risks business and individuals must be aware of when conducting overseas business.
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Detecting and Auditing for Fraud in Financial Statements: Identifying the "Red Flags" and Risk Management Techniques
This AML compliance webinar will look at the use of financial statements as a tool to commit fraud upon the financial sector and investors and common tricks used by fraudsters, as well as identifying "red flags" for potential problems. The webinar will provide attendees insights on analyzing financial statements and reports for fraud.
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Navigating Through the New age of Know Your Customer (KYC) - How to Implement Requirements & Ensuring Compliance That Also Benefits your Institution
This webinar will look at how banks, financial institutions and other organizations can implement proper "Know Your Customer" and related due diligence requirements. The emerging requirement of beneficial ownership will be highlighted, along with the necessity for regular updating of records. The emerging issue of beneficial ownership and how it relates to KYC will be outlined, as well as how such activities can be used to improve business opportunities and not just meet regulatory requirements.
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Federal Corrupt Practices Act - How Your Institution Can Comply
Corruption poses a risk to virtually any business. Enforcement actions taken against companies who have either engaged in corruption or who have failed to implement appropriate anti-corruption efforts have increased in recent years. This webinar will discuss the FCPA and potential pitfalls that US businesses must be aware of when conducting overseas business. The presentation will look at the history and development of anti-corruption laws; examine the legal and recordkeeping requirements, as well as the potential penalties and sanctions for violation. Case studies will be presented and guidance provided as to steps a company can take to help prevent it from becoming a target. US businesses conducting activities or transactions overseas need to be aware of the restrictions placed upon them by US law with respect to how contracts may be entered into.
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Implications of the US PATRIOT Act for International Financial Services Agencies
This Financial services training program will examine the provisions of the PATRIOT Act that affect international financial institutions, along with recent regulations implementing those provisions.
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Financial Statement Fraud and Identifying Red Flags
This AML compliance webinar will look at the use of financial statements as a tool to commit fraud upon the financial sector and investors and common tricks used by fraudsters, as well as identifying “red flags” for potential problems.
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Developing a Risk-Management Matrix for Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs) to Comply with AML Laws
Non-bank financial institutions are increasingly facing pressure from regulators for more effective risk screening and management to prevent those institutions and their products and services from abuse and exploitation for fraud, corruption, money laundering and other financial crimes. These regulations call for such institutions to develop and implement appropriate risk identification and management frameworks within which to identify potential risks and determination how best to mitigate or avoid those with high risk potential. This one-hour presentation will examine approaches and strategies for non-bank financial institutions to take in creating an effective and viable risk management system.
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Knowing Your Customer - How to Implement Requirements in a Way that also benefits your institution
This webinar will look at how banks, financial institutions and other organizations can implement proper "Know Your Customer" and related due diligence requirements. The emerging requirement of beneficial ownership will be highlighted, along with the necessity for regular updating of records. The emerging issue of beneficial ownership and how it relates to KYC will be outlined, as well as how such activities can be used to improve business opportunities and not just meet regulatory requirements.
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