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regulating financial markets

.Because most global companies concentrate on making their systems operate as efficiently and functional as possible, they can lack the agility and appropriate mindset to navigate and manage reputational risk and its underlying drivers with alacrity. Compounding the challenge can be corporate dependence on rules-based compliance systems to manage risk. These are situations in which agents are motivated by incentives that reflect legal, regulatory and political constraints rather than (and frequently at the expense of) moral and ethical imperatives. Professor Caroline Kaeb at the University Connecticut Business School concludes that rules-based compliance systems possess far greater hidden costs that prevent maximum compliance at a level of economic efficiency. In addition, rules-based systems often pose design challenges. Their rules are over- or under-inclusive. Therefore, they are unsustainable since global risk has become fragmented and increasingly qualitative, simultaneously…