Our company

 
WHO ARE WE?
Via Ethica provides customized consulting services for regulatory compliance and risk management projects.
OUR VALUES
Via Ethica Consulting is based upon the values "communication", "innovation" and "collaboration".
OUR VISION
ViaEthica Consulting contributes to building good and ethical business practices.

Our expertise

Via Ethica Consulting's expertise is best reflected in our past and current projects and successes:

 

RISK MANAGEMENT OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND FRAUD ("PCMLTFA")
We overhauled our client's framework of risk management of money laundering “The Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA)” and improve the process Know Your Client ("KYC") in order to better structure the auditing processes with regards to due diligence and increased scrutiny.
RISK MANAGEMENT OF TAX EVASION ("FATCA")
We have successfully implemented the "Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act" ("FATCA") regulations of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") of the United States at a Canadian bank, meeting the requirements of the amendment to the Income Tax Act, falling under the Canada Revenue Agency ("CRA"). This regulation aims to counter tax evasion by American taxpayers who hold accounts outside the United States.
RISK MANAGEMENT OF BANKRUPTCY ("FID")
We have implemented a mechanism of control for deposit liabilities available to customers in the event of a bankruptcy in accordance with the stipulations of the "Fast Insurance Determination" ("FID") of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) Act. The goal of the regulation is to enable financial institutions to quickly calculate the amount of insured deposits to be reimbursed to depositors in the case of bankruptcy.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND DATA
We have implemented a new governance in the organization in order to better meet legal requirements and to initiate steps to improve data quality and business intelligence ("BI") as a prerequisite for a successful of the implementation of regulatory proposals and compliance.
 
EXAMPLES OF UPCOMING REGULATIONS THAT WE CAN HELP YOU IMPLEMENT AT YOUR INSTITUTION:
      • Updated legislation on the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (“PCMLTFA”)
      • OECD guidelines regarding "Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Information in Tax Matters" to combat tax evasion,
      • the new IFRS 9 Standard,
      • Basel 4,
      • the governance on risk data aggregation and risk reporting ("RDARR")
    • …and many more to come!
 

Our services

ViaEthica Consulting's focus is the niche market of customized advice on matters concerning the delivery of regulatory compliance and risk management projects. We offer:

BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
We can work with you to help you to identify and solve your problems in regulatory implementation. We can support or manage your projects, applying business analysis methods developed by the International Institute of Business Analysis IIBA. We can help you plan and organize your projects in order to achieve your goals while respecting your time and budget constraints, using the methodology developed by the Project Management Institute PMI.
BUSINESS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
We can help you with the integration of regulations into your end-to-end business processes and by doing so help you identify potential avenues of improvement by providing you with a consistent and coherent view of "how the business machine operates" by adhering to the methodology developed by Lean Six Sigma.
FACILITATION AND WORKSHOPS
Is it absolutely essential for you to have your meetings and workshops run perfectly? We can offer you an impartial facilitation that will implement, execute and document the meeting. We use creative thinking and innovative decision making techniques to help you solve problems. This will be fun and engaging and the results that you will get will be impressive.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING
We can provide you with state-of-the-art tools and techniques to change your corporate culture in terms of the regulatory process and offer training tailored to your needs.

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Contact Us

  • skype: viaethica
  • info@viaethica.com
  • www.viaethica.com
  • Montreal, Québec, Canada