Corruption and financial (cyber) risk: the joys of the global financial structure

Meet M. Juan Carlos Lara, a financial leader in wealth management ranked among the “Top 100 People in Finance in 2018” for his efforts in pursuing sustainable development through finance

06 Nov 2019

Juan Carlos holds a background in various branches of the financial sector, including trading, brokerage and stock exchange, private banking, asset and wealth management and financial advisory. Most importantly, he acquired particular knowledge of how the financial system works from a global, cultural and geographical perspective, having travelled to the US from his Mexican homeland until settling in Switzerland.

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A walk through a slice of the financial system

I had the pleasure to meet him at a Swiss event on freedom and security online, where we could first approach the theme that would later become this episode’s object: how to fight widespread corruption and increase oversight in finance.

Currently, Juan Carlos pursues these efforts by managing the Point5Family Offices in Switzerland, an asset management and advisory firm committed to full disclosure in the provision of real, alternative financial products to its customers, as well as to foster women empowerment via its collaboration with the international NGO Graduate Women International.

A pioneer in finance, Juan Carlos sees the financial system as a viable tool to make sustainable development happen – tune in to discover everything about the ESG Lab and its mission!

Financial super structures

In this episode, we covered a broad range of current topics in finance, including risk assessment mechanisms, due diligence investigations and the pervasiveness of corruption.

We then swam in grey – the blurred lines between survival and graft – to grasp the far-reaching impact of corruption in our daily lives.

Listen now to an experienced financial leader speaking to what he sees as the most critical trends characterising the financial system – and, by result, all of us – nowadays and, presumably, in the foreseeable future.

Juan Carlos Lara, a pioneer in finance.

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