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It’s time to get personal about communicating the value of executive total rewards

When you hear executive compensation, what do you think about? Millionaires. Stock Options. Private jets. All of those are good possibilities. But what do you don’t probably think about are things like the 80 hour work weeks, constant business travel, … Continue reading →

A House of Commons Select Committee Spells Trouble for Company Directors, and Joy for the Plaintiffs’ Bar

A little while ago, I blogged about the Financial Reporting Council’s (“FRC”) proposal that it be given the power to impose sanctions on all listed company directors who preside over serious accounting irregularities. Now it seems these proposals not only … Continue reading →

Guide to GDPR for Tech, Media and Telecommunication Companies

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament voted to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. The purpose of the regulation is to further harmonise national data protection laws across … Continue reading →

Life after Brexit? Risks and Opportunities for U.K. Retailers

Rising inflation, less favorable exchange rates, higher import costs…these are but some of the challenges facing U.K. retailers in the post-Brexit world. As part of a series of updates on the effects of Brexit on various U.K. industries, Willis Towers … Continue reading →

Global survey: Cost of employer-provided health care benefits around the globe continues to climb with little relief in sight

The cost of employer-provided health care benefits around the globe continues to climb with little relief in sight, according to insurers responding to the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Global Medical Trends Survey. The survey results, published this month, is the … Continue reading →

What financial institutions need to know about the Financial CHOICE Act

Dodd-Frank is one step closer to getting repealed — but there’s still a ways to go. Financial regulatory reform is making its way through Washington. The House has passed the Financial CHOICE Act and the bill will now makes its … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis

Many European insurers’ existing financial and capital reporting processes are becoming increasingly unworkable and unsustainable in the face of burgeoning regulatory and accounting demands. Process transformation, rather than constant fire-fighting, is emerging as the only long-term solution. The Solvency II … Continue reading →

DOL’s new rule is now in effect — wave of fiduciary litigation may follow

No more delays. The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new fiduciary rule goes into effect today. While the DOL is willing to provide temporary enforcement relief to fiduciaries diligently working on compliance, the door is now open for civil litigation. What … Continue reading →

Influencing risk culture within the transport industry

A fatal tram accident, online retailers’ accusations of dangerous driving practices, and a conviction following a fatal road collision have pushed fleet operators and their risk management practices into the spotlight in recent months. As well as the human cost, … Continue reading →

Chronic labour shortage forecast for U.K. food and drink industry post Brexit

As part of a series of in depth articles on the effect of Brexit on various U.K. industries, Willis Towers Watson recently released its insights on the food and drink industry. Brexit has added to mounting concerns over a chronic … Continue reading →