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Davos 2017: Responsive and responsible leadership in transportation

Some of the top minds in business and academia will converge on Davos again this week to take part in the 47th World Economic Forum. This year, delegates are convening to discuss the broad theme of Responsive and Responsible Leadership. … Continue reading →

Hong Kong to introduce new “Senior Managers Regime”

There was speculation, following the introduction of the Senior Managers Regime (SMR) in the U.K., that other regulators would follow suit and introduce similar regimes in their countries. It looks as if Hong Kong will now be the first to … Continue reading →

Modernizing employee communications to reflect our consumer experience

Millions of employees use Facebook, Google and Amazon.com every day. Sometimes, multiple times a day. And with their user experience, they receive targeted content and data in the way of advertisements like none other. Here’s an example. A while back … Continue reading →

Destruction of computer records leads to prison sentence for director

It may cross your mind to throw your computer out of the back window as the Serious Fraud Office comes knocking on the front door but, as a case decided just before Christmas 2016 shows, it is probably a terrible … Continue reading →

Horizon 2017: What are the biggest concerns and opportunities for retirement plan sponsors in the coming year?

With the ringing of the New Year now well past, it’s not too early for retirement plan sponsors to understand current opportunities and begin to watch for other priority issues that lie ahead in 2017. Concerns: Risk management, effectiveness and … Continue reading →

Decided: U.S. Securities Exchange Act Section10(b) applies to Sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipts

In a January 4, 2017 decision, the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S.D.J. denied defendants’ motion to dismiss claims under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act Section 10(b). The decision, held that because defendants sponsored American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) in the United … Continue reading →

Wearable tech: Consumer toy or business tool?

From fashion designers to tech players like Google and Snap, companies are exploring opportunities in the wearable tech market in a bid to replicate Fitbit’s success by adding new revenue and data streams to their businesses. This will help drive … Continue reading →

Discipline is key to ERM

Risk management matters the most when it is the most expensive and most difficult. But unless the regular steps of risk management have already become muscle memory, it is much less likely that you will even think to do your … Continue reading →

U.K. attitudes to rental risk are softening

With traditional investments underperforming, many institutions are warming to some of the risks involved in moving back into housing, although some are more risk averse than others. Continue reading →

Making U.K. directors personally liable for data privacy breaches

One proposal for the U.K.’s new Digital Economy Bill is for company directors to become personally liable for fines resulting from nuisance calls made by their companies. Continue reading →