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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 →

Leveraging data analytics to address workforce challenges

Human resources professionals are under intense pressure to use the wealth of employee data they have available to address a variety of workforce issues, from compensation to finding the right people. Yet many struggle with where and how to start … Continue reading →

Comment on the U.K.’s new National Cyber Security Strategy

In November 2016, the U.K. government published the new National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021, outlining the government’s plans for the U.K. and cyberspace. Continue reading →

Who benefits from the 21st Cures Act?

On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act (“Cures Act”). The legislation was designed to accelerate regulatory pathways for regenerative therapies to meet severe unmet medical needs. Within its provisions, the Bill will support President Obama and … Continue reading →

2016 Top 10 – #1: Latest on El Niño predictions for 2016: A looming La Niña?

El Niño continues to hold sway over global weather patterns, and its influence is likely to persist into Spring 2016.This is according to the El Niño Global Impact Forecast, a special report written by researchers at the National Center for … Continue reading →