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The truth about directors’ duties in the U.K. and the business judgment rule

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Between 1742 and 2017 it seems there have been 130 cases in which the discharge of directors’ duties in the specific context of the business judgment rule has come under scrutiny by the English courts. In 82 of these, the … Continue reading →

Key steps for protecting your supply chain against terror attacks

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Terror attacks on global supply chains are on the rise. A report from British Standards Institute (BSI) estimates a 16% year-over-year increase within the last decade, with terrorist organizations striking supply chains an average of once a week. The report … Continue reading →

An employer’s guide to offering identity theft protection coverage to employees

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Identity theft protection (ID theft protection) is one of the fastest-growing benefits offered to employees today. But like many offerings that are relatively new to the market, employees may not fully understand how it works or what features such as … Continue reading →

The asset manager’s guide to assessing and evolving culture

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Many people hear the word culture and shrug – it’s a vague term explained by equally ambiguous words such as “philosophy,’’ ‘’ethos,’’ ‘’values” and “DNA.” As an investment manager focused on the concrete – portfolio returns, peer performance, due diligence, … Continue reading →

Beyond pension schemes: Employers can play a key role in guiding employees toward a secure retirement

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In Asia, personal savings have often been reserved for immediate or short-term needs, such as having children or planning a wedding. Saving for the long-term, and specifically, for retirement, was rarely thought of — particularly in societies with extended family … Continue reading →

Expansion has its challenges: Realizing the risks of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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The cornerstone of Chinese foreign policy provides domestic businesses with an opportunity to expand into new territories and develop new products and services. But there are dangers lurking within the possibilities. It’s a maxim in the insurance industry that with … Continue reading →

What could the Prudential Regulation Authority’s proposal on managing climate change risk mean for insurers?

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The launch of a consultation paper on the approaches to managing financial risks arising from climate change will transform the way that organizations do business. But how should insurers react – and what are the risks? The Prudential Regulation Authority … Continue reading →

Testing the water: How deep will organizations dive to address employees’ student loan debt?

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Some days, it feels as if I can’t read the news without seeing some statistic about student loan debt — from what the average student carries after graduation, which is now more than $37,000, to other startling national statistics with … Continue reading →

5 keys to modernizing employee benefits (Part 5 in a series)

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As we’ve been discussing throughout this series, several external drivers – from the changing nature of work and the workforce to digital disruption to employee expectations for transparency – necessitate a renewed focus on Total Rewards. In Part 3 of this … Continue reading →

Looking to succeed in credit markets? Diversity and a long time horizon can be your best friends

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Ever since the global financial crisis, we’ve found investors have been slow to diversify their fixed income portfolios, and for good reason: Mainstream corporate credit (including investment grade and high yield), have performed incredibly well, supported by declining interest rates, … Continue reading →