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The investment strategies which pension funds need to put into place are complex and, in recent years, have been changing rapidly. The author looks at how change is affecting the landscape and at what risk strategies need to be put into place as well.
This is a briefing by the author on his PD Leake lecture given at the Chartered Accountants' hall earlier in the year. In it he examines the rise and rise of the risk industry and assesses the changes it has wrought in business life. He argues that unless the rise is halted we will see the...
Systemic risk is an elusive concept. The author suggests that the search for a proper definition can be fruitless but an understanding of its nature is essential.
Basel II will have a huge impact on the risk management of banks across Europe. The author assesses the findings of a survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers of what the likely results will be on the banking industry.
The author, a technical officer at the Association of Corporate Treasurers, describes the growth in the power of the rating agencies and explains the background and content of the new code which has been proposed to cover their activities in both the UK and the US.
There has been a lot of discussion and controversy surrounding the issue of corporate leadership, the value of the company and the level of executive remuneration. Clearly, there has been great discontent over expectations versus delivered results. The core aim of this article is a targeted...
The Combined Code enshrines the principles of corporate governance for UK companies. It has been very influential but many companies also question its value. The authors, with the help of survey results from Deloitte, assess the change which is being brought about.
Standards for the electronic recording, processing and distribution of financial and other business reports (“digital reporting”) can bring benefits both for external regulation and investor relations and for financial management and decision‐making within companies.
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