Businessman looking at audit figures

6 June, 2021

Finance chiefs fear audit reforms will cause increase in costs

Proposed audit reforms will increase operating costs for companies, according to new research. A survey of 250 finance chiefs, audit specialists and risk managers at UK-listed companies reveals 43%...
John Barker, ITI Capital

11 February, 2021

John Barker named as chair of ITI Capital

John Barker has joined financial services firm ITI Group as chair of regulated UK broker
Prudential website on a smartphone

5 February, 2021

Prudential appoints Chua Sock Koong and Ming Lu as NEDs

Prudential has appointed two new non-executive directors to join its board from May. Chua Sock Koong is former group chief executive of Singtel Group, one of Asia's largest telecoms businesses. She...
Businessmen shaking hands in from of cityscape

17 December, 2020

Covid and liquidity boost ‘mega’ M&A deals

Corporate finance junkies will have noticed the stream of M&A "mega deals" (those worth $5bn or more) over recent months, capped by news this week of
Stock market board

15 September, 2020

Share buybacks criticised for ‘short-term self-enrichment’ of executives

Share buybacks have earned themselves an unenviable reputation in recent years. And now they—and the executives who use them—are under attack again. Analysts this week unveiled a new scoring sy...

11 September, 2020

Board moves: Jane Fraser to take over as Citigroup CEO

Jane Fraser has been named as the new chief executive officer of Citigroup. Fraser joined Citigroup in 2004 i...
CVAs can help businesses through difficulties

15 July, 2020

CVAs: flexible business aid or delaying the inevitable?

Stories of companies going bust and redundancies currently litter news sites and TV bulletins. But a number of big name brands have opted to use a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) as a means of sur...
M&A, mergers and acquisitions

8 June, 2020

How failed M&A can destroy a director’s credibility

Big mergers and acquisitions (M&As) make their first splash in the headlines based on the huge price tags attached to them. “Abbvie acquires Allergan, $63bn”, “United Technologies acquires R...
WPP buybacks

1 April, 2020

Pushback on buybacks as global brands postpone plans

On Wednesday this week WPP, one of the world’s largest marketing and advertising companies, suspended a £950m buyback announced last year. A day later Adidas, a global sports brand announced postpo...
climate change

30 September, 2019

Sasja Beslik: global finance industry ‘is the key to a sustainable future’

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