Michael Herskovich, BNP Paribas

28 May, 2018

An asset to responsible investment: Michael Herskovich, BNP Paribas

While other asset managers may make bigger headlines, BNP Paribas Asset Management’s record on integrating social and environmental factors into their decision-making makes others look like latecome...
share buybacks, investments, finance

23 May, 2018

Buyback mountain: why the rise in share buybacks is causing concern

Share buybacks are under suspicion. So numerous have they become that there is disquiet among policymakers that something is not quite right. At a time when investment levels remain low, the big ca...
Big Four, PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG

18 May, 2018

The audit market concentration ratchet strengthens case for reform

Every few years significant concerns are expressed about the market for external audit services, which is dominated by the Big Four firms. Typically, these concerns are triggered by a corporate collap...
Secret Ned, gender pay gap reporting

18 May, 2018

The gloves are off: gender pay gap reporting and dirty tricks

How do cheating at cricket, the values of a world-class boxer and executive pay all connect? In the news recently was the Aussie ball-tampering incident, involving the application of sandpaper to c...
women in business, gender pay gap, gender diversity, equal pay

18 May, 2018

LGIM launches gender diversity fund to promote women on boards

Asset manager Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has underlined the importance of women in the boardroom by launching the first "gender orientated fund" to  focus on UK-listed companies...
Ashurst, M&A, corporate venture capital

18 May, 2018

Preparation key for growing trend of corporate venture capital deals

When the business pages write about venture capital they usually fail to make an important distinction. Though VC deals make for attention-grabbing headlines, it is corporate venture capital investmen...
Audit stamp, audit quality, auditor reporting

10 May, 2018

‘Professional scepticism’ must be further embedded into audit firms’ culture

Greater consideration must be made by auditors into embedding a culture where integrity and professional scepticism are fundamental to their work, according to a new report by accounting watchdog the ...
Credit Suisse

16 April, 2018

Credit Suisse faces further ructions over boardroom pay

Credit Suisse Group has become the latest company to face opposition over pay for executives, according to reports. The banking group has changed is executive pay scheme, but
Big Four, PwC, Deloitte, EY, KPMG

1 April, 2018

Grant Thornton’s decision throws a cloud over audit market

After a huge effort to reform the audit market with European Union legislation, it now appears that auditors and audit in the UK seem to be struck by profound uncertainty all over again. A successi...

29 March, 2018

Watchdog to review Aviva’s plan to cancel preference shares

Aviva could face a regulatory probe over efforts to cancel £450m in preference shares. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has confirmed in a letter to a powerful House of Commons committee that...