financial services

16 January, 2019

Special report: Future-proofing financial services

Financial services firms are facing an unprecedented raft of challenges. Since the financial crisis, a new regulatory environment has forced a revamp of the responsibilities of boards, pushing functio...
RBS

30 May, 2018

Board moves at RBS; BP; and Safestyle

RBS The chief financial officer of RBS has quit ahead of the bank’s AGM. Ewen Stevenson announced his departure today, following an “orderly handover” of his responsibilities. Chief...
banking regulation, Atkis

18 May, 2018

Why it is time to take stock of governance in banking

The previous “light-touch” model of bank regulation that preceded and created the conditions for the global financial crisis has been replaced by a far stricter supervisory regime, following the i...
M&A, NEDs

31 October, 2017

M&A post-crisis: the changing role of the NED

After the financial crisis of 2007–2008, mergers and acquisitions dried up. However, recent figures show that deals are back, causing a frisson in the markets. But w...
European Banking Authority

28 September, 2017

European banking authorities urge greater diversity among managers

European financial institutions should improve the diversity of their management bodies to ensure sound governance, said the European Banking Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authorit...
KPMG, audit, Big Four

20 September, 2017

Audit firm KPMG cleared over HBOS audit after 2007 financial crisis

A regulatory investigation has cleared KPMG over its audit of HBOS bank in 2007 as the financial crisis struck City institutions. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced yesterday that its ...
executive behaviour, executive education, directors

7 September, 2017

Improve executive behaviour with better board education

The prime minister’s introductory letter to the government’s Green Paper on corporate governance reform in November 2016 explained that one o...

17 June, 2015

Integration is the key

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