documents, business papers, board packs, board papers

14 February, 2019

How information overload can threaten board effectiveness

The composition of boards, their agenda and processes for decision-making are critical to ensuring boards discharge their responsibilities. But the quality of their decision-making is critically depen...
boardroom, board executives

14 February, 2019

Establishing vision and values in financial services

The global financial crisis had at its heart a failure of governance and oversight. Controls were ineffective, non-executives did not challenge and relationships broke down with regulators. Boards ...
ESG, environment, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Why integrating ESG is the key to sustainable business

Many of the world’s leading companies have ESG policies embedded within their operations. Some, like Unilever, place their credentials at the forefront of their corporate identity; others may not se...
corporate governance, uncertainty, Macron, Trump, May, AI, sustainability

14 February, 2019

Strategic decision-making in a fast-changing world

The future is hard to predict, and the current pace of change poses more questions than it answers. What impact will shifting global demographics and increasing longevity have on investment strategies...
digital strategy

14 February, 2019

A disruptive influence: how new technology is challenging boards

The global economy is undergoing a profound shift driven by technology, which is harnessing advances in medical science, biochemistry and machine learning to reshape the boundaries of human endeavour....
City of London, financial, banking

14 February, 2019

A new culture of compliance in a complex environment

Both banking and insurance sectors have experienced a stream of new regulations over the past decade. Much of it stems from the global financial crisis and centres on capital stability in the shape of...
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...

20 December, 2018

Being prepared: The rise in internal investigations

A complaint about your company or staff is never a comfortable experience. But in banking and financial services it could spark an internal investigation that can prove gruelling and expensive to unde...
banks, banking

14 September, 2018

Action needed now on banking fraud and the erosion of trust

Why is it that western banks are increasingly reliant on business models that reward staff as salespeople, treat clients as fools, and present financial products like goods on a supermarket shelf? The...
City of London, financial, banking

21 June, 2018

‘Grandfather’ financial services post-Brexit to protect 36m policyholders

A crisis over cross-border financial contracts could adversely impact 36 million policyholders in the UK post-Brexit. A