6 July, 2018

Regulators demand IT security plans from financial services firms

Financial services firms have been given three months to show regulators how their IT systems will manage the risk of cyber-attack or changes in technology. The Bank of England, Financial Conduct A...
Cybersecurity, cyber-risk, cyber-attack, data privacy

4 June, 2018

Cybersecurity is a key corporate governance concern

Cybersecurity risk is real and pervasive as demonstrated by recent attacks t...
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...
Mazars, shared services, outsourcing

18 May, 2018

How automation and digitisation are driving an outsourcing rethink

Since they first emerged in the US in the 1980s and then in Europe in the early 1990s, the use of shared service centres (SSCs) has spread exponentially. According to research by Everest Group, mor...
Mazars, cybercrime, cybersecurity

15 May, 2018

A road map for protection against cybercrime security

As international cybercrime becomes big business and a primary corporate risk, boards are grappling with understanding its complexities, and ensuring robust defences are in place against hackers. T...
technology, data

8 May, 2018

How boards can use technology to retain a competitive edge

For many organisations, embracing technology can be the difference between remaining relevant in their market, and being disrupted by new entrants. It represents ...
board portals, corporate culture, brainloop

19 April, 2018

How boards foster a strong culture

Corporate culture has moved into the spotlight in the past few years as boards, management, regulators and investors increasingly recognise that failure to build healthy core values and ...
cyber security, hacking, cyber crime

10 April, 2018

Investors should push companies on cybersecurity, warns expert

One of the UK government's leading cybersecurity experts has warned that investors should play a greater role in forcing companies to counter cybercrime. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the Natio...
mergers and acquisitions, M&A, takeovers

20 March, 2018

Changes to merger thresholds in the UK announced

Rules to strengthen the UK government’s powers to scrutinise takeovers, which could raise national security concerns in specific areas of the economy, have been updated. The new rules, announced ...
fintech, financial technology, EU, euro, global currencies

12 March, 2018

EU launches fintech action plan to support business

The European Commission has introduced a financial technology action plan in a bid to become a centre of innovation for new technologies. It aims to increase cybersecurity and ensure integrity, and de...