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...
Philip Aiken, Balfour Beatty, Aveva

5 March, 2018

View from the chair: Philip Aiken—Balfour Beatty & Aveva

The phone line was crackly when I spoke to Philip Aiken in Hong Kong recently, but his message was clear—if you want to be a good company chair...
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, HKEX

28 February, 2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes allowing dual class shares

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has proposed allowing IPOs with "weighted voting rights", including dual class shares, in a package to reform corporate governance for the territory. The move is widely...
chief executive

26 February, 2018

Investors more concerned than CEOs about cybersecurity

Investors are more concerned about cyber-attacks than chief executives are, according to new research by PwC.