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Pressure increases on asset management industry

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published their findings following a market study of the asset management industry. Ross Middleton CA explains the implications. Whilst the study had a broad remit, the main emphasis concentrated on performance, charges and the level of competition within the industry, particularly in relation to those firms offering collective… Read More Pressure increases on asset management industry

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The business benefits of Dublin, Ireland

By Agnes Borowik Boasting favourable costs, a high quality of living and a vibrant tech scene, Dublin is a highly regarded location for foreign direct investment and business development.# A vibrant social and economic hub with deep Viking history, Dublin is situated on the eastern shores of Ireland at the mouth of the River Liffey.… Read More The business benefits of Dublin, Ireland

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Diversity…is it good for business, really?

Diversity and inclusion initiatives have gained a lot of traction throughout Ireland’s corporate landscape. But do they add tangible value for organisations? EY’s Olivia McEvoy reports. Although accountants might not be able to bring themselves to agree, it can seem as though there are countless quotations pertaining to, and definitions of, ‘diversity’. Malcolm Forbes describes… Read More Diversity…is it good for business, really?

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Large businesses planning to move activities out of the UK, Brexit survey reveals

At least one in four large businesses in the UK are considering transferring some activities to elsewhere in the EU as a result of Brexit, according to a poll of finance professionals. The findings come from a survey of members of ICAS, the professional body for more than 21,000 world class business men and women,… Read More Large businesses planning to move activities out of the UK, Brexit survey reveals

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Ethics as innovation

By Karen Wensley A culture that encourages individuals to look at issues from different angles is likely to attract great people and win awards for creative solutions. I was recently sitting in a boardroom waiting for a meeting to start. I had never met the person opposite, so we introduced ourselves and asked each other… Read More Ethics as innovation