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Board evaluation – a tool for developing a high performing board

The corporate board plays a vital role in leading an organization. Among other actions, the board ensures the organization is protecting its shareholders’ assets, sets management business targets and missions and monitors their progress. In order to ensure that the board is effectively undertaking these roles, many organizations undertake board evaluations – recognizing it as… Read More Board evaluation – a tool for developing a high performing board

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Audit debate off and running

By Bruce Cartwright CA, ICAS CEO Recently: The FRC has said it will review the scope of audit; The CMA has announced a market review; and The audit procurement process has been added to Sir John Kingman’s remit. ICAS welcomes these opportunities to engage in an evidence-led debate on all these inter-related subjects. I also… Read More Audit debate off and running

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Culture and purpose in financial services

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, the financial services industry has come under intense scrutiny. Firms need to boost trust, create socially responsible products and prevent future financial crises. In its latest publication, Culture and purpose in financial services, the Financial Services Faculty recommends actions that the industry, boards and ICAEW Chartered Accountants should be… Read More Culture and purpose in financial services

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My pension road trip…

Auto-enrolment makes sense, but there are critical issues beyond pension coverage that need to be considered. BY GILLIAN RYAN I went to visit my daughter in the Gaeltacht on Sunday so we had a five-hour round trip, much of which was spent reading articles in the Sunday papers and on LinkedIn about pensions – much… Read More My pension road trip…

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Top role for CA boosts number of women in senior roles

Sue Dawe CA, EY’s Head of Financial Services in Scotland, has joined the accountancy firm’s UK Board. Sue’s appointment means that five of the 10 positions on the Board are now held by women, strengthening the diversity of the firm’s senior leadership.  Here Sue talks to Andy Harbison about her new role and how she… Read More Top role for CA boosts number of women in senior roles

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The evolution of hedge fund management

By Andrea Murad Robert McEwan CA, Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, discusses the hedge fund landscape, his role at one of the largest hedge funds in the world and challenges in the industry. Why did you decide to work in the hedge fund industry? I became intrigued by the financial services industry when I… Read More The evolution of hedge fund management