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Alvarez & Marsal Releases UAE Banking Pulse Report for Q2 2019

September 13, 2019
Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) today released its latest UAE Banking Pulse for Q2 2019 which shows that the UAE banking sector remains resilient as banks continue to report a steady performance despite the economic slowdown.
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UAE Banking Pulse Q2 2019

September 13, 2019
Alvarez & Marsal Middle East Limited (A&M) is delighted to publish the Q2’19 edition of the UAE Banking Pulse (“The Pulse”). In this quarterly series, we share results from our research examining the top ten largest listed UAE banks by assets, and highlight key performance indicators of the UAE banking industry.
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The Wait is Over: Four Income Tax Treaty Amendments Ratified

September 12, 2019
In a noteworthy change of events from recent years, this Summer saw the U.S. Senate approve and the President ratify four income tax treaty amendments (protocols): Luxembourg Japan, Spain, and Switzerland. These protocols were negotiated several years back but have been held up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky for taxpayer privacy concerns since 2011.
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How Can Countries Get the Upper Hand Against Launderers?

September 12, 2019
Senior Director Michael Carter recently participated in a Q&A “How Can Countries Get the Upper Hand Against Launderers” with Financial Services Advisor focusing on anti-money laundering efforts in Latin America.
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Anti-Money Laundering: Why are banks still getting it wrong?

September 9, 2019
There are currently over a dozen banks embroiled in the ongoing Europe-wide Russian money-laundering scandal, and some have collapsed under the weight of their financial crime failures. Given the focus of both regulators and financial institutions on financial crime risks, why are banks continuing to fail in this area?
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A&M Once Again Named Leader Within the Transactions - Acquisitions Consulting Industry by ALM Intelligence – Consulting Division

September 4, 2019
For the second year in a row, Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is named a leader within the transactions - acquisitions consulting industry by ALM Intelligence – Consulting Division, previously known as Kennedy Consulting, a provider of proprietary data, analysis, tools and knowledge used by buy-side corporate clients for critical business decisions.
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The Special Timing Rule: Withholding FICA Taxes on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

September 4, 2019
When an employee earns wages, both the employer and the employee are liable for a portion of Social Security taxes and Medicare taxes (collectively referred to as “FICA” taxes) on the compensation. Employees owe 6.2 percent for Social Security taxes on wages up to the Social Security wage base ($132,900 for 2019) and 1.45 percent for Medicare taxes on all wages (plus an Additional Medicare Tax of 0.9 percent on wages in excess of $200,000), while employers owe 6.2 percent for Social Security taxes on wages up to the Social Security wage base ($132,900 for 2019) and 1.45 percent for Medicare taxes on all wages (but no Additional Medicare Tax).
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Too Many Stakeholders in the Kitchen

August 30, 2019
A&M Senior Director Michael Carter recently co-authored an article “Too Many Stakeholders in the Kitchen,” covering corporate investigations for CEP Magazine along with Lex Urban of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.