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Viable Options

The latest UK corporate governance code obliges listed companies to publish viability statements. Tom Teixeira, Managing Director of risk advisory services at Alvarez & Marsal, explains the key implications for boards.
Business Intelligence

Cross Border Transactions

Dr. Saeeda Jaffar and James Daniell (Dubai) discuss the latest trends surrounding cross-border financial transactions in the Middle East, an environment increasingly characterized by efforts to de-risk, and the need for local and regional banks to treat compliance as a strategic priority to avoid continued loss of correspondent relationships.
Business Intelligence

Healthcare Performance Improvement: Unlocking Value Creation Opportunities in Indian Hospitals

The private healthcare growth story in India has largely been an urban phenomenon. This has led to a healthy supply scenario or even an oversupply scenario. This dwindling demand-supply gap in urban clusters and increasing private competition is likely to impact the operational and financial performance of private players. Managing optimal performance in such a complex and dynamic competitive environment calls for a structured approach towards hospital performance management.
Industry Reports

The Excess Capital Hypothesis and the Experience of Spanish Banks from 1999 to 2016

This issue of A&M Readings in Quantitative Risk Management examines the Excess Capital Hypothesis (ECH), an explanation of the cyclical pattern of loan losses experienced by U.S. commercial banks and the related credit expansion and contraction. The paper tests five predictions of the ECH against the dynamics of Spanish loan markets in the 2000s.
Business Intelligence

EU’s Bite on Apple Triggers U.S.-EU Tax Battles?

On August 30, 2016, the European Commission announced a final decision on one of its key state aid investigations — Apple’s potentially favorable treatment by Ireland. The European Commission issued only a four-page summary for immediate public digestion, with the full ruling to be released at some future time after working through confidentiality requirements with both the company and the Irish government.
Business Intelligence

Homebuilder Position on Clearly Reflecting Income Upheld at Appeals

On August 24, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the Tax Court decision in Shea Homes Inc. v. Commissioner, 142 T.C. No. 3 (Feb. 12, 2014). This opinion is one of the few recent significant taxpayer-favorable decisions, and its impact could be significant not just for homebuilders in similar situations.
A&M News & Releases

The Business of Media

With an audience of media leaders and The Club at The Ivy members, a panel of senior commercial leaders will discuss how the media industry is changing and what this means for the business of media.
A&M News & Releases

Alvarez & Marsal launches its new website

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has launched its new website, highlighting the firm’s work by more than 2,700 professionals in 45 offices across 18 countries.
Business Intelligence

Brexit or No Brexit, New EU Data Rules Have No Right to Be Forgotten

In light of recent seismic events in the political sphere, business leaders in the UK could be forgiven for assuming that they no longer need to prepare for the EU’s wide-ranging new data regulations — and in a climate of uncertainty, it might be all too easy to confine one’s thinking to short-term issues.