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Proactive Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Activities

November 27, 2018
SCRA protections and benefits remain high risk areas for financial services companies. Regulators continue to enforce the rights of servicemembers through informal and formal enforcement actions, civil money penalties, remediation for customer harm, credit repair of affected servicemembers, and necessary enhanced risk and control measures.
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The Chief Risk Officer - An Impossible Job?

November 27, 2018
Maybe there never was a golden age when it was easy (and perhaps even fun!) to be the chief risk officer (CRO) of a bank. But if there ever was, then today’s CRO must feel that it was a long, long time ago. How did it get to be so tough? We explore.
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The Great Recession and Real Estate Cycles – Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned

November 26, 2018
In a recent chapter of the Journal of Property Investment & Finance (Vol. 35 Issue 3 pp. 321- 340), A&M Senior Adviser Steven Laposa introduces several new models that examine the ability of historical macroeconomic indicators to provide early warning signals and identify turning points in real estate valuations, specifically negative office appreciation rates caused by the Great Recession.
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Data Breach Risk

November 20, 2018
Today’s market is more interconnected and data-driven than ever. Increasingly, digital business models, stronger reliance on third parties and public cloud data storage all contribute to greater efficiencies, however, these trends also increase a company’s risk of a serious data breach.
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Manufacturing and Operations Services

November 20, 2018
Manufacturers constantly face competing priorities such as reducing costs while improving quality. Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) brings deep operations experience and a bias for action to drive lasting productivity improvements and cost savings for your organization’s manufacturing and operations.
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A&M Activist Alert

November 19, 2018
Shareholder activism is significantly increasing in Europe. Indeed, research by Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) has found that the number of activist approaches in the UK and Germany grew faster than in North America during the first three quarters of 2016.
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Industrials Now #1 Target Sector for Activist Investors in Europe

November 19, 2018
Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) today announces the findings of its latest analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe, the “A&M Activist Alert”, or “AAA”. The study shows that Industrial companies are now predicted to be most in demand from activist investors.

International Tax: A State of Uncertainty?

November 16, 2018
There are several risks for multinational corporations to consider - BEPS implementation, U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes, as well as digital taxation proposals and European state aid investigation – in these uncertain times.

Employee Retention & Engagement: Moving Beyond Convention to Results

November 16, 2018
Companies suffering from high employee turnover and disengagement resort to the common approach of deploying a generic employee survey and implementing the auto-generated solutions for their lowest scoring areas. These surveys simply cannot replace "big data" analysis or listening first-hand to employees to customize solutions impacting business performance.