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Hardship Distribution Guidance Issued by IRS

January 30, 2019
The IRS issued proposed regulations relating to hardship distributions from 401(k) plans. The new guidance implements changes to the 401(k) plan hardship provisions that were adopted as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
Business & Industry Insights

A&M Hot Topics Series for Law Firms

January 24, 2019
A&M Europe announces a series of hot topics where we can provide insights to lawyers and their clients on industry, regulatory and technology trends and issues, along with practical examples on how to deal with the operational challenges these present.

US Infrastructure Earns a D+ From The American Society of Civil Engineers

January 22, 2019
Federal spending for infrastructure has remained stagnant and local and state governments have struggled to close the gap, costing the United States billions in traffic delays, congestion, wasted time and fuel. In this issue of A&M Infrastructure Insights, Managing Director Jay Moody and Senior Director Thomas Kness discuss the benefits of Public-Private Partnerships and where they can add the most value.
Business & Industry Insights

Shifting Risks and Opportunities in the Global Marketplace

January 18, 2019
This month’s issue of Raising the Bar highlights the shift in our team’s activities over the past year as corporate contests supplanted global asset searching and created a different focus for our practice’s services. The work led to several key learnings as well as to the introduction of a new intelligence gathering tool for our team.
A&M News & Releases

Alvarez & Marsal Releases UAE Banking Pulse Report for Q3 2018

January 14, 2019
Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) today released its latest UAE Banking Pulse for Q3 2018. The report shows that liquidity remained stable, but profitability decreased slightly as a result of increased cost of funds.

Off-Payroll Working: Reform of IR35 for the Private Sector

January 11, 2019
When the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the Government's annual Budget statement of 29 October 2018, one of the most significant announcements for larger businesses concerned the future operation of the off-payroll working rules (IR35) for medium and large companies in the private sector. Smaller companies will continue to apply the existing rules.