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A&M Activist Alert

November 14, 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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Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) Valuation

November 12, 2018
Valuation of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and the accounting policies and procedures surrounding them has evolved over the last several years. Over that same time horizon, the CLO market has boomed with the easing of risk retention, forcing those involved with valuation to achieve a deeper understanding of these structures and put firm valuation policies in place.
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Election Outcome: Challenges to Affordability and Care Delivery Remain

November 8, 2018
The election results will not have a significant impact on fundamental healthcare issues such as rising costs and care delivery inefficiency and ineffectiveness. Healthcare remains a “top-of-mind” issue for many Americans, including government officials. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) successfully increased coverage, but it did not adequately consider rising costs.
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Reducing the European NPL burden

November 1, 2018
European non-performing loans (NPLs) stocks have increased significantly across Europe since 2008 reaching circa €1 trillion in 2016.
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Software & Technology Industry Insights

November 1, 2018
Many software and technology companies have adopted the new revenue recognition accounting rules while others have provided some disclosures regarding their transition plans.
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The Budget 2018: What You Need to Know

October 29, 2018
The Chancellor told us today that the era of austerity is "finally coming to an end" - note the careful language; not "over".
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Listening to the Market

October 29, 2018
Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M’s) senior Corporate Transformation Services leaders met in London earlier this month, and when we surveyed the markets in which we operate, we found a host of disruptive trends shaping the landscape.