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Managing Medicare Changes Under the Biden Administration

July 26, 2021
For more than half a century, Medicare had only been available to those 65 and older (or those with qualifying disabilities), but now, the Biden administration is proposing to lower the eligibility age to 60. Under this new policy, an additional 20.8 million people would have access to Medicare coverage.

LIBOR Transition: Preparing for the Changes

July 22, 2021
The UK Financial Conduct Authority announced in 2017 that it would no longer support the calculation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”), which has been a widely used benchmark rate used in calculating variable rate debt instruments. As certain LIBOR tenors are expected to be phased out by the end of 2021, and the remaining tenors will be phased out by June 30, 2023, some instruments that use LIBOR as a benchmark may have to be amended or terminated. Though some newer instruments have “fallback” language to account for the risk that LIBOR would become unavailable for use, older instruments may not have this flexibility-creating language.
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Key Findings: 2021 Initial Public Offering (IPO) Compensation Report

July 15, 2021
To help better understand the compensation pay practices among recently IPO’d companies (including base salary, short-term incentive and long-term incentive compensation), Alvarez & Marsal’s Compensation and Benefits practice examined the Compensation Discussion and Analysis portion of Form S-1 filings of the companies that went public over the past two-plus years.
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Non-Executive Director Fees in the FTSE 350 and SmallCap - Summer 2021

July 15, 2021
The latest A&M Non-executive Director (NED) report we look at actual fees paid and the disclosed fee policies for FTSE 350 and FTSE SmallCap companies with year ends between 1 March 2020 and 31 January 2021. Fee differences between financial services companies and other sectors are also analysed in this report.
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A Semi-Conductor Tsunami of Working Capital Investment is Approaching the Auto Industry: But Are They Ready for It!?

July 14, 2021
A huge increase in working capital investment is approaching the automotive industry owing to issues securing semi-conductors. COVID-19 led to intermittent production downtime and impacted 2020 sales heavily, with auto companies squeezing working capital balances to support additional liquidity to survive the pandemic. As consumer demand for vehicles resumes, OEMs and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers are struggling to secure supply of semi-conductors – a crucial component in modern vehicles.
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Firms Turn to Roll-ups to Find Instant Growth

July 13, 2021
Stacy kirshner explained in an article printed in Pensions & Investments magazine why private equity firms are increasingly turning to acquiring and merging small insurance companies.