Boards weighed down by governance reform

By Gavin Hinks

Future reforms to governance could “compound” the problem that UK company boards are bogged down in risk mitigation and compliance monitoring rather than supporting executives in investing for the long term, warns a new report. The report warns that boards are “weighed down’” coping with 25 years of governance reform following a succession of corporate scandals….

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Deadline looms for implementation of new EU financial directives

By Lucy Trevelyan

EU member states have until 3 July to implement two new directives on financial instruments before they come into effect in January 2018, which will impact on firms and board members.

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EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive in force

By Lucy Trevelyan

The EU’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive is now in force for all EU member states, obligating corporates and other legal entities to maintain accurate and current information on their beneficial ownership.

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What’s next for corporate reporting: the technology question

By Nigel Sleigh-Johnson

The future of corporate reporting is a subject attracting much debate and activity in recent years. A new report from the ICAEW captures the views of key stakeholders, and finds that technology is central to the discussion.

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Research captures shift in purpose for global business

By Gavin Hinks

Research from EY reveals a shift in corporate culture and strategy, with two-thirds of board executives polled saying they are “profoundly rethinking” their company’s purpose.

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