When we think of financial crime, few would consider procurement fraud to be one of the most pressing threats facing their business. Yet according to PwC, this form of fraud is the second-most commonly reported economic crime in the world, ranking above bribery, corruption and even cybercrime.
When I began my career in finance almost 20 years ago, the CFO was a very different position to the role it is today. I started out in the Big Four (when it was the Big Five) and spent the first 12 years of my career working with many different CFOs across a broad spectrum of industries and countries.
None of us are getting any younger, but, in a way, the workplace is. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce in both the UK and US. By next year, this cohort – and the even younger Generation Z group that follows them – will make up more than half the workforce globally.
It’s no secret that life as we once knew it has been transformed using technology with responsiveness playing a key role in keeping pace with digital transformation while prioritising security. For example, the introduction of biometric identification in the consumer ecosystem has been successfully accepted as ensuring superior security rapidly.
It might be counter‐intuitive to many, but securing credit as a high net‐worth (HNW) individual can be extremely complicated. Indeed, it is a common misconception that banks will readily––happily, even––loan money to those who have a net‐worth in the millions.
As expected, the opening weeks of 2019 have been dominated by Brexit. The latest development – albeit a predictable one – saw Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement roundly rejected by MPs, leaving the UK with no clear or determined path for leaving the EU.
Head of Coaching at Westfield Health, Mark Pinches, discusses why taking breaks is beneficial to maximising productivity and provides some guidelines to follow when taking breaks.
The arrest of Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault, in Tokyo on Monday 19 November has somewhat diverted attention away from ongoing diplomatic efforts to strengthen business ties between France and Japan.
Thanks to more and more societies embracing gender diversity and equal opportunity, the world is in a better place now than it was just a decade ago. Today, more women are making history and effecting change in areas such as business, economics, health, sports, entertainment, philanthropy, government and foreign policy.
Today’s rapidly changing business landscape has paved the way for more diversity in the workplace, particularly in the C-Suite. However, according to a report by Pew Research, only 26 women are in CEO roles in Fortune 500 companies.