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Activist Investor Carl Icahn pushes for Apple buyback

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By FT.com Activist investor Carl Icahn stepped up his campaign for Apple to return cash to investors, saying he had made the case to Tim Cook, the chief executive, for a $150bn buyback. Shares in Apple rose 2.2 per cent to $487.12 on Tuesday, as Mr … Continue reading

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AmBank recognised as one of Asia’s outstanding companies for corporate governance

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  According to the Sun Daily, AmBank Group was named “Asia’s Outstanding Company” at the recent Ninth Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards 2013 held in Manila, the Philippines. Corporate Governance Asia is a Hong Kong-based quarterly journal featuring news and … Continue reading

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JPMorgan agreed to pay $920M to Settle London Whale Probes

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By Bloomberg.com JP Morgan agreed to pay $920 million in penalties and admitted violating securities laws last year as top managers withheld information from the board. Senior executives had evidence by late April 2012 that traders in the chief investment … Continue reading

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ERM – Enterprise Risk Management: Not a one-size fits all programme

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Dan Baldwin from Leggett & Platt discusses the importance and complexity of managing ERM in an organisation.  ERM – The Art and Science of Enterprise Risk Management (…) Risk is a big part of life and business. If you take no … Continue reading

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Operational risk and regulation

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  Impact of Basel III and Dodd-Frank Act A survey conducted by Chartis Research has revealed that capital adequacy requirements linked to Basel III and the Dodd-Frank Act are expected to be leading sources of regulatory and operational risk management … Continue reading

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ABI steps up to the Corporate Governance mark

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The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published a report on “Improving Corporate Governance and Shareholder Engagement.”  The report looks critically at all of the roles and responsibilities within corporate governance including the relationship between asset owners and asset managers, … Continue reading

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Shining the spotlight on Corporate Governance

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IFSB (the Islamic Financial Services Board) and INCEIF (The Global University of Islamic Finance) have just announced the confirmed speakers for their second Executive Forum on Islamic Finance.  Entitled “Towards Strengthening Corporate and Sharī`ah Governance in Islamic Banks” the forum … Continue reading

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Corporate Governance practices in the UAE

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In 2007, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) issued the Corporate Governance Code expanding the governance rules and regulations to any company, domestic or foreign, whose shares are listed on UAE stock exchanges. Two years later, the Minister of Economy issued a … Continue reading

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Need for higher spending on risk management and compliance in the financial sector

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According to the latest study conducted by Kinetic Partners and published on Private Equity Wire, nearly one third of financial service CEOs think that senior management should be spending more on risk management and compliance. When it comes to CROs this … Continue reading

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