Why companies must be increasingly focused on ageism

People are living longer and delaying their retirement if they can. Here’s what to consider as the dynamics of the workplace shift. The traditional view of retirement is changing fast. The combination of an aging population and increases in life expectancy, and the cost of living at retirement has contributed to the growth of an … More Why companies must be increasingly focused on ageism

How ISO 27701 could be a new framework for sustained GDPR compliance

The Privacy Information Management System, defined by ISO 27701, provides a framework for integrating privacy into organizational practices. The protection of information across the organization has proven to require a multidisciplinary effort and cross-functional expertise. Over the past years, the privacy domain has become increasingly regulated. Privacy governance remains a complex endeavor in view of … More How ISO 27701 could be a new framework for sustained GDPR compliance

How a new talent mindset can solve the post-merger integration puzzle

Boards that prioritize employees and culture during their acquisition integration may be better positioned to hit their post-deal targets. With talent in short supply, many companies rely on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to secure a workforce that will fuel new capacity for innovation and growth. In EY’s 18th edition of the Capital Confidence Barometer, 67% … More How a new talent mindset can solve the post-merger integration puzzle

How can your growth strategy evolve faster than the market?

Many companies are setting their strategy against a flawed view of the markets in which they compete. How sure are CEOs that their current growth strategy will achieve a competitive advantage and sustainable value over the next two to three years? In this article, we look at how to understand a company’s true competitive position, … More How can your growth strategy evolve faster than the market?

How you should align your acquisition approach with your growth strategy

Customizing M&A diligence and integration priorities to a specific deal rationale promotes long-term growth. Companies often apply the same M&A diligence and integration playbooks to all deals, rather than tailoring activities to the strategic rationale behind the particular transaction. As more than half (52%) of companies expect to actively pursue M&A in the next 12 … More How you should align your acquisition approach with your growth strategy

How to beat the mid-market cyber attackers

Mid-market companies may not think they are a target for cyber crime, but they are actually at the top of the list. According to the October 2019 EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer, the biggest fear that middle-market companies have about cybersecurity is reputational damage. Second on the list is operational disruption. This is no surprise, given … More How to beat the mid-market cyber attackers

What the Brexit immigration implications are for the Financial Services sector

The Financial Services and FinTech industry relies on talent from outside the UK; therefore, uncertainty surrounding the UK leaving the EU remains a concern. With nearly four times as many overseas migrants working in UK FinTech organizations versus the UK workforce in its entirety, it’s imperative that FinTech organisations assess and identify their reliance on … More What the Brexit immigration implications are for the Financial Services sector

Four trends shaping digital transformation in 2019 and beyond

Business leaders say they are under pressure to transform, and quickly. Four trends suggest where they will be focusing their efforts. What’s driving competitive advantage in future business models? In the conversations with business leaders at SAPPHIRE NOW this year, we heard four common trends that suggest where companies’ efforts could be headed in the … More Four trends shaping digital transformation in 2019 and beyond

Five steps to manage contract separation during divestitures

Effectively managing third-party supplier and customer contract separation is a critical task for CFOs and supply-chain leaders. A typical divestiture includes hundreds or thousands of supplier and customer contracts that need to be correctly assigned to the company being divested (DivestCo). Whether a carve-out sale or tax-free spin, separating contracts may take up to 12 … More Five steps to manage contract separation during divestitures

The Interbank Offered Rate (IBOR) transition has started

Is the swiss industry ready for the world without IBOR and how does the alternative look like? The EY industry roundtable held on 18th September in Geneva was an excellent opportunity to measure the IBOR transition progress of the Swiss market. We have gathered more than 75 participants representing diverse types of institutions, functions and … More The Interbank Offered Rate (IBOR) transition has started