EU corporate governance: time for a shake-up

Special Focus: EU Corporate Governance

Frits Bolkestein, the EU's commissioner in charge of the internal market, taxation and customs, is on a mission to clarify and implement changes in Europe's corporate governance framework. The issue is pressing. If Europe thought it could be complacent in the wake of numerous corporate scandals in the US, it was soon to be proved wrong. The collapse in January of Italian food and dairy company Parmalat, in an apparent massive fraud, changed everything.

"The focus on corporate governance has

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Investment banks: the future of risk control

This survey report explores the current state of risk controls in investment banks, the challenges of effective engagement across the three lines of defence, and the opportunity to develop a more dynamic approach to first-line risk control

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