Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Global Standards - Priority For All Entities

    The integrated nature of capital markets, combined with the mobility of capital itself, highlights the need for a commonly accepted set of accounting standards. The financial crisis has emphasised the relevance of the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB's) mission towards a global set of standards. More than ever, there is...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Sustaining In A Changing Environment: International Regulatory Cooperation Within The Insurance Industry

    As the global financial crisis continues to foster an environment of change and challenge for the financial markets, international governments are placing increased focus on regulation in an effort to prevent repeating past mistakes and to foster new uniformity and transparency standards across jurisdictional boundaries. And while moves toward this...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Talent Management In The Downturn: Between A Rock And A Hard Place

    The economic downturn has brought enormous pressure on businesses to cut costs and reduce staff levels while, at the same time, the need to attract, retain and motivate key talent grows stronger. A new report by Deloitte identifies how multinational companies are trying to strike the right balance between these...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Releasing Working Capital Within The Supply Chain

    The current economic downturn is having two major and contradictory impacts on the consumer packaged goods supply chain. First, there is a war for cash in full swing, as individual players in the supply chain take strong action to manage their working capital. Second, there is increasing concern over the...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Automotive Industry In Need Of More Measures

    With consumer confidence at an all time low, the automotive industry is struggling to see the light at the end of the global economic downturn. According to an analysis by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ("Deloitte"), the global automotive industry is expected to benefit directly from an injection of around US$50 billion2...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Heart Of Working Capital Management Is About Managing Relationships

    The goal of working capital management is to ensure that a company is able to continue its operations and at the same time to generate sufficient cash to satisfy cash requirements of maturing short term debt and future operational expenses. Most would consider working capital to be the relationship between...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Future Of The Life Sciences Industries: Transformation Amid Rising Risk

    The life sciences industries are in a vulnerable state. For nearly a decade, they have struggled against low productivity in Research and Development (R&D), expiry of patents, price competition from generic producers, a rising cost base, an ongoing talent shortage, diminishing corporate reputations, and, in some cases, plummeting stock prices....

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Adapting To A Changing Environment: Evolving Models Of Retail Banking Distribution

    There has recently been a renewed interest and focus within the global financial services industry on retail banking. This has partly been driven by the search for profitable areas of business during the current turmoil, but it has also been driven by the search for more stable sources of capital...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Financial Statements - Is Their Objective Being Achieved?

    In considering how well companies are managing to provide quality information it is useful to reflect on the objective of financial statements as set out in the International Accounting Standard Board's Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements, which states - 'The objective of financial statements is to...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Clarity Of Reporting In Current Economic Conditions

    Current economic conditions provide particular challenges to all involved with annual reports and financial statements. Financial markets continue to be stressed and the general lack of liquidity is having a significant effect on a wide range of businesses with many having genuine difficulties in maintaining profitable trading levels and generating...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Global Rewards Update: CANADA

    As discussed in a previous Update, on September 21, 2007, Canada and the United States signed a new Protocol to the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention (1980) (the "Treaty"). Various provisions of the Protocol, including Annex B of the Diplomatic Notes exchanged with the Protocol ("Annex B") were scheduled to...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Sixth Annual Global Security Survey

    The goal of the 6th Annual Global Security Survey for financial institutions is to help respondents assess and understand the state of information security within their organization relative to comparable financial institutions around the world. Overall, the survey attempts to answer the question: How does the information security of the...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Corporate Expectations, Concerns And Strategic Focus

    Mortgage foreclosures are still soaring. The financial system is still writing off billions in bad debt. Job losses are continuing to climb. Consumer spending is further contracting. Economic growth overseas is sharply declining and wages are remaining stagnant. The nation has elected a new President on a platform of socioeconomic...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Retail - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    For the past 25 years, the U.S. Retail sector has benefited from a very favorable business environment, with a strong dollar, cheap energy, and limited trade restrictions stimulating sector growth. Entering 2009, however, things are looking quite different. Retailers are facing a perfect storm of volatile energy prices, unfavorable demographics...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Real Estate - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    The current slowdown in commercial real estate activity is not about equity - there are companies that have plenty of that. When financing at reasonable rates becomes more readily available the floodgates should open because real estate continues to attract domestic and international investors. Two actions, in particular, could help...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Process & Industrial Products - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    The U.S. Process & Industrial Products sector includes chemicals, metals, and paper and packaging companies as well as industrial products and services manufacturers. The sector weathered 2008's economic slowdown fairly well, thanks, at least in part, to exports that offset lower domestic demand. However, recently released economic data suggests that...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Automotive - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    As we enter 2009, the U.S. automotive industry is facing some of the most complex challenges in its history. Pressures from plunging sales, frozen credit markets, global competition, higher raw material and, until recently, gasoline prices, and growing consumer demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles are driving a transformation of the...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Consumer Products - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    A tainted-milk scandal in China and e-coli-related recalls of tomatoes and salsa in the United States are drawing heightened attention to the need for Consumer Products (CP) companies to more closely manage and evaluate their supply chain risks on a global scale, while concurrently trying to improve efficiency and extract...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Technology - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    Until recently, the technology sector has been somewhat immune to economic swings, thanks to the global nature of its business and an increasing focus on providing backbone components for consumer products. Technology companies may be able to offset some of the growth challenges they face in 2009 by identifying revenue...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Telecom - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    It's a brave new world for the U.S. telecom industry, which is using the decline of traditional wireline voice communications as the impetus to radically reinvent itself. Telecommunications in general has been a longstanding, profitable and successful industry with roots extending back nearly 150 years. But U.S. telecom has reached...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Finance Talent Management

    Securing the loyalty of financial talents and offering them an exciting workplace environment are two matters crucially important to your financial organisation's continuity and quality. Developing and implementing a Finance Talent Management strategy can significantly strengthen your ability to recruit, select and develop the top financial managers of the future.

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Tagging The Right Price - Optimizing Your Pricing Strategy

    Imagine a retail space where customers are allowed to pay whatever they feel is the right price for their purchases. Products would fly off the shelves and retailers would lose money. Sound ridiculous? It's not far from the situation that could develop if retailers operated without a pricing strategy and...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Dealing With Economic Downturn

    For many companies, cash is king in the current uncertain economic environment. Finding ways to save cash taxes becomes a key consideration for senior management in order to improve the cash position of the company. A review of the company's tax situation could result in significant cash tax savings and...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Financial Foresight: Forensic Testing - What Is Your Data Trying To Tell You?

    Investment management firms are under mounting pressure from regulatory agencies and investors to demonstrate that they are managing risks effectively and meeting compliance standards. Forensic testing is not about whether or not a firm has tested its policies and procedures; rather, forensic testing takes a macro view of the control...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Designing A Successful ERM Function

    The market has witnessed huge losses at global financial giants and the biggest collapse of established financial institutions since the Great Depression. These events have affected virtually all FSI sectors, including insurance companies, and offer a harsh reminder of the devastating consequences of financial risk. Recent events have caused some...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Financial Statements - Room For Improvement

    The Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP) reviewed 300 sets of financial statements and wrote letters to 138 companies requesting further information about areas of possible non-compliance with accounting requirements. The FRRP has expressed the overall conclusion that the current standard of corporate reporting in the UK is good and that...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Measuring Market Risk In Insurance

    Recent market volatility, interest rate fluctuation and liquidity shortages emphasize the importance of sound Market Risk Management. This paper examines trends in how Market Risk exposure on insurance related assets is measured and managed. Legal requirements and reporting are the most common drivers behind Market Risk measurement, in this framework...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Surviving And Thriving In Times Of Turbulence

    As underperforming organizations consider their options, the same two-phased approach should apply: First stabilize the organization, then fix critical issues. Process redesign also drives costs down. By tweaking sub-optimal processes and eliminating redundant ones, companies become more agile and competitive. Companies that have successfully turned themselves around are also particularly...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Risk Intelligent Approach To Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

    Risk intelligent executives know that both threats and opportunities will present themselves in this new era of corporate responsibility and sustainability. These business leaders plan not to merely survive the rising ocean of change, but to sail purposefully through it. They realize that the circumstances are not analogous to developing...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Financial Reporting Convergence - Building The Platform

    A major objective for financial reporting is to achieve a position within the next five years where a consistent set of financial reporting standards is used by all companies listed on global capital markets. To achieve this, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Liquidity Risk Management Readiness Checklist

    Are you ready for the more onerous liquidity risk management requirements that were recently proposed by the Basel Committee and the Committee of European Banking Supervisors? The Basel Committee and the Committee of European Banking Supervisors both released near-final documents containing new regulatory requirements for the management of liquidity risk....

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Risk Intelligent Board: Viewing The World Through Risk-Colored Glasses

    When the risk management structure is optimized, every board committee will have risk on its agenda. Financial risk falls within the domain of the audit committee; compensation risks, the compensation committee; and succession risk, the nominating committee. (Note, however, that overall succession planning responsibility usually rests with the full board,...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Global Trade Solutions: Strategy - Automation - Customs/Export Compliance

    Companies engaged in global trade face a maze of complex trade and border security regulations. These must be carefully navigated to maintain compliance and pursue the benefits of cost-savings opportunities. An importer or exporter can address risks while managing operational and resource efficiencies by developing standardized trade processes and automating...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Preparing For An Economic Storm: How Retailers Can Thrive In Challenging Times

    For the world's retailers, and especially those with sales principally in developed economies, this environment is challenging, to say the least. High food and energy prices have caused consumers to shift away from non-food and non-fuel products. Declining house prices in some markets, particularly the United States, have led to...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Global Banking Industry Outlook: Issues On The Horizon

    The global banking industry weathered turbulent times in 2007 and early 2008. After rising interest rates and a decline in U.S. housing prices drove increased defaults among sub prime borrowers, investors rapidly lost their appetite for securities based on sub prime mortgages and soon for other securitized assets as well....

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Case Study: Finance Transformation In Financial Services - Not Just Bookkeepers Anymore

    Finance departments in most companies traditionally spend too much time on transactional work - there isn't enough talent to support strategic financial analysis. One such company decided to overhaul its approach to finance talent management as part of a larger transformation of its finance function from a tactical numbers shop...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Case Study: Finance Transformation In Telecom - Spreadsheets Begone

    Corporate executives at this large telecom company wanted more detailed visibility into the drivers of each business unit's financial performance. But a slow, spreadsheet-based budgeting, planning and forecasting process was clouding the line of sight. How could the company improve the transparency and timeliness of financial planning information - and...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Case Study: Finance Transformation In The Pharmaceuticals Industry - From The F Troop To The 82nd Airborne

    The finance organization at this leading pharmaceutical company generated considerable business value through its understanding of company issues, its analytical capabilities and its responsiveness to operating-unit needs. The challenge: Could the finance function continue to do all that ?V and improve efficiency at the same time? Responding to slackening growth...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Why Reinforcing The Brand Matters

    The power of brands is appreciated for generations, however in recent years, brands have gained the attention of (board -level) executives and the investors they seek to attract. As competition increases, brands are playing an ever increasing role in business strategy. Creating simple, but powerful differentiation in the minds of...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Reconnecting For Profit: Strategies For Building Profits In Wealth Management

    This paper examines the high end of wealth management provision in Europe. Individuals in the ultra- and very- (High Net Worth) HNW segments represent approximately 50 per cent ($5.5 trillion) of the financial assets held by all HNW private clients in Europe. Serving these elite groups is therefore important to...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Rewards Revisited: From "Me Too" To Value Driver

    Rewards programs - the pay, benefits, and other items valued by employees in return for their work - have a tremendous effect upon employees' willingness to expend extra effort. Yet many companies regard them simply as a cost of doing business. They know they spend a lot of money on...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Corporate Expectations, Concerns And Strategic Focus

    Mortgage foreclosures are still soaring. The financial system is still writing off billions in bad debt. Job losses are continuing to climb. Consumer spending is further contracting. Economic growth overseas is sharply declining and wages are remaining stagnant. The nation has elected a new President on a platform of socioeconomic...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Retail - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    For the past 25 years, the U.S. Retail sector has benefited from a very favorable business environment, with a strong dollar, cheap energy, and limited trade restrictions stimulating sector growth. Entering 2009, however, things are looking quite different. Retailers are facing a perfect storm of volatile energy prices, unfavorable demographics...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Real Estate - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    The current slowdown in commercial real estate activity is not about equity - there are companies that have plenty of that. When financing at reasonable rates becomes more readily available the floodgates should open because real estate continues to attract domestic and international investors. Two actions, in particular, could help...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Process & Industrial Products - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    The U.S. Process & Industrial Products sector includes chemicals, metals, and paper and packaging companies as well as industrial products and services manufacturers. The sector weathered 2008's economic slowdown fairly well, thanks, at least in part, to exports that offset lower domestic demand. However, recently released economic data suggests that...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Automotive - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    As we enter 2009, the U.S. automotive industry is facing some of the most complex challenges in its history. Pressures from plunging sales, frozen credit markets, global competition, higher raw material and, until recently, gasoline prices, and growing consumer demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles are driving a transformation of the...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Consumer Products - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    A tainted-milk scandal in China and e-coli-related recalls of tomatoes and salsa in the United States are drawing heightened attention to the need for Consumer Products (CP) companies to more closely manage and evaluate their supply chain risks on a global scale, while concurrently trying to improve efficiency and extract...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Technology - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    Until recently, the technology sector has been somewhat immune to economic swings, thanks to the global nature of its business and an increasing focus on providing backbone components for consumer products. Technology companies may be able to offset some of the growth challenges they face in 2009 by identifying revenue...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    2009 Industry Outlook: Telecom - Challenging Times, Emerging Opportunities

    It's a brave new world for the U.S. telecom industry, which is using the decline of traditional wireline voice communications as the impetus to radically reinvent itself. Telecommunications in general has been a longstanding, profitable and successful industry with roots extending back nearly 150 years. But U.S. telecom has reached...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Risk Intelligent Board: Viewing The World Through Risk-Colored Glasses

    When the risk management structure is optimized, every board committee will have risk on its agenda. Financial risk falls within the domain of the audit committee; compensation risks, the compensation committee; and succession risk, the nominating committee. (Note, however, that overall succession planning responsibility usually rests with the full board,...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Risk Intelligent Approach To Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

    Risk intelligent executives know that both threats and opportunities will present themselves in this new era of corporate responsibility and sustainability. These business leaders plan not to merely survive the rising ocean of change, but to sail purposefully through it. They realize that the circumstances are not analogous to developing...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Global Rewards Update: CANADA

    As discussed in a previous Update, on September 21, 2007, Canada and the United States signed a new Protocol to the Canada-United States Income Tax Convention (1980) (the "Treaty"). Various provisions of the Protocol, including Annex B of the Diplomatic Notes exchanged with the Protocol ("Annex B") were scheduled to...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Global Trade Solutions: Strategy - Automation - Customs/Export Compliance

    Companies engaged in global trade face a maze of complex trade and border security regulations. These must be carefully navigated to maintain compliance and pursue the benefits of cost-savings opportunities. An importer or exporter can address risks while managing operational and resource efficiencies by developing standardized trade processes and automating...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Financial Foresight: Forensic Testing - What Is Your Data Trying To Tell You?

    Investment management firms are under mounting pressure from regulatory agencies and investors to demonstrate that they are managing risks effectively and meeting compliance standards. Forensic testing is not about whether or not a firm has tested its policies and procedures; rather, forensic testing takes a macro view of the control...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Future Of The Life Sciences Industries: Transformation Amid Rising Risk

    The life sciences industries are in a vulnerable state. For nearly a decade, they have struggled against low productivity in Research and Development (R&D), expiry of patents, price competition from generic producers, a rising cost base, an ongoing talent shortage, diminishing corporate reputations, and, in some cases, plummeting stock prices....

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Innovation In Emerging Markets: Managing Product Sourcing Risks In Emerging Markets

    Over the past few years, there has been a tremendous amount of publicity focusing on problems with tainted and unsafe products coming from emerging market suppliers to global firms. At the same time, in response to a rising "Green" consciousness among consumers, global manufacturers are paying more attention to the...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Surviving And Thriving In Times Of Turbulence

    As underperforming organizations consider their options, the same two-phased approach should apply: First stabilize the organization, then fix critical issues. Process redesign also drives costs down. By tweaking sub-optimal processes and eliminating redundant ones, companies become more agile and competitive. Companies that have successfully turned themselves around are also particularly...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Measuring Market Risk In Insurance

    Recent market volatility, interest rate fluctuation and liquidity shortages emphasize the importance of sound Market Risk Management. This paper examines trends in how Market Risk exposure on insurance related assets is measured and managed. Legal requirements and reporting are the most common drivers behind Market Risk measurement, in this framework...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Global Banking Industry Outlook: Issues On The Horizon

    The global banking industry weathered turbulent times in 2007 and early 2008. After rising interest rates and a decline in U.S. housing prices drove increased defaults among sub prime borrowers, investors rapidly lost their appetite for securities based on sub prime mortgages and soon for other securitized assets as well....

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Designing A Successful ERM Function

    The market has witnessed huge losses at global financial giants and the biggest collapse of established financial institutions since the Great Depression. These events have affected virtually all FSI sectors, including insurance companies, and offer a harsh reminder of the devastating consequences of financial risk. Recent events have caused some...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Sixth Annual Global Security Survey

    The goal of the 6th Annual Global Security Survey for financial institutions is to help respondents assess and understand the state of information security within their organization relative to comparable financial institutions around the world. Overall, the survey attempts to answer the question: How does the information security of the...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Charting A Course Through Choppy Waters: Merger & Acquisitions In The Global Financial Services Industry

    Lessons can be learned by viewing from today's vantage point the result of 2007 survey by Deloitte Research in cooperation with the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU). Conducted at a time when the M&A market was soaring, the survey obtained views on a variety of M&A topics from a global sample...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Dealing With Economic Downturn

    For many companies, cash is king in the current uncertain economic environment. Finding ways to save cash taxes becomes a key consideration for senior management in order to improve the cash position of the company. A review of the company's tax situation could result in significant cash tax savings and...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Liquidity Risk Management Readiness Checklist

    Are you ready for the more onerous liquidity risk management requirements that were recently proposed by the Basel Committee and the Committee of European Banking Supervisors? The Basel Committee and the Committee of European Banking Supervisors both released near-final documents containing new regulatory requirements for the management of liquidity risk....

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Adapting To A Changing Environment: Evolving Models Of Retail Banking Distribution

    There has recently been a renewed interest and focus within the global financial services industry on retail banking. This has partly been driven by the search for profitable areas of business during the current turmoil, but it has also been driven by the search for more stable sources of capital...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Global Standards - Priority For All Entities

    The integrated nature of capital markets, combined with the mobility of capital itself, highlights the need for a commonly accepted set of accounting standards. The financial crisis has emphasised the relevance of the International Accounting Standards Board's (IASB's) mission towards a global set of standards. More than ever, there is...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Financial Statements - Is Their Objective Being Achieved?

    In considering how well companies are managing to provide quality information it is useful to reflect on the objective of financial statements as set out in the International Accounting Standard Board's Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements, which states - 'The objective of financial statements is to...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Clarity Of Reporting In Current Economic Conditions

    Current economic conditions provide particular challenges to all involved with annual reports and financial statements. Financial markets continue to be stressed and the general lack of liquidity is having a significant effect on a wide range of businesses with many having genuine difficulties in maintaining profitable trading levels and generating...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Financial Statements - Room For Improvement

    The Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP) reviewed 300 sets of financial statements and wrote letters to 138 companies requesting further information about areas of possible non-compliance with accounting requirements. The FRRP has expressed the overall conclusion that the current standard of corporate reporting in the UK is good and that...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Financial Reporting Convergence - Building The Platform

    A major objective for financial reporting is to achieve a position within the next five years where a consistent set of financial reporting standards is used by all companies listed on global capital markets. To achieve this, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Sustaining In A Changing Environment: International Regulatory Cooperation Within The Insurance Industry

    As the global financial crisis continues to foster an environment of change and challenge for the financial markets, international governments are placing increased focus on regulation in an effort to prevent repeating past mistakes and to foster new uniformity and transparency standards across jurisdictional boundaries. And while moves toward this...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Talent Management In The Downturn: Between A Rock And A Hard Place

    The economic downturn has brought enormous pressure on businesses to cut costs and reduce staff levels while, at the same time, the need to attract, retain and motivate key talent grows stronger. A new report by Deloitte identifies how multinational companies are trying to strike the right balance between these...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Finance Talent Management

    Securing the loyalty of financial talents and offering them an exciting workplace environment are two matters crucially important to your financial organisation's continuity and quality. Developing and implementing a Finance Talent Management strategy can significantly strengthen your ability to recruit, select and develop the top financial managers of the future.

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Releasing Working Capital Within The Supply Chain

    The current economic downturn is having two major and contradictory impacts on the consumer packaged goods supply chain. First, there is a war for cash in full swing, as individual players in the supply chain take strong action to manage their working capital. Second, there is increasing concern over the...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Heart Of Working Capital Management Is About Managing Relationships

    The goal of working capital management is to ensure that a company is able to continue its operations and at the same time to generate sufficient cash to satisfy cash requirements of maturing short term debt and future operational expenses. Most would consider working capital to be the relationship between...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Automotive Industry In Need Of More Measures

    With consumer confidence at an all time low, the automotive industry is struggling to see the light at the end of the global economic downturn. According to an analysis by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ("Deloitte"), the global automotive industry is expected to benefit directly from an injection of around US$50 billion2...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Why Reinforcing The Brand Matters

    The power of brands is appreciated for generations, however in recent years, brands have gained the attention of (board -level) executives and the investors they seek to attract. As competition increases, brands are playing an ever increasing role in business strategy. Creating simple, but powerful differentiation in the minds of...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // May 2003

    Putting I.T. on the Short List

    Advanced technology offers state governments one of the best tools to drive through this change by its ability to cut costs, enhance service delivery and create a citizen-centered government. For this reason, information technology should be a key component of each governor's management agenda. But beyond this bold statement about...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Case Study: Finance Transformation In Financial Services - Not Just Bookkeepers Anymore

    Finance departments in most companies traditionally spend too much time on transactional work - there isn't enough talent to support strategic financial analysis. One such company decided to overhaul its approach to finance talent management as part of a larger transformation of its finance function from a tactical numbers shop...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Case Study: Finance Transformation In Telecom - Spreadsheets Begone

    Corporate executives at this large telecom company wanted more detailed visibility into the drivers of each business unit's financial performance. But a slow, spreadsheet-based budgeting, planning and forecasting process was clouding the line of sight. How could the company improve the transparency and timeliness of financial planning information - and...

    Provided By Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu