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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Forging Ahead: Third-Quarter 2010 Global Metals Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Analysis

    Today's global economy is like a curate's egg. Economic expectations are good and bad, positive and negative. As the US economy's unpredictability generates greater concern, metals companies are exercising caution as they consider strategic deals in emerging markets where growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is high. The concept...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cloud Computing Gets Strategic: Reducing Technology Costs Is Just the Starting Point

    Cloud computing can play a strategic role for all companies, not just those in the technology or services industries. The vision is simple: By doing away with typical IT constraints - limited resources, consuming maintenance, and incompatible systems - cloud computing frees the business to pursue growth and innovation. In...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    A Shift to Cloud Computing and Its Impact on Revenue Recognition

    During the recent economic downturn, companies began to look for solutions that would help reduce their cost structures and improve profitability. One solution that has emerged is cloud computing. Cloud computing is a different way to consume technology. Now that cloud computing is increasing its penetration, the question is how...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Warehouse & Logistics: Improved Inventory Tracking And Management

    The optimization of warehouse and logistics processes within supply chain management has been identified as a key area in terms of cost rationalization. The implementation of Radio Frequency Identification Systems ("RFID") provides an opportunity to automate or streamline the collection and integration of information. The involvement of IT systems becomes...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Public-Private Partnerships: The US Perspective

    Public-private partnerships are complex, highly technical arrangements best suited to large-scale infrastructure assets with ongoing maintenance requirements. Wider adoption of PPPs in the US will require demonstrating to public officials and taxpayers alike the tangible benefits in cost savings and efficiency. To rebuild its crumbling infrastructure, America may at last...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2010

    A View on Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing has the business world divided on its importance to existing business models. The 20f10 PwC Survey of Canadian Software Company CEOs shows that 42.7% of business leaders believe that Cloud Computing is critical to their model while 32% find the Cloud provides no significant impact on the way...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    A Future Rich In Opportunity: Internal Audit Must Seize Opportunities To Enhance Its Relevancy

    Most consumer-oriented companies continue to face significant challenges, and growth overwhelmingly tops the list. In addition, the reputation of financial services and the automotive industries has suffered, and as a consequence these industries are undertaking new activities to positively influence public perception. Across all industries, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    HealthCast The Customization Of Diagnosis, Care And Cure

    Care in the future will be customized to the individual as performance metrics, payment, outcomes, incentives, services and treatments address differences in the needs and preferences of individuals. Incumbent models of care are struggling to keep up as healthcare volumes become more unmanageable. A burning platform for change is being...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Execution-Focused Leadership

    The recent economic downturn has challenged executives with the dual imperatives of short-term survival and long-term sustainability. When pressed by demands to cut costs and increase efficiency, many leaders scrambled to revise strategies, reduce headcount, categorically cut budgets, or simply changed their stated priorities and hoped for better results. Many...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Maximizing Internal Audit: A 10-Step Imperative For Thriving In A Challenging Economy

    With financial reporting control processes generally well established and stabilized, broadening internal audit's mandate would appear logical. But this shifting of audit's focus to a more strategic view will require the support of both management and the audit committee. Chief audit executives will need to reassess their internal audit strategy...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Transfer Pricing Perspectives

    Cost sharing arrangements (CSAs), one of the most complex areas associated with international transfer pricing, serve as a popular financial and tax planning tool for many organizations. Financial accounting is often at the heart of these arrangements. In particular, US GAAP has historically been the financial accounting standard most often...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Information Technology: How To Complete The M&A Integration Process, Minimize Disruptions, And Achieve Desired Synergies

    Mergers and acquisitions are often executed to gain access to new markets and products. While the revenue building effects of new markets and products can be fairly immediate, and certain redundant costs can be quickly eliminated, capturing and sustaining value over the long-term is a more difficult task. One of...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    How To Complete The M&A Integration Process, Minimize Disruptions, And Achieve Desired Synergies

    Research shows that most mergers and acquisitions fail to meet the expectations set for them. Despite the best intentions, deals often fall short when the time comes to begin translating carefully developed strategy into the right mix of people, process, and technology. However, smart buyers can take steps to improve...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Tax Integration: How To Complete The M&A Integration Process, Minimize Disruptions, And Achieve Desired Synergies

    Amid the excitement of a transaction, the tax aspects of integration are often viewed as overly complex and "Back-burnered" to the realm of post-deal business integration timelines. This often proves to be a costly mistake, as tax considerations are the drivers that shape legal entity integration, transfer pricing and operating...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Confronting Risk in Business Relationships and Emerging Markets: Enhanced Due Diligence and Corporate Intelligence

    The reputational and business risks associated with conducting business in emerging and expanding markets, with new business partners, agents, joint ventures, vendors, suppliers and distributors are increasingly significant for business executives as a result of the current financial crisis which demands highly efficient and effective business decision making. Moreover, the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Getting the Most Out of Your Firm-Wide Risk Management

    Recent events have highlighted the importance of a Risk Management framework which is able to deal with risk types beyond those included within Basel II Pillar 1. In the light of the Pillar 2 requirements, financial institutions and investment firms are now obliged to strengthen their firmwide Risk Management, in...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Security Among the Clouds

    Unlike many technologies, cloud computing has evolved in response to customer needs for better, faster, and cheaper methods of managing information technology. Indeed, individual customer demand defines the level of services, applications, storage, and availability that the cloud delivers. Technology rarely evolves based purely on customer needs, but cloud computing...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Career Planning & Identifying Employers For International Students

    Whatever your reasons for coming to Cardiff University and wherever you are from, you will need to consider how you can use this experience to develop your employability in order to successfully compete in the job market. You may already be aware that UK employers are looking for students and...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Financial Services Regulatory Highlights

    Past June, the Department of Treasury released a White Paper on Financial Regulatory Reform calling on the SEC and CFTC to make recommendations to Congress for changes to statutes and regulations that would harmonize regulation of futures and securities. Specifically, the White Paper recommended that the CFTC and SEC complete...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Internal Audit Perspectives: Increased Level of Supply Chain Risk Joins Growing Chain of Challenges

    The current global financial crisis has many businesses grappling at the enterprise level with critical issues including financial stability, risk management, and sustainability. In these times, not much escapes scrutiny as companies scramble to dot i's, cross t's, and continue to run their businesses - all while cutting costs. Amid...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Supply Chain Risk Assessment

    A shrinking global economy has multiplied supplier failures at home and abroad, threatening supply chain stability. A supply chain breakdown can devastate a company financially and cause extensive reputational damage. For pharmaceutical, life sciences, and medical device companies, supply chain breakdowns not only bring immediate damage to the affected company,...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Managing Fraud Risk in a Time of Economic Crisis

    As often happens in times of economic distress, the risk of fraud - both internal and external is greater than it has been in a number of years. Many insurers already have controls and systems in place to identify, monitor, and manage fraud risk, and to protect themselves, their policyholders,...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Risk Management Issues Associated With Hedge Fund Restructuring

    After the market events in the third quarter of 2008, many hedge funds received redemption requests which, had they been honored, would have significantly impaired the capital base of many open ended hedge funds. This situation was exacerbated, in many cases, by funds that impose gates, or limitations of the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Fraud in a Downturn: A Review of How Fraud and Other Integrity Risks Will Affect Business in 2009

    The impact of the credit crunch and the global economic slowdown is challenging even most robust institutions. Those charged with the governance of some of largest private sector companies have had to focus on short term measures to address the risk of corporate failure. Leaders of public sector institutions must...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    How to Navigate Risk Management and Compliance Complexity

    PwC's extensive industry and systems knowledge positions itself to enhance and streamline process control's complete functionality. It leverages a global repository of SAP and industry leading practices as part of the value that it brings to clients. In short, it has been down this road and can help clients navigate...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Taxing Issues in Strategic Sourcing Decisions

    Today's economic environment is forcing companies to assess their core competencies and identify more efficient operating modes. This analysis encompasses strategic sourcing options such as relocation and consolidation to use shared services, insourcing, outsourcing and co-sourcing. The precise tax implications of each option should be a key part of the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Leveraging IT Risk Management to Boost Competitive Advantage: Achieving Integrated Information Technology, Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    There are tumultuous times for Finance leaders. Investors, board members, senior management, rating agencies, regulators and other stakeholders continue to seek ways to better evaluate and execute on financial services organization's activities, performance, risks and strategies. They are looking for more timely, pertinent, and readily accessible financial, market and business...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    IFRS News: Emerging Issues and Practical Guidance

    This paper follows on from the article in last month's IFRS news on the lease accounting discussion paper. Marian Lovelace looks in more detail at the proposals announced in March and their implications for businesses. The basic lease accounting model under IFRS has not changed since the adoption of IAS...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    How to Navigate Through the Multi-GAAP Reporting Maze During an IFRS Conversion

    Oftentimes, before a company can embed IFRS as its primary financial reporting standard, it must go through a dual-reporting period during which IFRS and US GAAP financial statements are reconciled. The ability to meet challenging multi-GAAP reporting requirements largely depends upon the magnitude of the IFRS and US GAAP differences,...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Operational Effectiveness: Driving Growth And Efficiency For Improved Business Performance

    Businesses today are challenged to perform, at all levels in the organization. Most are challenged to drive growth while increasing customer satisfaction, managing efficiency and reducing operational costs. Customers expect superior products and services and shareholders demand sustainable returns. Main clients' customers are increasingly demanding: Requiring greater choice in specification...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Assess Your Risk Management Framework Under UCITS III

    Recent years have shown a rapid growth in the importance of Risk Management within the UCITS environment and subsequently a major shift in focus from regulators worldwide. Sweeping transformations and continuous amendments to existing regulation and standards have clarified a certain number of topics, but without bringing the most appropriate...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Integrated Governance, Risk, and Compliance: Improve Performance and Enhance Productivity in Federal Agencies

    Off late high-profile accounting and management scandals in the commercial sector have given rise to legislative action to improve internal controls over financial reporting for companies participating in the financial markets. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is the most recognizable of these initiatives, and it held implications for both public...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Complying With International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): Getting Your Systems Ready to Meet Financial Consolidation and Reporting Requirements

    Given the length of time it takes to change an organization's people, process and technologies, and to adopt governance practices globally, now is the time to assess and plan for the impacts of an IFRS transition on organization. Those companies that act now to get the jump on IFRS requirements...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Fraud Risk Management

    Despite widespread coverage in the press, and government's and regulators' efforts to reduce fraud, economic crime continues to be a menace to businesses in Canada and around the world. Perpetrators of fraud invariably take great pains to conceal or remove evidence of their crimes. Surprisingly, accident or chance continues to...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Accounting for Employee Benefits Under IFRS: An IFRS Publication

    This paper highlights some of the significant differences between International Accounting Standard (IAS) 19 and US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP) for post-employment benefits, including pensions and other post-retirement benefits such as retiree health benefits, and review the proposed changes to IAS 19. The proposed changes will most likely...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Sharing: Global Sourcing Trends

    Economic and social drivers such as labor arbitrage and tax incentives, as well as access to global talent and global markets, have fueled off-shoring during the past 20 years. Today, as cost containment becomes a primary objective given the harsh economic conditions, the off-shoring trend seems ready to accelerate rather...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Risk, Responsibility & Opportunity: The CEO's Guide to Climate Action

    Thanks to science it now has an increasingly clear and ominous picture of how climate is changing. As their knowledge continues to evolve, scientists have issued stronger and more compelling warnings about the impacts of climate change and the steps that need to be taken in order to avoid the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (iGRC) Approach

    This iGRC approach will assist the USSS with automating the management of internal controls over business processes, application security, and technical infrastructure security. This iGRC approach will also assist the USSS with improving the efficiency of their compliance processes and complying with applicable laws and regulations. The purpose of this...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Liquidity Risk Management

    The financial markets cannot hope to recover until confidence is restored. Banks need to recover their faith in each other and rebuild their reputations across their stakeholder base. They must also regain the trust of the regulators. For that to happen, banks must achieve two things. First, they will have...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Embedding Risk Management: Solutions to Suit Your Needs

    Tremendous advances have been made in risk analytics over the past decade, but there has been less progress in the way organisations use this information. Too often, it remains confined to a specialist risk function, isolated from both the boardroom and the business, manifesting itself only through systems of limits...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Forging Ahead: Third-Quarter 2010 Global Metals Industry Mergers And Acquisitions Analysis

    Today's global economy is like a curate's egg. Economic expectations are good and bad, positive and negative. As the US economy's unpredictability generates greater concern, metals companies are exercising caution as they consider strategic deals in emerging markets where growth in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is high. The concept...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    A Future Rich In Opportunity: Internal Audit Must Seize Opportunities To Enhance Its Relevancy

    Most consumer-oriented companies continue to face significant challenges, and growth overwhelmingly tops the list. In addition, the reputation of financial services and the automotive industries has suffered, and as a consequence these industries are undertaking new activities to positively influence public perception. Across all industries, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Career Planning & Identifying Employers For International Students

    Whatever your reasons for coming to Cardiff University and wherever you are from, you will need to consider how you can use this experience to develop your employability in order to successfully compete in the job market. You may already be aware that UK employers are looking for students and...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    HealthCast The Customization Of Diagnosis, Care And Cure

    Care in the future will be customized to the individual as performance metrics, payment, outcomes, incentives, services and treatments address differences in the needs and preferences of individuals. Incumbent models of care are struggling to keep up as healthcare volumes become more unmanageable. A burning platform for change is being...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Transfer Pricing Perspectives

    Cost sharing arrangements (CSAs), one of the most complex areas associated with international transfer pricing, serve as a popular financial and tax planning tool for many organizations. Financial accounting is often at the heart of these arrangements. In particular, US GAAP has historically been the financial accounting standard most often...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Public-Private Partnerships: The US Perspective

    Public-private partnerships are complex, highly technical arrangements best suited to large-scale infrastructure assets with ongoing maintenance requirements. Wider adoption of PPPs in the US will require demonstrating to public officials and taxpayers alike the tangible benefits in cost savings and efficiency. To rebuild its crumbling infrastructure, America may at last...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2003

    Shareholders' Questions 2003

    The purpose of this document is to assist management of public companies in preparing for the annual meeting and to be able to provide informed responses to shareholder questions. This document contains examples of questions that might be asked, based on those asked at annual meetings in recent years, and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2003

    Gentlemen's Dispute or Bar Room Brawl? - Part Two: The Impact of the New Block Exemption Regulation on Car Dealers

    On 1 October 2003, the new block exemption regulation (BER) governing the way in which carmakers distribute their vehicles in Europe, as well as how those vehicles are serviced and spare parts are sourced, came into effect. It has huge consequences for everyone in the automotive industry. This article discusses...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Sharing: Global Sourcing Trends

    Economic and social drivers such as labor arbitrage and tax incentives, as well as access to global talent and global markets, have fueled off-shoring during the past 20 years. Today, as cost containment becomes a primary objective given the harsh economic conditions, the off-shoring trend seems ready to accelerate rather...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Accounting for Employee Benefits Under IFRS: An IFRS Publication

    This paper highlights some of the significant differences between International Accounting Standard (IAS) 19 and US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP) for post-employment benefits, including pensions and other post-retirement benefits such as retiree health benefits, and review the proposed changes to IAS 19. The proposed changes will most likely...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    How to Navigate Through the Multi-GAAP Reporting Maze During an IFRS Conversion

    Oftentimes, before a company can embed IFRS as its primary financial reporting standard, it must go through a dual-reporting period during which IFRS and US GAAP financial statements are reconciled. The ability to meet challenging multi-GAAP reporting requirements largely depends upon the magnitude of the IFRS and US GAAP differences,...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Converting to International Financial Reporting Standards: Planning Considerations for US Tax Executives

    The timeline provided in the SEC's proposed roadmap provides companies with the opportunity to develop a strategic, timely, and comprehensive plan to approach, analyze, and manage the conversion to IFRS in a measured and thoughtful manner. As will be discussed in this paper, there can be significant tax ramifications and...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    IFRS News: Emerging Issues and Practical Guidance

    This paper follows on from the article in last month's IFRS news on the lease accounting discussion paper. Marian Lovelace looks in more detail at the proposals announced in March and their implications for businesses. The basic lease accounting model under IFRS has not changed since the adoption of IAS...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Financial Services Regulatory Highlights

    Past June, the Department of Treasury released a White Paper on Financial Regulatory Reform calling on the SEC and CFTC to make recommendations to Congress for changes to statutes and regulations that would harmonize regulation of futures and securities. Specifically, the White Paper recommended that the CFTC and SEC complete...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Complying With International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): Getting Your Systems Ready to Meet Financial Consolidation and Reporting Requirements

    Given the length of time it takes to change an organization's people, process and technologies, and to adopt governance practices globally, now is the time to assess and plan for the impacts of an IFRS transition on organization. Those companies that act now to get the jump on IFRS requirements...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Fraud in a Downturn: A Review of How Fraud and Other Integrity Risks Will Affect Business in 2009

    The impact of the credit crunch and the global economic slowdown is challenging even most robust institutions. Those charged with the governance of some of largest private sector companies have had to focus on short term measures to address the risk of corporate failure. Leaders of public sector institutions must...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Liquidity Risk Management

    The financial markets cannot hope to recover until confidence is restored. Banks need to recover their faith in each other and rebuild their reputations across their stakeholder base. They must also regain the trust of the regulators. For that to happen, banks must achieve two things. First, they will have...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Embedding Risk Management: Solutions to Suit Your Needs

    Tremendous advances have been made in risk analytics over the past decade, but there has been less progress in the way organisations use this information. Too often, it remains confined to a specialist risk function, isolated from both the boardroom and the business, manifesting itself only through systems of limits...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Assess Your Risk Management Framework Under UCITS III

    Recent years have shown a rapid growth in the importance of Risk Management within the UCITS environment and subsequently a major shift in focus from regulators worldwide. Sweeping transformations and continuous amendments to existing regulation and standards have clarified a certain number of topics, but without bringing the most appropriate...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Fraud Risk Management

    Despite widespread coverage in the press, and government's and regulators' efforts to reduce fraud, economic crime continues to be a menace to businesses in Canada and around the world. Perpetrators of fraud invariably take great pains to conceal or remove evidence of their crimes. Surprisingly, accident or chance continues to...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Internal Audit Perspectives: Increased Level of Supply Chain Risk Joins Growing Chain of Challenges

    The current global financial crisis has many businesses grappling at the enterprise level with critical issues including financial stability, risk management, and sustainability. In these times, not much escapes scrutiny as companies scramble to dot i's, cross t's, and continue to run their businesses - all while cutting costs. Amid...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Supply Chain Risk Assessment

    A shrinking global economy has multiplied supplier failures at home and abroad, threatening supply chain stability. A supply chain breakdown can devastate a company financially and cause extensive reputational damage. For pharmaceutical, life sciences, and medical device companies, supply chain breakdowns not only bring immediate damage to the affected company,...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Leveraging IT Risk Management to Boost Competitive Advantage: Achieving Integrated Information Technology, Governance, Risk, and Compliance

    There are tumultuous times for Finance leaders. Investors, board members, senior management, rating agencies, regulators and other stakeholders continue to seek ways to better evaluate and execute on financial services organization's activities, performance, risks and strategies. They are looking for more timely, pertinent, and readily accessible financial, market and business...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Getting the Most Out of Your Firm-Wide Risk Management

    Recent events have highlighted the importance of a Risk Management framework which is able to deal with risk types beyond those included within Basel II Pillar 1. In the light of the Pillar 2 requirements, financial institutions and investment firms are now obliged to strengthen their firmwide Risk Management, in...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Managing Fraud Risk in a Time of Economic Crisis

    As often happens in times of economic distress, the risk of fraud - both internal and external is greater than it has been in a number of years. Many insurers already have controls and systems in place to identify, monitor, and manage fraud risk, and to protect themselves, their policyholders,...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Risk, Responsibility & Opportunity: The CEO's Guide to Climate Action

    Thanks to science it now has an increasingly clear and ominous picture of how climate is changing. As their knowledge continues to evolve, scientists have issued stronger and more compelling warnings about the impacts of climate change and the steps that need to be taken in order to avoid the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Focus on Risk, and Compliance Will Follow: Overcoming the Challenges of Payment Card Industry Requirements

    PricewaterhouseCoopers has developed a five-phase approach that enables PCI compliance through the identification and remediation of risk associated with payment card data. PricewaterhouseCoopers' approach uses the PCI DSS as a baseline controls framework that is supplemented with leading risk management practices and compliance and threat management experience. Once the framework...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Confronting Risk in Business Relationships and Emerging Markets: Enhanced Due Diligence and Corporate Intelligence

    The reputational and business risks associated with conducting business in emerging and expanding markets, with new business partners, agents, joint ventures, vendors, suppliers and distributors are increasingly significant for business executives as a result of the current financial crisis which demands highly efficient and effective business decision making. Moreover, the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Integrated Governance, Risk and Compliance (iGRC) Approach

    This iGRC approach will assist the USSS with automating the management of internal controls over business processes, application security, and technical infrastructure security. This iGRC approach will also assist the USSS with improving the efficiency of their compliance processes and complying with applicable laws and regulations. The purpose of this...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Planning for the Unknown: Mitigating Unknown and Unknowable Risks Through Effective Enterprise Risk Management

    Emerging risks, such as climate change, food insecurity, energy supply disruption, and global liquidity crisis are but a few risks once thought unlikely that have now risen to the forefront. The impact of emerging risks on global business has been dramatic: venerable companies in financial services have felt the impact;...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Integrated Governance, Risk, and Compliance: Improve Performance and Enhance Productivity in Federal Agencies

    Off late high-profile accounting and management scandals in the commercial sector have given rise to legislative action to improve internal controls over financial reporting for companies participating in the financial markets. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is the most recognizable of these initiatives, and it held implications for both public...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Hedge Funds to Reconsider Administrators for Valuations and Risk Analytics

    The lingering credit crisis has surfaced issues for hedge funds that will have reverberations far into the future. The immediate impacts are already telling, for example in valuation. Hedge fund managers are being pushed as never before to provide greater transparency into the valuation of their portfolios. In addition, the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    How to Navigate Risk Management and Compliance Complexity

    PwC's extensive industry and systems knowledge positions itself to enhance and streamline process control's complete functionality. It leverages a global repository of SAP and industry leading practices as part of the value that it brings to clients. In short, it has been down this road and can help clients navigate...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Risk Management Issues Associated With Hedge Fund Restructuring

    After the market events in the third quarter of 2008, many hedge funds received redemption requests which, had they been honored, would have significantly impaired the capital base of many open ended hedge funds. This situation was exacerbated, in many cases, by funds that impose gates, or limitations of the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Taxing Issues in Strategic Sourcing Decisions

    Today's economic environment is forcing companies to assess their core competencies and identify more efficient operating modes. This analysis encompasses strategic sourcing options such as relocation and consolidation to use shared services, insourcing, outsourcing and co-sourcing. The precise tax implications of each option should be a key part of the...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Security Among the Clouds

    Unlike many technologies, cloud computing has evolved in response to customer needs for better, faster, and cheaper methods of managing information technology. Indeed, individual customer demand defines the level of services, applications, storage, and availability that the cloud delivers. Technology rarely evolves based purely on customer needs, but cloud computing...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Execution-Focused Leadership

    The recent economic downturn has challenged executives with the dual imperatives of short-term survival and long-term sustainability. When pressed by demands to cut costs and increase efficiency, many leaders scrambled to revise strategies, reduce headcount, categorically cut budgets, or simply changed their stated priorities and hoped for better results. Many...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Operational Effectiveness: Driving Growth And Efficiency For Improved Business Performance

    Businesses today are challenged to perform, at all levels in the organization. Most are challenged to drive growth while increasing customer satisfaction, managing efficiency and reducing operational costs. Customers expect superior products and services and shareholders demand sustainable returns. Main clients' customers are increasingly demanding: Requiring greater choice in specification...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // May 2010

    A View on Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing has the business world divided on its importance to existing business models. The 20f10 PwC Survey of Canadian Software Company CEOs shows that 42.7% of business leaders believe that Cloud Computing is critical to their model while 32% find the Cloud provides no significant impact on the way...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cloud Computing Gets Strategic: Reducing Technology Costs Is Just the Starting Point

    Cloud computing can play a strategic role for all companies, not just those in the technology or services industries. The vision is simple: By doing away with typical IT constraints - limited resources, consuming maintenance, and incompatible systems - cloud computing frees the business to pursue growth and innovation. In...

    Provided By PricewaterhouseCoopers