Global Reinsurance Masterclass Series: 7. Imagining the future; Stay ahead in the reinsurance game through scenario planning

This Masterclass is designed to help reinsurers take control of their future through the foresight technique of scenario planning. This practical managerial tool enables companies in the field of risk management to assess any external uncertainties and develop strategies in accordance.

Updated: 24/01/2014
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What can Researchers and Policy Makers learn from each other?

Author(s):

Thorsten Beck

Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

The CEPR 30th anniversary conference held in London last November featured panel discussions on how researchers and policy makers interact. Professor Thorsten Beck ruminates on those discussions.

Updated: 06/01/2014
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Lessons from the financial crisis: Finance and Growth

Author(s):

Thorsten Beck

Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

Comment - with the long lingering effects of the Global Financial Crisis still being felt, Professor Thorsten Beck defends his position that Finance can still be good for economic growth.

Updated: 24/12/2013
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Effective Supplier Management for IT Leaders

IT suppliers recruit sophisticated sales people, and it is essential staff have the requisite skills and knowledge when negotiating contracts with them. David Chan discusses what these requirements are.

Updated: 24/12/2013
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Pre-annoucement M&A activity and its effect on outcomes

Author(s):

Scott Moeller

 et al.

Intralinks asked researchers at the M&A Research Centre (MARC), Cass Business School, to look into the relationship between the pre-announcement due diligence phase and key M&A deal outcomes for both acquirer and seller.

Updated: 11/01/2014
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Why do businesses oppose the minimum wage?

Professor Chris Rowley examines varying minimum wage levels around the world and considers why strong opposition to the policy continues.

Updated: 17/12/2013
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Views: 1,439

What Skills Might Be Needed In Appointments To Manage and Lead Organisations?

Comment - Professor Chris Rowley invokes the still relevant 1950s work by Katz in a short piece on management recruitment.

Updated: 13/12/2013
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Views: 1,706

Shadow banking – how to regulate it?

Author(s):

Thorsten Beck

Topic:
Finance
Industry:
Banking

Comment - Shadow banking is back in the news, both as alternative financing source for SMEs and as an instrument for banks to manage their capital efficiently. Professor Thorsten Beck talks about the topic that energises regulatory and policy makers globally.

Updated: 13/12/2013
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Using Six Sigma to identify hospitals that cost the most across procedures

Author(s):

ManMohan Sodhi

 et al.
Industry:
Public Policy

The US spends proportionately more on healthcare than most other Western nations, but it may not get the best value. A Six-Sigma analysis reveals the small amount of hospitals accounting for the greater share of the costs.

Updated: 03/01/2014
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Views: 1,629