Quality can be difficult to describe and equally difficult to deliver.
To what quality does a contractor have to deliver construction works by law? How is that measured?
As with many aspects of construction and...more
For those clients that received extensions on the filing deadline for their BE-10 surveys, they are reminded that the August 31, 2015 deadline is approaching. The BE-10 is the five year benchmark survey of United States...more
Tax Proposals in Summer 2015 Budget to Affect UK Asset Managers -
The UK Summer Budget was announced on 8 July 2015, and included a number of unexpected tax proposals affecting the UK asset management industry, including...more
US lawmakers seek push out details.
US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the country’s banking regulators asking for information concerning the effect of an amendment to the Dodd-Frank act...more
During our recent webinar (now available on-demand), we provided an in-depth tour through the findings of our 2015 Ethics & Compliance Training Benchmark Report.
Webinar attendees asked a number of valuable questions on...more
NAVEX Global’s benchmarking reports are trusted by ethics and compliance officers around the world to help ensure best-in-class compliance program performance. The latest in our series, the 2015 Ethics & Compliance Benchmark...more
Kroll and Compliance Week’s 2015 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report, surveyed global compliance executives and revealed that, while compliance officers are aware of the risks of anti-bribery and corruption (ABC),...more
In it, ASIC provides its view on the importance of benchmarks, identifies which Australian and international benchmarks it considers systemically important, summarises the various different regulatory responses and reforms...more
FRB will extend high-quality liquid asset status to some state and municipal bonds.
The FRB has proposed a rule that would recognize certain general obligation state and municipal bonds meeting the same liquidity...more
Concluding a year-long review, UK regulators issued the final report of the Fair and Effective Markets Review Committee last week, making a number of recommendations intended to restore confidence in the trading markets for...more
The most recent Shared Savings Program final rule, published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2015, finalizes a number of the revisions to the original November 2011 final rule that CMS proposed on December 8, 2014. In...more
At the annual Mansion House speech to the City on Wednesday, 10 June, Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney announced an end to “the age of irresponsibility”.
Shortly before the Mansion House speeches began, the...more
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is currently conducting a benchmark BE-10 survey that requires the filing of a BE-10 report by any U.S. person that directly or indirectly...more
Any U.S. person with a foreign affiliate is required to file the 2014 Form BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad by June 30, 2015 or face civil penalties between $2,500 and $25,000. Further, a willful...more
During our recent webinar (now available on-demand), we provided an in-depth tour through the findings of our 2015 Ethics and Compliance Policy Management Benchmark Report. Webinar attendees asked a number of valuable...more
Key Performance Indicators (or KPIs) are sets of data against which the performance of a project or the organisations involved in delivering the project can be measured.
KPIs are quantifiable measurements, agreed in...more
As government contractors are aware, since March 24, 2014 OFCCP’s regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) have required contractors to establish annual benchmarks for protected...more
During our recent webinar, we provided an in-depth tour through the findings of our 2015 Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report. Webinar attendees asked a number of valuable questions on topics ranging from hotline best...more
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (the “OFCCP”) recently reduced the VEVRAA hiring benchmark for protected veterans from 7.2% to 7.0%. The hiring benchmark is intended to reflect the percentage of veterans in...more
This year marks the return of the BE-10, the five-year benchmark survey of US direct investment abroad—as a result, US companies that have an ownership or voting interest of 10% or more in a foreign business enterprise may be...more
On April 21, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it had updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database on its website. The VEVRAA...more
As announced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the updated national percentage of veterans in the workforce is continuing to decline, now at 7 percent....more
I recently had the opportunity to read a very interesting and engaging Round-Table Discussion in the 2-2015 Issue of the Journal of Business Compliance (Baltzer Science Publishers. Editor-in-Chief: Anthony Smith-Meyer) titled...more
RMBS Claims Against Ratings Agencies Dismissed as Time-Barred -
On March 27, Judge John Robert Blakely of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC's...more
The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has announced changes to the reporting requirements for the 2014 BE-10 Benchmark Survey of US Direct Investment Abroad and the BE-13 Survey of New Foreign...more
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