Bribery and the Board in the Insurance Broker Business

Between the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and the CFPOA there are many new cases in the bribery landscape. However, there is a very recent case involving a multinational insurance brokerage. This case is not categorized as a direct bribery issue, but rather a failure to prevent bribery. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) announced last week,here, tha...
Posted: 8/1/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Pension Plan Risk: Conversion of Defined Contribution Plan to Defined Benefit Plan

The trigger for this post was the G&M Article by Janet McFarland, here, July 18, 2011, titled  “The hidden costs of switching to a cheaper pension plan”. Janet raises some good points that might not be considered by companies considering closing access to their Defined Benefit Plan and offering only a Defined Contribut...
Posted: 7/19/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

CFPOA (Bribery) Enforcement Action on the Rise

Risk Management will be a particular challenge based on the “ground level” exposures and the difficulty identifying and controlling risk that is created by a vast number of activities conducted by a large number of people with significant geographic and supervisory separation.Therefore, based on single aggregate limits, and considera...
Posted: 7/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Mitchell Sandham Featured in Canadian Insurance Top Broker Magazine!

Mitchell Sandham is excited to have an article featured in Canadian Insurance Top Broker Magazine, called “D&O and E&O: How much is enough?” by Greg Shields.  Please click here to access the article.   
Posted: 7/8/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

What is the Direction of Canadian Corporate Fraud?

Interesting article on Corporate Fraud and Executive Compensation available, here, at Marketwatch. I will let you read it, but the Greg’s notes on it, 1) “97% of companies on the S&P 500 Index pay incentive compensation to executives even when the company is underperforming its peers”, and 2) “FBI Director R...
Posted: 6/23/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

Franchisor – Franchisee Risk in Canada

I have heard many people complain about Tim Hortons donuts being smaller than the competition, and that “always fresh” donuts (actually it is doughnuts) actually means “recently frozen”, but most of us wish we owned THI shares (trading at a 53 wk HI with a 36% increase over this time last year and a 55% increase over two ...
Posted: 5/27/2011 12:00:00 AM by Global Administrator

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