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Altair to sponsor the Jersey Finance Conference - "Clear Direction"

Julia Chapman 18 February 2016 Category: Articles

Altair are delighted to be a sponsor of the 2016 Jersey Finance Annual London Funds Conference taking place on Thursday 3 March in London. Director of the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy, Pascal Saint-Amans, is set to deliver a keynote speech on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. He will be joined by renowned broadcaster, Andrew Marr, who will also deliver a keynote presentation and lead one of two panel sessions during the half-day conference. Please contact Fiona Gardiner at fionagardiner@altair.je should you wish to meet with one of our directors on the day.  For further information go to www.jerseyfinance.je

 

Board effectiveness reviews - the key to good corporate governance

Nick Watkins 30 June 2016 Category: Articles

“Every company should be headed by an effective board which is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the company”*.   The key word here is “effective”.  But what does this mean in practice, and what steps need to be taken in order to achieve an effective board and to ensure each individual director plays their part?  

The primary responsibility of the board of directors is to provide leadership to the company with the objective of creating long-term stakeholder value.   The practical way that the board performs this task day-to-day is by exercising its function to make decisions on behalf of the company and by ensuring subsequent implementation of such decisions via board oversight of executive management, and the company’s external agents and delegates. 

Whilst a robust oversight and risk management framework is clearly critical to good corporate governance, the effectiveness of the process by which a board considers and makes decis…

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