by Alden G Lank DBA and FFI Fellow, and Robert R. Patterson MBA, AIFA Read the business section of any metropolitan newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, or Financial Times and the chances are there will be headlines of yet another corporate scandal: board members or top management being jailed and millions of dollars of […]
Whether you are board member, trustee, or a member of senior management responsible the financial/information assets of a retirement, foundation, endowment or other form of eleemosynary organization, you can be held individually liable for a cyber breach in your capacity as a fiduciary of the assets/information entrusted to your organization. In a recent publication from […]
In 2018, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) Restored Over $1.6B for Employee Benefit Plans – a wakeup call for board members and trustees.
There are 694,000 retirement plans, and 2.2 million health plans covering over 143 million workers in the US. As fiduciaries, we must remember that they depend on us to act in their best interest at all times. In a time when more workers are retiring, proper corporate governance is increasingly important. A recent article in […]
A Black Swan may have tickets on the next train to Wall Street. How to Mitigate Fiduciary Risk in Overheated Global Markets
Monday, October 19th, 1987 is known as “Black Monday” with a downturn in the DJIA of – 22.6% or 508 points. If/when it happens in 2018/19, the equivalent loss in the DJIA would 5,875 points in one day! The near collapse of the global capital markets in 2007 was almost as severe. The length of […]
There have been a number of articles about the impact of the EU’s implementation of the GDPR on how US companies do business with the EU member countries. In this blog post we will focus on the issue of data protection. Scheduled to take effect in May 2018, the GDPR covers four areas: •Assessing and […]
One of the biggest issues facing fiduciaries is cyber-security. How do we anticipate a breach and what can we do to thwart unwanted access? In this post we will address the issue of data security while communicating on the road.