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A&M Activist Alert

November 19, 2018
Shareholder activism is significantly increasing in Europe. Indeed, research by Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) has found that the number of activist approaches in the UK and Germany grew faster than in North America during the first three quarters of 2016.

Employee Retention & Engagement: Moving Beyond Convention to Results

November 16, 2018
Companies suffering from high employee turnover and disengagement resort to the common approach of deploying a generic employee survey and implementing the auto-generated solutions for their lowest scoring areas. These surveys simply cannot replace "big data" analysis or listening first-hand to employees to customize solutions impacting business performance.
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Press Review: Fall Reading

November 14, 2018
The necessity for transformation is not limited to long-established companies with out-of-date business models (although they certainly need it, too, as Sears’ recent bankruptcy has shown). New companies that have grown rapidly may lack the right operational structure to support a large and maturing business, while successful organizations must remain flexible to keep pace with changing customer expectations.
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Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO) Valuation

November 12, 2018
Valuation of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and the accounting policies and procedures surrounding them has evolved over the last several years. Over that same time horizon, the CLO market has boomed with the easing of risk retention, forcing those involved with valuation to achieve a deeper understanding of these structures and put firm valuation policies in place.
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Election Outcome: Challenges to Affordability and Care Delivery Remain

November 8, 2018
The election results will not have a significant impact on fundamental healthcare issues such as rising costs and care delivery inefficiency and ineffectiveness. Healthcare remains a “top-of-mind” issue for many Americans, including government officials. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) successfully increased coverage, but it did not adequately consider rising costs.