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Debt markets: handle with care

The debt markets have flourished since the financial crisis. And as banks reined in lending to SMEs, new and different funding options became available to companies looking to expand. But looser terms have prompted warnings that there may be trouble ahead.

Reduce the size of board packs

Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved

Reduce the size of board packs

Following the publication of the Financial Services Faculty’s Information Overload Report earlier this year Hitesh Patel non-executive director at Aviva and chair of the ICAEW Insurance Committee and Zsuzsanna Schiff discuss how board packs can and should be improved

ESG reporting: Pros and cons of sustainability reports

Environmental, social and governance information has become more commonplace in recent years, with the rise being attributed to increased societal expectations of both companies and investors. Here, Will Pomroy discusses whether sustainability reports are helpful for business

Building a new life for the future

Against a background of rising populism, crushing austerity and climate change, infrastructure has suffered. Here, Henry Teitelbaum explains how global risks demand sharper focus on the matter.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.