Insurance

Is There a Ticking Timebomb on Your Balance Sheet?

Dec 2020

Is There a Ticking Timebomb on Your Balance Sheet?

With so much uncertainty in the world, now is the time to take definite action and address those troublesome contingent liabilities that drag down performance and put your company at financial and reputational risk.

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And Now For Something Completely Different. Sort of

Nov 2020

And Now For Something Completely Different. Sort of

The open-source code Python still has plenty of bite after all these years, so says your (data) analyst.

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And We’re Live! Leading Practices for Conducting Interviews in a Remote Investigation

Nov 2020

And We’re Live! Leading Practices for Conducting Interviews in a Remote Investigation

This is the fourth article in a series on planning and managing remote investigations.

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Adapt Now or Risk Extinction: The New Mandate for the CEO

Oct 2020

Adapt Now or Risk Extinction: The New Mandate for the CEO

An FTI Journal exclusive conversation with Dr. Erica Richardson, managing director in Strategic Communications, with extensive experience in public affairs and financial markets.

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Here’s the Expert Your Company Needs to Gain the Upper Hand

Sep 2020

Here’s the Expert Your Company Needs to Gain the Upper Hand

Internal auditors make excellent expert witnesses because of their skills, certifications, and professional experiences.

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Extending Your Reach: Best Practices for Collecting Data in a Remote Investigation

Sep 2020

Extending Your Reach: Best Practices for Collecting Data in a Remote Investigation

This third article in a series on planning and managing remote investigations looks at data collection. The first article provided a general overview on the state of remote investigations today, and the second article covered best practices for planning and managing remote investigations.

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Ask the Expert: Does My Company Need an Analytics Translator?

Sep 2020

Ask the Expert: Does My Company Need an Analytics Translator?

Drew Sheehan of FTI Consulting’s Data & Analytics practice reviews the role of this relatively new position that is becoming critical in our data-driven business world.

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Fraud Waits for No One: Best Practices for Managing a Remote Investigation Today

Aug 2020

Fraud Waits for No One: Best Practices for Managing a Remote Investigation Today

This is the second article in a series that discusses leading practices for planning and managing remote investigations.

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The Challenges (And Surprising Benefits) of Conducting Remote Investigations

Jun 2020

The Challenges (And Surprising Benefits) of Conducting Remote Investigations

The first in a series of articles on conducting forensic investigations remotely discusses why they are effective and may become the new normal.

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The Extraordinary Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Commercial Contracts in India

Jun 2020

The Extraordinary Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Commercial Contracts in India

What are the legal and financial consequences when a company does not fulfill its obligations during the current crisis?

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Staying in Control: The Red Flag to Watch Out for Before Accepting Deal Risk

Jun 2020

Staying in Control: The Red Flag to Watch Out for Before Accepting Deal Risk

Whether accepting representations and warranties risk as a buyer or insurer, pay attention to the seller’s control environment.

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Treasury Is the Linchpin to Unlocking Value in a Divestiture – Spins or Carve-Out Sales

Nov 2020

Treasury Is the Linchpin to Unlocking Value in a Divestiture – Spins or Carve-Out Sales

As the pandemic drives companies to realign business strategies, look to your corporate treasury function to help prepare for the divestiture of non-core business units.

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How Are Corporate ESG Principles Influencing the U.S. Insurance Industry?

Aug 2020

How Are Corporate ESG Principles Influencing the U.S. Insurance Industry?

FTI Consulting’s Co-Leader of Insurance Services, Wendy Shapss, answers the question making its way through the hallways of insurance companies as more carriers choose to shed clients deemed non-ESG compliant.

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Top 10 ESG Trends for the New Decade

Feb 2020

Top 10 ESG Trends for the New Decade

What are the megatrends related to environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) that will shape the corporate governance ecosystem and its key participants throughout the 2020s?

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Open This Tech Toolbox and Bring Your Business Up to Full Speed

Nov 2019

Open This Tech Toolbox and Bring Your Business Up to Full Speed

A well-defined FP&A technology infrastructure is key to improving business performance.

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Are Hong Kong Insurance Firms Ready for Regulatory Ramp-up?

Oct 2019

Are Hong Kong Insurance Firms Ready for Regulatory Ramp-up?

As Hong Kong starts to look more closely at money laundering in its insurance sector, insurers need to respond with a new approach and better tools

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Conflicts and Kickbacks: Rooting out Employee Malfeasance With Social Media

Jun 2019

Conflicts and Kickbacks: Rooting out Employee Malfeasance With Social Media

There’s nowhere to hide when forensic investigators follow digital footprints.

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How Do I Use InsurTech to Get the Most Value From My Client Data?

May 2018

How Do I Use InsurTech to Get the Most Value From My Client Data?

The key is first setting business goals and plans for monetizing data, says Wendy Shapss, Co-Leader of FTI Consulting’s Insurance Services.

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The 6-Point Plan for Navigating Your Ship in a Sea of Startups

Apr 2018

The 6-Point Plan for Navigating Your Ship in a Sea of Startups

How traditional insurance companies can beat InsurTechs in the race to attract new clients.

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Don’t Fall Captive to Self-Insurance Risks in M&A

Jan 2018

Don’t Fall Captive to Self-Insurance Risks in M&A

Buyers beware: Find out how to avoid one of the most overlooked potential pitfalls of M&A: a target company’s insurance and risk management programs.

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The Urgent Need for Urgent Care

Sep 2016

The Urgent Need for Urgent Care

One key to controlling soaring health care costs in the U.S.? Urgent Care centers—the middle ground between primary and emergency treatment. Here’s ten ways to make it work

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Why Augmented Reality is Making the Insurance Industry’s Head Spin

Aug 2016

Why Augmented Reality is Making the Insurance Industry’s Head Spin

The explosive popularity of Pokémon GO and the risks it presents to users and developers has the insurance industry watching carefully.

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Customer Integration Risks in Insurance M&As

May 2016

Customer Integration Risks in Insurance M&As

Merging customer bases in an insurance M&A can bring great rewards. And great risks! Here’s what companies need to know.

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Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

May 2016

Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

Financial services professionals are swamped by regulation after regulation in the effort to avoid the next big scandal. But good compliance processes can only take you so far in the highly scrutinized banking sector. A focus on corporate culture is the secret sauce to creating real change. How can you alter a company from the inside out?

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The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

Dec 2015

The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

There were just over 295,000 civil suits filed in U.S. district courts in 2014, an increase of 4 percent over 2013. On top of that, there were another 81,000 criminal cases (including fraud) filed.

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The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

Dec 2015

The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

It’s no secret that Brazil has been going through hard times and that investors — with good reason — regard the country as a high-risk environment.

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Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Feb 2014

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Scandals. Fines. Show trials. These days, just doing business can appear almost criminal. While government-imposed regulation can soothe the public’s ire, it can also create burdensome costs and competitive disadvantages. To survive, businesses must perform reputational due diligence and create self-policing organizational cultures.

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