Features & Commentary Archive

« December 2018

January  2019  (9)

  • How to... manage underperformance

    BL60_How toSomeone on your team just isn’t pulling their weight. Their colleagues are grumbling and it’s bringing down team performance and morale. Even your customers have noticed this person doesn’t deliver the service they expect. How are you going to turn the situation around?  Spel...     [read more]

    By Alexander Garrett on  31 January 2019 
  • Automation: sharing the spoils

    BL60_Automation illoThe benefits of technological advancement have traditionally gone straight to the business bottom line, but some companies are starting to share the payoffs – with impressive results Had John Maynard Keynes been right, we would have been working 15 hours a week by now. In 1930, the economist ...     [read more]

    By Jessica Furseth on  28 January 2019 
  • Project management: a proper profession

    BL60_project managementProject management is frequently seen as a bolt-on to the day job – but as these projects often drive business strategy, it makes little sense to manage them part-time All too often a project manager is seen as a costly expense – an option rather than a necessity. Some companies fail to...     [read more]

    By David Burrows on  24 January 2019 
  • Putting the money to work

    BL60_PE illustrationRecord fundraising levels are forcing private equity firms to change tack on origination and exit strategies as competition for investment targets hots up Some of the numbers surrounding today’s global private equity market are nothing short of eye watering. In 2017, the global industry raise...     [read more]

    By Jon Watkins on  21 January 2019 
  • The Interview: Louise Bracken-Smith

    LouiseBracken-SmithIn a consolidating market, Jersey-based fiduciary business Fairway Group has remained what it describes as ‘consciously independent’. Co-founder and CEO Louise Bracken-Smith tells Businesslife why the company isn’t up for sale and how she plans to take it forward What’s your...     [read more]

    By Eila Madden on  17 January 2019 
  • The corporate icing on the cake

    BL60_Directors dutiesPatisserie Valerie is just one of several recent high-profile corporate governance failures – and that’s putting board directors under increasing pressure to go beyond their statutory duties towards the companies they oversee It was the latest case of a boardroom malfunctioning. The par...     [read more]

    By Alexander Garrett on  14 January 2019 
  • China: in search of growth

    BL60_chinaChannel Island businesses have long seen China as a growth opportunity, but as the country seeks to take a bigger role on the global stage, is it time for a renewed focus on the Middle Kingdom? Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, the global stage has witnessed growing tension betwe...     [read more]

    By Chris Menon on  10 January 2019 
  • The long arm of the IRS

    BL60_US taxA year on from the introduction of major tax changes in the United States, it is becoming clear how significant they may be for individuals and businesses in the Channel Islands Running to More than 1,000 pages of dense legalese and tax-speak, experts in the field are calling the Tax Cuts and Jobs ...     [read more]

    By Richard Willsher on  7 January 2019 
  • 2019: What can we expect?

    Year aheadExperts from across the Channel Islands share their predictions on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for key sectors in the next 12 months  FUNDS Mike Byrne, Chairman, Jersey Funds Association As we enter 2019, how would you assess the general health of the funds sector in Jers...     [read more]

    By BL Global on  2 January 2019 

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