Industry Insights

Welcome to Asset Management in 2022 and beyond

This blog has been written in collaboration with David Capocci.   For decades now, global assets under management have seen incredible growth. From 38 Trillion USD in 2008 to 100 Trillion in 2020 (Statista) projections are increasing at the same pace as the global population and may even reach 145 Trillion USD by 2025 (CNBC). Closer to home, AUM of […]
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Building strong foundations for experience management (XM)

How to link XM to customer experience and employee experience Great experiences rarely happen by chance. It takes a strong vision and strategy coupled with a solid experience management (XM) program to ensure you save (and gain) both time and money. The good news is that you might already have more assets within your organization than you think to make it happe […]

Can capital markets save the planet?

Tackling Climate Change 31 October 2021 marked the launch of the COP26, as well as closing the third warmest October in recorded history (according to the EU’s Earth observation program Copernicus) with temperatures 0.42 °C higher than the average between 1991 and 2020. These temperature changes demonstrate the urgency of going beyond governments’ decis […]
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Can the EU counteract reinforced US anti-corruption laws?

In June 2021, the US government issued a National Security Study Memorandum which defines corruption as a major threat to US national security. Considering that bribery and corruption have a negative impact on the world’s GDP by 2% to 5%, the current US administration is willing to raise corruption to a major stake, not only for national security, but also for […]

Phygital workplace, does this sound familiar to you?

The new term phygital is a blend of PHYsical + diGITAL. It defines a user experience in the physical world through digital technologies, making it possible to improve experiences both at the office and in workspaces at home. Today’s definition of a workplace has been disrupted since the acceleration of work digitalization and the drop in office occupancy du […]

Proposed amendments to sale-and-leaseback. How ready are you?

In mid-2020, the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) received a question on how to measure a lease liability and right-of-use (ROU) asset on a sale-and-leaseback transaction with fully variable payments. You might be wondering what sparked this question in the first place. Well, IFRS 16 prohibits the inclusion of variable lease payments (except for those […]
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