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On May 10, 2016, India announced amendments to its Double Taxation Avoidance Convention with Mauritius. Intended to close a capital gains tax loophole, what significant impact will the amendments have on investment managers whose funds make foreign direct investments in India through either a Mauritius or Singapore platform? Learn about approaches to consider as you prepare for changes in foreign direct investment that lie ahead.
On April 8, 2016, the DOL issued a new Conflict of Interest Rule that expands the definition of a fiduciary. What business, operational, technology, and workforce changes will this mean for wealth managers, insurance companies, banks, and broker dealers? Learn about challenges your organization may face in implementing changes to the rule.
On May 9, 2016, one of the biggest data leaks in history occurred. The Panama Papers were leaked to a worldwide audience and contained confidential information about over 210,000 offshore shell companies. Aside from data security-related implications, what new issues does this incident raise for corporate compliance and risk management programs? Explore new ways to strengthen corporate compliance and risk management programs so they evolve with new threats.
On June 16, 2016, the FASB issued its new standard, ASU 2016-03, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses, introducing a new credit impairment model based on expected losses rather than incurred losses. What changes are required under the new standard and what should institutions consider as they prepare to implement the new requirements? Learn about the FASB’s new credit impairment guidance and associated implementation challenges.
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Behavioral economics studies the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on economic decisions. How can private companies shift their focus from traditional hard-data analysis to use of behavioral economics for better understanding of customers? Learn how behavioral economics can help overcome longstanding biases, especially in smaller companies where small changes can make big differences.
Companies that outsource business processes typically have internal control assurance requirements. In turn, outsourced service providers (OSPs) have various options for communicating assurance, compliance, and related controls-oriented information. How can both sides use that information exchange to address downside risk and drive upside opportunity? Learn practical ways to impact the value of third-party assurance, compliance, and information-sharing.
US consumers and businesses remain strongly focused on reducing their energy consumption, even though record-low energy prices have taken the heat off their need to cut costs. What recent developments should you know about? Learn results from the Deloitte Resources 2016 Study and how they can help energy companies, businesses, and consumers make energy-related investment choices and other business decisions.
BEPS Actions 8-10 require participants that provide funding in cost-sharing arrangements (CSAs) to significantly increase their substance around such arrangements and, in many cases, change their method of valuing CSA ongoing contributions. What are the new rules and how should CSA participants manage these changes? Explore possible impacts of these significant changes to CSA rules.