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Who’s got your back?

Corporate Canada is becoming an increasingly risky place. Directors and boards may not be keeping up with issues surrounding liability and insurance—threatening their companies and themselves
By Cooper Langford
December 16th, 2013

There are two news stories from recent months that are—or at least should be—top of mind in governance circles these days. The first is the railway disaster at Lac-Mégantic, Que., in which a 72-car train derailed and exploded killing 47 … Continue reading

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Reimagining insurance

No new CEO in insurance these days can preach “steady as she goes.” But at Sun Life, Dean Connor’s early moves and talk of bigger change could be a litmus test for the industry
By Robert Thompson
June 18th, 2012

Dean Connor leans forward in his chair at the boardroom table at Sun Life Financial Inc.’s downtown Toronto offices, and starts talking about history. Connor, who took on the role of Sun Life’s chief executive in December, may only be starting … Continue reading

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Quiet money runs deep

You don’t hear too much about debt private placements, in part because they’re private. But they’re a serious source of capital for companies shopping for longer terms from buyers eager to deal
By Robert Olsen
June 17th, 2012

Private placements are a generic form of financing that is sometimes misunderstood. Part of the confusion arises from the fact that the term “private placement” can be used to describe several types of financing. For instance: cross-border high-yield financings typically … Continue reading

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