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All Offshore: The Sprat, the Mackerel, Accounting Firms, and the State in Globalization

Prem Sikka and Hugh Willmott

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Globalization has created opportunities for major businesses to roam the world and shop for regulation conductive to their interests. Major auditing firms are no exception and have used offshore ... More


Corporate Transformation and Employee Pensions

Adam D. Dixon

in The New Geography of Capitalism: Firms, Finance, and Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199668236
eISBN:
9780191781957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668236.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Political Economy

This chapter considers the changing role of the firm in systems of social protection. It does so through an examination of how and why firms have pulled back significantly in their provision of ... More


Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198735755
eISBN:
9780191799723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735755.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

This book analyses the experiences of European private bankers from the early modern period to the early twenty-first century. Private bankers have been defined as owner-managers of their bank, ... More


Accounting-Based Asset Return Smoothing in Participating Life Annuities: Implications for Annuitants, Insurers, and Policymakers

Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, Ralph Rogalla, and Ivonne Siegelin

in Retirement System Risk Management: Implications of the New Regulatory Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198787372
eISBN:
9780191835483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787372.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Insurance companies offering variable life annuity products have been permitted to report asset values in their income statements at historical cost instead of fair market values, under current ... More


Fund Managers and Their Investors

Diane-Laure Arjaliès, Philip Grant, Iain Hardie, Donald MacKenzie, and Ekaterina Svetlova

in Chains of Finance: How Investment Management is Shaped

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198802945
eISBN:
9780191841385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802945.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Chapter 3 examines the mechanisms through which clients impact fund managers’ practices and vice versa. The discussion encompasses fixed income investment as well as investment in shares. In both ... More


Learning from an Example

Gilles Bénéplanc and Jean-Charles Rochet

in Risk Management in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199774081
eISBN:
9780190258474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199774081.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter illustrates how the risk management methodology can be applied in practice using the fictitious pharmaceutical company called Med Corp. Med Corp is designed to have a commercial profile ... More


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