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‘Big Four’ Audit Firms Targeted for Reforms in UK After Spate of Corporate Failures

Britain set out sweeping reforms of big company audits on Tuesday after high-profile collapses at builder Carillion and retailer BHS in recent years hit thousands of jobs and raised questions about accounting quality. The business ministry detailed changes to auditing …

EY Sued in UK for Alleged Negligence in Audits of Troubled Hospital Operator, NMC

The administrators of NMC Health PLC have filed a lawsuit against EY in the United Kingdom for alleged negligence on the audit work it did for the troubled hospital operator between 2012 to 2018, a spokesperson said. NMC, which used …

IncubEx, Led by Industry Veteran Eckert, Buys UK Insurtech Platform Insurwave

IncubEx Inc., a Chicago-based company that is chaired by industry veteran Neil Eckert and designs and develops new financial products in global environmental, climate risk and related commodity markets, announced the acquisition of Insurwave Ltd. Insurwave is an insurtech platform …

EY Fined $4.8M by UK Accounting Watchdog Over Audit of Transport Firm Stagecoach

Britain’s accounting watchdog said on Wednesday it has fined Ernst & Young LLP 3.5 million pounds ($4.80 million) over the audit of transport firm Stagecoach Group’s financial statements in 2017. The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said Mark Harvey, the auditing …

Major Reinsurers Look to Exclude Coal from Treaty Policies, as Climate Pressure Grows

Major reinsurers have already pulled back from providing bespoke cover for coal projects as part of efforts to meet global climate change commitments, but now comes the hard part – finding ways to exclude coal from bulk-buy contracts, known as …

Britain Targets Big 4 Auditors, Company Directors With Reform Proposals

Britain proposed weakening the market grip of “Big Four” auditors on Thursday and making company directors responsible for spotting fraud after the collapses of retailer BHS and builder Carillion. Directors would have to repay their bonuses if the company went …

Post-Brexit Exodus of Staff and Assets from London to EU Slows

LONDON – The shift in financial staff and assets from the City of London to the European Union because of Brexit has eased after Britain completed its full departure from the bloc, a tracker from consultants EY showed on Tuesday. …

German Court Says EY Auditors Must Testify Before Parliamentary Panel About Wirecard

Two Ernst & Young auditors were told by a German court that they must testify before a parliamentary committee about their accounting work for scandal-ridden Wirecard AG. The ruling gives EY clarity about how much information it may disclose under …

UK Company Directors Could Become Personally Liable for Financial Statements

LONDON – Company directors would become personally liable for the accuracy of their financial statements under landmark proposals from Britain’s finance ministry next week to improve corporate behavior, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. Directors would have to …

Lloyd’s, Insurtech Parsyl Launch Insurance Facility for COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

Lloyd’s and insurtech start-up Parsyl Inc. announced the launch of the Global Health Risk Facility (GHRF), which will provide billions of dollars of insurance coverage, together with risk mitigation services, to help protect and support the global distribution of COVID-19 …