Over the years, financial communication has become an essential aspect of promoting the activities of large insurance groups. The exercise has particular salience this year with the arrival of the European Solvency II Directive, introducing far-reaching changes in the matter of capital requirements and risk management. Against this background, we have taken a closer look at the information available on Solvency II, the major issue in financial communication in 2015.
This global report written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Mazars investigates financial services businesses through the lens of ethics and compliance, with an understanding of the changing role that technology can play.
Over the years, financial communication has become an essential element in promoting the activities of large groups, especially for insurers, with their particular business model.
Over the last ten years, the media industry has seen revolutionary changes, particularly in the areas of consumer behavior, the rise of global internet connectivity, developments in mobile telephone and tablet usage and a marked increase in user-produced content. Media companies seized the opportunities presented by this new wave of digitalization, rethinking their business strategies to ensure steady growth. The third edition of our annual media barometer discusses changes in this fast-moving industry, analyzing performance in three key areas: revenue, profitability and cash.
Mazars and the French National Committee for UN Women have the pleasure to invite you to immerse in the daily lives of some 2,400 women from 3 different generations (Generation W, born between 1945 and 1960, Generation X born between 1961 and 1980, and Generation Y born between 1981 and 1995), in 108 countries: Welcome to the Women’s planet!
To strengthen the competitiveness of the fashion and luxury industry value-chains, a committee led by the French Ministry in charge of competitiveness, industry and services (DGIS : Direction Générale de la Compétitivité, de l‘Industrie et des Services) has commissioned Mazars to conduct a study to “identify all French fashion and luxury industry players and map their contributions to external trade” – a first step in the major challenge of ensuring the industry’s sustainability.
In 2012, three groups of countries had 90% of total turnover for automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. Germany and France lead this group, followed closely by Japan and South Korea, and lastly the United States. Through analysis of financial reports and interviews with key decision makers from automotive industry, Mazars investigated the factors driving performance of these two automotive leaders: France and Germany.
Why do leading European construction and engineering groups seem to be immune to the crisis in the sector?
In spite of current market challenges, the main European construction and engineering groups appeared to be unaffected by the crisis, posting strikingly positive performances in term of both activity and margins.
Global Transition in the Age of Digital Media is the second edition of our annual barometer in the Media industry. It offers a good snapshot of where the industry was, where it is now, and where it’s going. This year, we have extended our analysis to the 100 largest U.S. and European listed media companies and complemented our results with a review of their risk factors.
For the last six months, Mazars has taken part in a global conversation led by The Economist Group which brought together experts to ask the critical question: “What does it take to be a Good Bank?”