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Addressing information security risks is as much a strategic priority as managing other top business challenges, according to our latest Global Information Security survey.

It is not just the CIO that needs to grapple with the fast-changing business landscape; COOs must also rise to the mounting challenge of improving operational excellence. For CFOs, those who excel at their strategic responsibilities are now seeing more opportunities to serve on corporate boards beyond their traditional finance roles. Find out more in our latest C-suite leadership-focused reports. 

The best talents often get mobilized as organizations venture overseas. To realize their full potential, an organization needs a robust global mobility strategy that considers broader talent management issues, and addresses the intricate compliance and regulatory risks in deploying people to multiple jurisdictions. The Middle East and other rapid-growth markets continue to be targets for expansion. This issue, we share why investors are drawn to them and their growth potential.

In addition, read our latest Global Hedge Fund survey to learn the strategic and operational issues that top fund managers and investors must address to stay aligned.

Lastly, join us at our upcoming events as we discuss ways to manage people mobility, tax and reporting standards, and more.

Please continue to send us your feedback and business requirements. Contact us here.

With this, here's wishing you a pleasant read.

Thank you.
Max Loh
Country Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Thought leadership publications
EY's 2012 Global Information Security Survey EY's 2012 Global Information Security Survey

The speed of change in information security is staggering. This latest survey suggests that although organizations are taking steps to enhance their information security capabilities, few are keeping up with the ever-changing risk landscape.
The DNA of the COO The DNA of the COO
Time to claim the spotlight

With a bird's eye view over a company's operations and strategic know-how, Chief Operating Officers are ideally placed to improve its success. Find out what it takes to be a COO today.
CFO and beyond CFO and beyond
The possibilities and pathways outside finance 

The appetite of shareholders and boards for CFOs to serve on corporate boards is getting bigger. In addition to their finance role, more CFOs are exploring the executive and non-executive positions available to them. 
Global Mobility Effectiveness survey 201 Global Mobility Effectiveness survey 2012

Global mobility is increasingly a key feature in driving business success. Many leading companies are sending their talents to new business locations including emerging markets. This makes the effectiveness of the mobility function even more critical.
EY's 2012 Middle East attractiveness studyite EY's 2012 Middle East attractiveness study

The Middle East has many of the qualities that companies look for in a foreign direct investment destination: solid fundamentals, strong demographics and government willingness to improve the already concrete growth projects.
Rapid-growth markets forecast Rapid-growth markets forecast
Autumn edition - October 2012

Though growth has slowed, the relative attractiveness of rapid-growth markets is stronger than ever. The latest study offers deeper insights.
Global Hedge Fund and Investor survey 2012 Global Hedge Fund and Investor survey 2012
Q3 2012

100 of the largest hedge fund managers in the world and 50 major institutional investors share their views on manager selection, infrastructure, outsourcing, regulation and reporting and compensation, among others.

Regular publications
Spotlight on Business - Issue 4, 2012 Spotlight on Business

The changing business landscape is presenting multifarious challenges and opportunities for companies. Get perspectives on fraud and governance, information security, and tax and capital management in this issue.
Click here to access the current and past issues.

Events calendar
Here are highlights of some of our upcoming events. For the full list of events, please click here.
Global Mobility Seminar 2012

Global Mobility Seminar 2012
Beyond borders: risks and opportunities 
Wednesday and Thursday
14 to 15 November

As your employees travel across borders, they may be exposed to tax and immigration risks, which could trigger compliance violations. Join this seminar to help you identify these risks and learn how to manage them. Further, gain insights into issues including corporate tax exposure and tax equalization, and Singapore-specific compliance matters.

Practical Complexities in a Simple Goods and Services Tax (GST) Practical Complexities in a Simple Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Thursday to Friday
15 to 16 November

Be updated on new GST developments to better manage risks and improve compliance. This workshop provides you with critical information and in-depth analysis on the practical issues and problems faced by organizations when handling GST matters.

Financial Reporting Update Financial Reporting Update
22 November 

Understand the practical challenges in adopting and applying the new reporting standard on fair value measurement that will come into effect in 2013. Also, learn the revised standards that have become effective in 2012 and will be implemented in 2013.

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