Intelligent automation systems can play a major role in helping financial services firms keep up with increasingly complex regulations, but keeping these systems secure and protected from cyberattacks is critical.
Medium to large-cap businesses in the UK could be missing out on asset-based lending, a form of flexible financing popular in the United States that is comparatively neglected in the UK due to popular misconceptions.
Creating a fully inclusive workplace requires acceptance and support for all gender identities, including transgender employees and those who identify as non-binary, and a holistic approach to building a gender-affirming culture.
Black women who endure racism in the workplace also face heightened levels of stress and the corresponding risk of negative health outcomes. According to Angelica Geter, chief strategy officer with the Black Women’s Health Imperative, to combat the negative health ramifications of hostile work environments, it is critical to take a research-based approach to diversity, equity and inclusion strategies.
There is no quick fix to racial inequity in the workplace. For companies to avoid performative actions and tokenism, they must acknowledge and understand how their systems are influenced by the history of systemic racism and commit to the long-term, organization-wide efforts it takes to build new standards.
For its second annual Top Women in Asset-Based Lending feature, ABF Journal spoke to more than 50 of the most influential women in the ABL industry across multiple disciplines to learn about the challenges they’ve overcome, the lessons they’ve learned and the many successes they’ve achieved.
Jill H. Perrella and Steven D. Jerome of Snell & Wilmer take a look at interest rates and other swap agreements and how they might be affected during bankruptcy filings in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
B. Riley Financial has never been shy about adding new capabilities, but the company has really accelerated its growth strategy in 2021 with some high-profile acquisitions and new division launches. For Bryant Riley and Tom Kelleher, co-CEOs of the company, the interdepartmental cooperation B. Riley brings to each client relationship is allowing it to bulk up successfully.
It has been 20 years since former commercial finance behemoth FINOVA Capital crumbled into bankruptcy. While it was an exceptionally influential participant in alternative finance during its time, in the two decades since its downfall, the company’s impact can still be felt across the industry.