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Articles tagged: Risk & Assurance

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Recognizing Special Situations in Private Companies

“Special situations” affecting stock price, (i.e. bankruptcy or a spinoff company) can be more complicated for private companies, which tend to be illiquid.

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The Purchase Agreement Essentials: Representations and Warranties

Protect Yourself During the Buying and Selling Process The representations and warranties section of the Purchase Agreement is one of the most negotiated sections of any agreement between a buyer and a seller. It covers statements of fact and promises about what is sold. The seller will make several representations and warranties about the target […]

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PLUP Fiction: Bad Faith Insurance

Can you rely on your insurance company’s description of your insurance policy? Learn about insurance bad faith and your rights as the insured. 

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sunk costs fallacy

Don’t Let Sunk Costs Sink You!

Sunk costs from the past can affect your future business decisions, resulting in missed opportunities. Find out how you can avoid the sunk cost fallacy.

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risk management plan

Now that You Have Identified Your Risks, Can They be Avoided, Reduced or Insured?

Safeguarding Your Business with a Solid Risk Management Plan All business entities face risk.  Some aspects are insurable, while some are not. But just because it’s insurable, does that mean you should buy insurance?  Organizations today are transitioning from simply purchasing insurance to establishing a full risk management plan. Managing 4 Types of Risk Bruce […]

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business sale confidentiality

Protecting Potential Business Sale Confidentiality

How Non-Disclosure Agreements and Precautions Can Save a Business Deal In the summer of 2014, French asset manager Vincent Le Stradic boarded the train from London to Paris. Deciding to work on the train, Le Stradic laid bare the details of a $15 billion deal in which the mobile provider Iliad would be taking over T-Mobile. Unbeknownst […]

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avoiding data breach incident

How Threat-Savvy Companies Can Defend Against Data Breaches

Incidents are Perpetually, Dramatically On the Rise Data breaches are happening at an alarming pace and, just as disturbing for those trying to head them off, there is no common denominator cause. Fortunately, adopting a best-practices approach can help your company gain a competitive advantage in protecting all the data you house and use: your […]

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Precious Metal Investing

The 5 Do’s (and 4 Don’ts) of Precious Metals Investing

To Make a Profit, Know the Do’s and Don’ts Many people who consider themselves savvy investors have little or no direct experience with alternative investments, such as precious metals. The reasons for that are diverse and plentiful, but some of the more common are: risk aversion due to the complexity of the subject; price fluctuation; […]

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Raw Land Investment

The 8 Essential Questions About Raw Land Investments

Investing in raw land is an exciting prospect, with important considerations If you’re in the market for a solid, long-term investment, raw land – undeveloped land that has not yet been improved or built upon – may be worth a look. Although raw land investments do come with potential risks and drawbacks, the benefits can […]

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The Most Popular Hobby in the World: A Look at Collecting Rare Stamps

Wealthy Still Investing In Stamps Amid Overall Slide in Value

Billionaire Philatelists Chase Trophy Specimens There’s been a dramatic divergence of fates in the world of stamp collecting when it comes to investment values. Billionaires still trophy hunt ultra-rare specimens, but most stamps have seen their values collapse due to dwindling demand. Is Investing In Stamps Now Just for the Wealthy? At the rarified end of […]

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