Insights into Current Economic Conditions, Emerging Trends, and Impacts on US and Global Economies
Dominium, KeyBank Drive to Provide Affordable Housing
The affordable housing crisis continues to plague communities across the country. To make a tangible difference in the number of homes available to those who most need them, the crisis must be met with innovative solutions and concerted commitment from developers, investors, lenders and the federal government.
Lease Accounting Changes: What You Need to Know
Though the new lease accounting standards are in effect for public companies, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently announced that the implementation for private companies, nonprofits and certain tax-exempt entities has been delayed until 12/15/2020.
Additional Topics & Insights on the Economic Conditions
Tools of the Trade War
Middle market businesses can’t escape the effects of tariffs, but can they mitigate their impact and prevent them from slowing growth?
Making the Most of a Slowdown
As economists debate the possibility of a slowdown over the next 24 months, business leaders are considering the best way to position their companies after a long expansionary period.
Key Investment Perspectives: January 2020
A solid December ended an outstanding year for equities around the world. The US equity market soared 31% in 2019, while developed country ex-US stocks and emerging market equities rose 22% and 20%, respectively.
Should I Be Financing Differently This Time Around?
Just one year ago, capital markets began deteriorating in response to the initial stages of trade rhetoric and tighter than anticipated monetary policy. In December 2018, high-yield bond issuance was nonexistent for the first time since the Great Recession.
Key Perspectives, Economic Outlook
The last few years the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to slow the economy, but dropped them this year to avoid excessive slowing. The industrial economy has contracted significantly, and some economists have feared consumer spending would follow. Clearly, economic challenges remain. Even so, the outlook has improved and the odds of a recession occurring any time soon should be falling.
Create Your Competitive Advantage with Diverse Leadership
By 2026, more women will finish school and enter the workforce with specific leadership skills than men. Yet, most people still associate leadership with men, and this bias can have a profound affect on an organization's ability to compete and innovate in the future. The Competitive Benefits of Diverse Leadership shares the latest research on the benefits of a more diverse and robust talent pool.
Cybersecurity in the Hacking Age: Best Practices for Prevention and Detection
Two hours. That’s all it takes for a hacker to get to the data they need once they gain entry to an organization’s computer systems. Most companies are not prepared to address a breach that quickly. In fact, many don’t even realize they’ve been breached until it’s too late to recover lost funds or data without repercussions.
Create Real Change by Confronting Unconscious Bias
Most people consider themselves fair minded and free of prejudice, but the truth is, unconscious bias is usually present within the workplace. Learn more about these deeply subconscious thoughts, plus what you can do to foster a more welcoming workplace.