Dan Glaser, President & CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Appointed Chair of BAB International Advisory Board

Dan Glaser, President and CEO, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Appointed Chair of the BritishAmerican Business International Advisory Board April 8, 2019 Dan Glaser, President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has been appointed Chair of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of BritishAmerican Business (BAB) it was announced today by BAB CEO, Duncan Edwards. He succeeds…

April Update

  April Update A Message From Duncan Edwards, CEO How I wish that I could start this April newsletter on any other subject than Brexit…stupidly, I had thought that, nearly three years after the referendum, the UK and the EU would have been able to find a way of executing on the result without inflicting…

Qualified Opportunity Zones 101: What You Need to Know About the Program

Summary: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts (TCJA) of 2017 introduced the qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) program under new Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 to promote economic development in financially distressed areas within the US. A “qualified opportunity zone” (QOZ) is defined as a “population census tract that is a low-income community”…

A New York Minute with Torry Berntsen

An Interview with Torry Berntsen Torry Berntsen, Chief Executive Officer, Americas and Head Corporate & Institutional Banking, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank Published April 1st, 2018 What are you most looking forward to do when the weather warms up in the coming weeks? Probably being outside, playing a bit more golf. I also like to walk…

March Update

March Update A Message From Duncan Edwards, CEO   On March 1st, the United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, published the negotiating objectives for a future US-UK free trade agreement (FTA) which triggered a mini avalanche of comment in the British newspapers (much less in the USA).  Unsurprisingly, the part of the document (which you…

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day A Message From Tamra Eker, Executive Director, BAB Tamra Eker with panelists from last month’s “The Stir” event in NYC (From left to right: Tamra Eker, Executive Director, BritishAmerican Business, Vivian Hunt DBE, Managing Partner, UK and Ireland, London, McKinsey & Company, Natalie Runyon,  Director, Talent, Culture & Inclusion Strategist, Enterprise Brand Marketing,…

February Update

February Update A Message From Duncan Edwards, CEO The tendency for short term issues to overshadow long term challenges of perhaps greater consequence is understandable. In business, fire fighting and the daily reality of an in-tray, sucks up time which most executives know needs to be spent on longer term thinking, planning and investment. There is…