New report: Conquering the complexity of local and global compliance

The Global Business Complexity Index 2019

06 November 2019

With extra company secretarial data

Compliance has become a strategic issue for boards – financially and reputationally. It’s hardly surprising that the role of the company secretary has become more onerous.

How can businesses adapt successfully to increasing global and local compliance demands – and resource them economically and safely?

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You’ve read TMF Group’s original Global Business Complexity Index, now read the extended report into a key source of complexity: the inexorable rise of regulation and the demands it places on multinationals with a complex jurisdictional footprint and diverse compliance requirements.

This report is a must-read for general counsel and company secretarial teams who shoulder the burden of compliance complexity and reporting.

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The original Global Business Complexity Index 2019

An independent investigation into the ease of doing business in 76 jurisdictions resulting in an in-depth analysis of top and bottom 10 deciles, covering the essential building blocks of international expansion and sustainable operation: accounting and tax, HR and payroll and company secretarial.

See the challenges in each jurisdiction

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With year-on-year growth averaging 8% since 2013, TMF Group is a trusted and reliable partner. Whether operating across one border or many, with a handful of staff or several thousand, we have the business-critical support you need to expand, operate and grow while remaining compliant, everywhere.