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2018 will keep CCOS on their toes, despite deregulation

Joe Mont | January 9, 2018

Corporate risk rarely follows a calendar. There may be seasonal matters that ebb and flow month-to-month, but seldom is there an annual reset of issues that can be pre-filled into a day planner.

This year, however, may put those assumptions to the test as we enter the second year of the Trump administration. And with it, presumably, will come continued deregulation (or at least the perception of it).

More uncertain, and where risk factors start to gel, is that as key regulatory posts are filled, from the Federal Reserve to Securities and Exchange Commission, we will get to see how new regulators prioritize their workload. What rulemaking is top-of-mind? What will enforcement proprieties be?

2018 also brings uncertainty in Europe, with after-effects of Brexit and, more broadly, heightened privacy expectations (such as GDPR) vexing companies that do business there.

Meanwhile, cyber-security issues follow technological evolution, creating an imbalance of...

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