How Steve Clapham was alerted to the ‘funky accounting’ at Patisserie Valerie by examining how they compared to Starbucks.
The winner for the Value and Transparency category went to Steve Clapham contributor to Investors Chronicle and Algy Hall for their article Four simple ways to fix audits, which set out steps to improve audit quality in the UK by examining high-profile corporate failures.
Stephen Clapham, founder of Behind the Balance Sheet, analyzes the unique challenges that companies worldwide are facing during the ongoing pandemic.
How can investors recognize fraud and other accounting irregularities in companies before they invest? Stephen Clapham, a forensic accounting expert and founder of Behind the Balance Sheet, joins Real Vision to break down the telltale signs.
A series of high-profile corporate failures have highlighted the unacceptable quality of auditing in the UK. The collapse of former FTSE 350 companies, such as Carillion, Debenhams and Thomas Cook – to name but a few – have quite correctly led investors to question whether they are receiving the protection they have a right to expect
Investors and fund managers, stung by Carillion and other failures, are being taught to find their own way round a balance sheet
Two investors who went to the same school, then to Oxbridge, and have been awarded the CBE (*). They are both titans in their fields but through very different routes. One has run his hedge fund firm for 27 years, has an astonishingly good track record, yet is so under the radar that few have heard of him. The other has started multiple companies, is a business celebrity and is recognised as one of the most successful people in UK.
BACKGROUND Twenty odd years ago, I was a significant junior partner in a UK clone of US DVD rental company, Netflix. I persuaded easyJet founder Stelios, then seeking to expand…
Thoughts on issues we may have to think about when investing post crisis.