These 45 countries have the largest gold reserves

Considered a ‘safe haven’ during crises, the yellow metal is being stockpiled by central banks around the world. Central banks added 650 tons to their reserves in 2019, the second highest shift in 50 years, after 656 tons were added in 2018. Before the 2008 financial crisis, central banks were net sellers of gold worldwide for decades. Also, there has been a large effort by central banks to repatriate their gold as well, mostly from storage in New York Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, which are the two largest keepers of gold in the world. After this brief… Continue reading

Top 100 best world’s companies to work for

The performance of a company is linked to satisfaction of its work force. A company that does not measure and improve employee satisfaction may face increasing turnover, declining productivity and limited ability to attract and retain qualified replacements. Instead a company that provides better working conditions for its employees has better performance, because a quality work place is essential to keep your employees on task and working efficiently. Unfortunately, many companies do an inadequate job of measuring and improving the quality of the workplace and this implies negative performance for a company. In this work, we are not going to… Continue reading

Top 100 most admired companies in the world

Corporate reputation is the general opinion that people have about a corporation or enterprise. It is very important to have a good reputation, because if the company has a positive reputation, it can attract better people, it is perceived as providing more value, its customers are more loyal, it has higher P/E multiples and market values and lower costs of capital. Most companies, however, do an inadequate job of managing their reputations in general and the risks to their reputations in particular. They tend to focus their energies on handling the threats to their reputations that have already surfaced. In… Continue reading

The world’s most valuable brands 2020

A brand is an intangible asset of a business, and helps in differentiating between a company’s book value and market value. Calculating the value of a brand is not simple, because due to its intangible nature, the power of a brand can be difficult to translate to a balance sheet. Knowing the brand value is fundamental for every company to know its brand value and there are a number of methods to measure the brand value of a company, but in this work, we are not going to focus on how to measure the brand value, but we are going… Continue reading

Top 35 Canadian insurance companies by assets

The Canadian insurance market in general has changed significantly over the last two years, with insurers taking a far more disciplined approach to underwriting beyond merely looking at price adequacy. Across the board, insurers are reducing their limits where appropriate, exiting certain industry segments, and reducing coverage. In this work, we are going to present the rank of the 35 largest insurance companies in Canada by total assets, which still remains today, one of the most widely used indicators for comparing banks with each other. Let’s now see the 35 largest insurance companies in the Canada by assets. In the… Continue reading