#Risk

Is 'Real Value' Escaping Board Oversight?

Is 'Real Value' Escaping Board Oversight?

EverEdge CEO Paul Adams was recently interviewed by senior journalist Tony Chapelle for an article he was writing for the Financial Times subsidiary, Agenda Week. The article looks at why it is so important for Boards and management teams to understand the true value of their intangible assets as well as the risks around them.

July Newsletter: Trade Secret Theft

July Newsletter: Trade Secret Theft

Globally, disputes around confidential information trade secret theft are increasing. Unfortunately far too many companies pay far too little attention to these unsung, but critical information assets. They are often the most valuable assets a company today owns, but they are off balance sheet, are not on the fixed asset register (by definition) and their impact is not typically captured in the P&L. They are out-of-mind and out-of-sight and that makes them vulnerable.

US$600 Billion and Rising: Confidential Information & Trade Secret Theft

US$600 Billion and Rising: Confidential Information & Trade Secret Theft

It is estimated that intellectual property or intangible asset theft costs the US economy between US$225 and US$600 billion annually.

With so much at stake, it is surprising that many companies are failing to put the right systems and processes in place to protect their trade secrets and confidential information. But the good news is, it is possible to take steps to minimize the theft or leakage of these assets.

Understanding Trade Secrets & Confidential Information

Understanding Trade Secrets & Confidential Information

Today, the theft of trade secrets and confidential information is the number one intangible asset risk companies face. Yet many Boards and management teams have not yet woken up to the significance this threat poses to their own organization or how prevalent this issue is. Find out more about why these assets are important, as well as how to identify and mitigate risk around them.

Preventing the leakage of confidential information

Preventing the leakage of confidential information

The first and most important intangible asset risk is the leakage of critical confidential information. Most companies, unfortunately, leak like a sieve and are constantly losing valuable intangible assets out through customers, suppliers, and employees - but how can you prevent this?

Risky business: protecting what you can’t see

Risky business: protecting what you can’t see

Despite being so critical, intangible assets still don’t feature on most board or company agendas. This is especially apparent when you look at intangible asset risk, which is often regarded as either not important at all, or important but not urgent. This article looks at the top five intangible asset risks.

Unlocking value from intangible assets

Unlocking value from intangible assets

As the saying goes “if you build it, they will come”. However, in today’s knowledge based economy, ‘building it’ yourself is not necessarily the strategy that will create the highest return on investment. Instead, higher margin returns are increasingly owned by those who license or sell intangible assets, either instead of, or in addition to, solely deploying (building) products.  

EverEdge Global announces appointment of Chief Investment Officer, Francis Milner

EverEdge Global announces appointment of Chief Investment Officer, Francis Milner

EverEdge Global today announced the appointment of Francis Milner as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). An experienced investment banker and special situation private equity investor, Francis will be responsible for deploying capital via a proprietary investment approach that is designed to accelerate the commercialization and monetization of intangible assets.