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Between Maxwell and Micawber: plotting the failure of the Equitable Life (2015)
Journal Article
Collins, D., Dewing, I., & Russell, P. (2015). Between Maxwell and Micawber: plotting the failure of the Equitable Life. Accounting and business research, 45(6-7), 715-737. doi:10.1080/00014788.2015.1042355

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This paper offers reflections on the failure of The Equitable Life Assurance Society. Noting that the collapse of this financial institution precipitated a raft of official inquiries, we provide a detailed analysis and 're-... Read More

New roles for auditors and reporting accountants in UK banking supervision under the Banking Act 1987 (2012)
Journal Article
Collins, D., Dewing, I., & Russell, P. (2012). New roles for auditors and reporting accountants in UK banking supervision under the Banking Act 1987. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 25(3), 535-565. doi:10.1108/09513571211209635

Purpose: The paper aims to offer an exploration of the Banking Act 1987 which was passed following the failure of Johnson Matthey Bankers (JMB) in 1984. This Act extended the role of auditors in banking supervision by removing traditional confidentia... Read More

The actuary as fallen hero: on the reform of a profession (2009)
Journal Article
Collins, D., Dewing, I., & Russell, P. (2009). The actuary as fallen hero: on the reform of a profession. Work, employment & society : a journal of the British Sociological Association, 23(2), 249-266. doi:10.1177/0950017009102857

This article investigates reform of the actuarial profession following the establishment of the UK Financial Services Authority and as a result of the problems emerging at the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Perceptions on changes to the role of li... Read More