Ernst & Young voted most attractive employer

Ernst & Young ranked first in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer list in professional services. For the second consecutive year, EY has also been ranked second among all employers, behind Google.

The Universum World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking is an annual global survey of business students from the world’s top academic institutions in the 12 largest economies by GDP.

“It’s clear that EY truly understands what talented people want from their career,” said Petter Nylander, Universum’s global CEO. “By being consistent and very active in communicating a relevant message globally that resonates with their ideal target talent group, I am not surprised to see EY ranked number one in the professional services industry and number two overall in the World’s Most Attractive Employers 2014 rankings among business students.”

Mark Weinberger, EY’s global chairman and CEO said, “Our purpose at EY is to build a better working world for our 190,000-strong workforce. We are committed to investing in great people and developing inclusive leaders who can build the highest performing teams across the globe.”

Cayman represented at US conference 

A Cayman delegation, including Premier Alden McLaughlin, will represent the jurisdiction’s captive insurance industry at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management annual conference, in Anaheim, California, from Oct 26-29.

More than 20 representatives from the key insurance managers, law and audit firms, financial institutions and the regulator, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, will be joined by the premier, Councilor Roy McTaggart and Tamara Ebanks, deputy chief officer of the Ministry of Financial Services, to discuss captive insurance and regulatory issues. More than 2,000 people have registered to attend the conference.

Delegates will be able to meet with the government officials as well as with Cindy Scotland, managing director of CIMA and George Kamau, chief analyst in the Insurance Supervision Division. The Insurance Managers Association of Cayman will host a cocktail party at the event on Oct. 27.

IMAC chairman Rob Leadbetter said the conference is an excellent one for Cayman to exhibit at and be present. 

“All of us have clients who attend each year, which gives us an opportunity to catch up with them and introduce them to senior government officials and senior management of CIMA. We also talk to scores of people who are not so familiar with captives about how these structures can be effectively used in their own healthcare companies. We invite delegates to come and speak to us at booth #302,” he said.

IMAC is also making final preparations for its own Cayman Captive Forum, described as the world’s largest captive conference. To date, more than 900 delegates are confirmed, with registration rates progressing more quickly than last year, officials say. 

One conference delegate in California will win a delegate pass and a five-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman for the Cayman Captive Forum on Dec. 2-4. 

Junior Achievement’s Entrepreneur Forum 

Junior Achievement hosted its first Entrepreneur Forum on Oct. 18 at UCCI for all the new achievers joining the Company Program this year. 

The program has 350 high school students enrolled with 15 companies and one university program with 42 students. The forum was aimed at providing the students with a greater perspective on the business environment and additional organizational selling skills, among other things.

Junior Achievement President Paul Byles thanked all of the presenters for their time and commitment “because without their support, this forum would not be possible.” 

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