To improve a firm’s resolvability, supervisory authorities or resolution authorities should have powers to require, where necessary, the adoption of appropriate measures, such as changes to a firm’s business practices, structure or organisation, to reduce the complexity and costliness of resolution, duly taking into account the effect on the soundness and stability of ongoing business. To enable the continued operations of systemically important functions, authorities should evaluate whether to require that these functions be segregated in legally and operationally independent entities that are shielded from group problems.
Senior EAs assume a lot of power in organisations. As gate-keepers of the executive's time, they ensure that the executive remains sufficiently accessible, while keeping him/her on track with their daily objectives. As confidantes, EAs are discrete and maintain strict confidentiality. They have excellent verbal and written communication skills and often draft written communication in the guise of their executive. Many work similarly anti-social hours as the boss and it's not unusual for them to attend to an emergency at 1 o'clock in the morning.