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The 2013 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis Is Now Available!

Download the 2013 Big Four Firm Performance Analysis

This new 28-page 2013 performance analysis report provides a detailed analysis of the historical performance of each of the Big Four firms and insights from their combined figures. Continue reading


Big4 at WEF Davos 2014 – KPMG Leaders Participate

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KPMG leaders are in full force at World Economic Forum 2014 at Davos, Switzerland: Continue reading


Big4 at Davos 2014 – KPMG Hosts WEFLIVE Social Widgets

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KPMG is hosting again this year the very-popular and insightful widgets for the 2014 World Economic Forum at Davos, integrating some some huge improvements to the WEFLIVE service for 2014. Continue reading


Something is Rotten in The State of Denmark (KPMG and EY)

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So said the bard William Shakespeare in the eternal tale of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Fast forward 500 years, and we note that EY is about to gobble up KPMG’s Denmark operations. KPMG has $200+ million in fees, 1,500 staff in 21 offices, and will sadly sunset its name to be absorbed into EY. Regulatory approval is pending.

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KPMG : Noting A Narrow Approach to Talent Management

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New research findings from KPMG International reveal that many organizations take a narrow approach to talent management – one that is steadily weakening their organization’s competitiveness and agility.

In the report entitled, Time for a more holistic approach to talent risk, Respondents ranked the risk of their ‘business leader inability to engage with, motivate and nurture business critical talent’ [...]


KPMG: Broader approach to managing talent needed

New research findings from KPMG International reveal that many organizations take a narrow approach to talent management – one that is steadily weakening their organization’s competitiveness and agility.

In the report entitled, Time for a more holistic approach to talent risk, respondents ranked the risk of their ‘business leader inability to engage with, motivate and nurture business critical talent’ [...]


KPMG: New IASB standard welcomed

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KPMG welcomes the IASB’s new hedge accounting standard, which will result in a closer alignment of hedge accounting and risk management.  The company welcomes the International Accounting Standards Board’s new general hedge accounting standard – IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (2013) – that was issued yesterday.

The new standard also removes the rigid ‘bright line’ for assessing hedge effectiveness, which will [...]


KPMG: Hedge fund managers making significant investments

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According to The Cost of Compliance, a new report produced by KPMG International, the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Managed Funds Association (MFA), the average spend on compliance was 14 million for large fund managers.

The survey, which is one of the largest global surveys of hedge fund managers, was conducted between May and August of this year [...]


KPMG: New strategies and skills from governments needed

According to Future State 2030, a global report released by KPMG International, governments need to prepare for the global megatrends as they increasingly strain the world’s resources and economic capacity.

The Future State 2030 report, developed in partnership with The Mowat Centre at the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto, details nine megatrends facing [...]


KPMG’s Annual GCC Energy Conference Successful

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“Unconventional – Shaping the Future of GCC Energy?” was held on 1 October in Abu Dhabi. KPMG hosted the 3rd Annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Energy Conference and Michiel Soeting who is the KPMG Global Chairman of Energy & Natural Resources and a partner in the UK member firm gave the update on “Energy & Natural Resources Outlook.” He [...]


Show, Don’t Tell (Rule #3 Of The 7 Irrefutable Rules Of Professional Relationships)

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By Michael Moshiri, Founder of Big 4 Confidential

There’s no doubt that your professional relationships have the potential to help you accomplish your goals, achieve remarkable professional growth, and advance quickly in your firm. But most people fail to unleash the full extent of that potential because they refuse to take their relationships beyond purely professional connections.

In fact, [...]


KPMG: New global insurance practice leader

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Gary Reader  was appointed Global Head of Insurance, effective October 1. His career with  KPMG spans 28 years, 25 of which have been in the insurance industry.

“As the insurance industry faces significant change and challenges, there is also the opportunity to grow and evolve on a global scale,”he said. “KPMG firms around the world are working with their insurance [...]


KPMG: New investment fund created

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KPMG International today announced the formation of KPMG Capital, a new investment fund created to accelerate innovation in data and analytics (D&A) that will help clients of member firms unlock tangible value of their ‘big data’.

KPMG Capital will work to develop solutions that will focus on growth sectors such as healthcare, financial services, energy and telecommunications.

Michael Andrew, Chairman [...]


Go First! (Rule #2 Of The 7 Irrefutable Rules Of Professional Relationships)

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By Michael Moshiri, Founder of Big 4 Confidential

Professional relationships have the potential to help you improve your performance, achieve remarkable professional growth, and advance quickly in your firm. But very few relationships ever live up to this tremendous potential because of a common error many professionals make: waiting for the other person to invest in the relationship [...]