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Huron Consulting Group Forms New Advisory Group In Health and Education Services

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
14 September 2010

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN) is forming a new consulting arm, The Advisory Group, to expand service offerings in higher education, research administration and academic medicine. The Group’s goal is to provide advice and management insights to research universities, healthcare institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations, both domestically and globally. It will comprise professionals who [...]


Ernst & Young: Emerging Market Cos Use Aggressive Or Incremental Strategies For Success

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter

14 September 2010

 

What makes a company successful in an emerging market?

An intriguing question indeed. And Ernst & Young set to find the answer.

The Economist Intelligence Unit, performing the Emerging Heroes study for E&Y, studied 547 large companies (sales over US$500 million) in 47 emerging markets, surveying executives on strategies adopted to drive growth, how they had [...]


Capgemini UK And HMG MoU Presents Innovative Proposals To Improve Efficiencies

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter
14 September 2010

It appears that the UK government is seriously pursing measures to improve its efficiencies and manage its costs as set out in the recent Emergency Budget.

An example is evident in the continuing and increased relationship with Big Four firm, Capgemini UK to bring in external consulting expertise to help with this goal.

Capgemini UK plc [...]


Watson Aberant LLP Joins Grant Thornton LLP Canada, Following PKF Hill

Christina Broder, Big4.com Staff Reporter
14 September 2010

It appears that the M&A team at Grant Thornton LLP Canada is quite busy. Just yesterday, the firm announced a merger with Toronto-based PKF Hill.

Today, there is news of another merger, this time further to the West, specifically Edmonton, Alberta.

Effective September 1, 2010, Edmonton accounting and advisory firm Watson Aberant LLP has joined with [...]


PricewaterhouseCoopers: Key Divergence Between European and US Reinsurers

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

It could be argued that insurers like American International Group and their over dependence on credit default swaps and other exotic insurance products were the cause of its downfall and perhaps the heart of the global economic crisis, which continues to impact us to this day.

The rarified world of re-insurers, who insure the risks [...]


Ernst & Young Reports On Growing Need For Unconventional Sources of Natural Gas

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

Global natural gas demand is forecast to grow by 1.5% per annum through to 2030, and is expected to grow faster in developing countries and in developed countries. As appetite for natural gas as a cleaner-burning source of energy grows all over the world, it will create demand for tapping additional sources, especially unconventional [...]


Toronto-Based PKF Hill LLP Merges With Grant Thornton LLP Canada

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

Grant Thornton LLP is announcing that Toronto-based accounting, tax and business advisory firm PKF Hill LLP will merge with the firm effective October 1, 2010, from which date the merged firm will operate as Grant Thornton LLP. The firm has 14 partners, 3 principals, 4 senior managers and 6 managers; and provides assurance, tax [...]


Deloitte Australia: Queensland Stocks Outperform ASX All Ordinaries in August 2010

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

August 2010 was a good month for Queensland public companies. Deloitte Australia indicates that the Deloitte Queensland (Qld) Index increased 5.5% during August 2010, outperforming the ASX All Ordinaries which decreased 1.5% over the same period, leading to a 7% differential in stock performance.

Of the 191 companies on the Deloitte Qld Index monitored in [...]


Ernst & Young: Indian Magazine CEOs Paint A Bright Picture For Future Growth

 

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

In contrast to the rest of the world, where the newspaper and magazines are quickly giving way to digital media, the situation in India seems to be totally the opposite. The
Indian magazine segment actually increased revenues at 7% annual rate to reach INR14.9 billion in 2009 as the economic slowdown in this fast-growing [...]


Deloitte 2010 Revenues Up 1.8% to US$26.6 B, Asia & Consulting Strong, Europe & Tax Fall

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
13 September 2010

Deloitte is the first Big Four firm to report its 2010 full year results, indicating that
aggregate member firm revenues of US$26.6 billion for the fiscal year ended 31 May 2010 grew 1.8% in U.S. dollars from 2009 and remained flat in local currency terms. Deloitte also indicated that aggregate business volume increased from [...]


Protiviti Helps Multinational Companies With New Multilingual Governance Portal

Kenneth Guillame, Big4.com Staff Reporter
12 September 2010

Protiviti Inc. (www.protiviti.com), has just released its latest version of Governance Portal (GP), which enhances multilingual capabilities that facilitate execution of a uniform governance, risk and compliance (GRC) strategy across multinational companies; as also advanced scheduling and simplified reporting. The Governance Portal is an industry-leading enterprise governance, risk and compliance (EGRC) software platform that [...]


Accenture, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers Recent Alumni News

by Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
11 September 2010

Some recent news on career moves of Big Four firm alumni from the internet:

Centuria Corporation appoints Thomas Peter as Senior Director of Business Development. Peter comes to Centuria with over 20 years of experience leading teams in the delivery of high-quality, complex projects across a broad range of technologies in both commercial [...]


Ernst & Young: UK Media Companies Enjoy Surprising Upturn in Ad Spend

Ethan Strassfield, Big4.com Staff Reporter
11 September 2010

UK media company performance has strongly improved in just one year. Whereas in H1-2009, both revenues and profits were falling compared to 2008, the first half of this year has seen increases both in revenues and margins, albeit compared to a reduced base.

Ernst & Young UK’s analysis of 17 FTSE all-share media companies releasing [...]


Michael S. Johnson, Experienced Bio Tech Exec, Joins Deloitte Recap

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
11 September 2010

Deloitte Recap LLC (“Recap”) has hired Michael S. Johnson to its alliance advisory services practice, thus expanding its biopharma consulting practice. Johnson has 20+ years of experience in the biopharma industry, especially business development, lead identification and evaluation, feasibility studies, and due diligence. He has held senior BD positions at Sanofi-Synthelabo, Exelixis Pharmaceuticals and [...]


KPMG Funds Innovative Technology Which Aims To Use Bundled Light In Microsurgery

 

Erica deVry, Big4.com Staff Reporter
10 September 2010

A noble scientific endeavor which could help treating injuries previously considered to be incurable, such as paraplegia, has been recognized by the Big Four firm, KPMG.

KPMG’s Inspiration Grants which are funded through sponsorship projects carried out by KPMG and its employees support projects that will make a socially relevant contribution to benefit future generations.

The [...]