These are the latest KPMG publications of Advisory.
This issue of Frontiers in Finance addresses the areas where financial institutions should look in order to build competitive advantage and increase profitability.
Insurers have been watching the wave of accounting change surface on the horizon for years. Unfortunately, due to delays in the IASB’s insurance contracts project, that wave may not make land in one single, sweeping change.
The arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is widely expected to add momentum to the region’s ongoing integration.
2015 is seeing international developments dominate regulatory change in the insurance industry. This report explores the key developments in detail and the impacts they are having, and will continue to have on the industry.
Insight into the changing role of corporate development since 2010 and what lies ahead for banking M&A.
A new KPMG International report reveals that now is the time for C-level and HR leaders to embrace evidence-based HR or risk losing ground.
Report on trends with our predictions for M&A activity under four broad drivers.
The podcast discusses the impacts for: groups with non-insurance subsidiaries; insurers offering investment contracts, pension administration and claims handling; and general insurers offering ancillary services such as road-side assistance programs.
Cyber security is a challenge to all organisations today. Management face the task of understanding the threat and priorities but with a evolving complexity on a day to day basis.
Primarily, the survey focused on four areas (governance, fund transfer pricing, customer pricing and deposit modelling) and banks’ varying approaches to dealing with them.
This survey of 469 senior executives at the world’s largest consumer companies reveals their strategic priorities and areas of focus for the year ahead.
This publication addresses the key issues to be concerned when performing impairment testing and its implications to financial reporting.
An overview of fraud and misconduct risk management fundamentals and a road map that organisations can use to move beyond a check-the-box approach.
With the right investment in procurement, companies enjoy more revenue growth.
A survey targeting Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and compliance professionals in the top 1,000 global banks with a view into emerging trends and industry perceptions on AML.
Although FATCA's primary impact is on foreign financial institutions, non-financial groups and entities are also subject to FATCA in their role as a US payor/withholding agent or as a foreign payee/recipient of payments subject to FATCA.
This report offers valuable examples of best practice and shows how governance is the critical glue that can bring together delivery and assurance.
What will procurement look like in 2025?
Find out how different POMs are implemented in various organizations.
This publication has been prepared by KPMG in Poland to assist those contemplating investment or commencing operations in Poland.
On January 17, 2013 the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released the long-awaited final regulations for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
combat offshore tax abuses by US citizens and
residents, FATCA's complex information reporting
and withholding obligations will significantly
impact multiple functions within a bank.
The KPMG Integrity Survey 2013 from the U.S. provides an inside look at organizational misconduct based upon responses from more than 3,500 U.S. working adults. In this high-profile survey, we highlight what has changed over the years – and what has not.
In this issue of Sustainable Insight, KPMG International explores the barriers to mainstreaming certified responsible soy production and presents a roadmap to overcome them.
Enforcement of anti-bribery and corruption laws around the world is at an all-time high. Regulators are attacking corruption under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the 2010 U.K. Bribery Act.
KPMG has created the KPMG Green Tax Index to increase awareness of the complex, fragmented and rapidly evolving green tax landscape worldwide.
We know that cyber security is an important concern for every organisation. Daily occurrences demonstrate the risk posed by cyber attackers – from individual hackers to professional cyber criminals.
This year's edition of our annual report offers a unique overview of this change, the challenges it presents to insurers – and the opportunities now flowing from it.
The Global Debt Sales report analyzes debt portfolio activity in a number of key markets.
This report goes beyond the insights already shared through the online series by featuring commentary and advice following our participation at Sibos.
This report brings together unique insights and experiences of global acquirers who have successfully conducted M&A in India.
How procurement needs to take on a more strategic role within an organization.
Increasingly, in-house General Counsel are playing a greater role in advising on potential restructurings or insolvencies of their own employer or business in which their employer holds a stake, be it debt or equity.
The Australian Government's White Paper, Australia in the Asian Century, released in October 2012, is timely in its publication and critical to our nation's future prosperity.
In this edition of Sustainable Insight, KPMG offers a preview of the 2012 COP 18 climate talks in Doha, Qatar.
Water Scarcity: A dive into global reporting trends
In this issue of Sustainable Insight, KPMG's network of firms analyzes a system of ten sustainability megaforces that will impact each and every business over the next 20 years.
This publication provides potential investors with information about the investment opportunities, incentives, business regulations, and the tax system in Thailand. The publication is in Chinese.
This publication provides insight into the infrastructure projects that make great cities, with a particular focus on the innovations that make them 'Cities of the Future' – places where people want to live and do business.
The report shows how technology is being used to cut the overall system costs of health – while providing your clients with ample opportunities to do substantially more with significantly less.
This issue of Sustainable Insight provides a preview into the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will take place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.
This report explores the challenges for global banks arising from the new liquidity ratios.
Transport and Logistics M&A activity hit a four-quarter high in the first three months of 2012, the emerging trends suggest that 2012 is poised to be a year for accelerating global M&A activity in the transport and logistics sector.
This report captures some of the most innovative concepts and practical insights from our firm’s publications to provide one of the most definitive reviews of literature on the subject of sustainable cities.
This KPMG report is based on a survey of 430 public sector executives in 10 countries, as well as 808 private sector executives, on their cloud expectations and strategies.
This report is the second in a series of reports prepared by CFO Research Services in collaboration with KPMG International on the transformation of the corporate finance function at large companies around the world.
Considerations for the optimal procurement reporting alignment.
This reports explore some of the key challenges and areas of focus for banks facing the implementation of the 'first wave' of regulatory reforms and a new, 'second wave' of reforms.
Participating in social media has become a business imperative. More than 70 percent of organizations operating around the world are now active on social media. Many are finding significant benefits and unexpected risks along the way.
The guide, prepared by KPMG's China Practice, is designed to give Chinese investors an overview of the business environment, main industries, and potential investment opportunities in Belgium.
This fact sheet from KPMG Tax Advisers provides a brief overview of important competitive advantages and tax incentives for companies investing in or through Belgium.
The KPMG International Corporate Responsibility Reporting Survey 2011 represents the largest and most comprehensive survey of Corporate Responsibility (CR) reporting trends ever published.
Astrus is a cost-effective, proactive due diligence solution that helps you obtain information and assess risks associated with customers, agents and counterparties.
The survey explores where anti-money laundering fits into the changing risk and regulatory landscape facing the financial sector.
The financial statements of many oil and gas companies could look very different in the future as a result of the changes to the accounting for joint arrangements.
This global survey looks at the role of banks in guiding the adoption of mobile payment solutions and considers some of the challenges they will face as new consumption patterns emerge.
KPMG investigated 348 cases of fraud in over 69 countries in a broad-based study. The copious amounts of data gathered over the course of this study made it possible to draw up an average profile of a fraudster.
KPMG surveyed executives on their anti-bribery and corruption (AB&C) compliance challenges and how they are preventing, detecting and responding to AB&C risk.
KPMG investigated 348 cases of fraud in over 69 countries in a broad-based study. Statistical analysis is provided and recommendations of controls against fraudulent conducts will also be discussed.
KPMG surveyed leading fund promoters in 12 countries to look at the key challenges the industry needs to address as a matter of urgency to prepare for FATCA implementations.
The report discusses the results of the sixth global survey commissioned by KPMG to examine M&A deals throughout their life cycle - the way these deals were managed and the value they represented.
Healthcare mergers are unlike those in any other industry. High emotion, political undertones, access concerns and stakeholder influences all play a significant role in shaping the outcome of mergers in Healthcare.
This report explores the global trends shaping the future of sustainability reporting for consumer markets companies, including top drivers such as enhancing brand reputation, managing risk and adhering to a widening array of laws and regulations.
This report highlights the challenges and opportunities that must be considered by any executive preparing for a journey to an IPO.
This paper examines the impact of sustainability on business practices and the role of the government. It also discusses how firms are reporting on this issue and the challenges that lie ahead.
The challenges of conducting business in a modern, globalised economy are compelling finance departments to transform from efficient managers of transactions into 'business visionaries'.
Transforming Finance is KPMG's response to the issues that have been highlighted in A New Role for New Times.
This discussion document summarises that leading organisations are using sustainability as a strategic lens on business operations - to enhance processes, grow revenue, manage risk, strengthen reporting, optimise costs and spur innovation.
This new KPMG publication discusses key issues facing the CEO at this point in the current economic cycle.
This report investigates how industrial manufacturers are adapting their business models and supply chain tactics to address the ever-changing global economic context.
This paper focuses on some of the risks associated with procurement fraud.
This paper highlights the issues, trends and benefits of the dynamic technologies.
With carbon-related taxes and pricing mechanisms on the rise, this report provides some practical advice for CEOs on first steps they can take in setting up energy and emissions reporting frameworks.
In the current market with high levels of Merger & Acquisition, managing multiple brands is rising up the agenda in financial services.
Alan Buckle, Global Head of Advisory, KPMG in the UK
and Barend van Bergen, Associate Partner, KPMG in the Netherlands discuss how the business world now needs to engage directly with the implications.
This whitepaper explores the drivers behind, and the benefits of, deploying a continuous auditing and continuous monitoring (CA/CM) program and includes case studies and findings from a KPMG survey.
The survey examines the driving forces behind the convergence and highlights costs and potential benefits correlated with it. It also looks at the barriers and hurdles to achieving a smooth and successful governance, risk and compliance (GRC) convergence.
This publication sets out the challenges facing the CEO in aligning his organisation for new opportunities as we emerge from recession.
This publication examines the potential challenges and opportunities for metals industry to be benefited from mergers and acquisitions. Statistical analysis will also be presented based on previous merger and acquisitions.
This report, which is focused on IFRS, looks at how the financial reporting of the shipping industry has responded to the economic downturn and what lies in store for the future.
This publication addresses the factors contributed to a successful deal, statistical analysis are also included in this publication.
This paper outlines key aspects of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and explains why risks relating to bribery and corruption may need to be addressed in a merger or acquisition.
This report analyses the findings of the survey undertaken in August 2009, examining how the financial crisis is changing the attitude of the global insurance industry to risk and capital management.
KPMG's second annual cash survey has found that companies have pushed cash generation up the agenda in response to the changing demands of analysts, lenders and ratings agencies.
This brief report presents perspectives of inventory as both an asset and a liability. It looks at how excess inventory can be managed to improve financial performance.
This report looks at several interesting outsourcing destinations across the world, emerging as possible alternatives to established locations.
This edition of Restore includes articles on the effectiveness of CVAs in the United Kingdom and the rising importance of "pre-pack" administrations as an effective restructuring tool, particularly in creditor friendly jurisdictions.
This study looks at the state of relationships between operators and regulators in the economically regulated industries of communications, post, power, transport and water.
This paper looks at the six steps identified as imperative to addressing climate change, and their potential impacts on business.
Drawing on KPMG's in-house expertise and client experience, this Sustainable insight intends to shed light on the underlying rationale and practical business implications of each of the elements of the Copenhagen Call.
This publication looks at how Chinese companies might consider using IFRS rather than US GAAP when they plan to list in the United States. It also looks at how these companies should align their internal controls system to risk appetite.
A robust approach which entails a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics, future trends and risks of a country or region should help determine the location of a shared service centre.
This report outlines six elements that should be priorities for businesses in the current economic climate.
We examine the lessons that have been learnt from the current financial crisis, and propose ten practical lessons that could help to address perceived weaknesses in risk identification, assessment and management.
The Economist Intelligence Unit, supported by KPMG, launched a new piece of global research entitled 'Countdown to Copenhagen: Government, business and the battle against climate change'.
The series provides a comprehensive guide to the latest research and ideas on how to manage in a downturn, featuring commissioned articles from the world’s top business thinkers.
Managing in a downturn - Looking beyond the crisis
This white paper highlights the value of creating and implementing a governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) architecture.
Managing in a downturn - Getting through the crisis
Topics covered: Time for managers to stand and deliver; Keeping the global economy afloat; Scandinavia: Failed, banks, state control and a rapid recovery; Japan: Hubris, denial and the loss of confidence; Seizing the upside of a downturn
This report includes discussions of monitoring financial forecasts, impact on financial crisis on company's financial and new challenges of board.
In cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, this report examines in detail the risk management issues that helped contribute to the global financial crisis and the actions being taken to prevent such a crisis from reoccurring.
This paper explores how the role of the finance function within organisations is changing as it is challenged to deliver more insights and accurate forecasts to the business.
Tackling the Risks of Going Global - How Middle Market Companies Can Leverage Enterprise Risk Management Practices
It is critical to be cognisant of technology issues during a downturn, as the IT function can support cost savings, compliance concerns and rapid organisational changes. From a long term perspective, IT can support sustainable performance and growth.
This publication provides insights on how middle market companies can leverage enterprise risk management practices.
This report combines the results of a survey of over 500 CFOs in the U.S., U.K. and Europe and a range of interviews with a number of leading organizations.
This report defines CA/CM and describes technology-enabled capabilities, how it links to existing risk management and operations structures.
As a follow up to the 2005 survey, the 2008 survey is regarded as the most comprehensive conducted on this subject to date. In addition to the Global Fortune 250, the sample also included the 100 largest companies by revenue, in 22 countries.
This Alert shares KPMG's insights on certain key risk areas that audit committees should take into consideration in order to cope with the dynamic business environment.
This survey seek to address deal success, as measured by shareholder value, in market peak immediately before the ibset if the 'credit crunch'. Furthermore, the publication also consider the impact of competition on deal success.
This report captures some of the latest thinking around market risk and explores the interrelated nature of a whole range of risks and the ways in which they may combine to threaten the business.
This brochure gives an overview of the cash management services offered by KPMG.
This report provides a practical discussion about sustainable information technology (IT) and key ideas in the industry.
this report outlines how CFOs across the region need to continue to evolve if their businesses are to compete globally.
This briefing paper considers the importance of planning and measuring the benefits of outsourcing strategies.
This report from KPMG in the UK examines the most meaningful differences between the M&A teams that are consistently successful and the rest of the market.
This survey of over 400 leading companies, conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, takes an in-depth look at how businesses are addressing their cost structures.
This paper aims to provide readers with some views on where their peers are at present, as well as practical insights on formulating and defining their organisation's risk appetite.
Once seen as little more than purchasing clerks, the procurement function is of growing importance to corporate strategy.
The survey shows that leading companies have been able to use well-governed IT processes and risk management to achieve fewer deficiencies at a lower than average cost.
The 5th edition of KPMG's New & Emerging Markets magazine contains news and insights from across the emerging markets.
This publication discusses the new demands for internal audit groups to refocus their efforts beyond regulatory compliance issues.
This publication discusses why and how organisations should revisit their risk assessments; and how Internal audit can play a key leadership role in this endeavor.
This paper illustrates the results from a survey conducted by KPMG and RSM Erasmus University into the prevalence, content and embedding of business codes among Fortune Global 200 companies.
Businesses are increasingly confronted with the implications of climate change. This reports analyses the impact and potential risks facing different industries and sectors globally.
This fact sheet outlines the Intellectual Property and Contract Governance Services that KPMG Forensic can provide in order to ensure companies gain full value from contracts without jeopardising third party relationships.
This report differentiates KPO from IT Outsourcing (ITO) or Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), both of which emphasize cost arbitrage.
This is a global publication which aim to provide regular intelligence on a changing restructuring market.
The 404 Institute conducted a brief "flash" survey that asked its members to define the impact of the new SEC and PCAOB guidance on the cost of compliance for 2007.
Organisations can no longer afford internal audit departments that are largely "tick-box" functions.
This global survey takes the opinions of senior executives to address the rapidly evolving risk environment looking at structures, barriers and challenges to be overcome, and areas of innovation.
This report is based on a global survey of senior executives on how they address the rapidly evolving risk environment looking at structures, barriers and challenges to be overcome, and areas of innovation.
This fact sheet introduces the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Services for the banking industry provided by KPMG Financial Risk Management, with reference to the recent revision of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations.
Climate change is forcing companies of all sizes to re-think the way they do business. Is your business ready for life in the low-carbon economy?
KPMG's Emerging Markets International Acquisitions Tracker (EMIAT) indicates that deal flow is converging as companies from China, India, Russia and Brazil catch up with their counterparts in developed nations in terms of cross-border acquisitions.
The is a survey done by the ACIs of KPMG member firms around the world from November 2006 through February 2007 which aimed at identifying key challenges and concerns driving audit committee agendas and activities around the globe.
This publication discusses the new challenges internal audit departments face; and how IA can begin to address these challenges and thereby create value for organisations.
A recent survey interviewed 73 senior executives from the FTSE 350 and equivalent private companies, to find out how the business leaders of today are responding to the issues and challenges surrounding climate change.
This is a global bi-annual publication which will be of interest to anyone who has a stake in the capital markets.
This white paper addresses some of the critical market conditions media and communications companies face in a digitized world, including the conditions that point to the possibility of a digital bubble.
This research was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and KPMG International. To ascertain the understanding the challenges that private sector infrastructure providers face in creating and maintaining infrastructure.
This is a global publication which aim to provide regular intelligence on a changing restructuring market.
This article draws out some of the principles shaping contemporary risk management practice.
This report outlines the challenges faced by professionals in cross-border investigations, it also provides insight into possible responses to them.
This survey, conducted by KPMG's IT Advisory practice, considers sourcing strategies from both the customer and supplier perspective.
This report surveys the attitudes of global consumer markets companies towards investment opportunities in three of the world's largest emerging markets: China, India and Brazil.
This issue discusses counterfeiting and copyright extension; it also discusses the changing attitudes towards IP protection in China.
This paper provides an overview of fraud risk management fundamentals, new regulatory mandates and key practices that organisations generally find effective.
This report provides an introduction to the challenges and the procedures for an overseas company seeking to list on the Alternative Investment Market.
This white paper provides an overview of fraud risk management fundamentals, identifies regulatory mandates from around the world, and spotlights critical practices for a business-driven anti-fraud program.
This study found that business leaders are now forced to review and adapt their business models much more frequently, sometimes on a yearly basis.
This is the fourth survey on major global M&A deals from KPMG's Transaction Services practice.
This publication is prepared by KPMG to assist management, members of corporate Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance teams, and audit committee members as they address Section 404 issues and requirements.
KPMG's Global IT Project Management Survey Explores current trends in program and project management.
The Compliance Journey: Balancing Risk and Controls with Performance Improvement, considered how organizations are transforming their controls so that they are embedded in the business and how compliance can enable performance improvement.
This paper focuses on the impact of recent changes on governance over the organisation's Information Services.
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