These are the latest KPMG publications of Advisory.
KPMG has created the KPMG Green Tax Index to increase awareness of the complex, fragmented and rapidly evolving green tax landscape worldwide.
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.
The unrelenting pace of regulatory reform across the financial services sector continues and important insurance initiatives such as the IAIS ICPs and the European Union's Solvency II Directive remain a key focus for many insurers.
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.
A guide which focuses on strategic priorities that have been driving FS companies to dispose and acquire, while pinning down the key factors that can distinguish between successful transactions from potential and actual failures.
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.
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.
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 publication addresses the key issues to be concerned when performing impairment testing and its implications to financial reporting.
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.
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.
The survey explores where anti-money laundering fits into the changing risk and regulatory landscape facing the financial sector.
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 document provides an analysis of the Copenhagen Accord and the impacts it could have on business operations and trade.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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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