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C-Level Executives, Including The Chro, Must Embrace Evidence-Based Hr Or Risk Facing Competitive Disadvantage: KPMG Report

July 2, 2015 Comments off

C-Level Executives, Including The Chro, Must Embrace Evidence-Based Hr Or Risk Facing Competitive Disadvantage: KPMG Report
Source: KPMG

A global survey titled Evidence-Based HR: The Bridge Between Your People and Delivering Business Strategy conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of KPMG International, the audit, tax and advisory firm revealed that while interest and investment in evidence-based HR is increasing, wide-spread adoption is still not getting the traction many predicted just a few years ago. Evidence-based HR uses data, research, and analysis to determine how HR practices affect business outcomes such as productivity, profitability, customer satisfaction and service quality.
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7 In 10 Insurers Unprepared For Potential Disruption Caused By Autonomous Vehicles: KPMG Survey

June 30, 2015 Comments off

7 In 10 Insurers Unprepared For Potential Disruption Caused By Autonomous Vehicles: KPMG Survey
Source: KPMG

Although the automotive and technology industries are moving swiftly to bring autonomous vehicles to market, the vast majority of insurers believe the potential impact is too distant in the future to begin preparing, according to the results of the Automobile Insurance in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles Survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm.

In surveying senior U.S. insurance executives whose companies, in aggregate, account for almost $85 billion in personal and commercial auto premium, KPMG found skepticism about the potential transformation autonomous vehicles will bring in the near-term. Few carriers have taken action—not due to doubts about the possible ramifications, but rather because most believe the change will happen far into the future, if at all. In fact, 84 percent of executives don’t expect autonomous vehicles to have a significant impact on their business until 2025, while 42 percent expect a significant impact in six to 10 years. Nearly three quarters of insurers (74 percent) feel they are unprepared for autonomous vehicles today. In addition, more than half of respondents (55 percent) believe that regulators will impede the adoption of autonomous vehicles, which may help to explain why they anticipate a more distant effect on their business.

Hedge Fund Industry Adapting To Changing Investors, Products And Markets, According To New Industry Study

June 4, 2015 Comments off

Hedge Fund Industry Adapting To Changing Investors, Products And Markets, According To New Industry Study
Source: KPMG

A global hedge fund report produced by KPMG International, the Managed Funds Association (MFA), and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) finds that the hedge fund industry is transforming, with managers increasingly focused on customized products and solutions, new investors, and emerging markets. The report “Growing Up: The new environment for Hedge Funds” is based on global research, with more than 100 hedge fund managers representing approximately USD440 billion of assets under management.

KPMG Report: Global Business Executives See Cloud Driving Business Transformation And Improving Customer Alignment

December 30, 2014 Comments off

KPMG Report: Global Business Executives See Cloud Driving Business Transformation And Improving Customer Alignment
Source: KPMG

New data from the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, show the increased use of cloud technology by global business to better connect with their employees and customers. In a new report, titled “Elevating Business in the Cloud,” the firm outlines the results of its 2014 Cloud Survey and interviews with more than 500 global executives from the financial services, retail, health care, media, and pharmaceutical industries. The report contrasts select aspects of the 2014 survey results with data collected in the 2012 edition of the survey, and outlines important shifts in the usage of and attitudes toward the cloud.

According to the executives in the 2014 survey, the top use of cloud remains driving cost efficiencies (49 percent), as was evident in the 2012 version (48 percent). However, the 2014 survey results reveal that in increasing numbers, organizations are using cloud technology to enact large-scale change, whether within individual business units or across the enterprise. These transformative uses of cloud include: better enabling a flexible and mobile workforce (42 percent) and improving alignment and interaction with customers, suppliers and business partners (37 percent).

KPMG: Convergence Of Consumer & Auto Technologies, Rise Of Mobility Services, Transforming The Auto Industry And Way We Live Our Lives

December 1, 2014 Comments off

KPMG: Convergence Of Consumer & Auto Technologies, Rise Of Mobility Services, Transforming The Auto Industry And Way We Live Our Lives
Source: KPMG

How disruptive will the convergence of consumer and automotive technologies, and mobility-on-demand services be to the automotive landscape and consumers? According to new research published by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, the automotive ecosystem and the way we interact with our vehicles is on the verge of a complete transformation.

In its latest whitepaper, “Me, My Car, My Life,” KPMG’s automotive practice suggests that the era of ubiquitous connectivity – the moment when you, your car and your life are one – has arrived. It will change the basic notions about mobility and revolutionize the way we think about and use our cars. That car is no longer just a way to get from point A to point B. In fact, it’s not just a car: It’s the control center for our mobile lives. As a result, the automotive industry is in the midst of a massive evolution.

Competitive Alternatives: KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location Costs

April 9, 2014 Comments off

Competitive Alternatives: KPMG’s Guide to International Business Location Costs
Source: KPMG

Competitive Alternatives is a biennial KPMG study that focuses on business locations in the NAFTA marketplace, as well as leading mature market countries in Europe and Asia Pacific. This study contains valuable information for any company considering international business location options.

Competitive Alternatives 2014 compares business costs and other competitiveness factors in more than 100 cities, in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For 2014, Competitive Alternatives further expands its coverage in the US, and for the first time includes every US metro area with a population of two million or more.

Infrastructure 100

July 16, 2012 Comments off

Infrastructure 100

Source: KPMG

Presenting the Infrastructure 100 – report on the most exciting infrastructure projects from around the world, as selected by independent judging panels due to their scale, complexity, innovation and impact on society.

KPMG’s Global Infrastructure practice, in conjunction with Infrastructure Journal, is pleased to present the Infrastructure 100 – a showcase of the most interesting infrastructure projects from around the world.

Of those 100 projects – all shortlisted for their scale, complexity, innovation and impact on society – 10 have been highlighted by the independent judging panels as notable projects in different infrastructure sectors.

They are:

  • Water – The Venice MOSE Flood Barrier, Italy;
  • Power – Green Power Express, USA;
  • Oil & Gas – Project Mthombo oil refinery, South Africa;
  • Renewable energy – Incheon Tidal Power Project, South Korea;
  • Rail – TAV high speed rail link, Brazil;
  • Roads – Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge;
  • Other transport – Panama Canal extension, Panama;
  • Healthcare – CRCHUM P3 research centre, Canada;
  • Education – King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia;
  • Other Social Infrastructure – Greater Manchester Waste, UK.

The projects considered are at different stages of development. However, the judges were consistently impressed by the ambition which these projects demonstrate. They address major social concerns in a bold manner, despite huge engineering challenges.

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