KPMG Triumphs at the Careers24 Future of HR Awards

KPMG’s Learner and Development team won the prestigious Best Learning and Development Award at the Careers24 Future of HR Awards on Thursday, 23 July. The firm was praised for its achievements in people management and practices that deliver direct impact on business performance. KPMG beat other HR giants in their respective industries such as Vodacom, […]

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Driving Competitive Advantage Through a New Investment Banking Culture

Financial institutions are currently rethinking the future success of their investment banking businesses post-crisis. They have come to realise that conduct, culture and technology are now vital elements of their agenda. While some within the industry continue to hunker down post-crisis, fresh opportunities for competitive advantage are emerging for organisations able to take a leap […]

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Into An Age of Disruption

This year, the Harvey Nash CIO Survey in association with KPMG, has seen the biggest response from CIO leaders in its 17-year history. Between January and April, nearly 4,000 IT executives from more than 50 countries completed the 69-question poll. Over a quarter of a million data points have been recorded. We believe that this […]

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Tougher Operating Environment

In today’s world, success is not a given. Companies that have been profitable for decades are fighting to remain relevant as the business environment changes dynamically around them. New technologies, new sales channels, new business models: what might present opportunities for entrepreneurial companies are posing serious challenges for other organizations. To grow and be sustainable, […]

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Value of Audit

The Expanded Audit Opinion

“Auditors are straight-jacketed by the audit standards.” This is according to Dr Terence Nombembe, Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) at the Value of Audit roundtable hosted by KPMG. The statement clearly rings true, as auditors in collaboration with clients are now starting to look at different aspects of the […]

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The New Inconvenient Truth

Wealth managers need to step outside their comfort zones and employ social media in ways that might run contrary to their traditional client-side behaviours. Changes in wealth management client expectations require real-time responsiveness from wealth managers. Through social media, the industry faces a rare opportunity to up their game by building stronger one-on-one client relationships […]

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CEO Outlook Predicts Growth But Competition Is Mounting

In a major new study released by KPMG International, which tracks insights on the coming three years, chief executives of global businesses said they are confident about the ability of their companies to grow over the next three years and are expressing confidence about prospects for the global economy. “The level of confidence expressed by […]

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Hedge Funds – the Myths and the Impact to the Average South African Investor

New legislation was issued in March 2015 to regulate the operation of hedge funds. Hedge funds will now be regulated in terms of the Collective Investment Scheme Control Act (CISCA) and have been split into two categories; Qualified Investor Funds (QIF’s) and Retail Hedge Funds (RF’s). The new regulations aim to better safeguard investor monies. […]

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