Data as a Business Driver

The role of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) is now, more than ever, fundamental to the health and integrity of financial institutions. This follows findings that financial institutions are increasingly reliant on data and information technology as the foundation of efficient operation. This pervasive data reliance carries risks as well as opportunities. The role of […]

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Clear Choice: KPMG’s Financial Services

The Financial Engineering Group (FEG) is a team with quantitative and specialist risk management expertise in financial instruments. This team was formed within KPMG’s Financial Services Group to keep abreast the ever changing and exceedingly complex market and regulatory environment. This multi-disciplinary team is led by 2 partners and has 50 professional staff who can […]

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Clear Choice: KPMG’s Financial Services

The recovering financial services environment poses new challenges every day for the equity market. Cost containment, increasing regulatory and compliance requirements, the implication of VAT, SST and FATCA and the implementation of the new JSE system are some of the issues on the stock broking agenda. At the centre of this changing environment is a […]

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Lean Finance: Foundation for success

Across the globe, the finance teams that provide the most value are those who offer high-quality analysis and advice that contribute to better performance. Of course, finance teams cannot expect to boost their value overnight. Effective business support needs to spring from a strong foundation, and so finance functions need to get the basics right. […]

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Data & Analytics ( D&A ): Internal Audit Survey

Entities are exposed to increased complexity, accelerating change, data proliferation and new risks. Along with the perceived value of Internal Audit, these factors intensify the importance of Data & Analytics (D&A) for Internal Auditors. D&A itself is not a new concept, but its appeal continues to rise. Whereas traditional Internal Audit involves manually identifying controls […]

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Clear choice: KPMG’s Financial Services

The recovering financial services environment poses new challenges every day for the equity market. Cost containment, increasing regulatory and compliance requirements, the implication of VAT, SST and FATCA and the implementation of the new JSE system are some of the issues on the stock broking agenda. At the centre of this changing environment is a […]

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Budget Speech an encouraging move towards an outcomes-based approach

Through the National Development Plan, the National Government has developed an impressive system of working towards ambitious outcomes that have been mutually agreed upon, and making clear links between the government resources allocated and activities being undertaken as well as the impacts that they are intended to achieve. This is largely embodied through the Government’s […]

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KPMG insight: The next big thing – a look into the future

Today’s global mobility culture reflects a growing demand for new services from sophisticated customers. Communication technologies such as car-2-car, car-2-infrastructure or car-2-home may bring significant benefits to consumers, but these factors, known collectively as the ‘internet of things’ simply represent a commodity. To capture the real value of connectivity, vehicle manufacturers have to use the […]

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