The Impact of New Auditor Reporting Requirements on Directors and Audit Committees

On 15 January 2015, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued new and revised auditing standards aimed at increasing the informational value of an auditor’s report and enhancing transparency around the audit. This marks the culmination of a process that began before 2011 with academic research into the auditor’s report and that included […]

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Social Media: Too Big for Wealth Managers to Ignore

Wealth managers are underestimating flow of info and influence of social media. Conservative wealth management chief executive officers (CEOs) who haven’t embraced social media themselves often underestimate the flow of information and influence of social media. Like Al Gore’s ‘inconvenient truth’ about climate change, the wealth management industry must take notice of the profound changes […]

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Game Changer – Is Regulation Holding Back Growth for the Challengers?

Challenger banks are on the rise and there are a lot of opportunities for the “Challenger” competing with the Big Five Banks. The numbers don’t lie, last year has been an important one for the “Challenger” sector. “Challenger” banks listed on the London Stock Exchange, have raised over £350m of new capital to fund growth […]

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Maturity in Preparation: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Most of the owners in the Global Construction Survey use formal screening, prioritizing and approval processes for projects, including financial and risk analysis. Almost half of the respondents are concerned about the lack of key skills in-house and augment their teams with external specialists. Despite some concerns about a lack of flexibility, the traditional design-bid-build […]

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The 2015 KPMG Commodity Insights Bulletin – Part 1

KPMG Global Mining Institute presents the COMMODITY Insights Bulletin series that provides insight into market conditions, trends, issues and changes in relation to 10 key commodities. Could a rebound be just around the corner? In the last bulletin we considered how low prices could go. As it turned out, to a five year low of […]

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Business Transformation a “Must Do” for Global Industrial Manufacturers: KPMG Survey

While 64% of the 386 senior executives participating in KPMG’s 2015 Global Manufacturing Outlook (GMO) survey say sales growth is one of their top strategic priorities in the short-term, many also see innovation as a critical path to growth. Indeed, the KPMG GMO survey shows that manufacturers know that investing into breakthrough technologies is a […]

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New Frontiers is now Digital

The latest edition of our flagship magazine for KPMG clients in Africa is now out. The Winter 2015 issue (Issue 38) of KPMG’s New Frontiers publication marks a monumental transition for the magazine. New Frontiers is now a 100% digital publication and is available at www.newfrontiersmagazine.co.za. We also have a mobile friendly version of the […]

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Aerospace and Defence Organisations Looking for Untapped Growth Opportunities

While the mature Aerospace and Defence (A&D) markets continuing to stagnate, A&D organisations are under extreme pressure to make good on promises made to investors and shareholders to deliver growth in new areas and emerging markets. In response, survey results released in KPMG International’s Global Aerospace and Defence Outlook (KPMG A&D Outlook) shows that A&D […]

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