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What's Happening? - EY

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about EY.


July-August-September 2016







June 2016


  • EY launches legal offering in Chile and Argentina and hired a partner from Norton Rose Fulbright in Toronto to lead its Canadian business law team. The accountant has hired Jorge Garnier from Argentine power company Genneia, where he was senior legal counsel, as an executive director to build a team focusing on corporate law. 









Deloitte Insights

June 2016



  • Deloitte announced that it had acquired substantially all the assets of Casey Quirk, the world's largest strategy consultancy devoted exclusively to serving the asset management industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The move combines the strengths and global reach of Deloitte, a leader in business transformation ranked number one in global strategy and operations consulting, with Casey Quirk, a leader in asset management strategy that has served a majority of the world's 50 largest asset managers. The Casey Quirk partners and existing team will transition to Deloitte and will now operate under the "Casey Quirk by Deloitte" brand.








  • Deloitte Africa announced four senior appointments to its leadership, aimed at strengthening the firm's presence in West and East Africa. The new appointees are, Sihlalo Jordan, Deputy CEO of Deloitte Africa, Mike Jarvis, COO of Deloitte Africa, Fatai Folarin, CEO of Deloitte Nigeria and Regional Leader for Deloitte West Africa region and Joe Eshun, Deputy CEO of Deloitte East Africa.











  • Deloitte Consulting LLP has agreed to pay $11.38 million to resolve allegations it submitted false claims under a U.S. government contract, the U.S. Justice Department said. Deloitte allegedly failed to comply with a price reductions clause in a contract awarded in 2000 by the General Services Administration for information technology services, the department said in a news release.





McKinsey & Co Insights

Please see below selected recent intelligence about McKinsey & Co.



April 2016




Boston Consulting Group Insights

Please see below selected intelligence about Boston Consulting Group.


June 2016



  • Boston Consulting Group announced a partnership with startup accelerator, MassChallenge. The two firms will collaborate to connect BCG's clients with leading startups in the US, the UK, and Israel. MassChallenge will help BCG support the digital transformations of its clients across industries and give insights into the latest trends and innovations. BCG staff will take part in judging and mentoring MassChallenge startups and will participate in MassChallenge innovation workshops, its Global Bridge Summit, and other events with startups throughout the year.




IBM Insights

Please see below selected recent external intelligence about IBM.


June 2016






Accenture Insights

June 2016



  • Debra A. Polishook has been appointed Group Chief Executive, Accenture Operations. She succeeds Michael J. Salvino, who will retire and join Carrick Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on technology-enabled businesses. Accenture has also named Manish Sharma as Group Operating Officer, Accenture Operations, succeeding Polishook. The changes are effective 1 September 2016. Polishook, is currently Group Operating Officer for Accenture Operations, one of the firm’s five businesses with more than $7 billion in annual revenues and 100,000 staff globally. Polishook will also join the company’s Global Management Committee. Sharma, based in Bangalore, India, is currently Senior Managing Director, Global Delivery & Solution Development for Accenture Operations. Sharma will continue as a member of Accenture’s Global Leadership Council.







KPMG Insights

June 2016  


KPMG appointed Darren Burton as Vice Chair, Human Resources. Burton succeeds Bruce Pfau, who is retiring from the Vice Chair role after 12 years. Pfau will join the firm’s Advisory practice in a senior consulting role. Burton joins KPMG from Raytheon Company, where he most recently served as Vice President, Human Resources and Security for Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services Company. Prior to Raytheon, Burton held senior HR positions at Williams Lea, IBM, the Campbell Soup and DuPont. 



The union representing more than 4,500 government financial officers has lodged two formal complaints of professional misconduct against KPMG over its work in setting up offshore tax structures on the Isle of Man. The Association of Canadian Financial Officers wants the Ontario and Quebec chapters of the self-regulating Chartered Professional Accountants, or CPA, to assess KPMG's behaviour against the profession's code of conduct, bylaws and regulations.