Deloitte Development

Displaying 1-40 of 168 results

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Mobile Banking A Catalyst For Improving Bank Performance

    Mobile banking is on the cusp of transformation from a niche service for the technologically elite to a mass-market service demanded by all customer segments. As banks develop their strategies for giving customers access to their accounts through cell phones and other mobile devices, they should also regard this emerging...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Post-Merger IT Integration: Custom Or Off-The-Rack?

    With eight deals valued at $1 billion or more announced during September 2010, it's clear that mergers and acquisitions have moved to the top of many executive agendas. A big chunk of the planned synergy savings and integration costs often depends on a well-executed IT systems integration, putting CIOs in...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Mission-Oriented Leadership Development Leadership Is About Creating More Leaders, Not Followers

    The prevailing view in many organizations is that leadership development involves sending a rising star through a couple of rotations and training courses, and perhaps getting the person some coaching if necessary. While these activities may be helpful, they are hardly essential if such a limited picture is all that...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    CIO: Revolutionary Or Steward?

    Is this the time for CIOs to make a move and lead the charge for innovation? Or should they stick to the considerable challenges they're already wrestling with? For CIOs who want a seat at the strategy table, today's business environment could be the wave they're looking for. With enterprise...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Product Development You Are What You Make

    Bring a big new idea to market. Reinvigorate existing products. And save time and cut costs getting there. No one's going to argue against that plan - but making it happen is another thing entirely. Global integration and heightened competition are leading many organizations to add complex product development capabilities,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Sales, Marketing And Customer Integration And Divestiture Remembering: Where The Money Comes From

    Bring a big new idea to market. Reinvigorate existing products. And save time and cut costs getting there. No one's going to argue against that plan - but making it happen is another thing entirely. Global integration and heightened competition are leading many organizations to add complex product development capabilities,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Finance Integration And Divestiture How Good Deals Deliver Measurable Value

    Historical data shows that more than 60 percent of Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions fail to create expected value. But if they're managed well, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs remain powerful business strategies that can capture significant value. How can one turn a deal that looks very good into a...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Salesforce.com Enabled CRM Transformation: Make It Easy

    In many ways, adopting a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software application is a no-brainer. For the sales team, CRM software application can provide an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that delivers an experience on par with polished consumer applications, plus a ton of powerful functionality. For the technology team, Web-based CRM...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Buying Into Change Recovering, Reacting, Redirecting In Oil And Gas

    The energy industry is getting back to normal, based on the healthy rise in deals so far this year. Based on the findings, mergers and acquisitions have bounced back from last year's lows, with 18 percent more transactions during the first half compared to the same time last year. Over...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    The Emerging Role Of The HR COO Empowering HR Leadership Teams To Deliver More Business Value

    Despite the proven benefits of HR transformation, business executives and HR leaders alike continue to voice frustration with HR's ability to deliver value. With no shortage of talented people doing great work, what is the problem? All signs point to the need to rethink how HR organizations deliver on the...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Workforce Planning: No More Flying Blind

    The chief executive officer tells investors to expect double-digit growth over the next three years. Your job is to make sure that goal is reachable - which could mean filling some big holes in your critical workforce segments. But which segments will be key for hitting the new growth targets?...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    A New Lease Of Life: Time To Take Action On Lease Accounting

    The lease liability will take account of the anticipated financial impact of rent reviews, options, break clauses, contingent rents and rent guarantees. As a result, it is likely the liabilities will need to be calculated on a lease by lease basis and a significant degree of judgment will be required....

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Integration And Divestiture Planning And Execution After You Make The Deal, Make It Deliver

    Companies that stayed on the deal-making sidelines during the downturn are finding new reasons to dive into M&A. For one thing, many companies find that their portfolios have fallen out of balance and are not correctly positioned for the upturn. And then there's the estimated $2 trillion in cash that...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Temptation To Defraud

    Douglas Anderson, former corporate auditor for The Dow Chemical Co., has seen the alarming statistics on elevated fraud levels worldwide and is keenly aware that his own US $45 billion-a-year enterprise, with about 52,000 employees at 214 manufacturing sites in 37 countries across the globe, could be a tantalizing target...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    CFO Insights: Divestitures And Carve-Outs: Becoming A Prepared Seller

    Given the uncertainty and conflicting data around the economic recovery, one of the leading trends among CFOs today is evaluating and rebalancing the organization's business unit portfolio. And as CFOs review their portfolio of businesses, they should consider not only which businesses to grow, but also which businesses to shed....

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Asset Intelligence: A Tactical Tool Or A Strategic Opportunity?

    More and more companies are using signals and sensors to drive operational performance and shorten the cycle between information and day-to-day business decisions. They're also driving productivity improvements by squeezing costs out of many kinds of transactions. Is this just another technology fad - or can organizations achieve higher-level strategic...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Does Cloud Computing Make Enterprise Architecture Irrelevant?

    The world of business technology is shifting to "Almost Enterprise" applications - a network of smaller, more agile applications that are often hosted remotely, as in cloud computing. With less reliance on massive, monolithic enterprise solutions, it's tempting to think that the hard work of creating sustainable Enterprise Architecture (EA)...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How Diligent Is Your Due Diligence?: Anti-Fraud Programmes Are A Risk Management 'Must'

    Investor trust is important to the success of any investment vehicle, but is particularly key in hedge funds. Hedge funds depend heavily on investor trust, relying on referrals to gain investors and offering relatively limited transparency into their performance and operations. The overarching quest for better-than-market (alpha) returns tends to...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Corporate Governance Considerations In Initial Public Offerings

    Many private companies must undergo a dramatic revision of their corporate governance structure and practices before becoming a public company. As investors and regulators have increased their focus on corporate governance, they have come to expect companies to do the same. Recent governance reform has required companies to consider their...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Getting Fit For ERP Evaluating ERP Fitness With Gap/Fit Analysis

    One size doesn't fit all. That's particularly true with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation. Creating long-term business differentiation through ERP typically brings profound changes in the way work is done across the enterprise. Organizations that are able to implement ERP with minimal disruption to their operations are those that...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Integrated Performance Management Turning Mountains Of Data Into Nuggets Of Insight

    Good decisions require good information. Integrated Performance Management (IPM) can provide decision-makers with the information they need - a single version of the truth that is timely, accurate, readily accessible, and relevant to the decisions they face - along with the confidence and transparency they desire. Companies today are drowning...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Is User Engagement With Enterprise Software All That Important?

    Everybody knows that for customer-facing Web sites, user engagement is a big deal. But how important is it for internal users of enterprise software? Enterprise software does a lot of things very well. It can help companies in their efforts to achieve greater control over their processes, make sure orders...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Cloud Computing Storms on the Horizon

    Interest In cloud computing has been spurred by a confluence of changes in the business and information technology landscape. Today, it is generally viewed as a potentially attractive new form of low cost IT outsourcing, and cloud technology providers and users are focused on tackling the many limitations and challenges...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Realizing Value Through An ERP Center Of Excellence

    The case for an ERP center of excellence Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations over the last decade have generated significant value for companies. Yet only a portion of this value comes from the initial implementation; because of the magnitude and complexity of the effort and the immediate change that results,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Filling In The blanks

    A large mortgage lender knew that it could boost profits by tailoring its prices more precisely to customer behavior in different marketplace segments. But how could it reliably anticipate how customers would react to price changes? This U.S.-based financial institution, one of the largest mortgage lenders in the country, had...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    The price Is Right Or Is It?

    The financial services industry is under extreme competitive pressure with retail banking and other high-volume transaction businesses facing a particularly tough challenge to grow profitability. Expenses have been pared, weak competitors eliminated and most markets and products are mature - growing profitability is increasingly difficult. Yet, enhancing profit growth remains...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Green IT Services The Fast-Track To Enterprise Sustainability

    Sustainability and being carbon neutral are high on the agenda of businesses. Corporate Social Responsibility CRS is today's main driver for Green IT. One of Green IT's outcomes, consuming less electricity results in lower carbon emissions. This, in combination with optimizing sourcing, disposal, development and other processes significantly contributes to...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Tax Operations And Divestiture Planning: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

    Corporate divestitures usually are beyond the tax departments complete control, yet they can be extremely time-consuming and disruptive to departmental resources. Not only do divestitures involve many technical tax details, they also present a variety of operational issues throughout the transition and require careful planning to ensure both the selling...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Illustrative Financial Statements 2009

    For the purposes of presenting the statement of comprehensive income, and cash flow statement/statement of cash flows, the various alternatives allowed under FRSs for those statements have been illustrated. Preparers of financial statements should select the alternatives most appropriate to their circumstances. The illustrative financial statements contains general information and...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    IT Optimization: All About Cost Reduction? Or Also Enabling Business Value?

    Everybody thinks IT optimization is a good idea. They just don't agree on what it's supposed to accomplish. Ask a dozen people what IT optimization really means and to get a dozen answers - especially when one focus on how it should be used. Some say it's all about minimizing...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Cloud Computing: A Collection of Working Papers

    Cloud Computing frequently is taken to be a term that simply renames common technologies and techniques that one has come to know in IT. It may be interpreted to mean data center hosting and then subsequently dismissed without catching the improvements to hosting called utility computing that permit near realtime,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Cloud Computing - A Collection of Working Papers

    Cloud computing frequently is taken to be a term that simply renames common technologies and techniques that people have come to know in IT. It may be interpreted to mean data center hosting and then subsequently dismissed without catching the improvements to hosting called utility computing that permit near realtime,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Beyond The Green IT Hype Practical Steps For Enabling Enterprise Sustainability

    The greening of information technology has stepped into the spotlight as more and more organizations tackle the opportunities and challenges arising from sustainability. But is there substance beyond the hype? Are there concrete initiatives that CIOs and CXOs can implement to propel their organization toward a sustainable future? And can...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Generation Y: A Highly Productive Resource For Oil And Gas Companies

    The economic downturn is a good time to prepare and develop this powerhouse of the global economy. In many ways, Gen Yers in the oil and gas sector are like their counterparts in other industries. They are enthusiastic, engaged, and eager to make a meaningful contribution. Oil and gas companies...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Balancing Talent Strategies In Difficult Times

    After years of exceptional growth and expansion, the Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure (THL) industry is experiencing a slowdown along with the rest of the economy. Sharp declines in consumer spending have led to a significant rise in excess inventory. Many THL companies are responding by slashing their workforce costs and...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    International Financial Reporting Standards: What It Means For Private Company Reporting

    This paper discusses the movement toward International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and its implications for private company financial reporting in the United States. It also discusses some financial reporting issues which may be unique to private companies, and the efforts of the International Accounting Standards Board to develop a set...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Managing Talent In A Turbulent Economy: Navigating A Course Through Rough Waters

    Reducing employee headcount remains the top talent priority and, over the last quarter, surveyed talent managers have shifted the criteria being used to determine workforce reductions. As layoffs get deeper and more difficult, even employees with critical skills filling key roles are at risk of losing their jobs. While layoffs...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Transforming The Automotive Industry: The Road To Recovery

    Today's depression in the auto industry is being driven by broader economic problems, including a lack of consumer confidence. When consumer confidence and the economy come back, so will car buyers. North America is still the largest automotive marketplace in the world having enjoyed annual sales of as much as...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Addressing The Complexities Of IFRS: Considerations For The People Related Challenges Of Conversion

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) represents a sweeping change in accounting and reporting standards and although making the transition from U.S. GAAP to IFRS may not completely meet the definition of a transformation, many organizations are beginning to realize it comes pretty close. These accounting and reporting standards have an...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Life After Loss Mitigation: Foreclosure And REO Operations - Strategies For Mortgage Servicers

    The U.S. mortgage industry has experienced a tremendous amount of turbulence in recent years, and because of the depth of the current financial crisis, the situation is only expected to get worse. The rapid devaluation of home values across the United States has exposed mortgage lenders and servicers to previously...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Integration And Divestiture Planning And Execution After You Make The Deal, Make It Deliver

    Companies that stayed on the deal-making sidelines during the downturn are finding new reasons to dive into M&A. For one thing, many companies find that their portfolios have fallen out of balance and are not correctly positioned for the upturn. And then there's the estimated $2 trillion in cash that...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Mobile Banking A Catalyst For Improving Bank Performance

    Mobile banking is on the cusp of transformation from a niche service for the technologically elite to a mass-market service demanded by all customer segments. As banks develop their strategies for giving customers access to their accounts through cell phones and other mobile devices, they should also regard this emerging...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Post-Merger IT Integration: Custom Or Off-The-Rack?

    With eight deals valued at $1 billion or more announced during September 2010, it's clear that mergers and acquisitions have moved to the top of many executive agendas. A big chunk of the planned synergy savings and integration costs often depends on a well-executed IT systems integration, putting CIOs in...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Mission-Oriented Leadership Development Leadership Is About Creating More Leaders, Not Followers

    The prevailing view in many organizations is that leadership development involves sending a rising star through a couple of rotations and training courses, and perhaps getting the person some coaching if necessary. While these activities may be helpful, they are hardly essential if such a limited picture is all that...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Salesforce.com Enabled CRM Transformation: Make It Easy

    In many ways, adopting a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software application is a no-brainer. For the sales team, CRM software application can provide an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that delivers an experience on par with polished consumer applications, plus a ton of powerful functionality. For the technology team, Web-based CRM...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Finance Integration And Divestiture How Good Deals Deliver Measurable Value

    Historical data shows that more than 60 percent of Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions fail to create expected value. But if they're managed well, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs remain powerful business strategies that can capture significant value. How can one turn a deal that looks very good into a...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Integrated Performance Management Turning Mountains Of Data Into Nuggets Of Insight

    Good decisions require good information. Integrated Performance Management (IPM) can provide decision-makers with the information they need - a single version of the truth that is timely, accurate, readily accessible, and relevant to the decisions they face - along with the confidence and transparency they desire. Companies today are drowning...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Product Development You Are What You Make

    Bring a big new idea to market. Reinvigorate existing products. And save time and cut costs getting there. No one's going to argue against that plan - but making it happen is another thing entirely. Global integration and heightened competition are leading many organizations to add complex product development capabilities,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Sales, Marketing And Customer Integration And Divestiture Remembering: Where The Money Comes From

    Bring a big new idea to market. Reinvigorate existing products. And save time and cut costs getting there. No one's going to argue against that plan - but making it happen is another thing entirely. Global integration and heightened competition are leading many organizations to add complex product development capabilities,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Buying Into Change Recovering, Reacting, Redirecting In Oil And Gas

    The energy industry is getting back to normal, based on the healthy rise in deals so far this year. Based on the findings, mergers and acquisitions have bounced back from last year's lows, with 18 percent more transactions during the first half compared to the same time last year. Over...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    IT Optimization: All About Cost Reduction? Or Also Enabling Business Value?

    Everybody thinks IT optimization is a good idea. They just don't agree on what it's supposed to accomplish. Ask a dozen people what IT optimization really means and to get a dozen answers - especially when one focus on how it should be used. Some say it's all about minimizing...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Asset Intelligence: A Tactical Tool Or A Strategic Opportunity?

    More and more companies are using signals and sensors to drive operational performance and shorten the cycle between information and day-to-day business decisions. They're also driving productivity improvements by squeezing costs out of many kinds of transactions. Is this just another technology fad - or can organizations achieve higher-level strategic...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Filling In The blanks

    A large mortgage lender knew that it could boost profits by tailoring its prices more precisely to customer behavior in different marketplace segments. But how could it reliably anticipate how customers would react to price changes? This U.S.-based financial institution, one of the largest mortgage lenders in the country, had...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    CFO Insights: Divestitures And Carve-Outs: Becoming A Prepared Seller

    Given the uncertainty and conflicting data around the economic recovery, one of the leading trends among CFOs today is evaluating and rebalancing the organization's business unit portfolio. And as CFOs review their portfolio of businesses, they should consider not only which businesses to grow, but also which businesses to shed....

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Is User Engagement With Enterprise Software All That Important?

    Everybody knows that for customer-facing Web sites, user engagement is a big deal. But how important is it for internal users of enterprise software? Enterprise software does a lot of things very well. It can help companies in their efforts to achieve greater control over their processes, make sure orders...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Illustrative Financial Statements 2009

    For the purposes of presenting the statement of comprehensive income, and cash flow statement/statement of cash flows, the various alternatives allowed under FRSs for those statements have been illustrated. Preparers of financial statements should select the alternatives most appropriate to their circumstances. The illustrative financial statements contains general information and...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    A New Lease Of Life: Time To Take Action On Lease Accounting

    The lease liability will take account of the anticipated financial impact of rent reviews, options, break clauses, contingent rents and rent guarantees. As a result, it is likely the liabilities will need to be calculated on a lease by lease basis and a significant degree of judgment will be required....

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Beyond Financial Engineering: The Growing Need For Private Equity Investors To Drive Returns Via Operational Improvements

    A long-standing controversy is whether LBOs relieve managers from short-term pressures from public shareholders, or whether LBO funds themselves sacrifice long-term growth to boost short-term performance. Authors examine one form of long-term activities, namely investments in innovation as measured by patenting activity. Analyzing 472 LBO transactions, authors find no evidence...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Trade/Distribution Strategies For The Pharmaceutical And Biotechnology Industry

    The landscape for revenue growth for drug manufacturers is changing. Increased regulatory scrutiny, patent expirations, price pressures, and generic substitutions are forcing manufacturers to focus more broadly on enterprise-wide revenue growth rather than solely depend on traditional growth areas centered on product and portfolio growth. As part of this broader...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Contract Administration, Rebates, And Chargebacks For The Life Sciences Industry

    Life sciences manufacturers typically secure the business of key customers and distribution channels through contracting. However, as health care cost containment pressures continue to grow, the need to aggressively contract with payors, wholesalers, and Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) has intensified. As a result of aggressive and creative contracting, terms such...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Strategies For Improving Revenue And Margin Performance: The need For An Evolved Approach

    Numerous market drivers are directly impacting the top-line growth and margins of life sciences companies. In the United States, payors are shifting costs to consumers, reducing health benefits, and mandating lower-cost therapeutic options to stem the rise in health care costs. These barriers to access are compounded by a rising...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Generation Y: Powerhouse Of The Global Economy

    Generation Y (14 to 27 years old) is often tagged as a self-entitled group raised during prosperous economic times, placed on pedestals by their doting Baby Boomer parents. In the context of the workplace, they've been described as overly ambitious dreamers who don't want to pay their dues and are...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Mastering Finance In Business: The Role And Impact Of Financial Management On Strategy, Operations

    From mining in South Africa and commodity production in Asia to sales and service networks in North America, the business operations of some of the world's largest and most sophisticated industrial enterprises are experiencing a quiet revolution. It is led by finance. With their complex webs of production facilities and...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Talent Management For The Global Manufacturing Industry: The Value Of Workforce Planning

    For global manufacturers nowadays, in the current economic climate, meeting financial objectives may require short term retrenchment, growth in new markets, a constant stream of innovative products and services, and ever-higher levels of operational excellence. Talent represents a critical driver of operating results, and the associated labor costs represent one...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Tax News & Views: Health Care Edition

    Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Commissioner Steven Miller, in a January 12 speech on community benefit and nonprofit hospitals, said that changes in the health care industry over the last 40 years raise the question of whether the current community benefit standard adequately distinguishes between nonprofit and...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Closing The Tax Expectations Gap: Perception Is Reality And How To Change It

    The tax function is often perceived to be operating separately from finance and other corporate functions, leading finance executives to question the tax function's ability to add strategic value. Findings from the 2006 and 2007 studies offer helpful observations about what has led to this expectations gap and how to...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Shaping The Customer Experience: Key To Expanding Term Insurance Opportunities

    There is an old saying in the life insurance industry that life insurance is sold, not bought. Years ago, this was largely true; most insurance carriers built their companies on vast networks of captive brokers/agents who sold complex products on a one-on-one basis. Term insurance, however, tends to be bought,...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Hedge Fund Risk Management: The Challenge Of Managing Operational Risk And Addressing Transparency

    With increased inflows of capital, a growing institutional investor base and recently publicized losses and failures, the demand for better insight into hedge fund operations endures among both investors and regulators. The hedge fund industry continues to struggle with providing sufficient information demonstrating operational quality while not revealing strategies or...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Apr 2008

    The Evolving Role Of Internal Audit Within Asset Management Firms

    As asset management firms continue to define, understand, and manage risk in their businesses, the growing importance of internal audit becomes clearer. Those asset management firms that effectively utilize their internal audit functions will be able to achieve improved risk management efficiency (reduced burden on the business, reduced cost of...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Tax Information Reporting: IRC Section 1441 Payments And Related IRS Initiatives

    If an organization is a U.S. withholding agent and has not yet been the subject of an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examination on its Section 1441 compliance, it can expect to receive notification of such an audit soon. To prepare, organizations should deputize someone in the organization or have an...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Next Generation Compliance Reporting: Adopting A Risk-Based Approach

    Regulatory compliance is quickly emerging as an important risk class in a growing number of insurance companies. These companies are recognizing that adopting risk-based compliance programs and integrated measurement and reporting capabilities provides them with the tools and information they need to manage regulatory exposures more effectively and in a...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Insurance Marketing In The Digital Age

    To drive organic growth, many insurance companies have significantly increased spending on marketing campaigns. Despite this, a major challenge remains in cross-selling additional lines of business, which is a significant missed revenue opportunity. Often, the opportunity is missed because, to leverage the skill sets and experience of underwriters, resources are...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Finance Function Performance: Executives Use Industry Benchmarking To Raise The Bar

    More and more, finance executives are charged with helping to drive strategy and impact overall performance. With significant pressure to perform, it's critical that executives have access to relevant, industry-specific performance metrics and related best practices. Benchmarking can help identify improvement opportunities and facilitate better, faster decisions-but only if you...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Aerospace & Defense Update: Fourth Quarter 2008

    Despite continued headwinds, the industry still maintains a multi-year backlog and with no significant cancellations thus far, there is a sense of muted optimism in the medium-long term. Suppliers on key platforms that make up that backlog, as well as those with strong aftermarket revenue streams, should remain attractive candidates...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Accounting For Emission Rights

    Accounting for greenhouse gas emissions remains a challenge, and market participants continue to wait for clear guidance from accounting standards setters. Formative efforts on the part of those standards setters have proven unsuccessful. The International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee ("IFRIC") initially took on this task, and issued IFRIC 3, Emission...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    International Financial Reporting Standards: Regulatory Assets And Liabilities

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) promises to bring a number of significant accounting changes for companies in the Power & Utilities (P&U) industry. One of the most critical and widely-discussed industry specific IFRS conversion matters continues to be accounting for regulatory assets and liabilities. So far, in practice, entities in...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    International Financial Reporting Standards: Income Tax Considerations For Power & Utilities

    Several foreign-owned U.S. Power and Utility (P&U) companies have converted to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for shareholder reporting purposes. However, most U.S.-based P&U companies are just beginning to consider how a conversion from U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP) would affect their financial reporting. The many P&U companies...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Ten Things About Financial Statement Fraud - Second Edition

    Despite stringent historic legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act aimed at combating fraud - and despite enforcement efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Department of Justice - financial statement fraud remains a public concern. But just what types of fraud...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    International Financial Reporting Standards: Derivative Accounting Considerations For Energy Transacting Activities

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) promises to bring a number of significant accounting changes for companies in the Power & Utilities (P&U) industry, not least of which will be changes to accounting for financial instruments and more specifically, derivative contracts. Those familiar with the rules under accounting principles generally accepted...

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    International Financial Reporting Standards: Considerations For Consumer Products

    By now you've likely heard the increasing warning signals about the inevitable movement toward International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as a single set of globally accepted accounting standards. While this was intended to provide consistency in financial reporting standards and increased globalization of companies, it also has resulted in significant...

    Provided By Deloitte Development