BOSTON/ WASHINGTON Dec 3- Are proxy advisory firms giving mutual funds too much help with their homework? That question is due for airing at a event in Washington on Thursday focused on the role of proxy advisers like Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis& Co. that help funds decide how to vote at corporate annual meetings.» Read More
LONDON, Nov 18- Capita's veteran boss Paul Pindar, who built a small IT consultancy into Britain's largest outsourcing group, is to step down after 26 years with the company, walking away from a sector facing greater scrutiny for being too reliant on a few major firms.
NEW YORK/ HONG KONG, Nov 14- JPMorgan Chase& Co paid $1.8 million over two years to a small consulting firm run by the daughter of former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, The New York Times reported on Thursday, a relationship that is part of a wider U.S. probe into the Wall Street bank's hiring practices in the region.
*JPMorgan had 2006-08 contract with consultancy run by Lily Chang- NYTimes. HONG KONG, Nov 14- JPMorgan paid $1.8 million over two years to a small consulting firm run by the daughter of former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, The New York Times reported on Thursday, a relationship that is part of a wider U.S. probe into the Wall Street bank's hiring practices in the region.
HONG KONG, Nov 14- An investigation by U.S. authorities into JPMorgan's hiring practices in China involves a business relationship between the Wall Street bank and a consultancy firm run by the daughter of China's former premier, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 12- A regulator of the top U.S. banks on Tuesday published new ground rules over when it would tell banks to hire outside consultants, after critics accused it of botching a review of past home foreclosures.
Nov 5- IT services firm Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a better-than-expected 22 percent rise in quarterly revenue as businesses, especially financial firms and companies in Europe, outsourced more work and increased spending on consulting.
Nov 5- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp reported a 15 percent rise in quarterly profit as businesses, especially financial firms, spent more on IT and consulting services. The company's net income rose to $319.6 million, or $1.05 per share in the third quarter, from $276.9 million, or 91 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 22 percent to $2.31 billion.
*ISS accounts for about 11 percent of MSCI's revenue. Oct 31- Stock market index provider MSCI Inc said on Thursday that it was exploring strategic options for its influential and controversial proxy advisory unit, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc..
Oct 30- PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Wednesday it agreed to buy Booz& Co., ratcheting up an aggressive move by large audit firms back into the lucrative consulting business more than 10 years after U.S. regulators tried to tease apart the two sectors.
Oct 30- Parexel International Corp's shares fell as much as 18 percent after the drug research services provider said it struggled to win new contracts when rivals reported strong results and raised their forecasts.
NEW YORK, Oct 30- If you have been waiting years for a decent raise, you will probably have to keep waiting- the average salary increase in the United States planned for 2014 will be only 2.9 percent, according to a Towers Watson survey. And rather than being shared equally, that raise will be aimed disproportionately at workplace stars.
Oct 30- Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers said on Wednesday it struck a deal to buy corporate consulting firm Booz& Co, the latest in a string of mergers by global audit firms aimed at bulking up their fast-growing advisory businesses.
Oct 30- Accounting and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers struck a deal to buy corporate consulting firm Booz& Co to bulk up its advisory and tax business. The companies said the deal is subject to approval from Booz& Co's partner vote, scheduled for December.
Some cities may need to be pushed into bankruptcy, while others may just need a healthy dose of private-sector medicine, said TransPro Consulting CEO Mark Aesch.
Lynn Drake, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and current chairwoman of the panel that advises the FDA on drugs to treat skin and eye conditions, is scheduled to speak at a conference whose stated aim is to help companies "walk away with strategies to successfully present before a committee and avoid potential roadblocks."
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said that Modern Portfolio Management Inc., Equitas Capital Advisers LLC, and Equitas Partners LLC would each pay financial penalties and hire compliance consultants to resolve the charges.
DUBAI, Oct 3- Residential house prices in Dubai are increasing at an unsustainable rate and may see correction over the next 12 months, a report by property consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle said on Thursday. The IMF warned in July that overspending could leave Dubai vulnerable to another debt crisis if global market conditions deteriorated.
*Sees first-qtr revenue $7 bln- $7.3 bln vs est $7.39 bln. Sept 26- Accenture Plc said it was too early to say if the fourth-quarter growth in its consulting business was sustainable, and forecast quarterly revenue below analysts' estimates. Revenue in Accenture's bigger business, consulting, grew 2 percent to $3.8 billion in the three months ended August.
Sept 26- Accenture Plc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue as income in its bigger business, consulting, rose after four quarters of decline, but the company forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates. Accenture said it expects first-quarter revenue of $7 billion- $7.3 billion.
Sept 26- Accenture Plc reported a 14 percent jump in quarterly profit as revenue in its consulting business rose after four consecutive quarters of decline. Net income rose to $727.3 million, or $1.01 per share, in the fourth quarter, from $636.2 million, or 88 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 4 percent to $7.09 billion.