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Professional Services Research and Consulting Services

  • Such funds, which are designed to minimize risk over time by gradually shifting from stocks to bonds as an investor's retirement date nears, hit a record $880 billion in assets last year, according to Morningstar Research Services. Roughly two of every three dollars that went into target-date plans last year went those that focused on investing in index funds,...

  • WASHINGTON _ FTI Consulting Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $14 million. FTI Consulting expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.90 to $2.20 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.78 billion to $1.88 billion. FTI Consulting shares have decreased roughly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The average U.S. vehicle is now 11.6 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Markit. Forward collision warning systems, for example, can reduce the risk of a crash by 27 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To get blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning and lane departure warning on a new, 2017 Altima SL, you have to spend...

  • NEW YORK, April 25- The effect of currency market fluctuations on U.S. corporate results in the fourth quarter of 2016 was down sharply from a year earlier, a report from currency risk consulting firm FiREapps showed on Tuesday. For the fourth quarter of last year, the negative impact of currency fluctuations on North American companies- including the United...

  • *Kleinfeld writes to Elliott exec without consulting board. *Arconic names director David Hess as interim CEO. April 17- Arconic Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld resigned after the U.S. specialty metals maker found he sent a letter in "poor judgment" to Elliott Management, with whom it is embroiled in a proxy war and which used the chance to again...

  • *Kleinfeld writes to Elliott exec without consulting board. *Arconic names director David Hess as interim CEO. April 17- Arconic Inc said on Monday Chief Executive Klaus Kleinfeld resigned after the U.S. specialty metals maker found he sent a letter in "poor judgment" to Elliott Management, with whom it is embroiled in a proxy war and which used the chance to again...

  • April 17- Wal-Mart Stores Inc's bid for clothing retailer Bonobos, which surfaced last week, is the latest step in the company's attempt to recover lost ground against Amazon.com Inc and others in the rapidly growing online fashion world, analysts and retail consultants said. The move is in keeping with an online strategy led by Marc Lore, the founder and former...

  • Financial research could soon be disrupted

    Benjamin Quinlan, CEO of Quinlan Associates, talks about the growing popularity of online research marketplaces (ORMs).

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Financial advisers across Wall Street's biggest brokerages have fretted over their professional futures in recent years as their firms worked to develop "robo" services for millennial and tech-savvy clients. But a new study by consulting firm Accenture finds that clients across all ages and economic brackets want robots and humans...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • NEW YORK, March 30- Institutional Shareholder Services Inc, the world's top proxy advisory firm, is making activist investors work harder than ever to earn its backing in corporate control battles in a shift being led by the new man in charge of its recommendations. "I think is fair and has no obvious sympathy for one side or the other," said Bruce Goldfarb, CEO of proxy...

  • March 23- Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc reported a 4.7 percent increase in quarterly net revenue, helped by strong demand for its digital and cloud services. Net income attributable to Accenture fell to $838.8 million or $1.33 per share in the second quarter ended Feb. 28, from $1.33 billion or $2.08 per share, a year earlier.

  • KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/ DUBAI, March 13- Saudi Aramco has chosen U.S.-based FTI Consulting as global media adviser for what is expected to be the world's largest initial public share offer, industry sources said. The sources said FTI's main competition in the bidding was international consulting firm Brunswick Group. "Aramco has avoided frequent contact with the...

  • March 8- Elliott Management reported in a regulatory filing that Spirit AeroSystems Holdings has said its former chief executive officer, Larry Lawson, has breached his retirement contract by consulting for the hedge fund during its proxy fight with Arconic Inc.. Elliott, in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made late on Tuesday, did not...

  • BENGALURU, March 6- Tech Mahindra Ltd, India's fourth biggest software services exporter, will buy U.S.-based healthcare IT consulting firm CJS Solutions Group for an enterprise value of $110 million. India's $150 billion information technology industry uses H-1B visas to fly engineers and developers to the United States to provide services to clients.

  • March 3- Activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp said on Friday it had entered into a standstill agreement with U.S. healthcare services company Advisory Board Co. Elliott Associates, a unit of Elliott Management, disclosed an 8.3 percent stake in Advisory Board in January, calling the stock "undervalued." The stake makes Elliott the company's largest...

  • This start-up wants to disrupt the consulting business

    Bridget Loudon, CEO of Expert360, talks about how her online platform uses technology to match clients with freelance consultants.

  • March 2- Banks across the world have paid about $321 billion in fines since the 2007-2008 financial crisis as regulators stepped up scrutiny, according to a note by the Boston Consulting Group. North American banks accounted for nearly 63 percent of the total fines, or about $204 billion, during 2009-2016, the consultancy firm said. While U.S. regulators have...

  • STATE OIL FIRM PETROBANGLA TO HIRE CONSULTANCY WOODMAC TO ASSESS CHEVRON ASSETS BEFORE A FORMAL BID- SOURCES.

  • Stock funds based in the United States attracted nearly $11.5 billion during the week ended Feb. 15, including $8.9 billion into funds invested domestically, the data showed. "Trump's anti-trade rhetoric with China and Japan have lessened over the last week," said Tom Roseen, head of research services for Thomson Reuters Lipper. Trump, who last month accused China...