Management Consulting versus Investment Banking

Management Consulted

This expertise may be as broad as “operations turnaround” and as specific as “benchmarking for insurance companies.” This is an important question for prospective applicants (in particular, undergrad/MBA students) looking for summer internships and fulltime jobs alike.

Welcome to new readers plus a few questions answered

Management Consulted

It showed me the “benchmark” that I need to meet in order to be successful in business. Received an influx of new readers in the last few days, thanks to some link love from fellow bloggers. Thanks to Marquis first and foremost, who is both a fellow Stanford grad and fellow ex-McKinsey consultant. He regularly blogs about management consulting and MBA issues and has sensible, smart advice for just about everything career-related. Check out his blog here.

Asset Managers Get Real with Risk


Global regulators, still working to address the legacy of the 2008 financial crisis, are slowly beginning to converge on appropriate risk management approaches for the asset management industry. Article Monday, July 11, 2016.

Is the Stock Market in Big Trouble?

The More Clients Blog

Do you remember the stock market crash of 2008? On Monday, September 29, 2008. On Monday, September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. in October for its biggest monthly drop since October 2008, while a 6.9% slide by the S&P 500 was the benchmark index’s steepest monthly fall since September 2011. Well, in 2008 I wish I had shared my insight into what might happen to the stock market before it crashed.

Can we rely on LIBOR? - Tom Spencer consulting blog

Tom Spencer

Bremmer highlights the importance of LIBOR by explaining that it is “a key benchmark rate that affects the price of $350 trillion worth of securities and loans around the world.” About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. Can we rely on LIBOR?

BCG Potential Test

This tool compares your math accuracy and speed to other members and to my own test results as benchmark. Data Interpretation & Word Problem Practice Resources: Kaplan GRE Exam Math Workbook (Copyright 2008)- Chapter 2 Arithmetic Review (if you're really rusty on math), Chapter 6 - Word Problem Practice, Chapter 7 - Data Interpretation Practice. What is the BCG Potential Test and Why is it Used?

Strategy and general business consulting firms in Australia

Tom Spencer

LEK’s portfolio of services draws on its core capabilities of research, benchmarking, modelling, analysis and strategy development to help companies determine the best way forward. July 31, 2008 at 7:06 am. October 17, 2008 at 3:40 am. October 23, 2008 at 9:53 am. About.

More Currency Intervention Madness: Sweden Draws Line in Sand with Euro


With a benchmark interest rate already at an historic low of minus 0.35 The Krona is right where it was between 2004 and 2008 before it weakened dramatically.

Emerging Market Contagion Spreads; Argentina, Venezuela, Turkey Roundup; 50% Tax on Internet Purchases


The Turkish lira plunged to a record and South Africa’s rand fell yesterday to a level weaker than 11 per dollar for the first time since 2008. Turkey’s central bank refrained from raising benchmark rates this week, fueling concern that it will be difficult to finance current-account deficits.

Singapore Set for Icelandic-Style Property Bubble Meltdown; Hype or Reality?


An idiosyncrasy of Singapore’s interest rate policy makes their low interest rate-fueled credit bubble particularly acute: Singapore’s benchmark interest rate, known as the Singapore interbank offered rate or SIBOR, is tied to the U.S.

Australia's Mining Bust Turns Towns Into Ghost Towns; Expect Interest Rate "Shock and Awe"


Australia cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2.25% Tuesday, joining a procession of central banks that have eased policy settings this year in response to the deflationary impact of tumbling oil prices. The Australian dollar fell sharply on the announcement of a cut, dropping to a fresh 5½-year low, while the stock market surged to the highest level since May 2008.

2014 List of Strategy Consulting Firms in Sydney

Tom Spencer

In 2008, Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co) separated its operations from the U.S. The definitive 2014 List of Strategy Consulting Firms in Sydney. Source: Flickr ). Below is our 2014 list of strategy consulting firms in Sydney.

Consultant Ninja: Another Casualty of the Financial Crises.

Consultant Ninja

I think a more interesting graph would show each fund against a respective benchmark (e.g., 2010-Present: Off the road 2009 Stats: Airline Miles: 24,902 Nights away from home: 73 (of 216: 34% of nights) AMEX Charges: $21,220 2008 Stats: Airline miles: 87,589 Nights away from home: 159 (of 365: 43.6% skip to main | skip to sidebar. Consultant Ninja.

Australia Coming Apart at the Seams


Australia cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2.25% Tuesday, joining a procession of central banks that have eased policy settings this year in response to the deflationary impact of tumbling oil prices.

Reality Check: How Fast is China Growing? Global Recession at Hand


Debt matters - $30 Trillion – up $9 trillion since 2008 Debt is 200-300% of GDP counting Shadow Banks. China''s total debt has sprouted from 153 percent of gross domestic product in 2008 to 282 percent today. How Fast is China Growing?

Self-Driving "Fully Automated" Vehicles on German Autobahn; Supply Chain Math; Uber and Khan Academy


The ATRI study, “ Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking ,” has been tracking truckers’ costs annually since 2008. It is derived directly from carriers’ financial and operational data and provides a vital benchmarking tool for both carriers and shippers.

Brews, News and Booz & Company: Interview and Culture Insights

Management Consulted

2008 was when the split came, and Booz Allen Hamilton (parent company) divided in 2. In fact, one of the reasons Booz & Company may rank so close to MBB now could have to do with the fact they offer services at a 10-20% discount to MBB, and on benchmarking cases or projects heavy on research, clients may believe they are getting top services for a discount. Booz & Company Interview and Culture.

Clash of Generations - Boomers vs. Millennials: Attitude Change Will Disrupt Wall Street and Corporate America


Evidence that these attitudes represent a generational shift, not one based simply on age, can be found in a benchmark survey of 1,250 insurance company employees conducted for LifeCourse Associates in 2012.

China Attempts to Prop Up Stock Market After Steep Declines; 1929 Flashback


The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index added 2.41 Analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch likened the package to the “big bazooka” measures promised in 2008 by then US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson to stop the spreading crisis that was tearing at the heart of the global financial system. “We The overheated Shanghai and Shenzhen markets have lost 29 and 32 per cent respectively over the past three weeks following 7-year highs reached on June 12.

Reflecting on David Garvin’s Imprint on Management

Harvard Business

” (2008), it seems to me, is that it serves as an assessment tool that allows managers and executives to benchmark their organizations against other units and companies. David Garvin, who died earlier this month, was by all accounts one of the great Harvard Business School teachers, lighting up the classroom and the minds of his students over the past 38 years. He was deeply generous to colleagues, younger faculty members, students — and, yes, to editors.

BIS Slams the Fed; Ridiculous Question of the Day: "Is The Fed Going To Attempt A Controlled Collapse?"


Indeed, there is evidence that those countries in which policy rates have been lower relative to traditional benchmarks, which take account of output and inflation developments, have also seen the strongest credit booms. By late 2008 it was close to complete collapse, but as they say, errare humanum est. Credit Where Credit is Due Does ZH really give Janet Yellen enough credit to recognize an asset bubble, then do something sensible about it?

Reflections on 2013; What's Important, What's Not? What's Ahead?


Trillion Yuan in Audit The Washington Post notes "Local debt now equals about 33 percent of China’s gross domestic product, up from about 10 percent in 2008 and almost nothing in 1997." According to Yahoo!News News the top story of the year was the Jodi Arias trial. I confess.