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December 2017

EY launches suite of mobile applications to improve the audit process and support audit quality
London, 18 December 2017
EY Canvas, the EY global audit platform, has enhanced its capability with the launch of a suite of mobile applications following extensive year-long testing of beta versions involving more than 20,000 audit professionals globally.

AI implementation stifled by lack of talent, but employees more enthusiastic about its benefits, according to EY poll
London & Palo Alto, 14 December 2017
Businesses are continuing to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into their business operations despite a lack of talent, according to an EY poll of 200 senior AI professionals on the current state of AI adoption and integration.

M&A competition heightens and confidence in global economy soars across technology, media & entertainment and telecommunications
London, 14 December 2017
In the 17th edition of the EY Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications (TMT) Global Capital Confidence Baometer (CCB), 45% of senior executives across the TMT industry say they expect heightened M&A competition in the year ahead.

Oil and gas sector must adapt now to rising cybersecurity threat
London, 14 December 2017
Sixty percent of oil and gas organizations have experienced a recent significant cybersecurity incident, up from 41% last year, according to the latest EY Oil and Gas Global Information Security Survey 2017-18 (GISS), Cybersecurity regained: preparing to face cyber attacks.

Investors look to 2018 for increased growth as the IPO market returns to pre-crisis level highs in 2017
London, 13 December 2017
Global IPO activity surged in 2017, making it the most active year since 2007.

CEOs and institutional investors at odds on the need to embrace disruption for future growth
London, 12 December 2017
There is a significant gap between institutional investor expectations for disruption and how well prepared CEOs say their companies’ are to seize the opportunity disruption presents, according to a new report from EY.

Consulting recognizes Dan Higgins of EY as a global leader in consulting
London, 7 December 2017
Consulting magazine has named Dan Higgins, EY Global Technology Consulting Leader, Advisory, as one of its Global Leaders in Consulting for 2017.

EY appoints six leaders to the EY Global Executive leadership team
London, 7 December 2017
EY today announces six appointments to the EY Global Executive leadership team, its most senior body focused on strategy, execution and operations.

Kelly Grier appointed EY US Chairman and Managing Partner-Elect and EY Americas Managing Partner-Elect
London, 7 December 2017
EY announces the appointment of Kelly Grier to the posts of EY US Chairman and Managing Partner-Elect and EY Americas Area Managing Partner-Elect, with her term commencing 1 July 2018.

Pat Winter appointed to lead the EY Asia-Pacific geographic area
London, 7 December 2017
Pat Winter will commence this post on 1 July 2018, leading EY’s fastest growing geographic area – which grew 11.3% in FY17 to US$3.6b and has 44,000 people.

November 2017

Location of organization’s talent footprint now key to high productivity and profit
London, 29 November 2017
Organizations with the closest alignment between their geographical talent footprint and market opportunity tend to be most productive and profitable.

EY names Russia finalist, Natalia Averina, Young Tax Professional of the Year 2017
Amsterdam, 28 November 2017
Russia finalist, Natalia Averina, has been awarded this year’s Young Tax Professional of the Year title at the global final held in Amsterdam.

Majority of asset managers expected to offer ETFs in next five years
London, 21 November 2017
Two-thirds (67%) of respondents interviewed for the EY report Global ETF Research 2017: reshaping around the investor believe most managers will have an ETF offering in the next five years.

Organizations are at high risk from cyber attacks; common attack methods still successful, EY survey finds
London, 21 November 2017
Organizations believe that today’s cyber threat landscape places them at high risk of cyber attacks, according to the 20th annual EY Global Information Security Survey (GISS), Cybersecurity regained: preparing to face cyber attacks

EY and Concur to collaborate on the first fully integrated tax and immigration solution for business travelers
London, 20 November 2017
EY and Concur, an SAP company and the world’s leading providers of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, have worked together to develop an offering for clients that helps global business travelers manage tax and immigration compliance risks via the Concur App Center. The collaboration is an extension of the existing strategic alliance between EY and SAP.

Power and utilities deal value hits two-year high as confidence soars
London, 16 November 2017
Deal value across the global power and utilities (P&U) sector climbed to a two-year high in Q3 2017, according to the latest EY Power transactions and trends report. This was driven largely by outstanding increases in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Americas (+798%) and in Europe (+60%).

EY expands European teams’ presence to advance blockchain development worldwide
London, 16 November 2017
EY today announces that it is expanding its European teams that develop innovative products based on blockchain technology to address current and future client demand.

M&A appetite surges in oil and gas sector amid renewed optimism
London, 15 November 2017
Sixty-nine percent of oil and gas executives expect to actively pursue an acquisition in the next 12 months according to the EY Oil & Gas Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB).

Data security, data ownership and the use of cloud technology are stirring uncertainty among global CFOs
London, 15 November 2017
Managing data security and privacy is the main challenge CFOs face in today’s corporate reporting environment for more than half of respondents (56%) to the latest report by EY Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS).

Hedge fund managers embrace innovation amid industry challenges and increased competition
New York, 14 November 2017
A majority of hedge fund managers (57%) are innovating to improve their operational efficiency in response to market disruptions and to avoid falling behind the industry, according to the EY 2017 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey: How will you embrace innovation to illuminate competitive advantages?

EY collaborates with SAP to continue advancement of blockchain deployment across industries worldwide
London, 14 November 2017
EY today announces that it is working together with SAP to further advance deployment of blockchain across industries worldwide.

Mining value creation set to rebound for the first time in five years
London, 8 November 2017
Mining companies’ economic value creation is set to rebound in 2017 after consistent erosion since 2011, according to the second report of a new EY two-part series, Does cutting debt have to mean reducing your ambitions?

EY offering achieves certified integration with SAP® Cloud Platform running on SAP HANA®
London, 1 November 2017
EY today announced that the EY Business Integrity Platform v1.0 (BIP) solution has achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP® Cloud Platform.

Cyber attack, storms and catastrophic events top power and utilities risk ranking
London, 1 November 2017
Business interruption due to storms, catastrophic events and cyber attack present the biggest threat to power and utilities (P&U) companies, according to a new EY report, Risk Pulse: Navigating the power and utilities sector in transformation, which ranks the strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks across the sector.

October 2017

The digital transformation race and rising economic confidence to drive more M&A
London, 30 October 2017
Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) conditions look set to drive dealmaking for the remainder of 2017, buoyed by strengthening economic activity in the eurozone, and growth in China and the United States, according to the EY 17th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB).

EY and UiPath are working together to help provide benefits of robotic process automation to organizations
London, 24 October 2017
EY is working with UiPath, a global provider of robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation (IA) software, to help provide the significant potential benefits of RPA to organizations worldwide.

EY recognized as a leader in information security consulting for security skills and technical assessments
London, 23 October 2017
EY has been recognized as a leader for Information Security consulting by Forrester in their report, The Forrester Wave™ : Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017.

EY ranked number one in IT services consulting for banking, securities and insurance by Gartner
London, 23 October 2017
EY today announced that Gartner Inc., has ranked EY number one in IT services consulting for banking, securities and insurance.

EY is extending alliance with Microsoft to bring innovative digital solutions to the agribusiness industry
London, 19 October 2017
EY today announced that it is extending its alliance with Microsoft to combine digital and cloud technologies to help the agricultural industry turn its digital transformation strategies into action.

Progress on digital implementation is new top risk for mining and metals sector
London, 17 October 2017
Digital effectiveness has emerged as the number one risk for the mining and metals industry, according to the EY Top 10 business risks facing mining and metals, 2017-2018 report, as companies strive to improve productivity by introducing new technologies.

Global expenditure on trader surveillance set to rise to US$758 million in 2017 to combat market abuse
London, 16 October 2017
Global expenditure on trader surveillance is set to reach US$758m by the end of this year, as financial institutions (FI) allocate increasing resources to detect and prevent market abuse according to new research published today by Chartis Research and EY, The Future of Trader Surveillance.

Digital transformation and cybersecurity are top concerns of CROs
New York, 13 October 2017
Risk management functions within financial services organizations are primarily concerned with cybersecurity and data-related risks at their firms, according to the EY and Institute of International Finance (IIF) eighth annual global bank risk management survey of Chief Risk Officers.

EY’s Jeff Wong to sit on Oxford Foundry Board to further entrepreneurship and innovation efforts
London & Palo Alto, 12 October 2017
EY Global Chief Innovation Officer Jeff Wong has been named a member of the Advisory Board of Oxford Foundry, University of Oxford for a tenure of five years.

EY Lease Reviewer global proof of concept launches to support lease accounting changes
London, 12 October 2017
EY announces the launch of the global proof of concept for EY Lease Reviewer to support clients as they prepare to implement new lease accounting standards.

EY reinforces its investment to the next generation of family businesses
London, 12 October 2017
Supporting the next generation of family business owners and entrepreneurs is at the core of EY’s global strategy for supporting client growth.

China remains most attractive renewable energy market as new US headwinds emerge
London, 10 October 2017
China holds its position at the top of the latest EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) after overtaking the US in May this year, while India’s second position in the top 40 country ranking looks increasingly precarious.

ALM Intelligence names EY a leader in Cybersecurity Consulting
London, 6 October 2017
EY has been recognized as a leader for cybersecurity consulting by ALM Intelligence in its new report, ALM Vanguard of Cybersecurity Consulting Providers.

September 2017

IDC MarketScape names EY a leader in digital strategy and agency services
London, 29 September 2017
EY has been recognized as a leader for digital strategy and agency services consulting in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

EY and Microsoft to bring enhanced analytics to the automotive industry
London, 28 September 2017
EY announces today that it is collaborating with Microsoft to launch EY Synapse Automotive, a broad data analytics solution that addresses critical business challenges for the automotive industry in areas such as quality and warranty, marketing and sales, and project planning.

Global IPO market performance is on course for best year since 2007
London, 27 September 2017
After a strong first half of the year, results of the global IPO market through September show that IPO volume has already exceeded the full-year totals for 2016.

Retailers need data driven approach to generate repeat business as only 5% think their customers are loyal
London, 26 September 2017
Despite spending billions each year on loyalty programs and initiatives, retailers are struggling to effectively use their data to differentiate the customer experience and retain sales.

Global medtech revenue bounces back, though focus on sustainable growth must continue
New York, 25 September 2017
The global medical technology (medtech) industry grew by 5% in 2016, a pace last seen before the financial crisis.

EY commits to spend US$100 million with women-owned businesses around the world by 2020
New York, 25 September 2017
EY announces a commitment to direct US$100 million of global purchasing spend to women-owned businesses around the world over the next three years, as part of its Women. Fast forward campaign.

Long-term growth of family businesses threatened by accelerating demographic shifts, disruption and lack of skilled talent
London, 21 September 2017
Demographic shifts, globalization and technology are impacting family businesses of all sizes and ownership structures, creating both challenges and new opportunities according to analysis released today by the EY Growth Barometer: Family Business Report.

EY announces new global talent programs to prepare its people and its business for the future of work
London, 19 September 2017
EY today announces a series of new global talent programs designed to prepare its workforce and its business for the future of work, including LEAD, a new global model for career, development and performance.

European middle-market organizations forecast their growth to outpace the eurozone over next 12 months
London, 19 September 2017
Business confidence is high among European middle-market organizations, despite geopolitical uncertainty within and outside Europe, demographic shifts and rapid digitization across sectors according to analysis released today in the EY Growth Barometer: Europe.

Tax functions can stay ahead with new EY Tax Agenda application
London, 11 September 2017
EY today announces the launch of the EY Tax Agenda, an application-based platform that enhances strategic conversations with organizations about their tax functions and the roles that those tax functions play in overall business operations.

EY, Guardtime and industry participants launch the world’s first marine insurance blockchain platform
London, 6 September 2017
EY and Guardtime announce the world’s first blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector.

EY reports strong global revenue growth in 2017
London, 5 September 2017
EY today announces combined global revenues of US$31.4b for the financial year ended 30 June 2017.

EY enters global relationship with YPO as a Strategic Learning Advisor
London, 5 September 2017
EY has announced that it will work in collaboration with YPO, a leading global platform and network of more than 25,000 chief executives in more than 130 countries, whose companies represent combined annual revenues of US$6t.

August 2017

EY advancing future of transportation with launch of blockchain-based integrated mobility platform
New York, 30 August 2017
EY today announced the launch of Tesseract, an integrated mobility platform underpinned by blockchain technology.

Fewer conventional generation investment opportunities leads to uptick in renewable energy deals in Q2 2017
London, 23 August 2017
Second-quarter deal value declined by 32% to US$30.8b in the global power and utilities sector in the wake of fewer high-value conventional generation investment opportunities, according to the EY report Power transactions and trends Q2 2017.

IDC MarketScape names EY a global leader in risk consulting
London, 22 August 2017
EY has been recognized as a global leader in risk consulting services by International Data Corporation (IDC) in its annual report series, IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Risk Consulting Services 2017 Vendor Assessment.

Mark Weinberger comments on the US President’s Strategic and Policy Forum
London, 16 August 2017
Mark Weinberger issues a statement on the US President’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

Mark Weinberger comments on the events in Charlottesville, VA
London, 14 August 2017
EY Global Chairman and CEO commented on the events in Charlottesville, VA.

New program will allow EY people to earn credentials in future-focused skills
London, 14 August 2017
EY today announces it will introduce a new program that will enable its people to invest in their own careers by earning digital credentials in skills that differentiate them in the market, such as data visualization, AI, data transformation and information strategy.

EY strengthens tax services with launch of Tax Technology and Transformation
London, 7 August 2017
EY announces the creation of Tax Technology and Transformation, a dedicated group of more than 1,000 tax technology and performance improvement professionals in member firms across the globe that help organizations to redefine their tax functions and drive transformation for the digital age.

Competition for attracting oil and gas investments drives changes in tax structures globally
London, 2 August 2017
Governments around the world continue to reassess their tax structures to pursue more strategic objectives despite many having already made essential tax adjustments in response to a low oil price environment, EY says while launching its 2017 Global oil and gas tax guide.

July 2017

New deal terrain is no barrier for traditional players as global M&A activity remains strong
London, 26 July 2017
The global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market remained strong during the first half of 2017, despite rising protectionist sentiment and increasing intervention in deals by governments and regulators.

EY strengthens global support for Family Business clients
London, 18 July 2017
EY announces today that it is strengthening its support for Family Business clients around the world.

EY collaborates with Microsoft on a new analytics solution to help organizations enhance workforce productivity and well-being
London, 12 July 2017
EY today announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to provide a new analytics solution called Workplace Insights, which can help organizations enhance their productivity and the well-being of their work forces by uncovering data patterns in digital communication and employee collaboration in today’s complex, digitally-driven business environment.

EY promotes 669 new partners worldwide
London, 10 July 2017
EY announces that 669 people globally have been promoted to partner.

EY announces winners for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Upper Midwest Awards
Minneapolis, 7 July 2017
EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Upper Midwest.

EY announces official sponsorship and support of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017
London, 7 July 2017
EY is pleased to announce its official sponsorship and support of Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017. With this sponsorship, and as current sponsors of the British & Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand, EY is continuing its commitment to developing purpose-driven leaders through high-performing teams to help build a better working world.

June 2017

FinTech services poised for mainstream adoption on a global scale
London, 29 June 2017
Levels of financial technology (FinTech) adoption among consumers has surged globally over the past 18 months and is poised to be embraced by the mainstream, according to the latest EY FinTech Adoption Index.

EY named world’s #1 professional services employer in Universum’s World’s Most Attractive Employers annual ranking
London, 28 June 2017
EY has been named the world’s most attractive professional services employer for the second consecutive year – and the fourth most attractive employer overall – in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employers ranking.

Global business leaders and investors unite to develop framework that measures long-term value creation for all stakeholders
London, 28 June 2017
The Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism and EY have announced that they are bringing together CEOs from over 20 global companies, representing more than US$20 trillion of assets under management, to work on a proof of concept to encourage and measure long-term value creation.

Global IPOs in H1 2017 rebound from market uncertainty with most activity since 2007
London, 28 June 2017
The global IPO market in the first half of 2017 is off to one of its strongest starts in nearly a decade.

EY receives top award for Global Delivery & Excellence in robotic process automation from Blue Prism
New York, 22 June 2017
EY is pleased to announce that it has received the Blue Prism RPA Global Delivery & Excellence award, which recognizes the outstanding contribution of EY in delivery and implementation of Blue Prism robotic process automation (RPA) projects globally.

Purpose, not profit, is business leaders’ key to success amid turbulent global economy
London, 21 June 2017
A majority (73%) of business leader respondents believe in the value of a strong corporate purpose, and only a minority (15%) say their company’s main purpose is to maximize shareholder value, according to the EY report, How can purpose reveal a path through disruption? Mapping the journey from rhetoric to reality.

Global biotech industry continues to attract financing despite reimbursement, regulatory and political challenges
New York, 19 June 2017
Global biotech companies continued to invest in new treatments despite a pull back from capital markets in the US and the EU, lower valuations and increased pressure from payers, according to the 31st annual EY report Beyond borders: staying the course.

Mark Grinis named new EY Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader
New York, 14 June 2017
EY is pleased to announce that 30-year real estate industry veteran Mark Grinis has been named the EY Global Real Estate, Hospitality & Construction Leader.

Mining companies’ focus on debt reduction in danger of going too far
London, 14 June 2017
Global mining and metals companies’ focus on debt reduction is in danger of going too far and compromising long-term growth.

EY scaling the use of drones in the audit process
London, 13 June 2017
EY has launched a global proof of concept (POC) to expand the use of drones in inventory observations, as part of its digital audit capabilities.

Murad Al-Katib of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. from Canada named EY World Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2017
Monaco, 10 June 2017
Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of Saskatchewan-based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., was this evening named EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 at an awards ceremony held in Monaco’s Salle des Etoiles.

Global executives are bullish on growth and plan to seize opportunities from geopolitical uncertainty over next 12 months
London, 7 June 2017
Global middle market organizations, companies with annual revenues of US$1m-US$3b, are showing no signs of slowing down in the face of geopolitical uncertainty.

Geopolitical uncertainty shifts tax risk to developed economies
London, 7 June 2017
Geopolitical uncertainty is shifting tax risk from emerging markets to developed economies, with the US, the UK and Australia – along with China and India – now representing the top five tax risk jurisdictions.

World’s leading entrepreneurs gather for 17th annual EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™
London, 6 June 2017
The 17th EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award and Forum will take place between 7 and 11 June 2017 in Monaco.

May 2017

Artificial intelligence authority Nigel Duffy joins EY
London, New York, and Palo Alto, 30 May 2017
EY announces the appointment of machine learning and AI authority Nigel Duffy as EY Global Innovation Artificial Intelligence Leader.

M&A appetite hits seven-year high in power and utilities sector
London, 25 May 2017
Fifty-nine percent of power and utilities executive respondents expect to actively pursue an acquisition in the next 12 months, according to the latest biannual EY Power & Utilities Capital Confidence Barometer.

EY to help businesses comply with EU General Data Protection Regulation in collaboration with Microsoft
London, 23 May 2017
EY announced today that it is collaborating with Microsoft on a broad approach to help address many of the challenges clients are facing around the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018.

Record foreign direct investment in Europe sparks job creation boom
London, 23 May 2017
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Europe hit a record high in 2016, with 5,845 FDI projects recorded (up by 15% year-on-year).

EY announces new joint initiative that enables customers to run SAP® solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform
London, 18 May 2017
EY today announced a new global solution called EY Service for SAP S/4HANA on Azure cloud to help companies run their SAP® software environments securely on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

EY and Automation Anywhere collaborate globally in enterprise intelligent automation to help increase efficiencies and cost savings
London, 18 May 2017
EY has announced that it is working with Automation Anywhere, a global leader in robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation for enterprises, to help companies to increase efficiencies and reduce costs across back- and front-office operations and in enterprise functions such as finance, HR, supply chain, IT, and sales and marketing.

Disruptive competition is the top strategic challenge for the telecommunications sector, EY survey reveals
London, 18 May 2017
More than one third (37%) of CTOs and CIOs interviewed by EY see disruptive competition as the single greatest strategic challenge facing the telecommunications sector, according to the report, Digital transformation for 2020 and beyond.

IASB issues a new insurance contracts standard that will trigger a landmark shift in insurers’ financial reporting – EY comments
London, 18 May 2017
The International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) today issued a new insurance contracts standard, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 17 Insurance Contracts.

China and India overtake US at top of renewable energy attractiveness index
London, 16 May 2017
China and India have surpassed the US at the top of the latest EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI). The fall – the first for the US since 2015 – to third in the ranking of the top 40 countries follows a marked shift in US policy under the new administration.

EY recommends six immediate steps for organizations to protect themselves and reduce impact of ransomware attacks
London, 15 May 2017
In light of recent cyber attacks focused on global organizations through ransomware, EY is urging organizations worldwide to take immediate action and engage effective response measures to mitigate the effect of these attacks and help protect themselves against future attacks.

IDC MarketScape report names EY a leader in business consulting
London, 9 May 2017
EY has been recognized as a leader for business consulting globally and in the Americas and EMEA regions by IDC in its annual report series, IDC MarketScape for Business Consulting 2017 Vendor Assessment.

EY receives 2017 SAP® Pinnacle Award as Customers’ Choice Partner of the Year
London, 9 May 2017
EY is pleased to announce that it has received a 2017 SAP® Pinnacle Award as the Customers’ Choice Partner of the Year, which recognizes EY’s outstanding contribution as an SAP Partner and exemplifies the organization’s role as an SAP Partner in providing services to help solve business and technology challenges.

EY launches new cloud-based platform to support excellence in supply chain and manufacturing
London, 8 May 2017
EY Catalyst Limited, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited, announced the global rollout of EY Catalyst, a leading operational excellence cloud-based platform that can help clients significantly enhance their performance improvement programs in supply chain and manufacturing.

Collaboration with rivals crucial to unlocking profit for consumer products companies
London, 4 May 2017
Consumer products companies need to collaborate with rivals to unlock new sources of profitable growth amid converging market challenges.

Female athletes make winning entrepreneurs, according to new EY/espnW report
London, 3 May 2017
EY and espnW today released a new report examining how sport prepares women to build successful businesses in the high-stakes world of entrepreneurship.

BEPS shifts focus to incentives to drive tax competition
London, 3 May 2017
Global tax reforms and sustained weak economic growth continue to disrupt the tax landscape, driving countries to introduce new or improved business incentives in order to compete. This is according to the EY Outlook for global tax policy in 2017, which combines insights and forecasts from EY tax policy professionals in 50 countries worldwide.

April 2017

EY infuses blockchain into enterprises and across industries with launch of EY Ops Chain
London and New York, 26 April 2017
EY today announced the launch of EY Ops Chain, a set of applications and services aimed at helping organizations commercialize the use of blockchain technology across the enterprise. EY Ops Chain combines blockchain-based services developed jointly by EY and industry collaborators, combining EY’s full range of consulting, tax and audit expertise to drive enhanced business performance and growth.

EY shortlisted for Business in the Community 2017 Responsible Business Award
London, 25 April 2017
Ernst & Young LLP is pleased to be shortlisted for a 2017 Responsible Business Award, which champions responsible business in the UK and abroad.

Economic confidence and growth imperative overshadow geopolitical concerns and spur further M&A
London, 24 April 2017
Global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity continues to gain strength following heightened dealmaking in the first quarter of 2017, according to the EY 16th Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB).

EY creates app to give rugby fans enhanced interactive digital experience during the Lions Tour of New Zealand
London, 19 April 2017
EY is taking rugby fan engagement to the next level with an exclusive app developed to give them an enhanced interactive digital experience during the upcoming British & Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand in June.

ALM Intelligence names EY a leader in digital financial technology consulting
London, 13 April 2017
EY has been recognized as a leader in digital financial technology (fintech) consulting by ALM Intelligence.

EY joins Smart Cities Council to advance smart city innovation
London, 11 April 2017
EY announces that it has joined the Smart Cities Council (SCC), the world’s largest smart cities network, to help cities harness innovation to stay vital and safe for their citizens and businesses.

Global mining and metals sector faces digital disconnect
London, 11 April 2017
Future digital transformation of the mining and metals sector will be a critical enabler to addressing the industry’s productivity and margin challenges, according to the EY report The digital disconnect: problem or pathway?

Senior managers failing to set right tone on business ethics, finds EY Fraud Survey
London, 5 April 2017
Despite sporadic progress in tackling bribery and corruption across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), 51% of respondents to the biennial EY EMEIA Fraud Survey still perceive the problem to be widespread in their country.

2017 global IPO outlook remains robust after promising Q1 results
London, 4 April 2017
Global IPO activity got off to a brisk start in the first quarter of 2017, led by market gains in Asia-Pacific and the US hosting the first two megadeals of the year.

Nonfinancial performance must move up the corporate agenda say institutional investors
London, 3 April 2017
Against the backdrop of recent environmental and social scandals and a greater call for organizations to create long-term value, 82% of institutional investors say environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks have been ignored for too long by the business world.

March 2017

EY launches EY wavespace, a global network of growth and innovation centers to help clients achieve radical breakthroughs
London, 28 March 2017
EY has launched its global network of growth and innovation centers to help clients catch the next wave in radical breakthroughs in business transformation by tapping into innovative thinking across EY disciplines, experience and industry sectors.

EY appoints Dennis Layton as Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services
London, 23 March 2017
EY announces the appointment of Dennis Layton as EY Global Deputy Leader of People Advisory Services (PAS), effective 1 April 2017. Based in London, Layton will be responsible for driving the success of the EY PAS strategy that contributes to Vision 2020 and its objective to make EY the leading global professional services organization by 2020.

Women still struggle to clinch top positions in government globally
Atlanta, 19 March 2017
Public sector leaders overwhelmingly acknowledge that gender diversity in senior leadership is critical to success, yet women remain significantly under-represented in senior roles, according to a new EY Women. Fast Forward report, Think governments are achieving gender diversity in the workforce? Think again.

EY launches cloud-based offering for SAP® software environments that help businesses monitor risks
London, 16 March 2017
EY announces the global availability of its Business Integrity Platform (BIP), an offering built on SAP® Cloud Platform that enterprises can use to help manage risk on their systems running the SAP ERP application.

EY appoints Josh Lewsey as EY Asia-Pacific FSO People Advisory Services Leader
Hong Kong, 15 March 2017
EY announces the appointment of Josh Lewsey as EY Asia-Pacific (APAC) Financial Services Office (FSO) People Advisory Services (PAS) Leader.

Balancing performance against growth: 60% of banks plan to invest in new technologies as market challenges persist
London, 14 March 2017
While only 11% of banking executives expect their financial performance to improve significantly over the next 12 months, the majority of banks (60%) are investing in new customer facing technologies according to the EY Global Banking Outlook 2017.

Global technology divestments grew 37% in the last year, driven by digital transformation
London , 9 March 2017
The global technology sector experienced unprecedented divestment activity in 2016, according to the technology findings from the EY Global Corporate Divestment Study.

Fifteen leading businesswomen named to 2017 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific program
Hong Kong, 7 March 2017
Coinciding with this week’s celebration of International Women's Day, EY announces its 2017 Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific class.

EY achieves highest Blue Prism recognition for helping transform enterprise automation
London, 2 March 2017
EY today announced that Blue Prism, Inc., a leading robotic process automation (RPA) software company, has recognized EY with the highest accreditation to implement RPA for organizations at scale and speed.

February 2017

CFOs see the need to build insight to drive decision-making in a world where growth remains the first challenge for insurers
London, 28 February 2017
Chief financial officers (CFOs) in the insurance sector operating in an extremely challenging economic environment, say that achieving growth is an imperative but one of the biggest parts they must play is in supporting the business by providing clear, insightful and timely analysis.

Disruption and geopolitical uncertainty accelerate corporate divestments
London, 28 February 2017
An unpredictable business and political landscape and regulatory change are among top geopolitical disruptions driving companies to pursue divestments, but for different reasons depending on their geographical footprint, according to the EY 2017 Global Corporate Divestment Study – the sixth edition of an annual survey of more than 900 corporate executives worldwide.

Technology M&A sets all-time value record of US$466.6b in 2016 driven by disruptive cloud, mobile, social and data analytics
New York, 23 February 2017
Digital transformation drove global technology M&A in 2016 to an all-time value record, according to the EY Global technology M&A report: October-December 2016 and year in review. Aggregate 2016 deal value was US$466.6b, the highest value recorded in the industry, and 2% more than the prior record set in 2015 of US$459.6b.

EY expands its support of elite athletes in their transition from sport to business careers
London, 23 February 2017
Building on a successful pilot program with Rio 2016 athletes, EY today announced it will further support male and female elite athletes in their transition from sport to careers in business by providing a range of professional opportunities to qualified candidates.

EY supports start-ups to grow businesses globally in the face of economic uncertainty in 2017
London, 22 February 2017
EY has selected 47 high-potential and innovative start-up entrepreneurial organizations from across Asia-Pacific and EMEIA to take part in its 2017 Accelerating Entrepreneurs program.

SAP honors EY with two prestigious Excellence Awards 2017 for Safeguarded Quality and for Growth
London, 20 February 2017
EY is the proud recipient of two distinguished Partner Excellence Awards 2017 from SAP.

Prolonged low oil prices force National Oil Companies to rethink their business models
London, 16 February 2017
National oil companies (NOCs) are under pressure to evolve from a volume to value business model in a lasting low oil price environment, according to the EY report From volume to value: the transformation of National Oil Companies.

Advanced analytics drives double-digit growth, says EY and Forbes Insights survey
New York, 16 February 2017
Nearly two-thirds of companies with well-established advanced analytics strategies report operating margins and revenues of 15% or more, according to a report developed by Forbes Insights, in collaboration with EY.

Survey shows utilities’ cybersecurity not keeping up with technology
Houston, 15 February 2017
An overwhelming majority (89%) of power and utility executives say their cybersecurity function does not fully meet their organization’s needs, according to the EY Global Information Security Survey 2016-17.

Fortune 500 leaders recognize EY for its internal knowledge transformation and digital enterprise
New York, 14 February 2017
EY has been recognized as a Global Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) for 2016 by a panel of 3,000 C-level Fortune Global 500 company executives.

EY announces new joint offerings with Microsoft to help businesses secure their digital transformation and fight cyber crime
San Francisco, 14 February 2017
As more companies embrace digital technologies to grow their business, EY today announced a number of new initiatives with Microsoft designed to help keep organizations safe as they move to the cloud, adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) and protect and secure their organizations from cybercrime.

EY named Leading Global Provider of Services to Hedge Funds
London, 14 February 2017
EY was named Leading Global Provider of Services to Hedge Funds by The Hedge Fund Journal Awards 2017. EY received this recognition for its superior experience and breadth of offerings to managers operating in the hedge fund space.

EY strengthens legal services with key appointments across the globe
London, 9 February 2017
Now comprising more than 2,000 law practitioners in member or allied firms across 75 countries, EY announces a series of key additions to further consolidate its legal services offering and meet increasing client demand.

Global power and utilities deal value declines year-on-year in 2016
London, 9 February 2017
Global power and utilities deal value fell 4% year-on-year to US$192.3b in 2016 compared to US$200b in 2015, according to EY report Power transactions and trends: 2016 review and 2017 outlook.

EY launches religious literacy training program for organizations
London, 6 February 2017
EY has announced the launch of Religious Literacy for Organisations (RLO), a diversity and inclusion training program designed to help organizations better understand religious inclusion and its positive impact on business process and performance.

Global mining deal value in 2016 dropped to lowest level since 2004 despite greater activity
London, 6 February 2017
Global mining and metals deal volume fell 9% year-on-year to US$44.3b in 2016 – the lowest level since 2004, according to the EY quarterly report Mergers, acquisitions and capital raising in the mining and metals sector.

Global oil and gas deal value reached US$395b in 2016 with help from megadeals
London, 1 February 2017
Global oil and gas deal activity in 2016 recovered from a slow start to the year with help from the announcements of midstream and oilfield services megadeals. According to the EY Global oil and gas transaction review 2016, deal value increased in 2016 to US$395b from US$340b in 2015, while deal volume fell by 27% year-on-year.

January 2017

EY Global Chairman and CEO comments on US President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration
London, 31 January 2017
We communicated yesterday to all of EY’s quarter of a million people around the world that we are working through the implications of this order and stand ready to assist any impacted employees.

Strong global investment appetite into Europe despite geopolitical instability
London, 31 January 2017
Despite current geopolitical and financial market volatility, investment plans into Europe over the next three years are strong, with 56% of global investors planning to grow their presence in Europe, according to the EY 2017 European attractiveness survey – Plan B for Brexit.

EY’s Beth Brooke-Marciniak receives 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award at the NCAA Honors Celebration
London, 23 January 2017
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) presented Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, with its highest honor, the 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Award, for her tireless commitment championing diversity and inclusion. Beth accepted the award during the NCAA Honors Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee, on 27 January 2017, where she addressed a room of more than 850 attendees.

Private equity CFOs focus on developing talent and enabling digital technology to stay competitive
New York, 18 January 2017
Private equity chief financial officers (CFOs) are now looking to mature their operating model after focusing on implementing baseline technologies and hiring talent over the last few years to address regulation and investor demands.

EY creates borderless Advisory services across Africa, India and the Middle East to support business growth
Dubai, 16 January 2017
EY announced the creation of borderless Advisory services for their clients across Africa, India and the Middle East.

ALM Intelligence names EY a leader in digital supply chain planning design and digital logistics consulting
London, 12 January 2017
EY has been recognized as a leader in digital supply chain planning and design consulting by ALM Intelligence in its Competitive Landscape Analysis: Digital Supply Chain Planning & Design Consulting report.

EY appoints Herb Engert as EY Global Private Equity Leader
London, 11 January 2017
EY announces the appointment of Herb Engert as EY Global Private Equity Leader, overseeing EY’s network of more than 5,000 industry professionals worldwide, effective from 1 January 2017. Engert succeeds Jeffrey Bunder.

Key trends likely to make 2017 another strong year for dealmaking
London, 11 January 2017
Growth will remain top of mind for executives in 2017 as turbo-charged changes in the business world outweigh concerns around ongoing geopolitical uncertainty. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are now a cornerstone of today’s corporate strategy — alongside joint ventures, alliances and partnerships — as the quickest route to growth.

EY launches Agile Business – Finance Transformation service to deliver improved efficiency to CFOs and finance functions
London, 9 January 2017
EY announces the launch of EY Agile Business – Finance Transformation, a comprehensive service that builds on the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA® Finance software and is designed to help CFOs and others in the finance function to better realize the benefits of advanced technologies that include in-memory and cloud-based computing, as well as an enhanced user interface.

Biopharmaceutical M&A expected to soar in 2017 as pricing pressures dim global revenue outlook
San Francisco, 9 January 2017
The biopharmaceutical industry’s desire for inorganic growth is expected to intensify an already heated mergers and acquisitions environment in 2017.

EY awards US$1m to winners of the global Better begins with you program
London, 9 January 2017
EY has awarded US$1m to the 2016 winners of its global program, Better begins with you, which recognizes outstanding EY people and teams who have found inspiring and impactful ways to bring the organization’s purpose – building a better working world – to life.

EY tabulates votes for 2017 Golden Globe Awards® at the start of Hollywood’s award season
Los Angeles, 3 January 2017
EY is kicking off the New Year by tabulating the votes for one of Hollywood’s most prestigious award shows: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards®.