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NEW YORK - Wednesday, December 11th 2013 [ME NewsWire]


(BUSINESS WIRE) Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting, is pleased to announce that 30 consulting professionals have been named Partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2014. The firm's new partners are:

    James Adams
    David Bergeron
    Jérôme Bouchard
    Jamie Bruce
    James Byran
    Scott Campion
    Tim Colyer
    Edouard de Mézerac
    Diego de Miguel
    Jason Ekberg
    Niyum Gandhi
    Ibon Garcia
    Huges Havrin
    Dr. Claus Herbolzheimer
    Tom Ivell
    Anurag Kakar
    Patrick Lortie
    Bridget McVerry
    Rainer Muench
&nb ... Read more »
Views: 108 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.12.2013

CARACAS, Venezuela - Thursday, December 12th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- "Electing 2,790 posts from 16,088 candidates and then announcing official results within a few hours. These are feats only seen in countries that employ electoral automation,” stated Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, the company responsible for designing and deploying the technological voting platform used in Venezuela’s recent municipal elections.

On Sunday, 8 December, Smartmatic deployed over 39,427 voting machines to record the will of the people: some 58,054,847 votes cast in around ten hours. This electoral contest marks the thirteenth time Venezuela has successfully run a national election using the company’s technology and project management services.

"We are proud to have served Venezuela again. It has been almost a decade now since we began developing the most advanced automated voting platform in the world, in partnership with the electoral authorities and political partie ... Read more »
Views: 94 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.12.2013

Acquisition bolsters Copal Partners to create a leading outsourcer to corporate finance, investment research and asset management customers

NEW YORK. - Wednesday, December 11th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.

The acquisition will bolster the research and analytical capabilities offered by Moody’s Analytics through Copal, creating a leading outsourcing provider for the global financial sector, including nine of the ten largest global investment banks. Moody’s acquired a majority stake in Copal in 2011.

Founded in 2003, Amba provides outsourced investment research and analytics to financial institutions, including asset managers, investment banks, broker-dealers, insurance and alte ... Read more »
Views: 99 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.12.2013 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK - Wednesday, December 11th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Scott McDonald, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Oliver Wyman Group, effective January 1, 2014. As CEO Mr. McDonald will have responsibility for managing the global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, the economic consulting firm NERA, and brand strategy and design consultancy Lippincott. He will also become a member of the Executive Committee of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Oliver Wyman Group’s corporate parent.

McDonald succeeds John Drzik, who has been with Oliver Wyman for nearly 30 years and held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Oliver Group for 7 years. Drzik will move to Marsh, Inc. to become President, Global Risk and Specialties, and Chairman of the newly formed Marsh & McLennan Companies Global Risk Center.

"The changes we are announcing today will strengthen Marsh & McLennan Companies," said Dan Glaser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mars ... Read more »
Views: 104 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.12.2013 | Comments (0)

ME NewsWire / Business Wire

HOUSTON - Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on January 17, 2014 to discuss the results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2013.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am (US Eastern Time) – 3:00 pm (Paris time). A press release regarding the results will be released prior to the call that same day.

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1-800-230-1766 within North America or +1-612-288-0340 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call, and ask for the "Schlumberger Earnings Conference Call.”

A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis. Listeners should log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to test their browsers and register for the webcast. Following the end of the confe ... Read more »
Views: 111 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.12.2013

STAMFORD, Conn. - Tuesday, December 10th 2013 [ME NewsWire]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) today announced it has entered into a multi-year licensing agreement with Twitter, the leading global real-time information network, to provide Location Intelligence solutions for their mobile platform.

Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence solutions deliver geocoding and reverse geocoding for mobile platforms, and mapping solutions for the insurance, financial services, retail and public sectors. Precise geocoding is built on addresses that have been carefully verified and validated prior to assigning latitude and longitude coordinates. Developed on a consistent API, the Pitney Bowes geocoding solution is particularly well suited for mobile platforms. Twitter will use Pitney Bowes Location Intelligence technology to support location sharing in Tweets.

The location feature is off by default and Twitter won’t display any location information unless a user has ... Read more »
Views: 90 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.12.2013 | Comments (0)