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Best SME consultants 2020

19. June 2020
Together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and compamedia, we have awarded the best consultants for medium-sized businesses for the eleventh time - unfortunately without an audience this year. In Corona-free times, Tagesschau spokeswoman Linda Zervakis would have led the evening in her proven charming manner. This year she addressed the winners of the award in a video message together with Christian Wulff and Professor Fink.
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Tackling the Corona crisis: the advice of the best consultants

8. April 2020
How do companies get out of the Corona crisis in good shape? We asked the "hidden champions" of the consulting industry for their expertise. Hardly anyone knows the everyday problems and structural details of the German corporate sector as well as the members of this network. Together with the business magazine Capital, we have compiled their advice in a compendium. The result is a treasure trove of very precise tips and instructions for looking far ahead. Exactly what companies, entrepreneurs and managers need in the crisis.
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Germany’s best auditors 2020

19. March 2020
Consulting instead of assurance - hardly any other industry has changed as profoundly as that of auditors. In our new study with manager magazin, we show where the path will lead in the coming years. And we show the strengths and weaknesses of the major players in the auditing industry. On this basis, we have awarded Germany's best auditors for 2020 and, for the first time, we have also identified the best universities for the auditing profession. The first place goes to the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
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Documentary about McKinsey at Galileo

9. March 2020
The TV magazine Galileo asked Professor Dietmar Fink to support a report on McKinsey as an industry expert with background information and comments. Despite small mistakes in the presentation of McKinsey's history, an insightful and entertaining look behind the scenes of the world's leading management consultant.
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Postponed: German Auditors’ Meeting 2020

23. February 2020
The German Auditors' Meeting 2020 scheduled for March 19 has to be postponed to the second half of the year due to the corona virus. Together with manager magazin, we will then celebrate the auditing industry's leading companies at the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin. This year, Matthias Schulz, Director of the Staatsoper, Martin Plendl, CEO of Deloitte, Petra Raspels, Head of People & Organisation of PwC, Nils Stieglitz, President and Managing Director of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and other distinguished speakers will focus on one topic in particular: Talent Management. Take a look back at the 2019 meeting here.
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Interview with Handelsblatt

16. January 2020
In an interview with Bert Fröndhoff of Handelsblatt, Professor Dietmar Fink comments on current market developments in the consulting industry and the growing power of the leading consultancies.
Read more

The night of the Consulting Champions 2020

9. January 2020
In Berlin, WGMB celebrated Germany's best specialist consultants together with the business magazine Capital. In a private atmosphere existing networks were cultivated, new contacts were made, serious topics were discussed and good ideas were developed into even better ones.
Read more

Why does the government need management consultants?

21. December 2019
Consultants are in good business with government agencies, ministries and other state institutions. In 2018, the German government alone spent at least 175 million euros of taxpayers' money on external consulting. Is this money well invested? This was the topic of a discussion hosted by Geli Hensolt on SWR2 Forum with Professor Dietmar Fink, Elke Benning-Rohnke and Dr. Gerhard Schick.
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Interview on Capital.de

21. December 2019
In an interview with Lutz Meier from the business magazine Capital, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink discuss the current challenges faced by small and large consulting firms.
Read more

The Hidden Champions 2020

19. December 2019
The consulting industry is dominated by a few large consulting companies. About a quarter of the approximately 36 billion Euro turnover on the German consulting market is generated by 25 of the 16,000 companies - led by the big three: McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. But when it comes to the quality of consulting, small, specialized firms sometimes outstrip the big ones. The magazine Capital reports on the new edition of our study on the hidden champions of the consulting market.
Read more

German SME Summit 2019

28. June 2019
For the tenth time, on the occasion of the 6th German SME Summit in the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and over 1,200 guests, we honoured the best consultants for SMEs. This year again, Linda Zervakis, the charming Tagesschau spokeswoman, led through the evening.
Read more

German auditors’ meeting in Frankfurt am Main

22. March 2019
Invited by manager magazin and WGMB, "Germany's best auditors" met in Frankfurt. In presentations, debates and personal discussions, more than 90 guests explored what moves the industry and how artificial intelligence is changing the auditing profession.
Read more

Germany’s best auditors 2019

21. March 2019
For decades, the Big Four controlled everything in the world of auditors. But for PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte, the former core business is developing into a sideline; they are growing primarily thanks to their advisory services. In a study with manager magazin, we uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the most important players in the industry - and award Germany's best auditors.
Read more

Interview on the benefits of consultants on SWR Aktuell

1. March 2019
What do consultants really achieve? When does it make sense to bring in external expertise? In an interview with Andreas Herrler from SWR Aktuell, Prof. Fink discusses the benefits of consulting assignments in politics and industry.
Read more

Best SME consultants 2020

By dfink  /  19. June 2020
Together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and compamedia, we have awarded the best consultants for medium-sized businesses for the eleventh time - unfortunately without an audience this year. In Corona-free times, Tagesschau spokeswoman Linda Zervakis would have led the evening in her proven charming manner. This year she addressed the winners of the award in a video message together with Christian Wulff and Professor Fink.
Read more

Tackling the Corona crisis: the advice of the best consultants

By dfink  /  8. April 2020
How do companies get out of the Corona crisis in good shape? We asked the "hidden champions" of the consulting industry for their expertise. Hardly anyone knows the everyday problems and structural details of the German corporate sector as well as the members of this network. Together with the business magazine Capital, we have compiled their advice in a compendium. The result is a treasure trove of very precise tips and instructions for looking far ahead. Exactly what companies, entrepreneurs and managers need in the crisis.
Read more

Germany’s best auditors 2020

By dfink  /  19. March 2020
Consulting instead of assurance - hardly any other industry has changed as profoundly as that of auditors. In our new study with manager magazin, we show where the path will lead in the coming years. And we show the strengths and weaknesses of the major players in the auditing industry. On this basis, we have awarded Germany's best auditors for 2020 and, for the first time, we have also identified the best universities for the auditing profession. The first place goes to the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Read more

Documentary about McKinsey at Galileo

By dfink  /  9. March 2020
The TV magazine Galileo asked Professor Dietmar Fink to support a report on McKinsey as an industry expert with background information and comments. Despite small mistakes in the presentation of McKinsey's history, an insightful and entertaining look behind the scenes of the world's leading management consultant.
Read more

Postponed: German Auditors’ Meeting 2020

By dfink  /  23. February 2020
The German Auditors' Meeting 2020 scheduled for March 19 has to be postponed to the second half of the year due to the corona virus. Together with manager magazin, we will then celebrate the auditing industry's leading companies at the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin. This year, Matthias Schulz, Director of the Staatsoper, Martin Plendl, CEO of Deloitte, Petra Raspels, Head of People & Organisation of PwC, Nils Stieglitz, President and Managing Director of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and other distinguished speakers will focus on one topic in particular: Talent Management. Take a look back at the 2019 meeting here.
Read more

Interview with Handelsblatt

By dfink  /  16. January 2020
In an interview with Bert Fröndhoff of Handelsblatt, Professor Dietmar Fink comments on current market developments in the consulting industry and the growing power of the leading consultancies.
Read more

The night of the Consulting Champions 2020

By dfink  /  9. January 2020
In Berlin, WGMB celebrated Germany's best specialist consultants together with the business magazine Capital. In a private atmosphere existing networks were cultivated, new contacts were made, serious topics were discussed and good ideas were developed into even better ones.
Read more

Why does the government need management consultants?

By dfink  /  21. December 2019
Consultants are in good business with government agencies, ministries and other state institutions. In 2018, the German government alone spent at least 175 million euros of taxpayers' money on external consulting. Is this money well invested? This was the topic of a discussion hosted by Geli Hensolt on SWR2 Forum with Professor Dietmar Fink, Elke Benning-Rohnke and Dr. Gerhard Schick.
Read more

Interview on Capital.de

By dfink  /  21. December 2019
In an interview with Lutz Meier from the business magazine Capital, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink discuss the current challenges faced by small and large consulting firms.
Read more

The Hidden Champions 2020

By dfink  /  19. December 2019
The consulting industry is dominated by a few large consulting companies. About a quarter of the approximately 36 billion Euro turnover on the German consulting market is generated by 25 of the 16,000 companies - led by the big three: McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. But when it comes to the quality of consulting, small, specialized firms sometimes outstrip the big ones. The magazine Capital reports on the new edition of our study on the hidden champions of the consulting market.
Read more

German SME Summit 2019

By dfink  /  28. June 2019
For the tenth time, on the occasion of the 6th German SME Summit in the Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt, together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and over 1,200 guests, we honoured the best consultants for SMEs. This year again, Linda Zervakis, the charming Tagesschau spokeswoman, led through the evening.
Read more

German auditors’ meeting in Frankfurt am Main

By dfink  /  22. March 2019
Invited by manager magazin and WGMB, "Germany's best auditors" met in Frankfurt. In presentations, debates and personal discussions, more than 90 guests explored what moves the industry and how artificial intelligence is changing the auditing profession.
Read more

Germany’s best auditors 2019

By dfink  /  21. March 2019
For decades, the Big Four controlled everything in the world of auditors. But for PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte, the former core business is developing into a sideline; they are growing primarily thanks to their advisory services. In a study with manager magazin, we uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the most important players in the industry - and award Germany's best auditors.
Read more

Interview on the benefits of consultants on SWR Aktuell

By dfink  /  1. March 2019
What do consultants really achieve? When does it make sense to bring in external expertise? In an interview with Andreas Herrler from SWR Aktuell, Prof. Fink discusses the benefits of consulting assignments in politics and industry.
Read more

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Since 1998 we have been evaluating the leading consulting firms in Germany – management consultants such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG, IT consultants such as Accenture, IBM and Capgemini as well as accounting firms such as PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG. In our studies we analyse their expertise, in our rankings we show their strengths and weaknesses. On this basis, we support consultants and their clients as strategic advisors and as sources of thought leadership.

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