Expatriate Games

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Energy & Utilities December 2008

Expatriate Games

Where is the Long Term Value?

Where is the long-term value? In the 1970s, the Middle East saw the beginning of a dramatic rise in oil and gas exploration and production activity, with an equally dramatic growth in the expatriate community. [...]

Sleeker by Design

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Financial Services December 2008

Sleeker by Design

Cost-efficiency in the insurance industry

A survey conducted by Arthur D. Little ranks 50 major European insurance companies on cost-efficiency and takes a closer look at the strategies adopted by these top performers to achieve their high-ranking positions. [...]

Advanced Metering Management

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Energy & Utilities December 2008

Advanced Metering Management

Deploying the new technology for business success

Environmental and economic pressures have seen many utilities reconsidering the use of smart metering technology to end the high operational costs associated with traditional energy usage monitoring and enabling a broader range of service offerings to consumers. In its latest report, Arthur D. Little outlines how utilities providers can deploy this new monitoring technology without facing a loss. [...]

Mastering IT separation

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Information Management December 2008

Mastering IT separation

Mergers and IT redesign

De-merger projects that split up a company to increase market visibility or operational flexibility need to consider corporate restructuring too. IT redesign has been proven to support corporate restructuring activities. But how to master the complex separation of IT processes and systems needed? This paper shows how IT separation works. [...]

Six Habits of Highly Efficient Insurers

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Financial Services December 2008

Six Habits of Highly Efficient Insurers

Key areas of success

Efficiency in Europe's insurance industry has improved significantly in recent years. These improvements might seem to be the result of programmes to reduce costs and increase operating profits, but closer inspection shows that the most efficient companies adopt a far broader range of strategies. A study by Arthur D. Little has identified six key areas on which the most efficient companies focus. [...]

The Future for Telecoms Suppliers - Technology Bets and Survival of the Fittest

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TIME November 2008

The Future for Telecoms Suppliers - Technology Bets and Survival of the Fittest

Traditional telecom infrastructure suppliers are coming under pressure both from evolving operator demands and from new heavyweight competitors in the form of IT players and emerging Asian suppliers. This double pressure means selling fixed and mobile network equipment in both developed and emerging markets with sustainable margins is becoming ever more challenging for incumbent manufacturers. [...]

Driving Banks' Value Through M&A

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Financial Services November 2008

Driving Banks' Value Through M&A

Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions are Reshaping European Banking

The crisis in the financial markets is providing additional momentum for already increased M&A activity, with a number of sizeable institutions suddenly up for sale. How can banks manage post-merger integration successfully to realise true growth in value? [...]

The Water Margin

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability November 2008

The Water Margin

How Strategic Management of Water can Grow Business Value

With two-thirds of the world to experience water shortages by 2025, this report warns companies that it is imperative to assess their water footprint and develop a proactive response to water management or risk damaging their business performance. A proactive approach to water management assesses value drivers such as water security, regulation and expectations of stakeholders. [...]

The Accidental Distressed Investor

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Private Equity November 2008

The Accidental Distressed Investor

Optimizing investment recovery

As the credit and economic crisis deepens, many investors are suddenly in possession of distressed portfolios where few remedies exist to effect even partial recoveries. ADL takes a unique holistic approach of analyzing financials, cash flows, market outlook and immediate operational improvements needed to facilitate a restructuring or exit strategy that optimizes investment recovery. [...]

Microfinance on the Rise

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Financial Services November 2008

Microfinance on the Rise

A Socially Inpsired Business Model about to Emerge into an Asset Class

Microfinance has already reached millions of households worldwide. This practice of extending small loans to very poor people for self-employment projects does not limit itself to developing countries but can also be found increasingly in European countries. As a result of the unmet demand for microfinance, this looks set to emerge as a significant new asset class. [...]

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