“Culture Clash”, an Oliver Wyman report examines the effect of company culture on Continuous Improvement (CI) programs
Our work in transforming the IL & IN state lotteries was discussed in “Doubling Down: Value Transformation in Lottery”, an article appearing in Public Gaming International.
Oliver Wyman announced the promotion of 31 individuals into the Partnership. More >
Staff cooked 1000 meals for Sydney’s homeless by joining forces with Oz Harvest for the annual Office Volunteer Day
University students participated in an aviation case study at airberlin.
Oliver Wyman clients joined our staff for a night at the Paris Museum of Modern Art
Commissioned by Business in Sport and Leisure (BISL) and researched by Oliver Wyman, the report “State of the UK Leisure Industry” sets out for the first time a comprehensive picture of the economic size, scale and importance of the Leisure Industry in the United Kingdom.
According to an Oliver Wyman International Telecommunications Benchmark study, MENA telecommunications firms are spending half as much on IT investments as their European counterparts, a difference that jeopardizes their future competitiveness.
Results from our 2012 survey conducted with Zogby Research Services, "Middle East Business Confidence Survey", include uncertainty coupled with continued, even if declining, optimism. Business confidence remains.
Oliver Wyman launched an annual Volunteer Day across the globe. Offices will participate in a volunteer activity within their community.
Oliver Wyman has undertaken a pro bono project to work with the New York City Economic Development Corporation to stimulate the development of a globally recognized New York City Bioscience Cluster.
As a sponsor of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, Oliver Wyman staff enjoyed an evening of music and fellowship.
Oliver Wyman colleagues attended the Women’s Initiative luncheon. Recognized for our continuing support, we are proud to partner with an organization whose mission is to to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to overcome economic and social barriers and achieve self-sufficiency.
More than 20 chief information officers from leading German industries attended Oliver Wyman's event "IT Trends Re-Tested" to discuss current challenges in the information technology industry.
Cancer is currently the 2nd leading cause of death in most countries in Western Europe. “The Future of Cancer Care: Making the Pieces Fit” examines a landscape ripe for change.
Oliver Wyman analyzed the global risks related to energy security in a report presented at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa.
Oliver Wyman’s Gregory Kochersperger was a guest speaker on the Future of Industry among French Industry CEOs and leader politicians at a conference organized by l'Usine Nouvelle.
Together with the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Oliver Wyman published a new report, "Media.NYC.2020". This multiyear collaboration has resulted in an array of concrete initiatives, many of which have already been announced by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg (NYC Media Lab, the NYC BigApps Competition, and JumpStart New Media)
Staff from Barcelona & Madrid launched a community service initiative which supports Ayuda a Niños en África (Help for African Children). OW employees voluntarily round their pay check down to the nearest "whole Euro", and donate the remaining change to the charity.
The 7th annual European Oliver Wyman Institute Conference was held in London. 100+ clients, academics and OW partners gathered to debate the topic of “Responding, Reshaping, Rebuilding: New Capabilities for Management in Financial Services”.
There’s growing consensus that private exchanges are here to stay and many unknowns on what they will look like and how they will operate. To bring some clarity, Oliver Wyman compiled a collection of critical, top-of-mind questions facing the industry and answered them.
Oliver Wyman Group CEO, John Drzik was listed amongst the most inspiring CEOs.
The Sydney office celebrated a year of innovation discussing our work for clients across government, private sector banking, wealth and insurance, at an off-site in the Hunter Valley. Afterwards, staff and significant others also relaxed during a tour of the region's many vineyards.
Oliver Wyman became a Patron of MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research, joining a select group of corporations including Microsoft, IBM, and EMC. The relationship emphasizes OW’s deep commitment to supporting and participating in leading-edge research on the IT challenges facing senior executives.
Members of the Boston office participated in Boston Cares’ 16th annual Corporate Volunteer Day by cleaning up nearby Southwest Corridor Park.
Our 19th annual charity auction raised $95,000 to benefit 4 alumni-founded charity organizations in the area: Boston Cares, Children’s Literacy Foundation, Family Reach Foundation, and the One Acre Fund. Over $950,000 has been raised since the event’s inception.
Oliver Wyman created a Health Innovation Center-- a collaborative group of cross industry CEOs and senior decision makers, all of whom share a passion for dramatically improving healthcare.
Staff across the globe participate in Movember, a fundraising intiative where men grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Donations go towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation, the Livestrong Foundation, and the Movember Foundation.
Our Women of Oliver Wyman (WOW) employee resource group held a leadership offsite in Stowe, VT. Partners, consultants & support staff attended from across the globe.
The 4th annual Communications, Media, and Technology (CMT) State of the Industry report was published. It provides senior executives with insights and information to successfully navigate a highly competitive and changing landscape
Oliver Wyman Partner Robert Hazel discussed airline consolidation at the Alliances, Joint Ventures & Partnerships Conference.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) commissioned Oliver Wyman to conduct a study and prepare the report, Responsible Debt Collection in Emerging Markets, which covers the state of collections controls in emerging market economies and recommends measures which industry participants can take to better protect the rights and interests of borrowers.
Congratulations to the office members who participated in the local White Rock Marathon.
In honor of LGBT Pride month, OW management committee and GLOW shows their pride. Throughout the year, we hosted reverse mentoring sessions, presented at the national “Out & Equal Workplace Summit” and supported community causes.
Staff from the Dallas/Keller offices participated in a run to support “Back on my Feet”, a non-profit dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem.
Members of Oliver Wyman's Sao Paulo office find some time to soak in the local color during an offsite event in Buenos Aires.
Most retailers have run price-cutting campaigns – but most fail to produce a dramatic improvement in competitive position and have simply started price wars and hurt profits. Oliver Wyman’s case study examines one grocer that did differently and delivered one of the boldest value respostionings ever undertaken.
Oliver Wyman sponsored 3 consultants to attend the "One Young World" conference in Zurich. Over 1200 delegates from 170+ countries gathered to discuss issues important to the world. Guest speakers included Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Muhammad Yunus.
The capability to anticipate and analyze the impact of interconnected risks determines whether companies will succeed or fail. The Oliver Wyman Risk Journal is a collection of perspectives on the complex risks that are determining many companies' futures.
Partner Bill Rennicke received the Norman W. Seip Award for Excellence at the Rail Equipment Finance Conference. He was recognized for work in transportation transactions, strategic planning, and transportation asset valuation. Photo courtesy of Abigail Hart and Railroad Financial Corporation.
As the sun set over the marina, the Singapore office enjoyed their Summer partner/staff dinner on a cruise around Keppel Bay. Fireworks from a nearby island, Sentosa, capped off the evening.
Oliver Wyman moved to a new office in Asia Square, Singapore’s newest and greenest central business district.
The Dubai staff enjoyed some local attractions after hours at their off-site meeting in Bangkok.
Oliver Wyman moved into new offices at Birger Jarlsgatan 25.
Our global alumni base continues to grow as Stockholm hosted its 1st annual networking event.
Both the men’s & women’s Munich teams claimed championships with identical 1-0 victories in the 18th Annual EMEA Football Tournament held in Stockholm.
OW Partner, Johannes Schmitz, hosted a session on global risks at the 7th Annual Risk Management Conference devoted to promoting the role of risk management & increasing its importance in the Estonian society.
Oliver Wyman launched an Innovation Competition to promote both innovative ideas that can help our clients and internal business improvements for the firm. Teams across the globe submitted ideas, from NY to Moscow, London to Dubai, and Chicago to Tokyo.
At one of the leading retail events, Russian Retail Forum, Partner James Bacos spoke about "What defines leadership? Which winning ideas will shape the retail landscape in the next few years?"
Our employee resource group, Women of Oliver Wyman, hosted a reception and panel discussion for OWG staff in NYC. The discussion topic "Transitions" included observations from senior staff across the various business units.
Oliver Wyman worked with VisionFund International (VFI) to develop funding recommendations and a 42 country operating strategy. VFI implements microfinance programming to benefit the economically active poor.
Our latest report on China’s wholesale banking market takes a look at how foreign banks should review their business portfolio and explores alternative approaches to enhancing scale, efficiency and profitability.
The inaugural OWction (Oliver Wyman Auction) took place across offices in the Asia Pacific. Staff raised money by selling their services and wares. Proceeds went to the Red Cross.
Oliver Wyman published a report on the needs in pharmaceutical research & development, “Beyond the Shadow of a Drought: The need for a new mindset in pharma R&D”.
Staff from the Toronto office took their annual ski trip.
Oliver Wyman participated in the Canadian Conference Board’s Enterprise Risk
Japan’s 2011 tsunami and earthquake illustrated the risks stemming from natural disasters. The 2012 Global Risks report analyzes the evolving nature of risk. Based on a survey of 469 experts and industry leaders, the report finds that chronic fiscal imbalances and severe income disparity are the risks that are rated most likely to occur over the next 10 years, while a systemic financial crisis and food and water shortages are seen to have the highest potential impact over the same period. Compared with a year ago, the results show a shift of concern from environmental risks to socio-economic ones.
The 15th annual State of the Financial Services Industry report, “The Real Financial Crisis: Why Financial Intermediation is Failing” was released at the 2012 World Economic Form.
Global Risks 2013 offers a snapshot of how more than 1,000 industry leaders/experts perceive the evolving, interconnected risks that cut across society, the economy, the environment, geopolitics & technology. The 8th edition of the report analyzes 50 risks, highlighting the most significant threats to humanity. 3 cases are outlined: Testing Economic and Environmental Resilience, The Dangers of Hubris on Human Health, & Digital Wildfires in a Hyper- connected World.
Our 16th annual State of Financial Services report, "A Money and Information Business”, finds that the value in financial services is quickly shifting from balance sheets and physical distribution to information.
Our Non-Profit Fellowship program celebrated its 10th anniversary and its 100th fellow. Staff participate by working in a non-profit organization while receiving a 40% base pay stipend. One of our current fellows is working in Kenya for “Kiva Zip”. Through this program borrowers in Kenya will be given access to 0% interest loans, crowd-funded by individuals who lend in increments of $25 through an online platform. The loan is delivered directly to the borrowers via M-PESA (a mobile banking technology) in Kenya.
Oliver Wyman’s Aviation, Aerospace & Defense practice released its annual analysis of leading economic and business indicators in conjunction with the Raymond James Global Airline Conference.
The Americas Core Consulting Group attended an off-site in Florida where they participated in training sessions, casework and got to know one another better.
At their annual management offsite, Partners from our Manufacturing, Transportation & Energy unit took time off to contribute to the local Boys & Girls Clubs.
Oliver Wyman was a gold sponsor the 3rd annual IvyQ conference held at Brown University. We also hosted a breakout session on LGBT workplace issues and participated in the career fair.
Consulting staff from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East gathered for weeklong Case Simulation Training. This year’s mock case focused on a Brazilian airline looking for a new business design to support its 5 year growth objectives for services related to their executive aviation business.
We hosted a small group of restructuring experts from banks, companies, law firms, and the government to discuss the theme "Restructuring Instead of Downsizing – Success Factors for Sustainable Crisis Management."
Oliver Wyman ranked first in Business Excellence in the “Best of Consulting 2012" competition, hosted by the German journal WirtschaftsWoche. Board members from 1,500 companies in Germany were asked which consultancies enjoy the best reputation from the clients’ perspective.
Oliver Wyman participated in the “Queen’s Conference on International Business” which provides the leaders of tomorrow with the opportunity to learn from prominent counterparts of today about the changing dynamics of global interaction and integration.
“Future Global Shocks”, a report by the OECD co-written by OW’s Global Risk Centre, has been provided to the world’s G20 leaders as pre-reading for the G20 meeting in Mexico.
While working on a client project in Bogota, Oliver Wyman staff participated in Beisbol por la Paz (Baseball for Peace) a program promoting organized baseball as a way to divert Colombian youth away from gangs.
The Charles Darwin Foundation welcomed one of our consultants who worked on a long-term sustainability plan for the foundation’s San Cristobal Native Gardens project.
At any given moment, more than 200 large public and private capital investment projects, each worth more than $500 million, are in progress around the world. Governments and businesses can reduce the cost of their infrastructure investments by more than $5 trillion by 2030 if they improve how they manage the risks inherent in large projects, according to this report from Oliver Wyman.
Oliver Wyman’s new survey of Americans without health insurance finds them ready to participate in healthcare reform, open to innovation, and extremely sensitive to price.
"The Volume-to-Value Revolution: Rebuilding the DNA of Health from the Patient In" explores the future of healthcare between now and 2025. It offers an overview of 3 major waves of innovation that will bring us to a new patient-centered and value-based approach to healthcare delivery in the next decade.
Oliver Wyman’s “Future of Mobility,” study of 3000 consumers in Germany, France, the UK, Shanghai, and Singapore found that, given a scenario of fuel prices exceeding €4/liter and regulatory measures that influence the choice of transport mode, up to 40% of interviewees would go without owning a car. Innovative mobility services like car sharing are becoming more important. Young people no longer place as much importance on owning a car as previous generations. Today’s young, urban smartphone generation is more open to novel mobility concepts, which will drive changes in the auto industry.
Oliver Wyman co-sponsored The 21st annual Phoenix International Aviation Symposium which brings top airline executives, industry leaders, and government officials from around the globe together to discuss current issues facing the industry today.
Partner Denis Burger spoke at the Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin presenting the findings of a recent Oliver Wyman study on the media industry where he discussed Europe’s position in the digital world.
Oliver Wyman released the second in a series of three reports, “The Future of Asian Banking – Volume 2”
Oliver Wyman staff joined over 1300 delegates at the Out & Equal Workplace Summit. Partner Nicole Gardner was nominated as an award finalist for her work in advancing equal treatment for all employees at the firm.
OW hosted a session “Delivering High Value Care – Business Models that Provide More Coordinated, High Quality, and Cost-Effective Care” at the 8th Annual World Healthcare Congress meeting.
The annual NYC Charity Auction raised over $90k for The DOE Fund, Inc. which assists formerly homeless or incarcerated people to achieve lives of independence and self-sufficiency
Partner Nicole Gardner was recognized for her work & contributions as she was inducted into the YW Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2012/13.
Our Princeton staff volunteered to repair homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Alumnus Andrew Youn was profiled by PBS Newshour in a feature-length story about the non-profit he founded, One Acre Fund. He was also named a Forbes “Impact 30” social entrepreneur.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Matthew Pinsent spoke on sustained excellence at the Oliver Wyman global partner meeting.
"Risk in the Australian Mortgage Market: Looking Beyond the Average" explains why a proper assessment of Australian mortgage securities risk requires a much more granular understanding of the market.
Oliver Wyman Partner Tim Hoyland spoke at the annual Aviation & Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Summit.
Oliver Wyman’s Head of Internal Sustainability collaborated with Marsh & McLennan’s Corporate Sustainability Officer and MMC’s North American Travel Manager to produce “Green Traveler” a program which reduces the environmental impact of our business travel. "Green Traveler" was recognized and received the Sabre GetThere's Visionary Award.
Oliver Wyman was a sponsor of the 2012 International Summit of Cooperatives
Partner Christian Edelman moderated a session, “Developing Financial Integrity”, at the 2012 World Knowledge Forum.
A group of junior consultants participated in an annual off-site.
Oliver Wyman sent 5 consultant delegates to the annual One Young World summit where, together with other influential young leaders from around the globe, they debated and formulated solutions for the pressing issues the world faces.
Oliver Wyman consultants attended the annual Freedom Awards gala for the National Civil Rights Museum.
The Milan staff enjoyed their annual offsite in Sardinia.
Oliver Wyman published a report on the future of Islamic Finance.
Reflecting on the Arab world's unique dynamic of business enterprise despite persistent risk, President, Scott McDonald -- who grew up in the Gulf – as interviewed by Arabic Knowledge@Wharton relays that while the region still faces monumental challenges, it has shown remarkable progress as well.
Together with the Financial Times, Oliver Wyman conducted our 4th Annual conference "Mastering Uncertainty: Managing Risk & Reward in the Middle East"
Together with Efma, we jointly hosted breakfast meetings in Dubai, UAE and Doha, Qatar on the "Future of Retail Banking in the Gulf Cooperation Countries"
Partner Alex Wittenberg participated in a panel discussion at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives
The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit convened nearly 100 healthcare executives from the U.S. and Europe in for a collaborative, cross-industry forum on the future of healthcare.
To assist policymakers and the energy industry with pressing forward sustainable energy systems, the World Energy Council, in collaboration with Oliver Wyman, has prepared the report "World Energy Trilemma: Time to get real – the case for sustainable energy policy.."
For the 2013 AFP Risk Survey (published by the Association for Financial Professionals in collaboration with Oliver Wyman) more than 500 chief financial officers and treasurers were asked to identify what they perceive to be the biggest risks to their earnings over the next three years.
We hosted clients at the Schirn Museum for a private viewing of the exhibition Yoko Ono. Half a Wind Show.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra hosted an “Oliver Wyman Night”. For more information regarding our pro-bono work at BSO click here
Our Chicago office hosted a charity auction which contributed $37k to One Goal, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students reach their full potential and graduate from college.
We conducted workshops at the 8th Campus for Finance Private Equity Conference at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. Several staff hosted panel discussions, including an outlook on M&A activity of Chinese and Russian corporations in Germany. Read more about the event
Together with Morgan Stanley, we released our annual report Wholesale & Investment Banking Outlook. Global Banking Fractures: The Implications"
Our latest, Automotive Manager report makes special note regarding the growing importance of China and India on value creation in the sector
Our report, Getting Ahead of the World's Energy Revolution, examines a revenue opportunity for railroads as crude oil car loads increase in North America.
Our point of view report Social Media Management provides information on social media in companies and on the measurement of social media activities.
Oliver Wyman was a participant in a high level G20/OECD roundtable where Partner Davide Taliente took part in a panel session entitled High-Level Principles for Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors."
In our 6th year of attendance, "The Wymanators" finished in the Top 10 of RAID Centrale, an outdoors racing adventure covering 5 days of competition.
Terry Stone was named Managing Partner of our Health & Life Sciences practice group.
Our Chief Marketing Officer, Partha Bose, attended a Business Leaders Summit at the White House. Discussion topics included the US Economy, the US Affordable Care Act, “Too Big to Fail” & US Banking, Technology & Big Data, and US Immigration Reform. The Summit gathered business leaders from under-represented ethnic minority communities.
Our German recruiting team recently hosted over 20 university students at a railroad case competition. Over the course of 3 days, the attendees learned about infrastructure and soil resources in the Emerging Markets.
Our German recruiting team recently hosted over 20 university students at a railroad case competition. Over the course of 3 days, the attendees learned about infrastructure and soil resources in the Emerging Markets.
The Frankfurt office moved to a larger space with a fantastic view.
Our newest office opened in Amsterdam.
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