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The Saxo Bank “10 Outrageous Predictions” Scorecard

By | July 21, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , |

Each year in December, Denmark-based Saxo Bank publishes a list of 10 Outrageous Predictions for the world economy and now that we’ve turned the page to the second half of 2014, we thought it might be interesting to revisit how Saxo is doing with their predictions and make a few comments and predictions of our

Briggs & Stratton

By | June 24, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Company Profile Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of portable generators and pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through

Abbott

By | June 19, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Company Profile Abbott Laboratories is an American pharmaceuticals and health care products company. Abbott has four core businesses - diagnostics, devices, nutrition, and pharmaceuticals - all of which focus on innovation to improve the health needs of people in more than 150 countries. Business Situation Abbott was experiencing an estimated 40% annual growth in its

Guggenheim

By | June 5, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , |

Company Profile Guggenheim is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $200 billion in assets under management, providing asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance, institutional finance, and investment advisory solutions. Business Situation Guggenheim was experiencing rapid growth due to their strong reputation within the financial markets.  As a result

Safeco Insurance

By | June 4, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , |

Company Profile Safeco Insurance, a member of Liberty Mutual Group, is a national U.S. insurance company providing insurance to drivers and homeowners through a network of independent agents and brokers throughout the United States. Business Situation Safeco was executing a critical program within the agency business to standardize the enterprise product portfolio and consolidate approximately

Abbvie

By | June 4, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company Profile Abbvie is a leading biopharmaceutical company that operates globally with a presence in over 170 countries. Abbvie has approximately 25,000 employees worldwide with revenue in excess of $18 billion. The company headquarters are located in the Abbott Park, Illinois, which is part of the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Business Situation Abbvie’s PCS (preclinical

Nike

By | May 25, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , |

Company Profile The world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Business Situation Nike wanted to better understand their customers and to integrate the company's view of the customer across all of Nike's semi-autonomously managed businesses for a variety of

It’s A Brave New World for Risk

By | January 24, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , |

Keys to Addressing the New Paradigm On the morning of August 20, 2013, there was trouble in the U.S. listed equity options market: a rogue algorithmic trading program, later attributed to Goldman Sachs, was spewing orders into the market without regard to price. Within a matter of minutes, countless trades were consummated, resulting in potentially