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  • Manufacturing Barometer™ Survey of manufacturing executives: PwC
    for Technology and Innovation Financial Services Institute Technology Institute Health Research Institute Center for Board Governance PwC s Investor Resource Institute Point of view View CFOdirect About us Alumni Alliances Awards Corporate responsibility Diversity Our global site Press room Video library Careers PwC Open University United States International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Manufacturing Barometer January 2016 At a glance Download Manufacturing Barometer Manufacturers are bracing for a slower growth environment Explore the data Manufacturing Barometer Business outlook report January 2016 Highlights from this quarter s report Optimism regarding the direction of the domestic economy over the next 12 months dropped As a result of the decreased economic sentiment the projected average revenue growth rate over the next 12 months declined Monetary exchange rate has become the leading headwind over the next 12 months At the top of the list of challenges being planned for in 2016 is the condition of the world economy Explore the data Use the options below to compare Barometer s data from the last three years Criteria Print Download PwC s Manufacturing Barometer is a quarterly survey of US based executives in large multinational industrial manufacturing businesses The survey captures participants assessments of the direction of the US and world economies and their company s performance and expectations in such areas as revenue growth margins inventory and costs Other sections explore plans for investment mergers and acquisitions and hiring as well as potential barriers to growth and much more Industrial Products Aerospace and defense Business professional services Chemicals Engineering construction Forest paper packaging Industrial manufacturing Metals Transportation logistics Airlines

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-manufacturing/barometer-manufacturing.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Industrial manufacturing industry merger and acquisition review and outlook: PwC
    February 2016 Download Assembling value Fourth quarter 2015 industrial manufacturing industry mergers and acquisitions analysis 2015 was a strong year for industrial manufacturing M A as deal volume increased to its highest total in a decade Despite a 30 decrease in value compared to 2014 deal value remained well above the ten year historical average for the sector Explore the data Assembling value is PwC s quarterly analysis of merger and acquisition M A activity in the global industrial manufacturing industry It provides an overview of the most recent M A results and our expectations for future deal activity Highlights of what this quarter s analysis revealed Deal volume increased by 10 percent compared to the prior year and was the highest total in the past 10 years Despite a 30 percent decrease over 2014 2015 s recorded deal value of 87 2 billion was still well above the ten year historical average for the sector of 70 billion Fourth quarter was sluggish with both deal volume declines of 8 and 22 percent sequentially and 19 and 43 percent year over year respectively Megadeal activity also declined in the fourth quarter both sequentially by 25 percent and year over year by 42 percent respectively Only one out of every four deals in 2015 were cross border which is the lowest percentage of total deals in at least ten years However deal volume for emerging and developing economies increased by 70 percent Download the analysis to review all the key trends from 4Q15 Launch the data explorer on this page for a deeper dive into the data Explore the data Use the options below to explore the deal data from the last two years Criteria Number of deals Total deal value Average size of deals Financial investors vs Strategic investors Filters

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-products/publications/assembling-value.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Services
    services we offer which are particularly relevant to Industrial Manufacturers For a full range of the services PwC offers please view the PwC Services homepage Audit Assurance Our member firms audit many of the world s best known industrial manufacturing companies and thousands of other organisations both large and small Our audit approach at the leading edge of best practice is tailored to suit the size and nature of your organisation and draws upon our extensive industry knowledge Corporate Simplification As Industrial Products companies have grown so has the underlying complexity in their business often resulting in overly complex legal structures and less efficient operating and tax models with higher global compliance costs and risks PwC offers industry tailored services in corporate simplification including simplifying statutory reporting processes operating management models legal entity structures and business models for tax optimization Doing Deals At PwC we provide a full range of transaction services assisting on acquisitions divestitures carve outs and many other transactions Whatever your requirement be it Strategy Financial Due Diligence Private Equity Corporate Finance Technical Accounting Reporting and Auditing M A pre and post transaction services international tax planning or risk management we have a team in place to assist you We also provide cost effective solutions to help emerging players from the BRIC countries understand new manufacturing markets barriers and risk of entry and challenges of doing business in new markets Operational Improvement Manufacturing organisations engage our Consulting specialists to help design manage and execute lasting performance improvement Our Operational Effectiveness experts many directly from industry draw on skills in operations people technology finance and risk management to advise and implement lean manufacturing and cost reduction programmes locally and globally People Change Getting the best from people at every level when there is constant change is the key

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/industrial-manufacturing/services.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Insurance: Insurance Banana Skins 2015: The CSFI survey of the risks facing insurers: PwC
    industry Browse by service Monthly highlights Spotlight The CEO agenda CEO insights blog Careers About PwC Technology careers Employer of choice Our history PwC Professional Employability Aspire to lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Insurance Banana Skins 2015 PwC is proud to present the results from our biennial survey Insurance Banana Skins which examines risks facing the insurance industry and identifies those that appear most urgent to insurance practitioners and close observers of the insurance scene around the world The survey was conducted between March and April 2015 and is based on 806 responses from 54 countries Nearly two thirds of the respondents were from the primary insurance industry There were also contributions from the reinsurance and broking sectors and non practitioners such as regulators consultants analysts and professional services Download Insurance Banana Skins 2015 Highlights Regulation tops the list of external risks for the third consecutive edition of the survey Respondents noted that the industry is better prepared than previous years to manage risks One of the most striking issues insurers are worried is about the cyber risk specifically software failure and data security Top global risks Regulation maintains its 2011 and 2013 position as the number one risk Macro economy from 3rd position in 2013 Interest rates rank for the first time Cyber risk rank for the first time Investment performance from 2nd position in 2013 Top country risks Use our interactive map to see the

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  • On track for the payback: Realising megadeal potential: PwC
    Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites On track for the payback Realising megadeal potential Download On track for the payback Realising megadeal potential After several years of predominantly lower value bolt on deals the scale of the current takeover wave and speed with which it has gathered pace have caught many by surprise As Figure 1 highlights the value of insurance targeted M A up to end of July 2015 was more than 80 billion a record high for the first seven months of a year Close Identifying and realising the true value All deals are tricky But megadeals demand a stronger business case and considerably more care We believe that the best way to manage the heightened risks and complexities and realise the value potential from the megadeal is through a more informed and systematic approach to strategic planning target identification valuation due diligence and post deal integration As such we have identified the following business process to help you use your resources and capital in the most optimal way Designing a platform for future profitability and growth Assigning accountability Realistic synergy valuation Knowing what you re buying Telling it how it is Determining the role of acquired management Managing the integration as a business process The larger the transaction the greater the need for a well defined business process to focus resources and capital on the right activities at the right times and to capture cost and revenue synergies as quickly as possible This is especially true for both consolidation and capabilities extension deals wherein two big companies are coming together with a large number of employees and customers Insurance Solvency II Related external sites Contacts IFRS

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  • What does your market reporting say about you? Clear or confusing?: PwC
    may be symptomatic of poor management information and a lack of strategic coherence The planned new IFRS insurance standard IFRS Phase II will bring welcome standardisation across insurers market reporting But it will have important implications for product design the trajectory of earnings and how your business is judged by analysts and investors Synergies with Solvency II A key focus of the continuing debate within Europe over IFRS for insurance contracts is how closely the basis of measurement will correspond to Solvency II Alignment between IFRS and Solvency II would open up valuable synergies in data management modelling and investor relations and enable companies to avoid the expense and disruption of digging up the road twice Cutting through to the real value We can help your business to sharpen its financial reporting This includes developing a better understanding of analyst expectations conveying a more coherent statement of your strategic direction to investors and providing them with the telling information they need to track and rate progress We recognise that the complex nature and long term duration of life insurance business demands a dashboard of multiple measures rather than a single measure We can help you to identify and refine the particular metrics that best reflect the value being created within your business and provide a clear link between value cash capital and risk In turn corporate insurers and reinsurers are finding it difficult to stand out from a largely undifferentiated pack We can help you to develop and communicate a differentiated strategy that plays to your company strengths Rethinking strategy and reporting to tackle investor concern Over the last decade the price earnings and price book ratios of many European insurers have fallen to low and undifferentiated levels and many stock prices have become excessively driven by short term macro issues While the main factor behind this has been the exceptionally challenging market and economic backdrop seemingly unconnected disclosures and reporting bases have been a major contributory factor Read the full report Gearing up for the new IFRS The original timetable has been put back to allow more time to secure a consensus on outstanding issues including how to address potential earnings volatility Full convergence between IFRS and US GAAP insurance accounting now seems unlikely though there will be a number of common features in the new standards Early adoption The revised exposure draft on accounting for insurance contracts has been issued in June 2013 ahead of the likely publication of a finalised standard late 2014 or early 2015 While your business would then have approximately three years to implement the new standard early adoption would be possible One of the key considerations is therefore whether to bring the timetables for IFRS Phase II and Solvency II Pillar 3 implementation into line within your business as far as is possible to avoid digging up the road more than once The added benefit would be to bring a relatively early end to a period of substantial financial reporting change and disruption

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/financial-services/insurance/ifrs.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Reinsurance: PwC
    Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Reinsurance Rendez vous 2015 We are delighted to be at the Reinsurance Rendez vous again in 2015 We are honoured to host Mike McGavick Chief Executive Officer of XL Group plc as the speaker at our breakfast briefing Insurance 2020 beyond Reaping the dividends of cyber resilience Fast growing demand for cyber insurance offers a huge commercial opportunity for insurers and reinsurers but could also expose the industry to potentially devastating losses On track for the payback Realising megadeal potential The bigger the merger the greater the challenges and complexities So how can you make sure it s the right deal for your insurance business Reinsurance The last twelve months has continued the recent reinsurance market trend of reserve releases an absence of major catastrophe losses and falling rates in key market areas There has also been an increase in interest in cyber and emerging market risks as the industry reacts to the changing landscape All of these are forcing companies to adapt to the new normal This has produced an upsurge in M A activity as the reinsurance market responds to the challenges faced from poor investment returns an increased requirement for cost control the influx of new capital into the ILS market and from hedge funds the increase in regulation as Solvency II reaches its implementation date in Europe and the challenge arising from lower placement of risk by primary markets Resilience flexibility and adaptability are key to success and the most successful and well

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  • The future of insurance: PwC
    experience from insurers As smartphones iPads and other such versatile mobile devices proliferate they also want to be able to conduct business when they want where they want and on the channel of their choice Customers want greater transparency allowing them to compare products flexibility products that adapt to their changing needs and control the comfort of being able to change their mind if not satisfied Regulatory insistence on greater transparency will make it easier to compare prices and value Developments such as the caps on fees in India and the planned elimination of commissions for advisers in the UK are going to bring charges and the value policyholders receive in return further into the spotlight The emergence of virtual networks multichannel interaction and direct to consumer life insurance is fragmenting the value chain Risk based capital regimes are raising capital demands for variable annuities and could lead to higher prices just as many customers are once again looking for the assurance of guarantees Sharper profiling we call this information advantage through big data Extracting profiling data from all of the unstructured purchasing social media and other digital trails people leave behind would allow insurers to gain unprecedented insights into their health wealth and behaviour The technology to make this possible is already available The challenge is how to channel the data into actionable insights and build the results into decision making product design and the underlying culture of the business Sensor technology could be used to help develop a more proactive approach to risk management and customer support by allowing insurers to monitor policyholders health in real time and alert them to any early signs of illness Insurers would benefit from reduced liabilities and could offer lower premiums in return New competitive threats we call this big and fast evolving business models The improved ability to sense consumer sentiment would allow your business to adjust your position in the market and provide products and services that meet customer demands in shorter timeframes Gathering information throughout the customer lifecycle in near real time would allow insurers to shorten management decision cycles speed up development cycles and ultimately better serve their customers Use of cloud computing and other technology developments to harness more data and automate underwriting is opening up customised solutions at lower cost Use of technology to create virtual outsourcing solutions can improve service and reduce costs Cheap and easy access to open source software and cloud computing allow new players to enter the market and take advantage of flexible rented computing capacity and smart new analytics to develop their businesses without the need for high start up costs A combination of more informed risk management and use of automation to lower costs would allow your business to provide policies offering secure returns at reasonable premiums under a risk based capital regime Research insights Insurance 2020 beyond Reaping the dividends of cyber resilience Insurers and reinsurers face growing demand for cyber insurance but how can they capitalise on this

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