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21 11, 2017

Wealth Management – Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule Summary

2017-11-21T10:58:53+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Financial Services, Risk & Compliance|0 Comments

The Department of Labor published their final Fiduciary Rule (“Definition of the Term ‘Fiduciary’; Conflict of Interest Rule – Retirement Investment Advice) in April, 2016 with an original applicability date of April, 2017 which was subsequently extended until June, 2017. This included a phased implementation period for the Best Interest Contract (BIC) Exemption and [...]

21 11, 2017

FinTech Regulation – Will They or Won’t They?

2017-11-21T10:50:26+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Financial Services, Risk & Compliance|0 Comments

As financial technology companies increase in the industry, grow in size, and expand the scopes of their businesses the question really isn’t “will they be regulated.” They will. The question is by whom. FinTechs have expanded in scope from pure operational processing with liability to the customer or intended extension of credit to the [...]

10 08, 2017

Solving Gaps in Sales and Operations Planning

2017-08-10T10:22:13+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Manufacturing|0 Comments

Sales and operations planning (S&OP), sometimes known as aggregate planning, is a process where executive level management regularly meets and reviews projections for demand, supply, and the resulting financial impact. S&OP is a decision-making process that makes certain that tactical plans in every business area are in line with the overall view of the [...]

3 08, 2017

Transforming Data & Analytics: Addressing Consolidation Challenges in the Age of M& A

2017-08-03T11:43:20+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Telecommunications & Media|0 Comments

One of the items we identified in our Communications and Media 2017 Trend blog post (here) was organization consolidation due to M&A activity.  From AT&T- Time Warner to Discovery – Scripps and the spectre of a Comcast-Verizon (likely) or Tmobile-Sprint (less likely), there seems to be more activity turning 2017 into the year of [...]

25 07, 2017

Interview: Healthcare Trends with Ellen Bailey

2017-07-25T13:33:03+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Healthcare|0 Comments

In this blog post, we sat down with MCG's Ellen Bailey, Managing Director and Healthcare Leader to get an inside scoop into Healthcare today. During this interview, Ms. Bailey walks through trends and impacts that are shaking up the Healthcare world today from three perspectives, the Providers, the Patients, and the Insurance Corporations. [...]

12 07, 2017

Are Your Customers on the “Happy Path” or the “Unhappy Path?”

2017-07-12T14:11:08+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Customer Experience|0 Comments

Customers are not always right…we misinterpret prices, we rarely take the time to read terms and conditions and we are fast to blast on social media when things don’t go our way. We have high expectations and demands...we are picky…OK, I am picky. In today’s digital age, customers are just a click away from [...]

27 06, 2017

Manufacturing Goes Digital?

2017-09-21T12:31:13+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Industry Trends, Manufacturing|0 Comments

The buzzwords are everywhere:  IoT, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Industry 4.0—what’s real and what’s just a fad? Many factors are driving the Digital push for manufacturing: Economic – a slow growth environment with low margins Risk and Regulatory – new administration, uncertainty if regulations will be reduced or eliminated Workforce Skills – significant gap [...]

20 06, 2017

Choosing the Right Governance Model for Your Data Strategy

2017-06-20T14:15:52+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Data Analytics, Industry Trends|0 Comments

We all know that Analytics teams are comprised of 3 main areas – Data, Tools and People.  How much time you spend organizing people and clarifying their roles and expectations will have a significant impact on the overall performance of your teams. You may have listened in to our client talk about the work [...]

9 05, 2017

Join MCG at the 6th Annual Risk Americas Convention

2017-05-09T09:52:39+00:00 May 9th, 2017|MCG News|0 Comments

May 9th, 2017 -- Midtown Consulting Group will be attending & sponsoring the 6th Annual Risk Americas Convention – America’s premier risk and regulation gathering of risk management professionals – at the New York Hilton Midtown across May 23-24 2017. The Convention, hosted by the Center for Financial Professionals, returns to New York over [...]

19 04, 2017

2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Industry Trends

2017-09-29T09:21:29+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Industry Trends|0 Comments

2017 Manufacturing & Logistics Industry Trends The rapid change in consumer demands and advances in technology have caught up with the manufacturing industry and require it to rapidly adapt and adopt the new norm.  Here are some highlights of key drivers where our clients are asking for help. Industry 4.0 – Industry 4.0 which [...]