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German auditors’ summit 2022

24. March 2022
Invited by manager magazin and WGMB, the most important players in the industry met at Soho House in Berlin. In presentations, discussions and personal dialogue, the almost 100 guests discussed what drives the industry - from the Wirecard scandal to ESG reporting. In his keynote speech, Martin Wambach, Chairman of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW), Managing Director of Rödl & Partner and author of the "Wambach Report", which sheds light on the role of EY on behalf of the Wirecard Investigation Committee of the German Bundestag, provided deep insights into his work. On the panel, he discussed with Elisabeth Denison (Deloitte), Claudia Kruse (APG), Dirk Schulte-Uebbing (DOSU) and Angelika Werner (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management). mm editor-in-chief Sven Oliver Clausen hosted the day.
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Germany’s best auditors 2022/23

24. March 2022
Starting next year, many companies will have to prepare a sustainability report. A lucrative area of business for auditors - and an opportunity to attract new talent. At the same time, the consequences of the Wirecard scandal are shaking up the hierarchy of the audit industry in Germany. In our new study with manager magazin, we indicate where the path will lead in the coming years. And we reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the major players in the auditing industry. Based on this, we have awarded Germany's best auditors for 2022/23. For the second time, we also identified the best universities for the subject of auditing. The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management defends its first place from the last round, closely followed by the University of Mannheim.
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Report in manager magazin

20. January 2022
In its current issue, manager magazin reports exclusively on preliminary results from the WGMB study on the leading accounting firms in Germany, which is scheduled for the end of March. Particularly explosive: Following the Wirecard collapse, many executives are losing confidence in EY, the auditor that signed off Wirecard's balance sheets for ten years. Henrik Ahlers, Germany head of EY, must fear more than ever for the firm's reputation. Dietmar Palan describes in his report what lies ahead for EY now.
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The Hidden Champions 2022/23

16. December 2021
The "Hidden Champions of the Consulting Market", launched this year for the eighth time since 2003, is the oldest seal of quality for consultants in Germany and undoubtedly WGMB's most popular study - with regularly high coverage and attention in the market. Large consulting firms dominate the consulting industry. About a quarter of the almost 40 billion euros in turnover on the German consulting market is generated by 25 of the roughly 16,000 companies - led by the big three: McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. But when it comes to the quality of consulting, specialised consultants sometimes outperform the big players. The magazine Capital reports on the new edition of our study, which identifies the top specialists.
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Best SME Consultants 2021

7. December 2021
For the twelfth time, we joined forces with former German President Christian Wulff and compamedia to select the best consultants for SMEs - this year, unfortunately, once again without an audience. Presenter Linda Zervakis, who would have guided us through the evening again in her proven charming manner in Corona-free times, addressed the recipients of this year's award together with Christian Wulff and Professor Fink in a video message.
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Cover story in WELT AM SONNTAG

31. January 2021
Who advises the German government? This question is controversially discussed in politics and in society. Now the WGMB worked out the latest figures: the public sector spent a total of more than three billion euros on consultants in 2020. In a cover story, WELT AM SONNTAG reports on the background.
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Interview on manager-magazin.de

28. January 2021
In an interview with Dietmar Student of Manager Magazin, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink shed light on the consulting market in the Corona crisis, the need for experienced turnaround specialists, the dominance of McKinsey and the question of where the business will grow most in 2021.
Read more

Report in Manager Magazin

21. January 2021
In its February issue, Manager Magazin reports exclusively on the results of our new study on the leading management consultants in Germany. 1,063 executives shared their experiences with firms such as McKinsey, Bain & Company and the Boston Consulting Group with us. Their judgments form the basis for our analyses.
Read more

Best SME consultants 2020

19. June 2020
Together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and compamedia, we have awarded the best consultants for medium-sized businesses for the eleventh time - unfortunately without an audience this year. In Corona-free times, Tagesschau spokeswoman Linda Zervakis would have led the evening in her proven charming manner. This year she addressed the winners of the award in a video message together with Christian Wulff and Professor Fink.
Read more

Tackling the Corona crisis: the advice of the best consultants

8. April 2020
How do companies get out of the Corona crisis in good shape? We asked the "hidden champions" of the consulting industry for their expertise. Hardly anyone knows the everyday problems and structural details of the German corporate sector as well as the members of this network. Together with the business magazine Capital, we have compiled their advice in a compendium. The result is a treasure trove of very precise tips and instructions for looking far ahead. Exactly what companies, entrepreneurs and managers need in the crisis.
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Germany’s best auditors 2020

19. March 2020
Consulting instead of assurance - hardly any other industry has changed as profoundly as that of auditors. In our new study with manager magazin, we show where the path will lead in the coming years. And we show the strengths and weaknesses of the major players in the auditing industry. On this basis, we have awarded Germany's best auditors for 2020 and, for the first time, we have also identified the best universities for the auditing profession. The first place goes to the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
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Documentary about McKinsey at Galileo

9. March 2020
The TV magazine Galileo asked Professor Dietmar Fink to support a report on McKinsey as an industry expert with background information and comments. Despite small mistakes in the presentation of McKinsey's history, an insightful and entertaining look behind the scenes of the world's leading management consultant.
Read more

Postponed: German Auditors’ Meeting 2020

23. February 2020
The German Auditors' Meeting 2020 scheduled for March 19 has to be postponed to the second half of the year due to the corona virus. Together with manager magazin, we will then celebrate the auditing industry's leading companies at the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin. This year, Matthias Schulz, Director of the Staatsoper, Martin Plendl, CEO of Deloitte, Petra Raspels, Head of People & Organisation of PwC, Nils Stieglitz, President and Managing Director of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and other distinguished speakers will focus on one topic in particular: Talent Management. Take a look back at the 2019 meeting here.
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Interview with Handelsblatt

16. January 2020
In an interview with Bert Fröndhoff of Handelsblatt, Professor Dietmar Fink comments on current market developments in the consulting industry and the growing power of the leading consultancies.
Read more

German auditors’ summit 2022

By WGMB  /  24. March 2022
Invited by manager magazin and WGMB, the most important players in the industry met at Soho House in Berlin. In presentations, discussions and personal dialogue, the almost 100 guests discussed what drives the industry - from the Wirecard scandal to ESG reporting. In his keynote speech, Martin Wambach, Chairman of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW), Managing Director of Rödl & Partner and author of the "Wambach Report", which sheds light on the role of EY on behalf of the Wirecard Investigation Committee of the German Bundestag, provided deep insights into his work. On the panel, he discussed with Elisabeth Denison (Deloitte), Claudia Kruse (APG), Dirk Schulte-Uebbing (DOSU) and Angelika Werner (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management). mm editor-in-chief Sven Oliver Clausen hosted the day.
Read more

Germany’s best auditors 2022/23

By WGMB  /  24. March 2022
Starting next year, many companies will have to prepare a sustainability report. A lucrative area of business for auditors - and an opportunity to attract new talent. At the same time, the consequences of the Wirecard scandal are shaking up the hierarchy of the audit industry in Germany. In our new study with manager magazin, we indicate where the path will lead in the coming years. And we reveal the strengths and weaknesses of the major players in the auditing industry. Based on this, we have awarded Germany's best auditors for 2022/23. For the second time, we also identified the best universities for the subject of auditing. The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management defends its first place from the last round, closely followed by the University of Mannheim.
Read more

Report in manager magazin

By WGMB  /  20. January 2022
In its current issue, manager magazin reports exclusively on preliminary results from the WGMB study on the leading accounting firms in Germany, which is scheduled for the end of March. Particularly explosive: Following the Wirecard collapse, many executives are losing confidence in EY, the auditor that signed off Wirecard's balance sheets for ten years. Henrik Ahlers, Germany head of EY, must fear more than ever for the firm's reputation. Dietmar Palan describes in his report what lies ahead for EY now.
Read more

The Hidden Champions 2022/23

By WGMB  /  16. December 2021
The "Hidden Champions of the Consulting Market", launched this year for the eighth time since 2003, is the oldest seal of quality for consultants in Germany and undoubtedly WGMB's most popular study - with regularly high coverage and attention in the market. Large consulting firms dominate the consulting industry. About a quarter of the almost 40 billion euros in turnover on the German consulting market is generated by 25 of the roughly 16,000 companies - led by the big three: McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. But when it comes to the quality of consulting, specialised consultants sometimes outperform the big players. The magazine Capital reports on the new edition of our study, which identifies the top specialists.
Read more

Best SME Consultants 2021

By WGMB  /  7. December 2021
For the twelfth time, we joined forces with former German President Christian Wulff and compamedia to select the best consultants for SMEs - this year, unfortunately, once again without an audience. Presenter Linda Zervakis, who would have guided us through the evening again in her proven charming manner in Corona-free times, addressed the recipients of this year's award together with Christian Wulff and Professor Fink in a video message.
Read more

Cover story in WELT AM SONNTAG

By WGMB  /  31. January 2021
Who advises the German government? This question is controversially discussed in politics and in society. Now the WGMB worked out the latest figures: the public sector spent a total of more than three billion euros on consultants in 2020. In a cover story, WELT AM SONNTAG reports on the background.
Read more

Interview on manager-magazin.de

By WGMB  /  28. January 2021
In an interview with Dietmar Student of Manager Magazin, Bianka Knoblach and Dietmar Fink shed light on the consulting market in the Corona crisis, the need for experienced turnaround specialists, the dominance of McKinsey and the question of where the business will grow most in 2021.
Read more

Report in Manager Magazin

By WGMB  /  21. January 2021
In its February issue, Manager Magazin reports exclusively on the results of our new study on the leading management consultants in Germany. 1,063 executives shared their experiences with firms such as McKinsey, Bain & Company and the Boston Consulting Group with us. Their judgments form the basis for our analyses.
Read more

Best SME consultants 2020

By WGMB  /  19. June 2020
Together with former Federal President Christian Wulff and compamedia, we have awarded the best consultants for medium-sized businesses for the eleventh time - unfortunately without an audience this year. In Corona-free times, Tagesschau spokeswoman Linda Zervakis would have led the evening in her proven charming manner. This year she addressed the winners of the award in a video message together with Christian Wulff and Professor Fink.
Read more

Tackling the Corona crisis: the advice of the best consultants

By WGMB  /  8. April 2020
How do companies get out of the Corona crisis in good shape? We asked the "hidden champions" of the consulting industry for their expertise. Hardly anyone knows the everyday problems and structural details of the German corporate sector as well as the members of this network. Together with the business magazine Capital, we have compiled their advice in a compendium. The result is a treasure trove of very precise tips and instructions for looking far ahead. Exactly what companies, entrepreneurs and managers need in the crisis.
Read more

Germany’s best auditors 2020

By WGMB  /  19. March 2020
Consulting instead of assurance - hardly any other industry has changed as profoundly as that of auditors. In our new study with manager magazin, we show where the path will lead in the coming years. And we show the strengths and weaknesses of the major players in the auditing industry. On this basis, we have awarded Germany's best auditors for 2020 and, for the first time, we have also identified the best universities for the auditing profession. The first place goes to the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Read more

Documentary about McKinsey at Galileo

By WGMB  /  9. March 2020
The TV magazine Galileo asked Professor Dietmar Fink to support a report on McKinsey as an industry expert with background information and comments. Despite small mistakes in the presentation of McKinsey's history, an insightful and entertaining look behind the scenes of the world's leading management consultant.
Read more

Postponed: German Auditors’ Meeting 2020

By WGMB  /  23. February 2020
The German Auditors' Meeting 2020 scheduled for March 19 has to be postponed to the second half of the year due to the corona virus. Together with manager magazin, we will then celebrate the auditing industry's leading companies at the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin. This year, Matthias Schulz, Director of the Staatsoper, Martin Plendl, CEO of Deloitte, Petra Raspels, Head of People & Organisation of PwC, Nils Stieglitz, President and Managing Director of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and other distinguished speakers will focus on one topic in particular: Talent Management. Take a look back at the 2019 meeting here.
Read more

Interview with Handelsblatt

By WGMB  /  16. January 2020
In an interview with Bert Fröndhoff of Handelsblatt, Professor Dietmar Fink comments on current market developments in the consulting industry and the growing power of the leading consultancies.
Read more

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