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Deloitte named a global leader in Corporate Portfolio Strategy & Resource Allocation Consulting by Kennedy

Press release

New York, NY, 19 June 2015 – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) is pleased to announce that Kennedy has named Deloitte member firms (Deloitte) a leader globally in Corporate Portfolio Strategy & Resource Allocation Consulting in their recently released report entitled Corporate Portfolio Strategy & Resource Allocation Consulting 2014.

The report lays out the opportunities and challenges for buyers and sellers of Corporate Portfolio Strategy & Resource Allocation Consulting related focusing on market trends, client spending forecasts, and the provider landscape, and includes profiles of select key organizations. Kennedy defines Portfolio Strategy as “the decision-making process that determines in which resources to invest at each level of the organization and how to allocate them to execute the corporate ambition. Portfolio strategy consists of two related sets of decisions that together translate the corporate ambition into discrete resource investments and develop the capabilities to use them.”

Specifically for Deloitte, Kennedy notes, “Significantly bolstered in this competency area by its Monitor acquisition, Deloitte offers the broadest mix of portfolio strategy capabilities. Despite the fact that it deploys among the most expansive array of analytic perspectives, the firm is distinctive for its laser-like focus on execution. In that context, Deloitte is a leader in helping clients conceive of and execute portfolio strategy in a dynamic rather than static way, paying attention to potential contingencies and employing a systematic method for monitoring and responding to them. The firm also stands out for the combination of proprietary tools it uses to model both future trends and detailed econometric scenarios.”

Press contact
Marielle Legair
Global Communications
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Tel: + 1 (516) 918-7170

Additional findings
  • “Deloitte’s approach to analytic perspectives is comprehensive and a market leader in the area of innovation.”
  • “Deloitte stands out for the comprehensiveness of the analytic approach to portfolio strategy assessment and design developed by its Monitor affiliate. This approach is notable for its strength in evaluating both risk and the contribution to innovation and new business development across the portfolio – two analytic dimensions in which providers tend to be relatively less capable. The emphasis on optionality in the firm’s risk analysis is distinctive and complements its capabilities in strategy execution. Evaluating the portfolio across the innovation horizon is a strong suit of the firm that builds off the expertise of its Doblin team.”
  • “Deloitte takes head-on clients’ failure to implement change, resulting in comprehensive strategy execution capabilities, particularly those targeted at helping clients transform their portfolios. Its “dynamic strategy” approach on adapting to changing circumstances helps clients proactively plan for and react to the inevitable contingencies that can render static plans ineffective. By translating the analytic findings into “guardrails,” the firm’s consulting process builds in a framework that can steer decision making consistent with portfolio objectives.”
  • “Deloitte’s participative service delivery model helps to build client skills, while engaging clients in making the difficult tradeoffs at the heart of portfolio strategy. At the same time, the firm brings to bear a number of tools to accelerate engagements and build out client capabilities. Notable components of the firm’s tools include a strategic analysis toolkit for baseline fact building, scenario-planning tools to assess the resilience of the portfolio, and innovation tools developed by the firm’s Doblin team to facilitate incremental and transformative innovation. Scenario planning is an area of particular strength. The firm brings to bear capabilities of the Global Business Network it acquired through its purchase of Monitor for translating future forces into trends and uncertainties for long-range planning. It also employs the detailed, quantitative supply chain models that Deloitte MarketPoint uses to create econometric scenarios of market fundamentals, behaviors, and prices that permit more detailed evaluations of asset synergies, correlations, scale and scope economies, and risk return analysis under different scenarios.”

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