Protiviti Ranked Among Top 5 Firms in Kennedy

MENLO PARK, Calif., July 28, 2014 /CNW/ -- Protiviti (, a 
global consulting firm, has been ranked among the top five firms in the 
Kennedy Vanguard™ of Financial Services Risk Consulting Providers. The 
ranking is included in the 2014 Risk Consulting in Financial Services 
report(1) by Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory. According to the report, 
Protiviti is a "formidable player in the risk space," based on the quality of 
services it provides and the experience of the people it hires. 
"The high ranking given to our services in the Kennedy Risk Consulting report 
is the result of our dedicated focus on solving our clients' risk and 
compliance problems, the outstanding and growing reputation of our firm in the 
financial services marketplace, plus the proven breadth and depth of our 
team's delivery experience," said Cory Gunderson, managing director and global 
risk and compliance practice leader for Protiviti. "With the continuing 
emphasis on creating stronger risk management and compliance capabilities in 
the financial services industry, the need has never been greater for a 
reliable, collaborative, hands-on consulting partner who combines unparalleled 
expertise with exceptional client service." 
According to the report, "Financial services clients are having a regimen of 
risk management imposed on them from above by regulators, and they are 
overwhelmed by the dizzying new layers of complexity this is adding to their 
businesses as well as by the ever-escalating cost." In such an environment, it 
is essential for companies to work with a consulting partner that they can 
trust and that offers the precise services they need. The Kennedy Vanguard of 
Financial Services Risk Consulting Providers assesses firms in terms of the 
relative breadth and depth of their channel optimization and customer 
experience in consulting capabilities. 
In making Protiviti a Vanguard firm, the report ranked Protiviti as Very 
Strong ? the highest rating ? in multiple topical areas including Regulations 
& Reporting Risk, Internal Audit, GRC (governance, risk and compliance), ERM 
(enterprise risk management), Cyber Security/Anti-money Laundering, 
Legal/Contract/Third Party Risk, and Remediation. According to the report, 
Protiviti's "…ever-developing GRC capabilities, built on Protiviti's Arthur 
Andersen risk foundations, make the firm a formidable player in the risk 
space, with solid credentials both in services as well as in the firm's 
'50/50' (50 percent industry specialists, 50 percent risk specialists) hiring 
formula." The report also notes that "Protiviti is large enough to service 
top-tier clients and compete with the Big Four, but it is modest enough in 
size to also help the underserved middle-tier clients." 
Among the areas of expertise Protiviti provides to the financial services 
industry are: regulatory compliance; IT consulting; financial risk (credit, 
market, liquidity); anti-money laundering services; operational risk; model 
risk and capital management and more. Protiviti is proud to count as clients 
more than 75 percent of the world's largest banks and six of the top 10 
property and casualty insurers. 
[1] Source: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory; Risk Consulting in 
Financial Services (c) 2014 Kennedy Information, LLC. 
About Protiviti  Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm 
that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, 
governance, risk and internal audit, and has served more than 40 percent of 
FORTUNE 1000(®) and FORTUNE Global 500(®) companies. Protiviti and its 
independently owned Member Firms serve clients through a network of more than 
70 locations in over 20 countries. The firm also works with smaller, growing 
companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government 
Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 
1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index. 
Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does 
not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services. 
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SOURCE  Protiviti 
Kathy Keller, (650) 234-6252, 
CO: Protiviti
ST: California
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