PwC Rated "Strong Positive" in Gartner, Inc.'s MarketScope for Global Risk Management Consulting Services

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US announced today that it has been rated "Strong Positive," the highest possible rating given in Gartner, Inc.'s MarketScope for Global Risk Management Consulting Services.*

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According to the report, "In the consulting marketplace, the leading firms are rapidly repositioning and evolving their delivery models in response to their clients' increased sophistication and the complexities of a global economy. There is also a clear awareness among providers that genuine differentiation counts in the competitive landscape for risk management (RM) consulting."

"We are very pleased to be rated within the highest possible category again this year, especially as the report's evaluation uses feedback from clients as well as Gartner's market insight," said Dennis Chesley, Global Leader of Risk Consulting at PwC. "Our highly-skilled people are dedicated to helping clients create formal and effective governance, risk, and compliance programs in line with their business strategies and their risk appetite."

Gartner's MarketScope compares a range of firms and its assessment is designed to evaluate the characteristics and capabilities of each firm.

"Managing risk has long been at the core of how PwC helps clients become more resilient, so it's great to be recognized as Strong Positive," continued PwC's Chesley.  "We work hard to stay on top of market shifts so that we can bring the big, changing risk picture to clients in innovative, quality solutions that are meaningful in their local context, and practical to implement."

PwC supports clients in identifying, understanding and managing risk to create an appropriate balance between risk and opportunity. PwC's specialists help businesses design and implement GRC programs to help companies operate within the boundaries of relevant legislation and regulations.

For more information about PwC's Risk Consulting Services, visit: www.pwc.com/us/risk.

*Gartner, Inc., MarketScope for Global Risk Management Consulting Services, 2013, Jacqueline Heng, John A. Wheeler, August, 2013. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About PwC's Risk Services
PwC understands that risk is rarely confined to discrete areas within an organization. Rather, most risks have a wide-ranging impact across the organization. As a result, PwC has developed a disciplined, formalized and effective approach to managing risk that can help companies become risk resilient -- identifying, prioritizing and solving for issues which could imperil the organization's achievement of its strategic goals. The end result is a risk solution tailored to meet the unique needs of clients that improves profitability, operating performance and ultimately shareholder value.

About PwC US
PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people. We're committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com/US. Gain customized access to our insights by downloading our thought leadership app: PwC's 365™ Advancing business thinking every day.

Learn more about PwC by following us online: @PwC_LLP, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google +.

© 2013 PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership. All rights reserved. PwC US refers to the US member firm, and PwC may refer to either the PwC network of firms or the US member firm. Each member firm is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

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