About XAM Consulting
XAM delivers end-to-end investment management solutions that cover Client, Digital and Regulatory reporting. These include data integration, performance calculations and production workflows. The platform is scalable, robust and has been delivering for 30 years across the institutional sector.
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Consulting is a professional service industry, and the term has broadened from traditional management, strategy, and IT consulting to include virtually any industry or business issue that could benefit from an outsider’s point of view. There are many types of consultants, with specialized knowledge in areas such as finance, IT, personal health and fitness, accounting, law, and even gardening. While some individuals may choose to work as freelance consultants, most consulting is performed by firms that are organized as partnerships (like McKinsey, BCG, and Bain), partnership structures, or as single entities (like the large accounting firms’ practice groups).
The first step for any consultant is selling a project. Often, this is done through responding to an RFP (Request for Proposal) from the client organization, or through an internal effort by a consulting firm to build relationships with potential clients. Once a project is sold, a contract is signed and the work begins.
Management consultants, for example, spend a significant amount of their time gathering the right data to support their hypothesis for what will solve the client’s problem. This can involve going through a company’s internal financial numbers, conducting interviews with company stakeholders, hosting focus groups with third parties, pouring through industry research reports, or any number of other activities. The resulting massive Excel files and PowerPoint decks then need to be analyzed and synthesized into an insight that will help the client solve their problem.
Once the insights are identified, the consulting team presents their findings to the client organization. This can be a formal presentation to the client, or it can be an informal gathering of key decision-makers to get their feedback. The analysis will be revised based on this input, and the final deliverables (often PowerPoint slides) are delivered to the client.