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No pase por alto las pérdidas por catástrofes – En 2016, el gobierno federal emitió 103 declaraciones federales de catástrofes en todo el país. Si sufrió una pérdida en un área federalmente declarada de catástrofe, o ha sufrido una pérdida por accidente o robo en otra situación, generalmente, las pérdidas pueden considerarse como deducciones pormenorizadas en su declaración de impuestos. Las pérdidas deben relacionarse con su hogar, artículos domésticos o vehículos. El monto que puede deducir se reduce en función de cualquier valor residual de su propiedad y de cualquier pago de seguro que haya recibido. Por lo general, estas pérdidas se deducen en la Schedule A del Formulario 1040 por el año en que ocurrieron. No obstante, las pérdidas en un área federalmente declarada de catástrofe pueden considerarse durante el año anterior a la catástrofe. Y, si su pérdida por accidente es mayor que su ingreso, verifique si califica para una pérdida operativa neta. No es necesario que sea una empresa para calificar para una pérdida operativa neta en estas circunstancias. Nuevos plazos para quienes deban presentar el FBAR – Los contribuyentes con cuentas bancarias en el exterior que deban presentar el Informe 114 FinCEN del Departamento del Tesoro de los EE. UU., a menudo referido como FBAR (Informe de Cuentas bancarias y financieras en el exterior), deben hacerlo hasta el 18 de abril de este año, en lugar de hasta el 30 de junio como en años anteriores. No obstante, se le otorgará una extensión de seis meses si no lo presenta hasta el 18 de abril; no se requiere una solicitud escrita para pedir una extensión. La ley se modificó para que la fecha de presentación del FBAR sea coherente con los plazos de presentación de las declaraciones de impuestos federales. La Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, en adelante «la Asociación», combina las ventajas del Instituto estadounidense de contadores públicos (American Institute of CPA, AICPA) y el Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) e impulsa las oportunidades, la confianza y la prosperidad de las personas, empresas y economías en todo el mundo. Representa a 650 000 miembros y estudiantes de contabilidad pública y gerencial y defiende el interés público y la sustentabilidad del negocio en temas actuales y emergentes. Con sus recursos, su amplio alcance y rigor, la Asociación promueve la reputación, la empleabilidad y la calidad de los contadores públicos (CPA), contadores públicos de gestión global (CGMA) y profesionales de contabilidad y finanzas a nivel mundial.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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(PRLEAP.COM) January 18, 2017 - Donny Shimamoto was announced as the featured presenter for a CGMA webinar, How to Turn a Tech Team Into a Strategic Partner . The session will discuss how non-IT executives can evaluate the effectiveness of their IT departments and IT leader to ensure that they are obtaining the most return on investment from their IT department. The webinar will be held on January 18th at 11am Eastern time. Donny is the immediate past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee, and an honoree of multiple industry awards. He has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent speaker on how management accountants can help add-value to their organizations.The webinar will provide attendees with questions for the CIO or IT service provider that will help IT take a broader role in the business including compliance and leadership. Suggestions for corrective actions will be provided for those times when business owners and managing partners do not feel they are getting the answers they need.Attendees will learn how to evaluate the IT function's alignment with the overall business strategy. Shimamoto will demonstrate how the IT budget reflects the role of IT in an organization, and strategies will be given to balance the internal versus outsourced IT model.Donny has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013 and 2014, a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2016, he received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007, 2009 and 2014, a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004, and was recently awarded the AICPA Standing Ovation Award.Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and business process outsourcing for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader and educator in the Accounting Technology, IT Risk Management, and Performance Management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations leverage strategic technologies while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and can be seen across the U.S. educating audiences year after year. For more information, visit http://www.donnyitk.com/ where you can find Donny inspiring the next generation of business professionals in his personal blog on leadership, business, IT and his life as a CPA.IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm, focused on organizational development and business process transformation for accounting firms, nonprofits, and other businesses that are innovative and think BIG. ITK formulated the Intraprise Architecture model and consulting methodology that optimizes an IT strategy to support an organization's business strategy. ITK is a combined management consulting firm and systems integrator which results in expertise to right-size enterprise processes and leverage cost-effective technologies that enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK is focused on providing. Visit http://www.intraprisetechknowlogies.com/ for more information.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Hackensack, New Jersey: Crowley is named Partner, Head of Operations. She is a seven-year veteran of Beacon and previously, had been Manager of Operations and a Senior Portfolio Specialist. Crowley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Drew University and a Series 65 license. “In her long tenure here, Kerry has been a strong champion of the firm’s sophisticated technology infrastructure which has enabled Beacon to scale and grow,” said Mark S. Germain, CFP®, MBA, ADPA®, Founder and CEO of Beacon. “Her unique combination of talents will help keep us on the fast track of innovation while maintaining systems architecture to meet the new regulatory requirements set forth by the impending Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.” Cacchiola is named Partner, Managing Director of Wealth Management. He joined the firm in 2011 and served in a number of capacities including Director of Financial Planning and Client Service. Cacchiola is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Kean University and a Series 65 license. “Chris’s passion and relentless work ethic truly embodies our commitment to our clients. His way with people and deep understanding of investments, financial markets, tax planning, and technology from a millennial’s perspective aligns perfectly across Beacon’s multi-generational landscape, especially young, married, professional couples in the wealth accumulation phase,” said Tina C. Powell, a partner at Beacon. “We call it financial planning 3.0” About Beacon Wealth Management Beacon Wealth Management, LLC is an independent, fee-based Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm based in Hackensack, New Jersey. The firm offers investment management and financial planning and Beacon to retirees, baby boomers, millennials, business owners, physicians, surgeons, attorneys, and entrepreneurs. More information can be found at http://www.beaconwealthmanagement.com.


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dynasty Financial Partners is delighted to welcome the independent wealth management firm, Buckley Wealth Management, LLC to its Network of Advisors. Founding Partner Brian Buckley launched Buckley Wealth Management as an RIA after he left Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. At Morgan Stanley, Mr. Buckley CIMA was an Executive Director, Wealth Advisor, Senior Institutional Consultant and Senior Portfolio Management Director. Buckley Wealth Management previously managed $600 million in client assets. Director of Operations Dawn Buchan, Portfolio Manager Lori Chittenden and Financial Analyst Sonia Pittman have all left Morgan Stanley and joined Buckley Wealth Management. Susan Buckley also joined the firm as Chief Compliance Officer. Buckley Wealth Management is based in Las Vegas, Nevada and the firm has deep ties to the community. Mr. Buckley’s family moved to Las Vegas in 1968 when his father was asked to be medical director for Howard Hughes Nevada Operations. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Mr. Buckley returned to Las Vegas and began his financial advisor career with PaineWebber in 1978. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation from The Wharton School in 1988. The firm’s approach to wealth management is based on in-depth knowledge of its clients and their families, open communication and exceptional service. The firm serves non-profit organizations, business owners, professionals and high net worth individuals and their families, focusing on multigenerational planning and wealth management. The firm offers its clients portfolio management capabilities including an in-house investment process as well as expanded access to third-party managers. For more information, please visit www.buckleywealth.com. “With our move to independence, we will improve our capabilities across the board. We will broaden our investment offerings, provide more competitive trading execution and have increased access to research and cutting-edge technology. In short, we will be more aligned with our clients,” said Mr. Buckley, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer. “As a new firm with a seasoned team with a track record of success, we are confident that Buckley Wealth Management will flourish as an independent firm and grow their business. We are delighted to welcome Brian, Susan and the entire Buckley team to our Network,” said Shirl Penney, CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners. Buckley Wealth Management has formed strategic alliances with some of the leading providers including Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions and Dynasty Financial Partners for the robust analytics and operational support that will allow the firm to deliver objective and personalized service at the highest level. Buckley Wealth Management will engage with Dynasty on building out their practice management including marketing and branding, and in streamlining their operations, investments and technology. Dynasty Financial Partners develops, sources and integrates management capabilities for some of the industry’s leading independent investment advisor firms Dynasty’s integrated platform services delivery chassis offers a customized, open-architecture wealth management solutions and technology platform supporting advisors as they protect and seek to grow their clients’ wealth. Dynasty’s core principle is “objectivity without compromise,” and the firm is committed to crafting solutions that allow investment advisors to act as true fiduciaries to their clients. Dynasty Financial Partners has corporate offices in New York City, Chicago, Coral Gables, Florida and San Francisco. Visit our website for more information: www.dynastyfinancialpartners.com.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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Researchers at CIMA of the University of Navarra prove that the inhibition of this gene provokes a drastic reduction in the size of these tumors in different experimental models Pamplona, February 21. Researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra (Spain) have identified a critical gene, FOSL1, in the development of lung and pancreatic cancer. The results of the work, a collaboration with researchers in the USA, UK, Germany and Denmark, have been published in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications. Approximately 25% of patients with lung cancer and 90% of those with pancreatic cancer show mutations in the KRAS gene, the most commonly mutated oncogene in cancer, and, at present, there are no effective therapies for these patients. Using an innovative bioinformatic application (which analyzes many series of samples from patients with different types of cancer) the CIMA researchers have identified a core of 8 genes regulated by the KRAS oncogene. From these genes, the researchers focused on FOSL1 because they found that in lung and pancreatic cancer, "patients with high-level mutations of the gene we have identified had the worst survival prognosis", explained Dr. Silve Vicent, a researcher on the CIMA Solid Tumors and Biomarkers Program and head of this research. "What is most important is that inhibition of FOSL1 brings about a great reduction in the size of the tumors in the lungs and pancreas. Thus, the results present this gene as a new molecular target to which new drugs should be directed", the researcher added. The work, which begun three years ago, has used a total of 2000 samples from patients with lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, colorectal cancer and multiple myeloma, together with cell lines from human and mouse tumors and genetically- modified models. The CIMA researchers have also shown that FOSL1 affects another gene, AURKA, which, to date, had been thought to be regulated independently of the KRAS oncogene; currently clinical trials with a drug inhibiting it are currently on going. For the first time, the CIMA researchers have tested the combination of drugs against AURKA with drugs against another important gene for tumors with KRAS mutation, MEK, and have observed greater elimination of tumor cells. "This combined strategy promotes reduction of the size of tumors with mutated KRAS", Dr. Vicent stressed. "The fact that both drugs are already being used clinically is heartening as the benefits of this new treatment may reach patients within a relatively short time". "The next step will be the identification of biomarkers which respond to the combined treatment we have described. This step is critical, as not all patients with mutated KRAS are identical; therefore the type of molecular changes which characterize patients who may finally benefit from this treatment must be better defined", concluded the CIMA researcher. Caption: Dr. Vicent (center) with his team of CIMA researchers Audio: Explanation of the finding and its potential clinical application, declarations by Dr. Vicent (1'49") Images: Human lung cancer cells WITH & WITHOUT FOSL1. An integrative approach unveils FOSL1 as an oncogene vulnerability in KRAS-driven lung and pancreatic cancer


NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2017) - Enterprise Product Partners LP, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, EnLink Midstream Partners LP, Crestwood Equity Partners LP, Alliance Resource Partners LP, Summit Midstream Partners LP, Noble Midstream Partners LP, and CrossAmerica Partners LP are among the MLPs participating at Capital Link's 4th Annual Master Limited Partnership Investing Forum taking place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. REGISTRATION To register please go to the link below: forums.capitallink.com/mlp/2017 The Forum has been approved for 8 CFP/CIMA/CPWA Continuing Education credits. FORUM OVERVIEW AND STRUCTURE The Forum will address major topics of interest to the industry and investors who follow the MLP space. It will feature two separate and concurrent tracks. One with panel discussions by top industry experts and one with presentations of individual MLPs. Investors can also request 1x1 meetings with MLP management. There are four SECTOR PANELS: Midstream - MLPs in Texas: Permian and Eagle Ford; Midstream - Rest of the US: Non-Texas Trends; LNG & Maritime; and The Private Equity Perspective on Energy Infrastructure There are six INDUSTRY PANELS: Tax/Legislation/Regulatory; Energy in 2017: The View from the Fourth Estate; Raising Capital for MLPs - Capital Markets & Bank Financing; MLP Rating Agency; Institutional Investor Perspective and the Analyst Perspective. TARGET AUDIENCE Institutional Investors • Registered Investment Advisors • Financial Advisors • Financial Planners • Wealth Advisors • MLP Executives • Investment & Private Bankers • Securities Analysts • Retail and Institutional Brokers • Industry Specialists & Analysts • Financial Press & Media. UPCOMING RELATED EVENTS The MLP Investing Forum capitalizes on the long track record of success of Capital Link's Annual Closed End Funds and Global ETFs Forum, which attracts 1,000+ executives. The 16th Annual Closed End Funds & Global ETFs Forum will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at The Metropolitan Club in New York City. For the complete 2017 Events Calendar, please visit: forums.capitallink.com FOR MORE INFORMATION Please visit: forums.capitallink.com/mlp/2017 Or, contact Nicolas Bornozis at mlp@capitallink.com ORGANIZER - CAPITAL LINK, INC. Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communication and advisory form with strategic focus on MLPs, the energy, commodities and maritime sectors, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs. In addition, Capital Link organizes ten investment conferences a year in the United States and Europe all of which are known for combining rich educational and informational content with unique marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. Based in New York City, Capital Link has offices in London, Athens & Oslo.


News Article | February 20, 2017
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BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-one financial counselors at The Colony Group have been named in the 2017 list of "Five Star Wealth Managers," compiled by Five Star Professional. Jeff Craig, CFP®; Patrick Donnelly, CFP®; Denise Duffy, JD; Clay Eubank, CIMA®, CPWA; Car...


News Article | February 15, 2017
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(PRLEAP.COM) February 13, 2017 - Donny Shimamoto was announced as the featured educator for a SageWorks webinar,. The session will help attendees understand how better information results in more informed decision making and ultimately gives the organization a competitive advantage. Donny is the immediate past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee, and an honoree of multiple industry awards. He has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent speaker on how management accountants can help add-value to their organizations via CGMA webcasts.Donny will explore how benchmarking can be added to a CPA practice to increase the value provided to clients and provide two case studies of leading firms who have incorporated benchmarking for success.Donny has been recognized as a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2017, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013 and 2014. He received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs; was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007, 2009 and 2014; was named a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004; and was recently awarded an AICPA Standing Ovation Award in Information Management and Technology Assurance.Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and technology management for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader and educator in the fields of accounting technology, IT risk management, organizational development, and performance management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations strategically innovate while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and can be seen across the U.S. educating audiences year after year. For more information, visit http://www.donnyitk.com/ where you can find Donny inspiring the next generation of business professionals in his personal blog on leadership, business, IT and his life as a CPA.IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm, focused on organizational development and business process transformation for accounting firms, nonprofits, and other businesses that are innovative and think BIG. ITK formulated the Intraprise Architecture model and consulting methodology that optimizes an IT strategy to support an organization's business strategy. ITK is a combined management consulting firm and systems integrator which results in expertise to right-size enterprise processes and leverage cost-effective technologies that enable small and mid-sized organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK provides executive-level technology management, enterprise architecture, business performance management, information architecture and management, technology risk management, and operations optimization consulting services. Visit http://www.intraprisetechknowlogies.com/ for more information. ###


News Article | February 21, 2017
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MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LoCorr Funds is pleased to announce the additions of Hillary Ambrose, Stephen Kingsley and Wayne Wagner to their growing distribution team.   Hillary Ambrose, Regional Vice President, will lead LoCorr’s distribution efforts in Long Island and Westchester County, New York, as well as in Fairfield County, Connecticut. She joins LoCorr from Neuberger Berman where she held multiple positions over nine years, most recently as a Vice President and Regional Director for the Independent Broker Dealer channel in New York and New Jersey. Prior to that, she was a Branch Office Administrator at UBS. Hillary earned her BA in Media Studies and Economics from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She also holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. Stephen Kingsley will serve as Regional Vice President overseeing distribution for the Independent Broker Dealer (IBD) channel in Michigan, Northern Indiana and Western Ohio. He brings nearly 25 years of financial services experience to LoCorr Funds, most recently as a Vice President serving the IBD channel for BlackRock. He also spent 11 years at MFS Investment Management, and held positions with Cohen and Steers Capital Management, Kemper Funds and Northwestern Mutual Life. Stephen earned his B.A. in Communications from Western Michigan University. He also holds the FINRA Series 7, 66, and 63 licenses. LoCorr is also announcing that Wayne Wagner will transition to lead distribution efforts for the IBD channel in Southern California. He joined the organization in May 2016 as a Vice President on the National Accounts team, responsible for expanding platform relationships. Wayne brings 25 years of sales and sales leadership experience to his new role, having held leadership positions at Ameriprise Financial and Principal Financial Group, along with positions at Russell Investments, Alliance Capital, and Delaware Investments. Wayne earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of San Diego. He obtained his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation in 2003 and holds his FINRA Series 7 and 24 licenses. “We are very pleased to have Hillary, Stephen, and Wayne join our growing distribution team,” said Kevin Kinzie, Chief Executive Officer for LoCorr Funds. “Their expertise and proven sales backgrounds will be an asset to LoCorr as we bring our message of low correlation and diversification to the market.” About LoCorr Funds LoCorr Funds is a leading provider of low-correlating investment strategies. They were founded on the belief that non-traditional investment strategies with low correlation to stocks and bonds can reduce risk and help increase portfolio returns. LoCorr offers investment solutions that not only provide the potential for positive returns in rising or falling markets, but also help to achieve diversification in investment portfolios. LoCorr Funds is headquartered in Excelsior, MN. For more information, please visit www.LoCorrFunds.com or call 1.888.628.2887. The LoCorr Funds are distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. © 2016 LoCorr Funds


News Article | February 21, 2017
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MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), a global intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year, which ended on December 30, 2016. Fourth quarter 2016 revenue was $70.1 million, up 5.6%, or 6.5% in constant currency, as compared to prior year. Fiscal 2016 revenue was $288.6 million, up 10.6%, or 11.1% in constant currency, as compared to prior year. GAAP diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2016 were $0.19, up 58%, when compared to $0.12 for the same period in 2015. Fiscal year 2016 GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.66, up 53%, when compared to $0.43 for the same period in 2015. Pro forma diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of 2016 were $0.26, up 24%, when compared to $0.21 for the same period in 2015. Fiscal year pro forma diluted earnings per share were $0.94, up 25%, when compared to $0.75 for the same period in 2015. Pro forma information is provided to enhance the understanding of the Company’s financial performance and is reconciled to the Company’s GAAP information in the accompanying tables. In its meeting, the Company’s Board of Directors authorized an increase in its annual dividend from $0.26 to $0.30 per share, which is to be paid semi-annually. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company’s cash balances were $19.7 million. The outstanding balance of the Company’s Credit Facility totaled $7.0 million at the end of the quarter. “We had another strong quarter and an outstanding year,” stated Ted A. Fernandez, Chairman & CEO of The Hackett Group, Inc. “Additionally, today we announced the introduction of our second training and certification program which demonstrates our ability to expand our 'IP as a Service' offerings which is providing new ways to leverage our valuable IP, serve our clients strategically and grow our business.” Based on the current economic outlook, the Company estimates total revenue for the first quarter of 2017 to be in the range of $72.0 million to $74.0 million, and estimates pro forma diluted earnings per share to be in the range of $0.22 to $0.24. At the high-end of guidance, pro forma EPS would increase 20%, when compared to prior year. World-Class IT Research – New research from The Hackett Group found that world-class IT organizations are dramatically more effective than their peers at enabling the digital transformation that is at the heart of most business strategies today. The Hackett Group found that this ability plays a key role in how world-class IT organizations enable greater efficiency, agility and improved competitive advantage across the enterprise. At the same time, world-class IT organizations also spend significantly less on IT operations than typical companies. World-Class HR Research – New research from The Hackett Group found that world-class HR organizations embrace digital transformation and advanced analytics as key levers to drive improved results, including spending 23% less per employee than typical companies, operating with 32% fewer staff and demonstrating improved effectiveness. For a typical company with $10 billion in revenue, attaining world-class performance represents as much as $14 million in savings annually. World-Class Procurement Research – New research from The Hackett Group found that world-class procurement organizations now have 18% lower operating costs than typical companies, and operate with 28% fewer staff, while generating more than twice the return on investment. Digital business transformation is one key enabler to how world-class procurement organizations achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness and higher ROI, the research found. World-class procurement organizations understand the opportunity that digital technologies present to transform service delivery, reduce errors, and free procurement staff for higher-value work. Certified GBS Professionals Program Diploma Launched - The Hackett Group and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) announced the launch of their Diploma in Global Business Services (DGBS). This is the third offering in the companies’ Certified GBS Professionals (CGBSP) program, a comprehensive career development system for global business services (GBS), shared services and business process outsourcing (BPO) professionals. The Diploma in GBS, designed for current GBS team leaders, center managers and others running operational or functional teams, covers an array of topics relevant to operational excellence in finance, HR, procurement and IT. It is the middle level of certification offered by the CGBSP program. On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, senior management will discuss fourth quarter results in a conference call at 5:00 P.M. ET. The number for the conference call is (800) 779-3138, [Passcode: Fourth Quarter, Leader: Ted A. Fernandez]. For International callers, please dial (517) 308-9381. Please dial in at least 5-10 minutes prior to start time. If you are unable to participate on the conference call, a rebroadcast will be available beginning at 8:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and will run through 5:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. To access the rebroadcast, please dial (888) 566-0406. For International callers, please dial (402) 998-0591. In addition, The Hackett Group will also be webcasting this conference call live through the StreetEvents.com service. To participate, simply visit http://www.thehackettgroup.com approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call and click on the conference call link provided. An online replay of the call will be available after 8:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and will run through 5:00 P.M. ET on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. To access the replay, visit www.thehackettgroup.com or http://www.streetevents.com. The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. Services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management, and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement, and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle EPM and SAP practices. The Hackett Group has completed more than 13,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 87% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 58% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center which includes the firm's benchmarking metrics, best practices repository, and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group’s clients and partners to achieve world-class performance. More information on The Hackett Group is available at: www.thehackettgroup.com, info@thehackettgroup.com, or by calling (770) 225-3600. This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause The Hackett Group's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that impact such forward-looking statements include, among others, the ability of our products, services, or offerings mentioned in this release to deliver the desired effect, our ability to effectively integrate acquisitions into our operations, our ability to retain existing business, our ability to attract additional business, our ability to effectively market and sell our product offerings and other services, the timing of projects and the potential for contract cancellations by our customers, changes in expectations regarding the business consulting and information technology industries, our ability to attract and retain skilled employees, possible changes in collections of accounts receivable due to the bankruptcy or financial difficulties of our customers, risks of competition, price and margin trends, foreign currency fluctuations, changes in general economic conditions and interest rates, our ability to obtain debt financing through additional borrowings under an amendment to our existing credit facility as well as other risks detailed in our Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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