MSI Global Alliance reports strong growth of 12% in 2013


Armstrong Watson became a member of the MSI Global Alliance a number of years ago in order to provide access to high quality accounting, tax and legal advice to our clients with overseas interests.  As a result of our association with the MSI Global Alliance, we have been able to help and support many of our clients, and our membership also provides our clients with confidence that they can get the help and advice they need through Armstrong Watson when doing business outside of the UK, without the need to go to the expense of using an international firm of accountants. 

It is very pleasing to see that the MSI Global Alliance (MSI) maintaining its position as the 11th strongest international association according to the recently published International Accounting Bulletin World Survey, which ranks international accounting networks and associations. With most associations reporting a 3% average growth, MSI delivers a strong performance reporting a significantly higher growth of 12% with combined fee revenues of US$623.9m for its accounting members.

James Mendelssohn, chairman of MSI, comments: “The growth not only reflects the strength of our existing members worldwide, but it is also the result of our continued efforts to recruit new, high quality members - 26 new firms joined MSI in 2012/13. Looking forward, we are continuing to develop our representation in key markets around the world and have recently admitted 7 new member firms to the association.”

MSI is a multi-disciplinary association of legal and accounting firms with member firms now having a combined fee income in excess of US$1.4 bn. With over 250 member firms in more than 100 countries, MSI has consolidated its position as one of the leading associations in the global professional services marketplace.

We are proud to be members of MSI and to be associated with the high calibre firms that make up its membership as they allow us to support our clients globally.

Paul Dickson, Managing Partner