What’s Keeping IPA 100 MPs Up At Night?

Succession planning and talent management continue to dominate the discussions in IPA 100 strategy meetings across the country. When asked about the firm challenges, almost twice as many of the Top 50 to 100 firms cited this as one of their top three challenges compared to the Top 50 firms.

Among the Top 50 firms, challenges that are top-of-mind include, in order of the most reposnes are:

  1. Succession and Talent Management
  2. Growth and Business Development
  3. Pricing and Fee Pressures
  4. Economic and Regulatory Environment
  5. Profitability and Cost Containment
  6. Realization
  7. Merger Integration

Among No. 50 – No.100, challenges in order of most responses are:

  1. Succession and Talent Management
  2. Growth and Business Development
  3. Cost Containment and Profitability
  4. Pricing and Fee Pressures
  5. Niche Development and New Service Offerings
  6. Realization
  7. Client Retention