DFK is always striving to improve the services it can offer its members. The professional services industry is facing challenges driven by technological innovations and market consolidation, and we want to help our members stand out.
Back in 2018 we struck a deal with our friends at AGN to give member firms of both associations access to greater resources and coverage to serve the international business needs of clients. We still operate as fully autonomous organisations, but started work together cooperatively and harmoniously. And thus the ‘Global Connect’ alliance was born.
After success in the fledgling alliance’s first year, MSI were welcomed into the fold, giving our members and their clients access to like-minded organisations from other professional disciplines. Now into our third year Global Connect is going from strength to strength.
This is client-service led. We’re quite substantial organisations. We have good coverage, quite similar from one another, but not completely without gaps but by the time you factor in increasingly complex niche and specialty requirements it’s very, very handy to draw on all of our memberships. That gives us more breadth of choice.
Executive Director, AGN International
We see this as a great opportunity which will have mutual benefits for all parties in ensuring that we remain strong and competitive in a changing market. The beauty of Global Connect is that it provides a default setting in seeking support in a specialist area. If MSI has not got a member in a particular area, we can go to DFK and AGN and similarly, we have some 130 law firms able to assist their members with legal support.
Executive Director, MSI Global Alliance