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KPMG stays top dog in auditor ranking stakes

KPMG HAS RETAINED its dominant auditor position of stock market clients with 399 listed organisations closely followed by PwC with 360, Deloitte at 276, EY with 260 and 213 for BDO.

In fact, every top 20 firm retained the same position as the last stock market client Adviser Ranking in August 2014.

And it was the same story for AIM clients, with the rankings showing business as usual. BDO managed to keep the top spot despite losing six clients, while Grant Thornton gained one client to take it to 150. Big Four firm KPMG kept third place with 148 clients after a gain of four while mid-tier player UHY Hacker Young retained ninth position with 34 clients after a gain of two.

The FTSE 100 audit ranking table also stayed the same since the last ranking in August, with the Big Four dominating. PwC remained top dog with 40 clients, followed by KPMG with 24, Deloitte with 18 and EY with 16. BDO and Grant Thornton were joint fifth with one client apiece.

In health care, PwC take sole pole position with 17 clients after a gain of one, while Jeffreys Henry enter the rankings in equal eighth position with two clients.

In oil & gas, BDO moves up to joint first with PwC with 29 clients each.

GT dominate the technology sector with 27 clients, while PwC emerge victorious in the consumer tables with 33 clients.

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