Edgar, Dunn & Company

was founded 40 years ago this year! 

Established in 1978 in the United States, today we serve clients in more than 55 countries from our locations in San Francisco, London, Sydney, Paris, Frankfurt and Istanbul.

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Our Timeline Since 1978

What’s in a name?  Evolving Company Brand

24thDec '17

In simple terms, there is usually a difference between company and brand.  The company refers to the organization whereas brand refers to the image and ‘personality’ a company applies to its products and services.  Some company brands will derive their name from their founders.  Bang & Olufsen, for example, you may think of a high-quality consumer electronics product.  The brand and company name comes from the names of its founders, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, who met at a school of engineering in Denmark.  IKEA, a composite of the first letters in the Swedish founder Ingvar Kamprad's name in addition to the first letters of the names of the property and the village in which he grew up, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.  On the other hand, BMW, the German car manufacturer and brand actually means Bayerische Motoren Werke, or if you’re an English speaker, Bavarian [...]

Learning From History

24thDec '17

In simple terms, there is usually a difference between company and brand.  The company refers to the organization whereas brand refers to the image and ‘personality’ a company applies to its products and services.  Some company brands will derive their name from their founders.  Bang & Olufsen, for example, you may think of a high-quality consumer electronics product.  The brand and company name comes from the names of its founders, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, who met at a school of engineering in Denmark.  IKEA, a composite of the first letters in the Swedish founder Ingvar Kamprad's name in addition to the first letters of the names of the property and the village in which he grew up, Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd.  On the other hand, BMW, the German car manufacturer and brand actually means Bayerische Motoren Werke, or if you’re an English speaker, Bavarian Motor Works. A brand name can reinforce [...]

Interviews With Past EDC Leaders

22ndDec '17

Interview with Ken Howes, former European Managing Director of Edgar, Dunn & Company.

Mark Beresford, a director located in the London office, recently caught up with his old boss and former Managing Director, Ken Howes. Ken Howes led high-profile and leading-edge assignments for blue-chip organizations in many countries throughout the world.  These included business growth, product, competitive and international expansion strategies and due diligence projects in payments and financial services.  Ken was at the forefront of all significant developments in the payments industry for over three decades. Before joining EDC in 1996, he spent 26 years with Midland/HSBC bank where he held a range of executive management positions.  He was a co-founder of [...]