The financial services industry has been challenged by a number of factors including substantial increases in regulatory requirements and a greater demand for transparency. Economic crises have heightened the need for expertise in risk management. Rapidly evolving technological advances have resulted in increased integration of disparate platforms, a heightened focus on cyber security, and the need for sophisticated executives who understand that big data strategies must translate into enhanced marketing and customer service. In addition, mergers and acquisitions are expected to be on the rise due to increased competition and slimmer margins. Overall, financial services firms must have executives who are agile, adaptive, unfazed by crisis and complexity, and capable of leading through periods of great change.
We understand financial services in all its intricacy and rapid evolution. Our practice represents nearly 20% of our client base, with engagements across a range of sectors, including retail, business and corporate banking, mortgages and lending, credit card, wealth management, private banking, asset management, insurance and real estate. We have a strong following of repeat business with many major financial services players, and also have completed many assignments for regional financial services firms.