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INVESTMENT BANKING

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To stay ahead of the competition, banks will need to ensure they have access to the most highly skilled staff, both at executive board level and within the business. Banks must be increasingly focused on relationships, and adapt to their clients. Leadership is also critical in assessing the changing landscape and identifying the emerging opportunities. New and growing areas of banking, such as restructuring and distressed investing, must also attract talent.


Atkins & Associates' Global Investment Banking Practice consists of a highly professional team around the world who partner with senior executives of international and regional investment banks to address hiring needs and assist with the assessment of existing management

competencies. In a time of increasing focus on the relationships bankers provide, we are able to access senior business leaders to give references and context from the wider business community.


The management of the high-performance teams needed to steer companies safely through the current market also poses particular leadership challenges in strategic, talent and human resources management. With our well established Executive Coaching Services and our unique External Benchmarking Review, we are particularly well placed to support companies' boards and top-management teams in these challenging times.


Other influencing trends, such as shifting demographics, the rise of emerging markets, higher customer expectations, the need for global operating platforms/models, and the need for continuous product innovation, are subjecting executive management teams to ever-rising expectations.

To stay ahead in the game, retail financial services institutions need to ensure that they have access to the most highly skilled staff available, both at executive board level and in areas such as multi-channel distribution strategy, marketing, innovative product development, and IT organization. At the same time, the leadership skills required for managing large multi-regional entities across geographies and cultures will be increasingly important.

Atkins & Associates' global Retail Financial Services Practice consists of a highly professional team around the world who partner with senior executives of organizations in all sectors of the retail financial services industry to address hiring needs and assist with the assessment of existing management competencies, and to support boards of directors.

The management of high-performance teams with the varied technical backgrounds needed to steer companies safely through the crisis also poses particular leadership challenges in strategic, talent and human resources management. With our well established Leadership Strategy Services Practice including our unique Team Effectiveness Review service, we are particularly well placed to support retail financial services institutions' boards and top-management teams in these challenging times.

Our unique one-firm approach, which facilitates collaboration across geographical and practice boundaries, enables us to bring highly skilled and experienced teams to the table, with proven expertise tailored to meet the needs of clients, and to achieve credibility with candidates and opinion leaders around the world. By focusing on people and skills management in the context of a specific strategy, we help banks to rethink their organizations and their winning value propositions.

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