Reporting on the current state of the global banking industry

21 Jan 2019

Reporting on the current state of the global banking industry

In a volatile world, how are senior global wholesale banking leaders coping with the challenge?

Our free downloadable report brings together their opinions, insights and vision for the future, together with the implications for talent and leadership.

How are political uncertainty, the rise of digitisation and automation, and the career aspirations of millennials changing wholesale banking? What exactly is changing and, just as importantly, what is not?

In our roles as executive search specialists, we asked 50 wholesale banking industry leaders based around the world to share their detailed insights and gauged their optimism for the future of their businesses. Our report entitled ‘Technology, talent and trust. The state of global wholesale banking’ gathers their responses.

Future talent

This Odgers Berndtson report also offers our analysis of what it all means for finding, hiring and retaining the workforce of the future. For example, what does the wholesale banker of the future look like? Where will they come from? And what will keep them engaged in a long-term career in an industry built on trust and longevity?

Big changes, major questions

The report covers the up-to-minute changes and challenges faced by the wholesale banking industry and tackles important questions.

  • Is the current global political and economic environment a good or bad thing for the wholesale banking industry?
  • Whilst Brexit is currently making it difficult for UK banks to plan ahead, what effects are protectionist trade wars having more widely?
  • How is a rapid technological change affecting client expectations and demands?
  • How are established players responding to the rise of FinTech disruptors?
  • Just how profound is the impact of the arrival of the millennial generation?
  • How can wholesale banks keep high-potential millennials engaged and loyal?
  • Can bank pivot from a focus on high-volume transactional work to higher-touch advisory services?
  • Will the typical wholesale banker of the future no longer come from business school?

To download the Odgers Berndtson Report ‘Technology, talent and trust. The state of global wholesale banking’, click below.

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