State of Global Wholesale Banking Report: how are senior leaders responding to a disrupted world?

07 Jul 2020

State of Global Wholesale Banking Report: how are senior leaders responding to a disrupted world?

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

In 2018, we surveyed senior wholesale bankers about the state of their industry. This year, Odgers Berndtson executive search specialists returned to industry leaders globally to share their insights on the ongoing challenges, opportunities, and sweeping transformation affecting wholesale banking.

Interviews were conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Understandably, the impact of the crisis loomed is large. But we also addressed a range of important perennial issues, including regulation and compliance, client management, the next generation of leaders, digitalization, and climate change.

All of our interviewees sit at the top of their organizations, either as CEO or regional/country head. Download the report to hear what they have to say.


Agility, purpose and digitalisation

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Big changes, major questions

These are some of the questions we address in our 2020 Wholesale Banking Report:

  • What will be the shape of flexible working in the ‘new normal’?
  • How do you stay close to clients in a socially-distanced world?
  • Has ‘command and control’ leadership had its day?
  • How did regulators react to the pandemic environment?
  • How can banks be part of the post-COVID solution and ‘build back better’ and be a ‘voice for good’?
  • Where is climate change and sustainability on the agenda now?
  • How important is a sense of purpose when attracting new talent?
  • What does rapid digitalization mean for the make-up of the wholesale banking workforce?
  • How are banks helping companies to navigate the economic fallout of the crisis?

Download Agility, purpose, and digitalization: the state of global wholesale banking now.

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