Banking and capital markets strategy consulting

EY-Parthenon banking and capital markets strategy consulting professionals help EY clients devise tailored corporate growth plans to successfully compete and win in tomorrow’s complex business environment. Digital transformation, environmental governance, consolidation or separation, EY-Parthenon is ready to help make sense of the present for long-term success in the future.

What EY-Parthenon banking and capital markets strategy consulting team can do for you

Banking and capital markets are at a pivotal moment. We’re in a time of change and simultaneous disruption from different spheres of the business. Consolidation, deregulation, digitization, blockchain and fintech disruption are all in play. And another significant trend vying for corporate attention is changing customer preferences for a more digitally integrated banking experience based on sustainable practices. 

To thrive today and in the future, traditional banking models must be reimagined. For example, consumers will never return to their pre-pandemic way of banking. Now consumers want to do their banking online. So banks must become fully digital on the front end of the business as well as in the back office. Also, as blockchain and cryptocurrencies gain in popularity, banks must innovate to stay relevant in asset distribution, including the ever-increasing knowledge accumulation from data. Banks must also deal with increasing competition from agile FinTech in the lending space. Currently, FinTech with fewer governmental restrictions can make quick decisions when dealing directly with consumers. This disruption in loan origination threatens the very core of banking. And consolidation and partnering are also taking place to help provide new and needed capabilities such as AI. Still another concern is that sustainable business practices are a priority. Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) is predicted to be an important deciding factor in future capital investments. Bottom line, growth opportunities abound but they must be both identified and acted upon quickly to be fully realized.

How do EY-Parthenon banking and capital markets strategy consulting help? With years of experience in the financial services industry, we are cognizant of both the current industry pressures and risks as well as where new opportunities lie. Our goal is to help you:

  • Identify new growth markets and growth opportunities such as in health care payments or SME banking.
  • Leverage strategic partnerships and develop ecosystem strategies to better serve and meet your customers’ needs.
  • Deepen your customer relationships and expand your customer base through the identification and evaluation of new digital and crypto capabilities as well as building new product capabilities such as buy-now-pay-later (BNPL).
  • Realize your ambition by developing an innovative strategy that will deliver long-term value and support its implementation.

EY-Parthenon’s core capabilities of strategy, transactions, turnarounds and digital transformation exist to help your financial service firms achieve their full promise.

EY-Parthenon banking and capital markets strategy consulting team

Aaron Byrne

EY-Parthenon Financial Services Leader

Focused on advancing the client's capital strategies and future vision. Adept in building enterprise strategy determining strategic options and establishing inorganic strategy approaches.

San Francisco, USA

Saurabh Dhingra

EY-Parthenon Asean Financial Services Strategy Leader; Partner, Strategy and Transactions, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP

Vast consulting and business management experience. Passionate about helping to build disruptive businesses and transform financial institutions. Likes yoga, meditation and reading.

Singapore, SGP

Michael J Wada

Partner, Banking & Capital Markets, Financial Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Growth through M&A and Transformation. Works across borders with diverse teams. Focus on enterprise-wide change in Financial services. Avid sports fan. Enjoys travel, art and biographies.

London, GBR

Sara Elinson

EY Americas FinTech M&A Leader and EY Americas Payments M&A Leader, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Financial Technology Investment Banking, Senior Managing Director

FinTech strategist and ecosystem builder. Helping FinTech companies and incumbents advance digital financial services through investment, M&A and partnerships.

New York, USA

Muqtadar Ahmed

EY-Parthenon Senior Director, Strategy & Transactions, Financial Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Innovative leader and problem solver focused on financial services and emerging FinTech ecosystems. Dedicated to increasing value for all client stakeholders through organic and inorganic strategies.

Chicago, USA

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