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Cultivating new era mindsets for new era challenges

Adam Gates, Becky Mackarel and Richard Plaistowe, Odgers Interim’s Financial Services Practice, welcomed their colleague, Andrew Rodgers, Principal, Odgers Berndtson Leadership Practice, who offered practical advice on hot topics...

Shining a light on ESG and sustainable business

Adam Gates, Becky Mackarel and Richard Plaistowe from our Financial and Professional Services practice on doing the right thing in the face of yet more regulation – the Consumer Duty.

On the evening of Thursday 23 November 2023,...

Financial Services: 2023 overview and what lies ahead

Adam Gates, Becky Mackarel and Richard Plaistowe from our Financial Services practice provide an overview of 2023 across Insurance, Banking and Asset & Wealth Management – plus a few pointers on trends we are likely to see in...

The right balance between ESG and profitability

Richard Plaistowe, Principal, Financial Services wonders whether some companies may be sacrificing profitability for the sake of ESG.   

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is rightly a major issue for businesses today....

The digital pound: will we need it?

Richard Plaistowe, Principal, Financial Services on proposals for a Central Bank Digital Currency, the so-called ‘digital pound’, and the potential impact should it be introduced later this decade.   

The Bahamas is home not only...

Why cyber security is an ESG issue

Adam Gates and Richard Plaistowe from the Odgers Interim Financial Services Practice explore how organisations should treat cyber security as part of ESG. 

HM Treasury unwittingly set itself up for ridicule recently when it...

Banking Market: where are we now

A month on from our last review on the banking sector, you will probably now breathe a sigh of relief. After Silicon Valley Bank in the US and Credit Suisse both collapsed, there was a worry that contagion could spread across the...

Consumer Duty: July Deadline Looming

The Consumer Duty July deadline is fast approaching, and many financial institutions are working frantically and allocating significant resource to get their houses in order.

Arguably the most significant regulatory reform in...

Bank failures: what lies ahead?

Richard Plaistowe, Principal, Financial Services on what is going on in the banking sector following the high profile collapses of SVB and Credit Suisse. 

In a speech to the American Bankers Association on 21 March, US Treasury...

ESG, Culture and the Workplace: insights from our expert panel

Adam Gates, Becky Mackarel and Richard Plaistowe from the Odgers Interim Financial and Professional Services Practice recently hosted a stimulating and informative evening client event featuring a brilliant panel of experts.  

Th...

Adapting to the new world order of M&A

Elias Mazzawi, Interim Specialist in integration and and growth, explains how recession, higher interest rates and supply side challenges are triggering huge changes in the world of M&A.

The days of the mega deal are gone, at...

Insurance Outlook: Trends for 2023

We have once again entered a year with macroeconomic and geopolitical volatility, which is impacting all industries in the UK markets. Insurance is no exception and is feeling the squeeze of inflationary pressure, regulatory...

ESG grounded in reality: greater scrutiny calls for robust risk assessment

Paul Wenman, owner of InvestAssure and an expert in sustainability, talks to Adam Gates, Partner and Head of our Insurance Practice, about the growing risks around making ESG claims that fail to match operational realities.

There...

Sadly, it won’t be dull: 2023 predictions in Retail Banking and Consumer Finance

At a recent lunch we hosted with several bank leaders the general feeling was that after the rollercoaster ride of recent times, a year of “dull” economy-related news would be welcome. However, that is not what leaders in the...

Inclusive leadership in action: walking the talk

Sue Johnson, Managing Partner of Odgers’ Inclusion & Diversity Consulting Practice, offers some insight into what leaders can do to ensure their organisation is inclusive for all.

Diversity is uniqueness, what makes us different....

Consumer protection at the forefront of regulatory change

In a fast-evolving regulatory environment, financial institutions need to combine strong leadership with agility and operational resilience to thrive in turbulent times, says Odgers Interim Principal, Financial Services, Richard...

Why tech debt can be a drag in financial services

What is tech debt, why does it hinder growth and how can financial services companies resolve the problem? Odgers Interim Principal, Financial Services, Richard Plaistowe provides the answers.

Given the rapid pace of change in...

Helping your people to use their voice and speak up

A recent event hosted by Becky Mackarel, Principal, Financial and Professional Services, and Adam Gates, Partner and Head of the Insurance Practice, explored how to create a culture of Psychological Safety at work.

Our webinar,...

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