Financial Services


The Heidrick & Struggles Financial Services Practice has been at the forefront of leadership trends for over 25-years. The experts in our core practices cover major sectors and functions in the financial landscape and create original thought and insights steering the leaders of the financial industry. Below are articles and publications focusing on the wide-spectrum of our knowledge and expertise.

Leading Culture Change in Banking

By David Boehmer and Daniel Edwards

In an industry that historically has changed at a sedate pace, big banks have been altering the way they do things at dizzying speed. Facing narrow margins, tighter regulation and wary customers, they are forging new business ...

Private-equity compensation trends in Asia: 2016

By Michael Di Cicco

A survey of 204 private-equity executives in Asia Pacific highlights the most recent compensation data and trends for a range of investment professionals across the region.

Changing bank culture: Lessons from the financial crisis

By Sarah Dahlgren

Former New York Fed supervisor Sarah Dahlgren describes how failures in company culture contributed to the financial crisis—and why improvements now might help banks better weather the next one.

2015 European private equity compensation survey

By Muriel Moreau and Tom Thackeray

Download the results of our third annual compensation survey of Europe’s private equity industry.

2015 North American private equity compensation survey

By Jonathan Goldstein

Download the results of our third annual survey of professional compensation trends in the North American private equity industry.

Accelerating performance through culture change: Lessons from the banking industry

By Paul Gibson, Bill Parsons and Colin Price

For many financial-services organizations, rebuilding trust with customers will require a focus on culture—not just compliance. Two forward-looking banks are leading the way.

As Banks Go Digital

By Clare Buxton and Adam Vaughan

Rethinking the talent model in a period of banking reform.

Elevating Regulatory Strategy in Financial Services

By Paul Gibson

New regulation is reshaping the landscape for US financial-services players, yet many of them approach regulatory strategy in a decidedly nonstrategic way. Time to stop playing catch-up.

Is this the year that banks finally begin getting culture right?

By Daniel Edwards

The next wave of banking leaders will be judged not for their heroics but for steady stewardship that enables their institutions to endure on behalf of clients, shareholders, and employees.

The rise of "consumerization" in financial services

By Golnaz Yekrangian

Banks, asset managers, and insurance companies can no longer get by with an incomplete understanding of their customers. Thriving in the new era of customer centricity requires a new kind of leader.