With attacks from financial activists on the rise, companies are starting to beef up their boards with experienced experts, reports the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Both major concerns and smaller, family-run firms in Switzerland have launched board-level recruitment drives over the last 6 months, confirms Philippe Hertig, partner at Egon Zehnder in Zurich.
Challenged by quick-moving rivals from outside the industry, traditional financial services institutions are looking to remake themselves to meet the expectations of customers who want service that is intuitive, customized and on demand. To find the digital leaders they need to pilot that shift, financial services institutions need to follow these ten best practices.
Banks are becoming data companies and need new leaders in the boardroom and below. Perhaps, not before time, boring banking is starting to make a comeback,” observed John Kay last week in the light of big announcements at Deutsche Bank and HSBC.
The financial and economic crisis has fanned the flames of the heated debate over bonus payments and executive salaries.
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