The consulting conundrum

Gone are the Y2K days, when consultancies could exploit their strong positions and bill their clients big money for questionable services. The roles have been reversed for financial services firms, and consultancies are having to back up their ‘smoke and mirrors’ claims with measurable, value-added services.

The financial services industry has changed a lot in the past few years. Whether the incidents of September 11, 2001 marked the end of the good times or accelerated the global market decline after the excesses of the late 1990s is a moot, yet irrelevant point.

Similarly irrelevant - although no less contentious - are the questions of if and when some semblance of normality will return to the global economy. Analysts cite the cyclical nature of global economics as the inexorable catalyst for

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

Chartis RiskTech100® 2024

The latest iteration of the Chartis RiskTech100®, a comprehensive independent study of the world’s major players in risk and compliance technology, is acknowledged as the go-to for clear, accurate analysis of the risk technology marketplace. With its…

T+1: complacency before the storm?

This paper, created by WatersTechnology in association with Gresham Technologies, outlines what the move to T+1 (next-day settlement) of broker/dealer-executed trades in the US and Canadian markets means for buy-side and sell-side firms

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here