Challenger Banks: Up the Revolution

The growth of challenger banks has been significant, with many players choosing to focus on the SME market. With the technology landscape continually evolving, the ability of customers to access banking platforms quickly and simply is being enabled. Major tech players, such as Amazon and...

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CRO 2020: Our Top Five Risks

2019 has already seen significant change across the Governance, Risk and Compliance space and, as it comes to a close, more regulatory pressure will come about due to the further roll out of SMCR.  With other new and evolving regulatory initiatives plus the regular BAU...

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FP&A – the most critical function in finance?

With technological advancements, enabling data to be used more effectively, clients are redefining the function of FP&A now and in the future in their organisational structure, with the line between commercial finance and data analytics becoming ever closer. FP&A continues to expand to become the...

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D is for…Data

Digital has been the buzzword across the Insurance sector for some time.  But as the industry gets to grips (or less so in some cases) with digitization, business leaders are increasingly focused on another D … and that is all things ‘Data’. Insurance has always been...

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Cyber-attack: will you be on the hook?

From December 2019, the revised Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) framework will come into force. Along with the many new responsibilities and accountabilities, Senior Stakeholders need to understand that they may be partly, or fully, responsible for any cyber breaches that occur. Indeed, a failure...

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CRO: Hot seat or CEO designate?

  The New Risk Environment A number of recent articles continue to identify the battle for Risk talent as being a key business priority. One report states: “Companies are beginning to understand that, given the current level of business change and economic volatility, having a workforce that...

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CFO Review

Much has been written about the changing role of the CFO. Such changes were very much in evidence as we worked closely with Clients during 2018. In a number of instances, the CFO is also de facto Deputy CEO whose remit can include Technology, HR,...

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Brexit: The CRO’s last straw?

In the last ten years, the role and scope of the CRO has evolved almost to the point of being unrecognisable from 20 years ago. The breadth of the role and its visibility – both internally and externally – has meant a new type of...

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PE People Moves: January 2019

The following appointments have all taken place during the last few months, covering the full breadth of the wider Private Equity marketplace. If you would like to discuss the PE marketplace or how Norman Broadbent can help your business, please contact: Kristian Lee at kristian.lee@normanbroadbentinterim.com or...

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