We find leaders who become effective business partners to CEOs.
Regulatory scrutiny will continue to place intense pressure on finance executives. However, preparing for economic recovery and growth demands additional skills, especially as many strategic decisions are driven by the strength of the capital and liquidity position of an organization. We identify chief financial officers who will contribute to an organization's commercial objectives.
We find leaders who combine risk and regulatory discipline with a creative and broad commercial mindset.
Risk no longer is a simple control function; its profile, role and mandate have evolved. With the chief risk officer’s visibility on the rise, the influence and responsibility that come with the position have increased dramatically across organizations. The elevated status is most visible in banks, although the chief risk officer role also is growing in stature within asset managers and insurers.
We find leaders who can engage with both regulators and the broad organization at all levels.
Compliance functions are undergoing transformation; no longer is simply understanding regulation enough. Strong leaders need to develop and maintain solid relationships externally and internally, engage the business, influence the culture, and ensure robust systems and processes across all business operations.
We find leaders who combine judgment and agility to advise boards and executive leadership.The most sought-after legal executives can respond nimbly to a wide range of high-profile, unfolding business events. They must think strategically, exercise proper judgment, and communicate concisely and credibly with the board of directors, the senior executive team and external stakeholders — while also developing and leading talented teams aligned to the business and to key risks facing the company.