Financial services

We work extensively with the financial services sector and in particular with functional teams such as legal, compliance, internal audit, finance and human resources. Key challenges facing our clients include:

  • Changing customer and client demands
  • Managing stakeholder expectations (internally and externally)
  • Digitisation of the market
  • Increasing governance and regulatory requirements
  • Market competition and pressures on profitability

We focus on the people agenda in the context of these challenges. For example, working with leaders to develop skills such as managing change, interpersonal effectiveness and engaging with clients and other key stakeholders.

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Aretai have worked with Citi to develop leadership development programmes for our global Internal Audit teams. Aretai provided world class technical and behavioural thought leadership as well as lessons from their own personal experiences of leading across industries. The programmes are highly interactive, engaging and practical and have proved extremely popular across our global organisation, receiving consistently outstanding feedback.

Andrew Smyth, Citigroup