Financial Services

Financial institutions around the world look to ABeam for advice and support on their most pressing business/IT challenges. Consolidating their acquisitions. Carrying out nuanced globalization strategies. Managing complex IT conversions. Deploying multi-faceted payments strategies. Restructuring operations to meet new regulations and economic realities. Keeping current with best global practices. Creating customer value from their vast stores of data.
The financial services industry has never been more dynamic. Short economic cycles, global imperatives, volatile market conditions, myriad regulatory bodies - combined with cost pressures and expertise shortages. ABeam can help financial institutions navigate through these challenges because we know the industry worldwide. We bring skills for bridging gaps of understanding, language, and execution between business and IT.

ABeam Expertise

ABeam brings more than 30 years of real experience and 800 expert resources dedicated to the financial services industry. Our 100 clients span every financial industry sector, including global financial players in banking and insurance, government-affiliated financial institutions, stock exchanges, trust banks, and several major Japanese leasing companies as well as card and credit companies. Through selective acquisitions of Hazelwood Partners, a premier bank IT consultancy, and Catalyst Development, a leading financial services consulting firm, ABeam now serves Commercial Banks and Capital Markets and Asset Management clients in Europe, North America and Asia. ABeam's clients now include seven of the World's top 12 Banking groups and four of the World's top 12 Insurance Groups.

ABeam collaborates with financial services companies on major strategic initiatives such as:

- Mergers and integrations
- Global expansion
- Business consolidation
- International expansion
- Global payments
- Customer analytics
- Vendor management
- Portfolio management
- Data management
- Regulatory compliance and risk management

ABeam - FINANCIAL SERVICES

The financial services industry has never been more dynamic. Short economic cycles, global imperatives, volatile market conditions, myriad regulatory bodies – combined with cost pressures and expertise shortages. ABeam can help financial institutions navigate through these challenges because we know the industry worldwide. We bring skills for bridging gaps of understanding, language, and execution between business and IT.

ABeam assembles teams of seasoned advisors to work side-by-side with our clients. We bring repeatable strategic frameworks and methodologies, not pre-defined solutions, for solving problems and driving sustainable value. We bridge the business/IT divide.

For the past three decades, at every significant event in financial services – technological, regulatory, structural, and business-related – ABeam’s FI Principals have been at the forefront. They have helped banks rationalize and manage the resulting change, create solutions, and drive enterprise value.

ABeam at a glance

- US$250MM revenue in Global Financial Services
- 1500+ employees in 25 countries
- Library of global best practices
- More than 30 years of experience

Active projects with:

- 4 of the top 10 US banks
- 2 large US Insurance Companies
- 5 top Japanese banks
- 2 major Chinese Banks
- 8 other banks across Asia/Pacific
- 1 large UK capital markets group

Solid working relationships with:

- 75 of the top 100 US banks
- 20 of the top European banks
- Major private equity companies
- Major insurance and capital markets groups

Our management team:

- Bill Stuart, FSI USA head
- Royce Brown
- Brian Evetts
- Jim Henschel
- Bill Long