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Financial Services

Over the last 10 years our Financial Services team has served a range of clients acros Investment & Retail Banking, Cards & Payments, Wealth & Asset Management and Insurance, in the UK, Europe & New York. As the sector evolves, we have been increasingly
engaged in helping Challenger Banks and the FinTech’s source the best talent.

We typically support our clients on mandates to hire Heads of Strategy [at Group & Business Unit level], Heads of Internal Consulting, Heads of Transformation, COOs, Chiefs of Staff and more Operational/Commercial senior level roles in operating units of organisations.

As a specialist in the strategy, transformation and M&A market we are also able to support the build out of the teams below the senior
hires. Many of our clients work with us across all our geographical locations and our permanent team are able to access a talent pool
of over 9000 Financial Services professionals, many of whom have experience from both consulting and industry.

Our Independent Consulting proposition gives our clients flexibility when a permanent hire is not required or possible or a specialist
is required. Since 2014 we have support the full range of Financial Services businesses in London, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva and
Stockholm. These projects aim to achieve a clear set of deliverables agreed between us and the client and generally range from a week
to six months in duration. Typical projects would involve five-year strategic planning, digital transformation, go-to-market strategy,
new market/competitor assessments, program management office and organisational re-design. Our independent consulting network
draws on experience from within a consulting environment paired with additional industry experience, spanning different levels of
seniority from Analyst to Partner level.

Our team combines over thirty years of experience in the sector, not just from our business but from other search and recruitment firms.
This, coupled with the ex-Consultants who also work within the firm, make the Financial Services proposition truly one of the leaders in
the market

Case Studies


Leading European Investment Bank, London

Retained by a leading European Investment bank to source an MD to help set up and lead their new Internal Consulting function in EMEA. The successful candidate came from a background of Operational Consulting spanning both the Banking sector as well as from Consulting.


European Retail and Commercial Bank, London

Following a function re-structure, we were asked to source a #2 to the Board member responsible for Strategy for this European Retail and Commercial bank. The successful candidate came from a background in Tier 1 Strategy Consulting and Investment Banking M&A.


Global Investment Bank, London

A Global Investment Bank were looking to set up a team in Europe to develop their Strategy and partnerships with FinTech and Blockchain start-ups. The successful candidate came from a Tier 1 consulting firm where they had helped set up and run their FinTech & Digital
practice in Europe.


Global Speciality Insurer, London

Helping the business to tie in the ideas of a number of new products heads globally with the overall strategy of the business in the run up to an Executive Committee meeting. Provided an ex-Bain consultant with experience working on strategy projects for a number of other Insurance firms for a 10 week assignment.


Multinational Cards & Payments Busines, Frankfurt

Working with a global firm to help implement new customer loyalty programmes across a number of different regions. Provided an ex-Bain
consultant with 10 years industry experience covering a number of global loyalty and customer experience projects for a 15 month project.


Leading Private Bank and Wealth Manager London

Helping a bank assess a number of regulations impacting their business and how they could find strategic benefit from the changing environment. Provided an ex Deloitte consultant with experience of retail and private banking and a firm understanding of current
regulatory requirements for a 6 month period.


Client Testimonials


“The Barton Partnership helped in us searching the right candidate to fill the always challenging role of Strategy within Markets business. They listened carefully to our feedback on profiles including experience and cultural fit, and saw it through to a successful conclusion.”

Director, natwest markets