Adapting to challenges

Traditional financial institutions are facing increased competition from vibrant new entrants. As evidence, global investment in Fintech has grown exponentially - from AUD $1.3 billion in 2008 to over AUD $16.8 billion in 2014. And investment is expected to have doubled in 2015.

Financial services is a prime area for technological innovation, from the ways in which people save their money, to how they spend it, to the tools they use to invest it – all of these modus operandi are changing more rapidly today than ever before, in every continent.

Structural, regulatory changes and industry consolidation are driving further need for executives who can think clearly about new market opportunities and the transition to the next growth phase. Amrop Carmichael Fisher has recruited executives at every level and position within the Financial Services industry around the world. From NEDs, CEOs, Chief Customer Officers, CFOs, COOs, CMOs to CIOs at:

  • Insurance companies
  • Retail banks
  • Corporate banks
  • Investment banks.

Using our Context Driven approach to executive search, we find the global-level executives that would find themselves at home in New York, London, Zurich or Singapore, who, at the same time, are an ideal fit for our clients' local requirements / local context. We help inform candidates about our clients' firms, building a comfort level in this crisis environment, and work with you to set expectations and shape the opportunity.

Working closely with our clients, we can help set the foundation for growth that will inevitably follow the end of this particular part of the business and economic cycle.

Our focus and approach

Amrop Carmichael Fisher’s Global Fintech Practice includes 17 Partners with extensive experience and focus within the financial technology markets. The Practice works closely with a dynamic portfolio of global consultancy firms, financial software solutions and services providers and technology start-ups operating in a series of disrupting sectors: mobile payments, money transfers and loans, fundraising and asset management.

Our Fintech Practice consists of professionals experienced in working with both financial services and technology companies. This dual focus provides a thorough understanding of these two interconnected industries, and is a powerful platform for identifying and hiring forward-looking leaders with the relevant expertise and cultural fit.

Our research-intensive procedures are ingrained in us, ensuring our clients always have access to the most current trends available.

We address the needs of firms in the following service areas:

  • Asset and Wealth Management
  • Accounting
  • Cards
  • Consumer and Commercial Banking
  • Corporate and Institute Banking
  • Deposits / every day banking
  • eCommerce / Innovation
  • Financial Technology
  • Global Markets
  • Institutional Banking
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Merchant Acquiring 
  • Payments
  • Personal Loans / Mortgages
  • Private Banking
  • Retail Banking
  • Risk Governance and Compliance
  • Superannuation
  • Wealth Management
Sector Specialisations
1Asset Wealth Management and FO

An unprecedented disruptive digitisation significantly drives innovative business models in the Financial Services sector today.  Emerging trends, including increasing regulatory mechanism, cybersecurity risk applications, social and geopolitical complexities, accelerate the demand for diverse talent and leadership expertise to meet future needs and drive growth. 

Our longtime expertise and experience worldwide have gained us the reputation as forward-thinking, expert advisors in talent strategy for the Asset and Wealth Management, Private Banking, Trust and Fund Services sector.  

A rebounding pandemic world is challenging business structures and shaping the behavioural investment strategies of high-net-worth entrepreneurs and family offices. Regardless of locations, ensuring wealth sustainability and good governance and transitioning the reign to the next generation demands structural alignment to a fast-changing world that requires innovative structures, sustainable investment policies and leadership know-how to meet future demands.

Amrop Carmichael Fisher references a distinguished history working with the most renowned family enterprises - single and larger, multi-family offices - around the globe and has been assisting owners and leadership with board advisory services, talent and leadership recruiting, intervention and succession planning.


The financial services sector has gone through vast technological innovation in the last decade, with disruptive new technologies propelling a wave of fintech companies to the forefront of the world of finance. These new companies are changing the way we save, spend and invest. We work closely with a dynamic portfolio of global consultancy firms, financial software solutions and services providers and technology start-ups operating in a series of disrupting sectors. Our experience across financial services and technology ensures a deep understanding of the relationship between both industries and provides the perfect platform for identifying leaders ready to embrace the future.


In an industry where the threats to business growth are becoming more complex and where the clients’ needs and expectations drastically changed following the pandemic and the resulting economic situation, our global insurance consultants add value to our clients by helping them find, develop and retain their leaders, who will shape the future and bring growth and innovation across life, property and casualty, brokerage and reinsurance businesses.

We have industry access and gravitas that allow us to commit to excellence and we bring deep sector knowledge and expertise in the critical issues that insurance companies are faced with (product management, operations, distribution, governance etc.).

4Retail & Corporate Banking

Our retail and corporate banking practice is well attuned to the changing market that its clients face. Following the regulatory restructure of the sector since the crisis both retail and corporate banks have been challenged to address a changing landscape driven by customer sentiment and technology.

Leaders are challenged to drive positive and trustworthy cultures while delivering value and transparency across service lines. Traditional firms struggle with adapting legacy platforms and operations while the challengers of last decade struggle to scale. All of these conditions drive the need for authentic and multi-skilled leaders from inside and outside the sector.

Get in touch!

Contact Monique Landes, Financial Services Partner

Contact Monique Landes