• Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Transaction Services, Management Consulting
  • Industry: Investment Management, Mid Market, Private Equity, Financial Services, Banking & Capital Markets
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 7/21/2011

Banking Execs See Regulatory Reform Dampening Growth, Driving M&A Activities, Shifting Business Models 

Banking executives are more intently considering merger and acquisition (M&A) strategies and re-examining their business models to address growth challenges raised by regulatory reform, according to a recent survey by KPMG LLP.

Assessing the business outlook, banking executives surveyed expect improvements in revenue, the economy, and hiring in 2012, but remain guarded longer term, not seeing a complete economic recovery until 2013-2014 or later.
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Among the survey's key findings:

  • 78 percent of respondents say regulatory reform is their most significant barrier to growth
  • 87 percent say reform is causing them to reexamine their business models
  • 32 percent say navigating changes in the regulatory environment is the single most significant initiative for management