Financial Services 

Senior decision makers in Financial Services continue to face significant challenges. Despite signs of recovery from the crisis, there is a pressing need to strengthen risk management practices, and the focus remains on issues such as: capital & liquidity management, the changing regulatory landscape and cost reduction.

Financial Services

How KPMG can help

Given the challenges and opportunities facing the sector how do you build and retain a competitive advantage?  At KPMG we have unrivalled experience and expertise across all aspects of the FS industry.


We offer audit, tax and advisory services across our five sectors: alternative investments, aviation finance & leasing, banking, insurance and investment management.


Basel 4 – Emerging from the mist? Global overview

Towards Basel 4: A new approach to risk weighting? – September 2013


Back in September 2013, KPMG predicted that ‘Basel 4’ was emerging. Our predictions about leverage, challenges to internal models, and ever more severe stress tests have largely come true.

Monthly update

Financial services regulatory updates – 17 December 2014


  • Unpicking the insurance stress test results – a concern or not?
  • Resolution funds – the funding model emerges
  • Post comprehensive assessment  

Frontiers in Finance - April 2014

Frontiers in finance - December 2014  

Navigating change and transformation

Substantial progress has been made in stabilising the financial sector but a great deal remains to be done.

New Commission, New Parliament

New Commission, New Parliament (PDF, 320KB)  

An Agenda for Financial Services in the European Union


The new European Parliament and Commission face a massive challenge in delivering on a "jobs and growth" agenda.

Frontiers in tax – December 2013 (PDF 1.02 MB)


  • European Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)
  • Automatic exchange of information
  • Developing business models and structures
  • Optimising VAT and Transfer Pricing in a changing world


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Financial Services contacts

Darina Barrett

Darina Barrett

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Partner & Head of Financial Services Markets

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