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.


Monthly update

Financial services regulatory updates – 17 December 2014


This month’s issue includes:


  • Unpicking the insurance stress test results – a concern or not?
  • Resolution funds – the funding model emerges
  • Post comprehensive assessment - what we can expect from the ECB?


Frontiers in Finance - April 2014

Frontiers in finance - December 2014


Navigating change and transformation

Substantial progress has been made in stabilizing the financial sector but a great deal remains to be done. In this issue we address the complex financial services landscape and some of the principal transformation issues senior executives are struggling with today. The recent G20 meeting set the broad context for economic reform and further financial services regulation. We look at some of the key items on their agenda, review the results of the ECB’s stress tests of our biggest banks, and explore the implications of IFRS9. We also explore two contrasting facets of data management impacting financial services.

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 while (a) finalising the post-crisis financial services regulatory reform agenda and (b) being confident that the enacted and prospective regulatory reforms are not having a negative impact on growth in Europe.

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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