Financial Services

Financial Services sector forms the back-bone of any economy. Increasing globalization, unprecedented leap in technology and enhanced regulatory requirements have changed the dynamics of the financial services sector in the recent years. We provide a wide spectrum of services to commercial and Islamic banks, insurance companies, investment banks, private equity and asset management companies in the GCC and wider MENA region.


Service Offerings across the Life cycle

Through our diverse set of advisory services in the areas of strategy, business assessment and planning, corporate finance, process consulting, rating, etc., we aim to assist our clients in the financial services sector to emerge as stronger players. With our experience of working across functions/ departments such as finance, risk and internal control, we support our clients in adapting to emerging trends and regulations more effectively and efficiently.

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Featured Work

  • Strategy detailing covering enhanced customer segmentation, product mix and services across customer life cycle
  • Product profitability analysis
  • Preparation of monthly MIS including financial performance, variance analysis, capital and cost allocation, asset quality, investment portfolio analysis, etc.
  • Valuation, due-diligence and program management in a potential merger of two Islamic banks in Bahrain
  • Rating advisory including rating initiation/review support comprising indicative rating assessment, optimal positioning for securing, maintaining or upgrading rating and post meeting query handling
  • Assistance in various debt issuance programs including Basel III compliant AT1 issuance, Reg S issuance, local currency denominated bonds
  • Risk information packs covering aspects/indicators of credit, market and operational risks
  • ICAAP and stress testing analysis
  • Review and alignment of policies and procedures for the banking operations

Impact Stories

Long Range Plan and Budget including detailed Capital Assessment

The Client required assistance in building a detailed assumption based five-year financial plan including monthly budget for the first year and a detailed capital plan to ensure compliance with regulatory norms under Basel III requirements. The comprehensive long range plan laid out the group-wide roadmap, the monthly budget provided the basis for periodic monitoring and the capital plan helped in proactively fulfilling regulatory capital requirements.

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