Chromatique N°1, July 2014

Chromatique N°1, July 2014

Panorama of CIB
‘operating models’

Teamwork and personal commitment, shared success and renewed motivation, confidence and excellence: these are the common denominators that characterize the men and women of Harwell Management. It is these values and convictions that, associated with a business model that puts clients and collaborators at the heart of our
concerns, have allowed our firm to establish its legitimacy and expertise.
In 2014, thanks to our experience and with an eye to strengthening the link between our firm and its clients, we have decided to launch a newsletter called Chromatique in reference to the spirit that inspires its content. Published twice a year, Chromatique aims to shed new light on the current issues facing the Banking and Financial sectors. Thus, our editing team has conceived several structured rubrics beginning with an analysis of a theme centered on a benchmark, an inquiry or feedback on experiences. This theme will be presented by a representative of the Banking and Financial sectors. Moreover, in order to offer different viewpoints as well as an impartial and critical analysis under the light of specialized literature, we will balance each new issue with an interview of an expert from the academic or regulatory sectors.

For this first issue of Chromatique we have chosen to review the operating models of the support functions within the Corporate and Investment Banks (CIB), mindful that the latter have faced profound changes in their regulatory, economic and technological environment in recent years. Moreover, our approach has allowed us to highlight the main organizational decisions and perspectives for mid and long-term change, which you will find in our “Decryption“ rubric. Eric Trouslard, Global Head of Client Management at BNP Paribas CIB ITO, will answer your questions about how his organization functions and his view on the subject. Finally, you will discover our conversation with Professor Thierry Granger from the University of Paris Dauphine on the implications and efficacy of the French Law on the Separation and Regulation of Banking, a major event that should further impact operating models.