Banking & Financial Services

“I had undertaken an MBA and DBA through distance-learning, so I had no qualms about doing the same with Appleton Greene’s CLP. The potential benefits were obvious to me and the risk minimal, compared to what I had already invested in my personal career development. I was pleasantly surprised with CLP, indeed it was not really like a distance-learning program at all. The program and business model is very well thought out and the program was far more interactive than was the case with my MBA and DBA. I received support from a team of Professors and Mentors at Appleton Greene, and I would like to give a special mention to Jenny, my program administrator who was marvelous with me. I was also impressed by the level of interaction between learning providers, consultants and client contacts, which meant that I never felt as if I was studying alone. Appleton Greene proves that distance-learning can work if it is implemented properly. This is most definitely the future of corporate training within a global environment.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Banking & Financial Services industry.

Banking & Financial Services
  • Agricultural Bank of China
  • Allianz
  • American Express
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group
  • Aviva
  • AXA
  • Banco Bradesco
  • Banco do Brasil
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of China
  • Barclays
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • BNP Paribas
  • China Construction Bank
  • Citigroup
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Credit Suisse Group
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • Generali Group
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • HSBC
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • ING Group
  • Itaú Unibanco
  • Japan Post Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Metlife
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
  • Mizuho Financial Group
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Munich Re
  • National Australia Bank
  • Prudential
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Santander Group
  • Sberbank of Russia
  • Société Générale
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
  • UBS
  • Wells Fargo
  • Westpac
  • Zurich Insurance Group
Banking & Financial Services

Assets of the largest 1,000 banks in the world grew by 6.8% to a record US$96.4 trillion while profits declined by 85% to US$115 billion. Growth in assets in adverse market conditions was largely a result of recapitalization. EU banks holds the largest share of the total, 56%. Asian banks’ share amounts to 14%, while the share of US banks amounts to 13%. Fee revenue generated by global investment banking totals US$66.3 billion. The United States has the most banks in the world in terms of institutions i.e. 7,085 including 82,000 branches. This is an indicator of the geography and regulatory structure of the USA, resulting in a large number of small to medium-sized institutions in its banking system. China’s top 4 banks have in excess of 67,000 branches with an additional 140 smaller banks. Japan has 129 banks and 12,000 branches. Germany, France, and Italy each had more than 30,000 branches – more than double the 15,000 branches in the UK. Financial services are the economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of organizations that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds and some government sponsored enterprises. The financial services industry represents 20% of the market capitalization of the S&P 500 in the United States. Finance industry income as a proportion of GDP is 7.5%, and the finance industry’s proportion of all corporate income is 20%. The financial services industry constitutes the largest group of companies in the world in terms of earnings and equity market capitalization. However it is not the largest category in terms of revenue or number of employees. It is also a slow growing and extremely fragmented industry, with the largest company (Citigroup), only having a 3% US market share.

Banking & Financial Services

“Performance improvement has to be the core objective of any training program. At Appleton Greene, this is achieved by ensuring that each program incorporates the implementation of a tangible business process. As they say, processes drive business, but it is always people who drive processes. Therefore, this kind of productive and interactive training is mission critical for any company that trades internationally.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Banking and Financial Service industry.