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Listen to experts from Wharton and Ernst & Young discuss what senior bank executives should be doing now so that their organizations are competitive in the next decade

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What strategies should global bank executives adopt now to prosper over the next 10 years? In this groundbreaking video-enhanced eBook, Wharton faculty, members of EY’s Global Banking and Capital Markets practice, and global bankers explore scenarios for the future of banking.

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Challenges and Opportunities (1:58)

Global banks face a threatening future. Regulations are mounting. Competition from emerging markets and non-banking companies is getting stronger. The need to invest in cutting-edge information technology is growing. What’s more, some traditional lines of business are shrinking even as funding costs rise and consumer trust in banks is plummeting. With all of these challenges, what strategies should executives at global banks use to succeed over the next decade?

To answer that question, EY and Knowledge@Wharton undertook a year-long scenario-planning process that identified four possible futures: Business as Usual, Financial Issues, New Markets, and Change, Change, Change. For each scenario, we devised key strategies for banks to undertake now. Global Banking 2020: Foresight & Insights includes text, video interviews and extensive analysis by Wharton faculty, EY professionals and senior executives from major banks.

Top executives at global banks will find a wealth of strategies in this enhanced eBook that can be implemented now to identify opportunity in a quickly changing environment, so that their firms may successfully emerge from this uncertain period.

The Long-term Value of Scenario Planning (1:48)

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