Partners for Change

Through our entrepreneurial spirit and strategic thinking, zeb has established itself as one of the leading strategy and management consultancies in the financial services industry in Europe to date.

With our support, our clients address pressing issues and transformation
challenges arising from adverse market conditions, cost pressure,
digitalization and new regulatory requirements. Together, we master
today’s only constant—change.

Over the last ten years, Europe’s retail banks have confronted numerous economic headwinds. One might assume that COVID-19 has added to these challenges. Yet overall, private customer wallets analyzed by zeb in ten major European markets have shown some resilience.

digital planing
Properly implemented, agility enables individuals, teams and organizations to act in a customer centric, fast and flexible manner. Along with it, financial planning has to be radically transformed from traditional cost controlling into strategic value creation.

zeb.European Sustainable Investment Funds Study 2021
Our study aims at providing a snapshot on how sustainability objectives and the respective legislative interventions have shaped the fund industry in Europe in the last years with a particular focus on the role, competitiveness and positioning of the Luxembourg fund hub.

Anti-money laundering (AML) directives and enactments into local laws have necessitated significant investments into banks’ Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) frameworks.

Who we are....

We are partners for change.
We focus on what matters to our clients in the financial services industry – our goal is to improve their performance and competitive strength. We support and work closely with our clients’ decision makers, employees and stakeholders at every stage of the project – from conceptual design, creatively tailoring ideas to innovative strategies based on robust quantitative analyses for effective and thorough implementation.

... is what we do

We tap into our long-standing in-depth expertise in the fields of financial services strategy, sales, organisation, corporate management, human capital, regulation and IT.
We have the full spectrum of opportunities and challenges in today's financial services industry firmly in our sight. From this, we create forward looking, sustainable value for and with our clients. zeb: that's 360° management consultancy – every day, every challenge, every opportunity, every client.


  • As the largest financial services specialist consultancy in Europe, we have the ability to focus on one sector and generate deep insights.
  • Our approach is data driven and for that reason, we develop and provide state-of-the-art benchmark and scenario analysis which we use in our daily work and in our studies (e.g. via our European Banking Study, Basel IV impact study, Digital Pulse Check).


  • All our consultants are specialized in the financial services sector. Most have prior experience in banking, insurance or asset management.
  • Our collaborative and team-oriented culture enables us to give our consultants a long-term perspective at zeb, which proves our average tenure of more than 6 years.


  • Our financial services sector focus enables us to cover all topics with a focus on strategy & business development, finance & risk and operations & IT.
  • In combination with more than 1.000 consultants and a hands-on approach, we master complex projects that require deep financial services knowledge and profound technical skills.