Corporate & Transaction Banking

With pressure mounting around the pace of digitization, gaining economies of scale and managing risk, senior management in the corporate and transaction banking sector must be equipped and capable of creating and leading first-class strategies.


We work with banks of all sizes, globally, to help them recognise the potential for new streams of revenue from corporate customers, and the necessary overhaul of the technologies that serve them. We have worked across both technology and product to help build new data led platforms that allow seamless trade and movement of money across borders and company. Having also partnered for many years with exchanges and data providers, we view the corporate and transaction banking market through a different, more holistic, lens. Providing our clients with more diverse and considered leadership talent.

We partner with transaction banking teams, globally, to help them source senior management roles including Head of cash management and payments, head of trade and supply chain finance, head of financing, Head of treasury and head of securities services such as custody and funds.

For our corporate banking clients we focus on roles within business leadership and general management, relationship management and portfolio management.

Investment Banking

Investment banking today is a business with significantly higher entry-barriers across capital, regulation, technology and governance, than could be found in its pre-financial crisis guise. However, the most significant challenges for firms looking to compete in this industry remain leadership and talent.


The constantly increasing regulatory scrutiny, combined with an unstable global economy and the need to transform and digitize are critical concerns for most CEOs and Boards in the investment banking sector.

Leathwaite has partnered with global investment banks for more than 20 years, helping to identify top-tier talent that not only understands the risk management and commercial needs but that can also bring creative thinking, originality and new perspectives.

Diversity, transformation, digital enhancements, ESG considerations and flexible working models are just some of the emerging challenges that investment bank leaders are grappling with. Our access to a more diverse senior talent pool – across industries, backgrounds and experience, means we can introduce senior executives that will thrive in this environment.

Partnering with many of the world’s leading global investment banks we ensure a quality of leadership that will help firms not only operate and succeed but thrive and build for the future. We find transformative executive leaders across functions, including Chief Technology, Information and Digital Information Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, HR Director, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, General Counsel and associated leadership roles across data, compliance, communications and operations.