Financial Services

The credit crisis has produced a global shockwave for the financial services industry. Lingering pools of troubled assets, increased regulatory implications, government assistance, as well as the fall of major players continue to present unique challenges along with complex, mounting pressures and aggressive legislative developments.



Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) brings a dedicated team of professionals to assist the financial industry through these trying times. A&M provides specialist operational, consulting, regulatory and industry expertise, and advises governments and institutions globally including, U.S. regulators, Ireland, Greece, Spain and Cyprus. Our mission is simple – solve problems, deliver results and create value.

A&M's global Financial Services practice has been at the forefront of working with financial institutions in the wake of the credit crisis, advising clients on a host of operational, financial and regulatory issues, including dealing with lingering pools of troubled assets, risk management, due diligence and performance improvement matters. We have led the global wind down of Lehman Brothers, the largest and most complex bankruptcy in history, as well as the restructuring of Washington Mutual. A&M seamlessly draws upon the expertise of global, integrated teams of functional and industry professionals to meet clients’ needs.

A&M's team comprises seasoned bank executives from diverse and extensive backgrounds and former senior financial institution regulators, who bring unique and specialized expertise in managing banks and banking functions, credit compliance, equity and regulatory issues, balance sheet management, capital planning, and investigations, as well as examining and managing risk at banks from the community level up to some of the largest institutions in the world.

Our Financial Industry Advisory Services include:

  • Due Diligence

    • Loan Portfolio Analysis

  • Performance Improvement

    • Strategic Planning

    • Capital Planning

    • Management Evaluation

  • Regulatory Advisory Services

  • Risk Management

    • Compliance Management