Matt Austen

Co-Head EMEA Financial Services

Matt Austen is a Partner and EMEA Head of the Corporate & Institutional Banking practice of Oliver Wyman. Based in London, Matt has over seventeen years of financial services consulting experience, during which time he has advised clients on a broad range of strategic and operational issues in wholesale and investment banking in a number of developed and emerging markets, having spent part of his career leading the firm’s Corporate & Institutional Banking practice in Asia.

During his career, Matt has led several major clients through a range of strategic and transformational situations. Matt has worked with several clients to define and implement their wholesale banking strategies across their domestic and international markets. Matt has also worked extensively in a range of operational areas spanning risk management, performance management and compensation. Much of Matt’s recent work has included advising clients in their response to new regulation, working with them to understand the financial impact and the implications for their business model, and to develop and implement the response plan from strategic re-positioning through design and development of new capabilities.

Matt holds a Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge in Economics and Modern Languages – French and Spanish, which he speaks fluently.

Matt has contributed to many Oliver Wyman publications and is the author of “Corporate Banking Outlook” (2011) and “Coming of Age: Corporate & Institutional Banking in Asia” (2008). Matt is also a regular commentator on Corporate & Institutional banking in the media.