zeb is the no. 1 strategy and management consultancy for financial services in Europe

We see ourselves as a partner for change, inspiring future-oriented decisions and creating sustainable values for our clients. We’ll support you from thought to action by developing strategies, translating them into operational targets and carrying out their implementation.

We provide services to all segments within the financial industry, ranging from large universal banks, niche banks, insurance companies, investment firms to asset managers and FinTechs.

Our service offering is unique in that it combines traditional management consultancy with advisory services and outsourcing in compliance, risk management, internal auditing and financial law.


zeb was founded in the German university town of Münster in 1992, with the purpose of providing consultancy services to the growing European banking sector. The business expanded and in 1997 we opened up our first international offices in Zurich and Vienna. Ten years after the companys foundation we employed more than 250 consultants and additional offices were opening up across Germany.    

In 2012 we celebrated our 20th anniversary and acquired the Swedish consultancy firm Crescore, located in Stockholm. Upon entering the Nordic market we also expanded our service offering to include compliance, risk management, internal auditing and financial law on an advisory as well as outsourcing basis.

Today we are more than 1000 employees and operate all over Europe with office locations in major financial hubs such as Frankfurt, Zurich and London. We have thus established ourselves as the largest European strategy and management consultancy specialized in the financial services sector.


International strength

Our long-term presence in the Nordics has allowed us to establish an in-depth understanding of the local market environment as well as the regulatory landscape. By utilizing our strong international network we are able to monitor and analyze regulatory developments in Europe and deliver the expertise required for each specific project.

Entrepreneurial mindset

Our Nordic client base includes several small and medium-sized companies, many of which have partnered up with us from the earliest stages of the startup process. We have come to understand the challenges facing new players in the financial sector and learned to be creative and adapt our solutions to each specific situation and client.

360 degree consultants

The broad experience and in-depth expertise among our consultants means that we can support our clients throughout all stages of their development. We help analyze current market developments, establish suitable strategies and support the business transformation that is necessary to fulfill long term strategic objectives.


The financial market is a global and highly integrated system. Financial players operate in an international environment and conduct business in a multitude of countries. In order to support our clients effectively, we have established several offices across Europe and can put together an international team to take on any challenge.


Our consultants are the cornerstones of our success. We combine expertise and enthusiasm to deliver excellent results for our clients. Most importantly, we truly enjoy working together while doing so.


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