For some time now, we have witnessed a rapid process of concentration in the banking sector. However, competition for customers grows with each passing day. On the other hand, the earning power of many institutions is sinking at an alarming pace. Is it possible to increase earning power despite this increase in competition? How can economic added value be increased? Is the orientation toward shareholder value the solution to the puzzle?
The road to greater earning power is obviously a rocky one. This year's banking symposium aims to investigate the topics of competition, economic added value and earnings growth from a theoretical and practical perspective, and to identify ways to escape the earnings crisis.