Future-proof your strategy definition, target models and delivery roadmaps with a focus on effective governance, data and automation

Deep industry expertise

NextWave helps financial services organisations and fintechs to develop and execute their strategy. A strategic approach is required to achieve large scale transformational change in your organisation.  There could be a number of drivers for this such as growing your business, improving efficiency or enhancing your control environment. 

Common challenges facing C-suite executives

If you don’t invest time in developing your strategy up front, you are likely to fail in the execution stage. As well as the articulation of the vision and the strategy, it is critical to get support from the key stakeholders for a new strategy to help pave the way for the execution. Appropriate time invested in the strategy definition will ensure that the organisation is not only aligned on what it needs to do, but also on what it will take to deliver it. We help you identify what to prioritise in order to accelerate your digital transformation strategy.

My board is pursuing a growth and transformation strategy, how do I deliver it?
  • Build a convincing business case for investment
  • Understand the key value drivers for your business

  • Develop unit economics and pricing models

Is my strategy for the business clear and do people understand it?
  • Interweave data and technology into your business strategy

  • Build a consistent executive narrative and stories

  • Set SMART timelines and goals

How do I get a better understanding of the transformation work which my teams are doing?​
  • Develop a roadmap for your strategy execution

  • Track progress using milestones and metrics

Is the organisation fully aligned to the strategy and are people equipped for success?
  • Align the organisational structure and your priorities

  • Coach your leaders to be successful

  • Empower and incentivise your colleagues

How much am I investing and what are the outcomes?
  • Leverage industry experience to identify winning strategies
  • Understand the potential risks and outcomes
  • Review your investments and rationalise your change portfolio
What new capabilities should I be building to future-proof my business?
  • Build specialist data and technology capabilities
  • Develop people with hybrid skills and breakdown barriers
How do I accelerate the delivery of the strategy?
  • Automate quickly and incrementally to build momentum
  • Leverage people with both business and technical experience
  • Use prior transformation expertise to remove roadblocks

Case Studies

Our clients have realised development improvements and transformed their timelines, speeding up their processes.


Operating model for a Commercial Road Transport (CRT) group

Strategy | Fintech

Data and technology strategy for a leading insurance and technology group

Strategy | Insurers & Tech

Data strategy for a global reinsurance business

Strategy | Insurers

Operating model design & solution evaluation for a rapidly growing investment manager

Strategy | Asset, Investment & Wealth Management

Methodologies – The Nexus Strategy Playbook

NextWave’s unique delivery methodology, The Nexus Playbook, contains the process steps and deliverables we use to develop and execute a strategy.


Rapidly identify current status of the strategy development and execution, the external landscape, the drivers for change and the business priorities.


Define the vision, mission and strategy for the organisation. Complete high level design for key areas of the Target Operating Model.


Perform a gap analysis against the target state. Produce an implementation roadmap. Prepare and review business cases and prioritise areas for investment.


Design the operating model in detail including products, services, capabilities, solutions, technology & data architecture, processes and organisation structure.


Set up the execution governance structure, align resources to the priorities and build capabilities. Complete detailed planning. Deploy accelerators to speed up execution and remove roadblocks.


Track delivery against the execution plan – milestones and KPIs. Refine priorities and investments to deliver the most value and fully leverage capabilities and solutions deployed.

Learn more about the NextWave methodology

Our strategic focus areas

We help our clients implement their strategy by focusing on six key areas.

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Stakeholder alignment

Effective stakeholder management should not be underestimated when you embark on a new strategy or a change in direction. We have extensive experience of dealing with C-level stakeholders and can help align the senior team.

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You will need an effective governance structure to oversee the execution of your strategy, including programme plans and processes. We can support your existing PMO teams to put this in place or set up a new Programme Office for you.

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Portfolio alignment

Embarking on a new strategy will require changes to your existing initiatives. Our experts can review your current portfolio and recommend how this is adjusted to align to your strategy. This includes starting or stopping initiatives.

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Comprehensive Planning

We use industry-leading tools and methodologies to ensure that your customised planning process is efficient and effective. Our goal is to provide you with a clear and concise plan that outlines the scope of the project, the resources required, the timeline, and the expected outcomes. 

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Risks & Issues

Our extensive experience of delivering large scale transformation enables us to identify risks and issues early and ensure that these are highlighted to senior stakeholders. Taking mitigating actions early can prevent costly mistakes.

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Delivering a strategy usually takes several years. NextWave’s accelerators can help you generate quick wins.

These accelerators include established and emerging Fintech solutions. Our team will provide ongoing support throughout the project.​​

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Our experts

Our team have decades of experience in top-tier global banks and have a proven track record of developing and delivering strategic change and executing business solutions for clients. They use their industry expertise and deep understanding of large scale transformation and innovative solutions to enable your business to achieve its near term and longer term goals.

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