Bain in the news

  • From Ugly Duckling to EnVogue: Commerzbank Luring Suitors

    September 22, 2017 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    “The German [banking] market continues to be very difficult in comparison to many European countries,” said Dirk Vater, a partner with Bain & Company. “Margins are thin thanks to strong competition, fragmentation and very price sensitive retail clients.”

  • Carmakers face threat from new drivers of profit

    August 08, 2017 | Automotive | Financial Times | Media mention

    “The industry has been relying heavily on the innovation power of their supplier partners,” says Klaus Stricker, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's global automotive practice. “And when you think about connectivity, digitization, autonomous driving, this will increase rather than

  • Buell’s Take: It’s a Great Time to Be German, Unless You’re a Banker

    January 06, 2017 | Banking | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    A new study from Bain & Company argues that Germany has too many banks, which don’t earn enough money and employ too many people. Wilhelm Schmundt, a partner with Bain, says that Germany could cut some of its 30,000 bank branches without harming customer service.

  • Bain & Company's Vater on Digital Banking

    May 15, 2016 | Digital, Banking | Bloomberg TV | Media mention

    Dirk Vater, a partner with Bain & Company, discusses digital banking in the Middle East, the challenges banks face and the outlook for banking in Africa with Manus Cranny on "Bloomberg Markets Middle East."

  • You're going to need a better boat: 'Jaws' on branch transformation

    August 13, 2015 | Financial Services | Credit Union Journal | Media mention

    Branch transformation is determining which institutions stay in the financial game as credit union members want their transactions to blend seamlessly whether they're banking in the branch, at home or on the go.

  • At Davos, rising stress spurs Goldie Hawn meditation talk

    January 21, 2014 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    There will be 25 sessions at the 2014 World Economic Forum dedicated to discussing wellness and mental health. This is a 50 percent increase in health-related presentations from 2008. The increase is indicative of the impact that stress and unhealthiness have on business.

  • Dimon avoiding Davos limelight as fines impede bank trust

    January 21, 2014 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Amid tightening regulations and increased scrutiny, financial institutions are looking for ways to re-organize and remain profitable. New laws such as 'the Volcker Rule' in the U.S. seek to push banks away from making bets with their own money.

  • German energy crisis favours the fleet

    August 27, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Reuters | Media mention

    "Utilities are coming from a world of big cash flows and high profits. But those days are over," said Kim Petrick, a partner at Bain & Company, "now it's all about customer focus. And so far small companies are faster and more successful than big utilities.

  • MBAs: Meet Bain's New Recruiter

    May 03, 2013 | Organization | Bloomberg Businessweek | Media mention

    Bloomberg Businessweek sits down with Bain & Company global head of consultant recruiting Keith Bevans. Bevans lays out some of the interview process at Bain & Company and briefly describes the ideal MBA candidate.

  • More MBA Grads Are Switching Careers as Job Market Improves

    April 18, 2013 | Talent Management & Leadership Supply | BloombergBusinessweek | Media mention

    Bain & Company's chief talent officer Russ Hagey weighs in on the recent impact on the consulting industry of career-switching MBA graduates. Management consulting ranks among the most popular destinations for MBA graduates last year.