Bain in the news

  • For China’s Wealthy, Singapore Is the New Hong Kong

    February 07, 2018 | Financial Services | Bloomberg | Media mention

    The number of Chinese high-net-worth individuals who view Hong Kong as their preferred overseas place of investment is down to 53 percent, from 71 percent two years ago, according to a survey in July by Bain & Company. More than 20 percent favor Singapore, up from 15 percent two years ago.

  • Billionaire-led healthcare venture shines light on opaque supply chain, M&A need

    February 02, 2018 | Healthcare | S&P Global Market Intelligence | Media mention

    Whether pharmacy benefit managers fundamentally change in the wake of the Amazon partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan, their link in the chain likely will not, according to Tim van Biesen, a partner with Bain & Company and a leader of their healthcare practice.

  • What Does a Next-Level Digital Transformation Office Look Like?

    February 01, 2018 | Digital | ConnectedFutures | Media mention

    Most transformational efforts underachieve. According to Bain & Company, a mere five percent of these programs meet or exceed their goals. Sometimes that’s simply a result of businesses not sensing the urgency and thus not giving digital transformation work the resources and attention required by

  • The economic buzzword of 2018 is “synchronous”

    January 31, 2018 | Firm Strategy | Quartz | Media mention

    “Every major region is looking forward optimistically, which probably means it’s time for me to get anxious,” said Manny Maceda, the Worldwide Managing Partner at Bain & Company in a video from Davos. “But right now, out here, the message is it’s good times all around the world.”

  • China's young shoppers breathe new life into luxury market

    January 31, 2018 | Retail | Reuters | Media mention

    Millennial shoppers pushed the Chinese market up to 142 billion yuan ($22.07 billion) in sales last year, about 20 percent higher than the year before. It is by far the steepest jump in over half a decade of sluggish growth, according to a report by Bain & Company.

  • A lot tougher than it looks: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase's big plan to lower health costs

    January 30, 2018 | Healthcare | CNBC | Media mention

    One way employers have tried to address their health costs is by narrowing networks of medical providers covered by insurance plans, limiting which doctors, hospitals and labs patients can go to for care without paying significantly more out of pocket. This new partnership could possibly create a

  • U.S. Firms Say China's Business Climate Is Warming, Survey Finds; Upbeat tone comes despite a rise in China-U.S. trade tensions and worries over regulation

    January 30, 2018 | Macro Trends | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    U.S. companies are more optimistic than a year ago about business prospects in China despite a backdrop of escalating trade tensions and worries over regulation, according to the latest annual survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China and Bain & Company. The upbeat tone appears to reflect

  • Doors opening for gay graduates

    January 29, 2018 | Financial Times | Media mention

    At Bain & Company, João Soares, the partner who leads the firm's LGBT+ initiatives, points out that the firm's approach to the community is two pronged. "We're committed to bringing the top LGBT+ talent to Bain and then we aim to provide all possible resources to keep that talent," he says.

  • Two-speed growth in China

    January 26, 2018 | Retail | CNBC | Media mention

    Chinese consumers are spending more in the health and wealth sectors, but the fast-moving consumer goods space is likely to see slower growth, says Weiwen Han, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Chinese Shoppers Are Splurging on Luxury Goods Again

    January 26, 2018 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Global luxury-goods purchases by Chinese shoppers jumped 12% last year to $104 billion, according to Bain & Company. Chinese consumers accounted for 32% of global luxury-goods purchases, up from 30% in 2016.