Publications

  • Banks Start To Crack the Small Business Ecosystem

    April 10, 2018 | Forbes.com

    Ecosystem services could hold great appeal for small and medium-size enterprises, allowing banks to strengthen and expand their role with these companies.

  • Small Business Ecosystems: Banks' Next Challenge

    March 19, 2018 | Bain Brief

    There’s a big world beyond core banking services. But do banks have the credibility and the right partners?

  • 5 Macro Trends Bankers Should Watch

    November 13, 2017 | Forbes.com

    Incorporating macro themes into the long-term planning process helps banks build a strategy that will accommodate a future well beyond the next few quarters.

  • Banking Strategy for the Long Game - Bain Moscow

    September 17, 2017 | Bain Brief

    В ближайшие 10 лет в связи с рядом сформировавшихся в последние годы макроэкономических тенденций произойдет трансформация банковской отрасли. Как руководству банков учесть ее основные направления?

  • Banking Strategy for the Long Game

    September 17, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Despite pressures to improve next quarter's stock performance, banking remains a long game, demanding a decade-long perspective. Here's how senior banking teams can incorporate the salient themes into their strategic planning.

  • Plotting a Path to Financial Excellence

    July 31, 2017 | Corporate Finance | CFO.com

    Bains "Financial Excellence Diagnostic" identifies the specific capabilities that will enable a company to achieve financial excellence, based on its own unique position.

  • When the Finance Department Becomes a Company's Secret Weapon

    June 16, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Digital disruption, activist investors and growing complexity have caused companies to rely more heavily on their Finance departments to take on a more strategic role.

  • New Bank Strategies Require New Operating Models

    May 15, 2017 | Bain Brief

    It’s high time for banks to shake up creaky structures and ways of working—and time is running short for responding to incursions by nonbank technology firms.

  • Unfolding the Benefits of Digital in Paper and Packaging

    March 22, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Even as digital reduces demand for paper it creates new opportunities in product, supply chain and customer innovation.

  • Talking to Activists: How to Deal With a Pushy Challenger

    July 11, 2016 | Mergers & Acquisitions | National Association of Corporate Directors | Media mention

    The best way to deal with activists is to get into and ahead of their thinking. In Agitators and Reformers: How to Respond to Activist Investors, Bain Partners Josh Hinkel, Henrik Poppe, Martin Toner and Chuck Whitten lay out seven categories that activist investors focus on.