Publications

  • Robots for Hire as Baby Boomers Retire

    March 07, 2018 | Bain Snap Chart

    As baby boomers move into retirement, labor will grow scarcer, accelerating investment in automation technologies. That shift will boost productivity, but the rapid spread of automation may eliminate as many as 20% to 25% of current jobs in the US, setting the stage for a boom–bust cycle.

  • Building a Winning Workforce for Tomorrow Starts Today

    March 06, 2018 | FinWeek

    The best-performing companies are already taking steps to attract new talent and widen their lead over rivals.

  • Four Ways to Spur Innovation at Your Managed Care Organization

    March 06, 2018 | Healthcare | Managed Healthcare | Media mention

    The healthcare industry is ripe for innovation. Several experts speak on how to spark creative programs and solutions at healthcare organizations. Julie Coffman, a partner with Bain & Company, recommends forming a leadership cadre that carries forth changes ushered in by innovative researchers and

  • “Alexa, move my bank account to Amazon”: More than half of all consumers are willing to buy a financial product from a tech company over the next five years with Amazon leading the way

    March 06, 2018 | Banking | Press release

    A recent survey from Bain & Company finds US and UK consumers ranked Amazon nearly as high as traditional banks for trust with their money

  • Turn Your Supply Chain into a Competitive Weapon

    March 05, 2018 | IndustryWeek

    Don't buy into these four myths that limit the ability of leadership teams to turn their supply chain into a competitive weapon.

  • Banking's Amazon Moment

    March 05, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The e-commerce juggernaut may be taking the plunge into banking, but it is not invulnerable. Banks that focus on customers over products, on fast test-and-learn over business cases, can thrive.

  • PE Panorama: Despite suggestions to the contrary, PE finding places to put cash

    March 05, 2018 | Private Equity | Asia Asset Management | Media mention

    According to Bain & Company's 2018 Global Private Equity report 2017’s deal value, at $440 billion, was up on 2016’s $369 billion, but still well short of the pre-crisis peak of $762 billion in 2007.

  • Amazon in talks to offer bank accounts with JPMorgan Chase

    March 05, 2018 | Banking | Financial Times | Media mention

    Amazon could find a receptive audience for its rumored banking venture. A recent survey carried out by Bain & Company found that nearly 60 percent of bank customers in the US were willing to try a financial product from tech groups they already use. Amazon and PayPal were the two brands consumers

  • Five takeaways from Amazon’s flirtation with checking

    March 05, 2018 | Banking | American Banker | Media mention

    As foot traffic has dwindled at brick-and-mortar branches in recent years, banks have looked for new ways to pitch products, such as checking accounts, to customers online. So far their efforts have mostly fallen flat, in large part because of the collective shortcomings of the industry’s core

  • Buyout feast expected as Trump alters debt rules

    March 04, 2018 | Private Equity | New York Post | Media mention

    PE firms have historically cut costs to improve earnings, according to Bain & Company's 2018 Global Private Equity Report, but may have to change their strategies with interest rates rising and a looming recession.