Publications

  • What Does The Future Hold For Banks? More Cost Cutting, Competition

    March 21, 2018 | Banking | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Consultants at Bain & Company argue that banks will get squeezed in coming years on both sides of their business. On the cost side, competition for deposits will only heat up as rates rise, low-cost entrants pile in and customers start seeking better deals. "Banks have forgotten what battling for

  • Can Private Equity Put Record Capital Flows To Work?

    March 20, 2018 | Forbes.com

    The global private equity industry posted another solid year in 2017. Moving forward, general partners will need to find new ways to generate growth and underwrite value as they seek to justify persistently high prices for target companies.

  • Bain & Company’s Keith Bevans Talks About Careers, Life at Bain

    March 20, 2018 | Accepted | Media mention

    One of the biggest motivations, if not the biggest motivation, for applying to graduate school is career enhancement and achievement of professional goals. For many MBAs and some other graduate students, consulting has irresistible appeal. Keith Bevans, a partner with Bain & Company and the Global

  • Coping with the Amazon Factor in Due Diligence

    March 19, 2018 | Bain Brief

    The online retail giant is changing the rules for almost any target company. Here's how PE firms can measure the threats—and opportunities.

  • 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?

  • Automation Nation: Whose Job Is Next?

    March 19, 2018 | Bain Snap Chart

    Lower costs from automation may increase demand for workers, but automation is likely to eliminate nearly 40 million jobs in the US in the coming decade.

  • Can 'Cobots' Bring Manufacturing Back Home?

    March 19, 2018 | Bain Snap Chart

    By enhancing the productivity of humans, automation will likely make manufacturing costs attractive closer to home.

  • Women Strive to Narrow a Confidence Gap

    March 19, 2018 | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Some 63% of women enter the workforce with the confidence that they can rise to senior management, compared with 75% of men, according to a survey of 8,400 adults by Bain & Company and LinkedIn. By mid-career, only 57% of women still feel that way, compared with 66% of men, says Julie Coffman, a

  • Amazon could shake the banking industry to its core — but one expert knows how Wall Street can fight back

    March 15, 2018 | Banking | Business Insider | Media mention

    When the news hit that Amazon was in talks with several banks to launch a "checking account-like product," naturally everyone feared the worst. But the situation for banks may not be as dire as some seem to think — at least yet. That's according to Maureen Burns, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • MBA Applications: How Important is the GMAT?

    March 15, 2018 | FindMBA | Media mention

    Keith Bevans, a partner with Bain & Company and head of the firm's consultant recruitment program, talks with FindMBA about the importance of GMAT test scores for MBA applicants and consulting candidates.