• When CFOs Are More Than Number Crunchers

    September 20, 2017 | The Business Times

    When CFOs have the time to do more strategic planning and create value, finance teams can do their best work.

  • Plotting a Path to Financial Excellence

    July 31, 2017 | Corporate Finance |

    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.

  • Distributed Ledgers in Payments: Beyond the Bitcoin Hype

    June 13, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Distributed ledgers present banking executives with intriguing opportunities. Forward-thinking institutions are starting to move beyond experimentation to realize the potential for faster, more efficient payments.

  • Agitators and Reformers: How to Respond to Activist Investors

    June 10, 2015 | Bain Brief

    Someday soon, an activist investor is likely to show up on your corporate doorstep. You can turn this engagement to your company’s advantage—provided that you have done the necessary advance preparation.

  • Breaking Out of the No-Growth Trap

    December 10, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Companies that return cash to investors through buybacks or dividends often miss out on growth. A more fruitful approach: analyze the factors that determine total return to shareholders and be sure you have the right investor base.