Publications

  • Target at 200 - Bain Milan

    February 23, 2013 | Financial Services | Milano Finanza

    A similar decline in the differential Btp_Bund will deliver 4-6 billion capital for Italian banks that can reactivate credit for about 50 billion businesses and households in order to escape the crisis. (Full article only available in Italian)

  • Diamonds sparkle for the next billion consumers

    February 07, 2013 | Metals & Mining | Forbes.com

    Demand for diamonds continues to grow, especially in India and China, where the middle classes are expanding and more families are adopting the Western practice of giving diamond jewelry to celebrate engagements, weddings and anniversaries.

  • Do you really have a big data problem?

    December 07, 2012 | Technology | WSJ.com CIO Journal

    When companies go through the work of determining the right questions to ask and where to find the answers, they often discover that they already own the tools they need, either in business intelligence software or in existing database tools.

  • Risks and opportunities for the Italian Banking System in credit management real estate - Bain Milan

    November 10, 2012 | Financial Services | Milano Finanza

    There are four things that banks can do to manage risk and support the resumption of important sector of real estate credit.

  • When is advertising a waste of money?

    July 03, 2012 | Retail | Forbes.com

    Advertising needs to generate sales, not just buzz, to be worth the cost for a company.

  • Global refining faces turbulent times

    April 30, 2012 | Oil & Gas | Forbes.com

    As the center of gravity in the global refining industry shifts, the companies that survive will be those that determine how to benefit from the growing activity in emerging economies, select the right asset portfolio and take the necessary steps to achieve world-class operational excellence.

  • Perfecting sales execution

    October 06, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Most companies treat sales like an art, but they are discovering that the sales process needs to become more of a science. A Bain & Company survey found that 90% of consumer products CEOs ranked sales execution among their top priorities, but fewer than half felt their salesforces were operating at

  • Solvency II rewrites the rules for insurers

    July 25, 2011 | Bain Brief

    The European Union’s new regulatory framework will present compliance and strategic challenges for insurance companies worldwide

  • Who's buying luxury?

    November 07, 2010 | CNN

    Erika Serow, a partner at Bain & Company, recently appeared on CNN International, discussing the luxury goods market and its impact on retailers. She was featured alongside the CEO of Saks and the CEO of Hermes.

  • Financial Services rethinking risk

    June 01, 2009 | Financial Services | Bain industry brief

    By now, the problem is fairly well known. With investors hungry for higher returns and short-term growth, bankers rushed to oblige, placing their trust in "black box" models to control risk as they worked to boost earnings.