Publications

  • Tapping Latent Demand in Personal Lending

    January 18, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Banks’ success in personal lending will hinge on taking a more data-driven approach.

  • Bad Behavior Database Aims to Stop Rogue Traders Before They Act

    January 18, 2017 | Financial Services | Bloomberg Markets | Media mention

    Under scrutiny like never before, finance firms are spending as much as one-fifth of their revenue on compliance, hiring tens of thousands of investigators, out-of-work traders and former intelligence officers to sift through employee communications. “The business case for reducing the expenses of

  • Strategic Update: The Future of the Digital Economy

    January 17, 2017 | Digital | WEForum.org | Media mention

    Orit Gadiesh, partner with Bain & Company, moderates a panel at the World Economic Forum on the future of the digital economy.

  • Big Game Hunt: Large Funds Drive Fundraising to $312.16 Billion

    January 17, 2017 | Private Equity | WSJ Pro | Media mention

    The preference for larger managers reflects a bit of anxiety on the state of the economy, said Hugh MacArthur, partner and head of Bain & Company’s private-equity practice. Concerned about a possible market correction, many limited partners now prefer sponsors that have proven themselves through

  • What's Keeping Big Insurers From Growing?

    December 30, 2016 | Forbes.com

    To successfully deliver a lower-cost, higher-growth model, global insurers must address their complexity.

  • Retail Banks' Salvation Lies in Mobile Adoption by Consumers

    December 28, 2016 | Forbes.com

    By accelerating the migration of customers from high-cost branches and contact centers to self-service mobile and online, banks stand to reap a significant payoff.

  • When Large Companies Are Better at Entrepreneurship than Startups

    December 27, 2016 | HBR.org

    Big companies starting businesses from scratch has become a big deal. But what are their odds of success—and how do those odds compare to start-ups?

  • The Power of Omnichannel Stores

    December 19, 2016 | Bain Brief

    We examine the latest sales results and the important role of stores in an omnichannel strategy.

  • What Great Looks Like in Banking Sales Practices

    December 19, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Banks need a new approach—one that focuses less on pushing products and more on attracting and retaining customers.

  • The Company Founder's Special Sauce

    December 18, 2016 | WSJ.com

    "The Founder," a new film starring Michael Keaton, tells the story of McDonald’s Corporation founder Ray Kroc as he turns a few small restaurants into a ubiquitous international chain. It’s a tale of founder-driven corporate growth—something that has become too rare today.