Publications

  • HSBC takes tech route to end trade paper trail

    August 10, 2017 | Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    Consultants caution that trade finance lacks more than technology: that the Victorian system has endured so long is testament to the lack of alternatives and absence of standardization. Unlike in, say, ecommerce, there is no ecosystem of banks, shippers, ports and customs. “Banks and others have

  • Amazon and Alibaba go head-to-head in Singapore: Bain & Co

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | CNBC | Media mention

    Consumers will benefit from the greater offerings from internet retailers, but offline retailers stand to lose, says Mike Booker, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Amazon reaches for millions in Southeast Asia's cyberspace

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | The Associated Press | Media mention

    As Amazon gears up in Singapore, there's plenty of room for growth in Southeast Asia, where e-commerce accounts for only 2.6 percent of the retail market, said Sebastien Lamy, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Amazon Enters Singapore With a Pitch to Big Spenders; E-commerce company is initially offering its Prime Now fast-delivery option in the city-state

    July 27, 2017 | Digital, Retail | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    While Amazon has a presence in Japan, China and India, Singapore is its first major foray into a smaller Asian country. The city-state of about 5.6 million people has high average income levels, a business-friendly government and an urban environment that allows for straightforward and easier

  • Amazon enters Southeast Asia, launching Prime Now service in Singapore

    July 27, 2017 | Technology | CNN | Media mention

    Amazon "has deep pockets and takes no prisoners," said Mike Booker, a partner with Bain & Company. The online retailer is "probably keen to go up against Alibaba in a contained environment and try out its strategies and offerings," he added.

  • Thomas Olsen: Bank Operating Models

    July 05, 2017 | Bain video

    Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain's Financial Services practice, outlines four things banks are doing to develop new operating models that can adapt for the future.

  • Beyond Bitcoin: How Blockchain Is Changing Banking

    July 01, 2017 | Financial Services | Barron's | Media mention

    One executive in a blockchain consortium with other companies told Bain & Company that "half of the people in the group are looking for a solution; the other half are there uniquely to obstruct progress."Nonetheless, Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain, expects blockchain to gain wider acceptance

  • Is Your Brand Positioned to Win in Digital?

    June 22, 2017 | Bain infographic

    With more shoppers buying on digital channels, fast-moving consumer goods companies need to rethink their e-commerce strategy. Here are four ways brands can get ahead in digital.

  • To Tap Tomorrow's Distributed Ledger Tech, Firms Must Act Now

    June 14, 2017 | The Business Times

    Companies that are proactive and strategic about distributed ledger technology can gain an edge, even in today's challenging climate.

  • Traditional Advertising Still Needed

    June 10, 2017 | Jakarta Post

    Bain research shows that traditional media is more effective than digital in getting consumers to recall advertisements.