Publications

  • Supply-chain finance: The missing link

    October 14, 2017 | Financial Services | The Economist | Media mention

    Thomas Olsen, a partner with Bain & Company reckons that the supply-chain finance market is expanding by 15-25% a year in the Americas and by 30-50% in Asia, with food and retailing among the most active industries.

  • Why Insurers Should Look Beyond Insurance

    September 21, 2017 | Bain Snap Chart

    In what may look like a paradox, companies are winning in insurance by offering their customers services beyond insurance.

  • How Brands Can Get Ahead of China's Tectonic Shifts in Grocery Retail

    September 20, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Like everything else in China, grocery retailing is changing at warp speed—with huge rewards for brands that quickly adapt to the new rules.

  • Banking Strategy for the Long Game

    September 17, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Despite pressures to improve next quarter's stock performance, banking remains a long game, demanding a decade-long perspective. Here's how senior banking teams can incorporate the salient themes into their strategic planning.

  • Ecosystems: How Insurers Can Reinvent Customer Relationships

    September 14, 2017 | Bain Brief

    Companies are transforming themselves into multipurpose providers—offering suites of interconnected services that extend beyond insurance to meet the broader needs of their clients.

  • Should You Consider Divesting?

    August 26, 2017 | Bangkok Post

    When strategically selected to clean up a company's portfolio and designed to command an optimal price, divestitures can generate significant shareholder value and create a catalysing event for improving the remaining business.

  • 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