Financial Services Publications

  • How to Breathe New Life into Life Insurance

    January 17, 2018 | Bain Brief

    Life insurers can reinvigorate themselves by setting bold goals, attacking legacy costs and investing in technology to drive a step change in efficiency and an improved customer experience.

  • Are Global Insurers Too Big to Succeed?

    November 30, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Large insurers are able to reduce costs and accelerate growth if they address the heart of the problem: their complexity.

  • Challenges and Opportunities for US Companies in China

    January 25, 2016 | Bain infographic

    Growth continues to be a challenge for US companies in China, but many companies remain optimistic and see opportunities in innovation.

  • Winning Operating Models for Global Insurance Companies

    September 03, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Given the similarity of strategies throughout insurance, what differentiates the top performers tends to be how effectively they execute the strategy. Designing and building the right operating model is the surest path to effective execution, and insurers on that path typically face four big

  • Keeping Gen Y staff happy

    June 13, 2011 | Organization, Financial Services | The Business Times

    A significant percentage of Bain and Company staff are from Generation Y. Leading organizations seek ways to adapt to this next generation of leaders, who are looking to control their careers and join companies where they can make an immediate impact.

  • Who has the D? - Decision making needed for financial institutions in the new period of growth

    November 26, 2006 | Organization | Kinyu Journal

    The financial industry in Japan has reached a new strategic phase. There has been a shift from the pursuit of a "bottom line" strategy to increase profit, which has been pursued since the 1990s, to a "top line growth" strategy aiming for growth that provides a sustainable profit increase. U.S.

  • The Jenga Phenomenon: How eCommerce Is Reassembling Industry

    November 30, 1999 | Organization | Bain Brief

    The game of Jenga, named after the Swahili word for "construction," challenges each player to remove as many blocks as possible from a cross-hatched tower of wooden beams and to use them to build additional stories, all without causing the tower to crash.