Gerold Grasshoff is a senior partner and managing director. He is a core member of the Financial Institutions practice and head of the BCG Risk Task Force. In recent years, the focus of his work at BCG has been on large-scale transformation projects in the banking sector and topics on risk management.
Gerold became a BCG Fellow in June 2011. His fellowship research concentrates on risk and capital management, and he has a special interest in the current changes to the regulatory framework and their impact on the overall the financial service industry.
In the coming years, Gerold will focus on establishing a comprehensive understanding of the new international regulatory landscape and its interdependencies between different countries and to the non-banking financial sector. A quantification of the impact on the risk-return profile of banks and individual business units is one of the main objectives within this effort. His research is linked to the overall risk team efforts within BCG, and his findings are discussed on a yearly basis in the global BCG risk reports.
Gerold has already introduced Basel ll and Basel lll concepts into universal banking steering and operations. His premerger and postmerger support for European banks has included risk reduction programs for large investment banking portfolios and the complete set-up of best-practice risk organizations.
Gerold graduated from the Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU) in Koblenz, Germany and holds a degree in business administration. He also obtained the "Staatsexamen" in Russian and economics from the Plechanow Institute in Moscow. He spent significant time working out of BCG's Paris and New York offices before focusing on the German market.