Managing Director & Senior Partner
Daniel Kessler leads Boston Consulting Group’s Financial Institutions practice in Switzerland. His client work focuses on large-scale change programs, primarily with clients in the financial services industry. He has led several large transformations as well as global post-merger integration programs, and supported clients both in digitally transforming their core and building new business models. Daniel has also worked extensively on portfolio strategy, organizational design, client segmentation and value proposition development, as well as cost programs—from conceptualization to implementation, including all aspects of change. Throughout his career, Daniel has worked with clients in Switzerland, across Europe, in Asia, and in the US.
Between 2012 and 2017, he served as BCG’s global leader for wealth management and private banking, and from 2015 to 2021 Daniel led BCG Switzerland as Managing Partner.
The most important question facing wealth managers right now is not which initiatives to prioritize—but how best to implement them all.
Today’s workforce is the most age-diverse ever. However, we seem to know little about how to embrace and leverage the power of age diversity in an organization.
Flipping the lens to look at global wealth from the perspective of client needs instead of net worth reveals huge untapped revenue pools lying in plain sight.
In an environment marked by uncertainty and complexity, trusting work relationships are indispensable for organisations in navigating the storm.
Firms have been late to the present, and they’re even further behind in preparing for the future. With shifts accelerating, leaders must commit to essential changes now.
It is still impossible to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the economy. Outsiders might think that the wealth management industry, after a ten-year bull market, should be in good shape to weather the storm. But this is not what we find.
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BCG’s 18th annual report on global and regional personal wealth examines how advanced analytics are emerging as a differentiator for successful wealth managers.
BCG’s 17th annual study takes a comprehensive look at key trends in the wealth management industry, including how private wealth has evolved globally and regionally.
With a dearth of flexible work models in Switzerland, many educated women don’t return to work after having children—and the Swiss economy suffers from their absence.
Female investors and millennials, currently underserved by wealth managers, have distinct characteristics that relatively few wealth managers are mining to their full extent.