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Our Latest Thinking on Financial Institutions

Technology is dramatically reshaping banks, asset and wealth managers, and other financial institutions. Digital disruption, however challenging, can open the door to new opportunities—but how best to capture them? Explore BCG’s latest thought leadership on financial institutions to hear the views of our experts.


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Why Aren’t Banks Getting More from Digital?

Banks understand that digitalization will drive the successful delivery models of the future. Few, however, have managed to make it pay, suggesting that a fresh approach to digital is needed.

How will financial institutions evolve? How will consumers bank ten years from now? Will digital natives redefine the landscape? Connect with us on LinkedIn to view our latest insights and share your ideas.

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‘Pulse check’ of Digital in Trade Finance

The Boston Consulting Group have again co-ordinated with SWIFT and The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to launch their latest paper on the digitisation of trade. Launched for SIBOS 2018, the paper provides a ‘pulse check’ on the trends, attitudes and progress towards digitisation, unpinned by a recent survey with respondents from banks / financial institutions, corporates, and various other facilitators in the trade ecosystem.

A perfect storm? - New frontiers for custodians and asset managers

A perfect storm? New frontiers for custodians and asset managers

The custody business is being squeezed by new regulations, low interest rates and sluggish performance from asset manager clients. An even greater threat is automation, which is turning custody into a technology-based business, with high fixed costs and near-zero variable costs. Yet the advance of automation also provides custodians with opportunities to extend their offering.

Laurent Desmangles on Personalized Banking

The benefits are big and banks already have enough data to hit the ground running.

The Digital Metamorphoses in China

Asset managers in China are facing fundamental changes to their industry brought on by the rise of digital technology and advanced analytics. Qin Xu, partner and managing director, explains how companies can explore new ways to maximize the value of this ongoing transformation.

Why Wealth Managers Must Adapt for the Future

Anna Zakrzewski, partner and managing director, discusses the overall state of today’s wealth management industry and the dynamics that are forcing players to change in fundamental ways.

How CIB Markets Divisions Can Boost Revenue Growth

How CIB Markets Divisions Can Boost Revenue Growth

By targeting high-value clients and creating agile client teams, CIBs can repurpose these divisions to achieve double-digit revenue gains and increase wallet share.

Trimming the Sails

BCG’s 2018 Treasury Benchmarking Survey, the fifth in a biennial series, continues the story of how treasuries have responded to one of the most challenging periods in banking history. For most, it has been a journey of significant and, in some cases, profound change.

Data Analytics for Financial Institutions: The Journey from Insight to Value

Data Analytics for Financial Institutions

Savvier analytics practices, partnerships, and organization models can help financial institutions generate billions from data analytics, according to a study by BCG and Morgan Stanley Research.

Expert Interviews

New Ways of Working in Banking

New Ways of Working in Banking

Technology is Transforming Banking, and Customer Needs Are Shifting

Tjun Tang on Digital Finance in China

Niclas Storz on How Banks Should Respond to Fundamental Changes Occurring in the Industry

Transforming Retail Banks for the Digital Age

Winning in Today's Corporate Banking Environment

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