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A new era in banking

Until recently, success in banking was mostly about finding the right markets.

The state of the global banking-intermediation engine in 2017

The global banking industry intermediated nearly $250 trillion in 2017, generating $4.8 trillion in revenues.

Getting hitched

Not too long ago, fintech companies were a threat. Now banks are joining forces with start-ups to jump-start innovation, especially... in payments.

Reaching critical mass?

Digital disruption has now penetrated the key retail-banking segments.

Scramble at the top

Shifts in the industry’s league table are the result of investors’ changing views.

It’s a multipolar world

Banking is a big part of some economies; others, not so much. Both kinds of markets have something to interest bankers.

Dissecting the benefits of scale

Cost efficiency improves with size, especially in digitized markets, but size does not determine fate.



Analytics transformation in wealth management

– Today’s clients want a cutting-edge client experience. To deliver it, wealth firms must boldly scale up analytics.

Connecting employee health and wealth: Interview with CXA Group’s CEO

– Rosaline Chow Koo breaks down how CXA Group is working to make group insurance more profitable while simultaneously improving... employees’ health and financial well-being.

Going all in: How one insurer updated its technology stack

– Enrique Laso of MAPFRE USA discusses the insurer’s decision to undertake a massive modernization effort and how it successfully... managed this change while meeting its technical objectives.

How an acquisition invigorated an asset management leader

– Jenny Johnson, president and CEO of Franklin Templeton, explains how the firm’s acquisition of Legg Mason positions it for... the next phase of growth.

Insurance of the future: An interview with Ren Huichuan of Tencent

– The senior adviser for the Tencent Group discusses the competitive advantages of WeSure, the group’s insurance-agency platform,... and the wide-ranging challenges confronting modern insurers.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on globalization and the evolving role of corporate leadership in the 21st century with Matthew Slaughter

– A leading economist and business school dean reflects on globalization, concluding that “we’ve learned people want... to know policies will matter for them”, and that “a lot of us underestimated the possible magnitude of distribution pressures from freer trade and immigration and flows of capital.”

The benefits of being a cloud trailblazer

– To meet an SEC demand for greater transparency, FINRA chose the road less traveled—public cloud—and reached its goals... and more at substantially lower cost.
Podcast - Talking Banking Matters

Enabling global commerce: A conversation with Payoneer CEO Scott Galit

– While retail payments providers often become household names, most flows are between businesses. Scott Galit describes how B2B... fintech Payoneer has grown by leveraging early success in cross-border payments.

Indonesia and Islamic banking: An interview with Hery Gunardi

– The CEO of the newly merged Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI) describes how digital and mobile capabilities unlock new opportunities... for Islamic banking within Indonesia—and beyond.

Designing next-generation credit-decisioning models

– As banks continue their digital transformations, they can follow four best practices for automated credit-decisioning models to... incorporate more of the right data to meet future challenges.
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