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Asia wealth management post-COVID-19: Adapting and thriving in an uncertain world

– Asia’s wealth managers—new entrants and incumbents alike—must reinvent themselves as agile and flexible organizations in order to succeed for the long term once the pandemic is past.

Banking imperatives for managing climate risk

– More than regulatory pressure is driving banks to manage climate risk. Financing a green agenda is also a commercial imperative—but specialized skills are needed to protect balance sheets.

Tracking US small and medium-sized business sentiment during COVID-19

– US small businesses continue to report uncertainty about the future as the coronavirus pandemic continues, although overall sentiment appears to be plateauing in recent weeks.

How healthy is the Asian financial system?

– Will the impact of COVID-19 lead to a financial crisis in Asia? A look at the complex dynamics at play could help policy makers and corporations prepare for that possibility.

Stability in the storm: US banks in the pandemic and the next normal

– Banks will be tested. Now is their chance to use their hard-won resilience to preserve the financial system and support their customers and communities.

Financial decision-maker sentiment during the COVID-19 pandemic: A global perspective

– We are tracking financial decision-maker sentiment and behavior across multiple countries to provide facts and insights that will help finance and business leaders navigate throughout the crisis.

Banking models after COVID-19: Taking model-risk management to the next level

– The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed unexpected flaws in the business models that banks rely upon. How can they best address this challenge?

Shaping and safeguarding the banking workforce after COVID-19

– Banks can respond to this moment and reshape their workforce norms and culture to come out stronger than before.

Insurance resilience in a rapidly changing coronavirus world

– In times of uncertainty, carriers can pursue resilience through a staged approach to stabilizing, reimagining, and transforming operations.

Explore all of McKinsey’s perspectives on COVID-19 for Banking and Securities

Banking & Securities matters

Short takes on critical topics for leaders in banking, securities and beyond.

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Short insights on topics of interest to leaders in the global insurance industry.

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Next-gen technology transformation in financial services

– A road map for technology innovation, tech productivity, and platform modernization.

Digital disruption in insurance: Cutting through the noise

Digital insurance in 2018: Driving real impact with digital and analytics. Highlights from articles this year show the progress... that has been made in reinventing the insurance landscape—and suggest more disruption to come.

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Banking imperatives for managing climate risk

– More than regulatory pressure is driving banks to manage climate risk. Financing a green agenda is also a commercial imperative—but... specialized skills are needed to protect balance sheets.

The investigator-centered approach to financial crime: Doing what matters

– The investigator-centered approach to fighting financial crime fosters collaboration among banks, law-enforcement agencies, and... regulators for greater effectiveness, efficiency, and social impact.

No going back: New imperatives for European banking

– Now is the time for Europe’s banking leaders to reimagine how their institutions operate and their role in society.

Scaling rapid workforce conversion during COVID-19

– Amid crisis disruption or when preparing for the next normal, quickly delivering practical, flexible learning can help shape a... business’s recovery profile. Here’s how.

Restore and reimagine: Digital and analytics imperatives for insurers

– As the world recovers from the COVID-19 crisis, insurers should invest in digital and analytics capabilities that will make them... more customer-centric, simple, tech driven—and competitive.
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The ‘war’ on COVID-19: What real wars do (and don’t) teach us about the economic impact of the pandemic

– Seven lessons taken from past conflicts may provide economic insights in a time of crisis, from government spending to sectoral... implications.

What next for US credit-card debt?

– By taking care of customers, lenders can help reduce the severity of the looming economic crisis and build deeper relationships... that will endure through the cycle.

How Indian insurance companies can respond to coronavirus

– To navigate the next normal, Indian insurers must consider the potential recovery scenarios and act quickly and decisively.

COVID-19: Implications for law firms

– Lessons from past downturns can help law firms respond to near-term challenges and set the right priorities for the long run.

How North American claims organizations can respond to the coronavirus

– Claims leaders have to take action to manage uncertainty and prepare for the future—here is where to start.

US insurance market trends during the pandemic

– Policygenius CEO Jennifer Fitzgerald shares insights on how the industry is managing risk and safeguarding consumers in the midst... of the COVID-19 crisis.
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