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Kevin Buehler

Senior PartnerNew York

Helps senior executives at leading financial institutions solve their most challenging strategic, risk, and analytical problems

Kevin is a senior partner in McKinsey’s New York office. He cofounded our international Risk & Resilience Practice and is the global leader of our risk advanced analytics and cybersecurity efforts. Previously, he directed our work in corporate and investment banking in the Americas while coleading it globally.

For more than two decades, Kevin has helped senior executives at leading financial institutions solve their most challenging strategic, risk, regulatory, and analytical problems. Before joining McKinsey, he served as COO of an emerging markets private equity firm, practiced corporate law as an attorney at one of the premier US law firms, and was cofounder and CFO of a targeted recruiting services firm.

Kevin is a respected thought leader in the industry and his perspectives have been cited in leading publications such as American Banker, The Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review.


Published work

Scaling gen AI in banking: Choosing the best operating model,” McKinsey & Company, March 2024

War in Ukraine: Twelve disruptions changing the world, one year on,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

Delivering impact from US green bank financing, McKinsey & Company, April 2023

War in Ukraine: Twelve disruptions changing the world,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

War in Ukraine: Lives and livelihoods, lost and disrupted,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

What the draft European Union AI regulations mean for business,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

Looking beyond the pandemic: Could the world economy gain more than it lost to COVID-19?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2021

Getting to know—and manage—your biggest AI risks,” McKinsey & Company, May 2021

A unique time for chief risk officers in insurance,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

Banking system resilience in the time of COVID-19,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Crushing coronavirus uncertainty: The big ‘unlock’ for our economies,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Stability in the storm: US banks in the pandemic and the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

In the tunnel: Executive expectations about the shape of the coronavirus crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

How chief data officers can navigate the COVID-19 response and beyond,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Safeguarding our lives and our livelihoods: The imperative of our time,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

Leadership in the time of coronavirus: COVID-19 response and implications for banks,” McKinsey & Company, March 2020

The value for insurers in better management of nonfinancial risk,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Derisking machine learning and artificial intelligence,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Assessing and addressing the implications of new financial regulations for the US banking industry,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, March 2011 (PDF–684 KB)

A better way to measure bank risk,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2010

A board perspective on enterprise risk management,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, February 2010 (PDF–871 KB)

Capital ratios and financial distress: Lessons from the crisis,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, December 2009 (PDF–340 KB)

The risk revolution,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, September 2008 (PDF–2.65 MB)

The new arsenal of risk management,” Harvard Business Review, September 2008

Owning the right risksHarvard Business Review, September 2008

Past experience

International Equity Partners

Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Corporate Attorney

Crimson & Brown Associates
Co-founder and CFO


Harvard Law School

Harvard University
AB, economics