Pierre-Ignace Bernard heads McKinsey’s work for asset management clients in Europe and is also active within the firm’s financial services sector in France.

About Pierre-Ignace

Pierre-Ignace Bernard is one of the core members of the Financial Services Practice and is based in Paris. Previously, he worked in the Boston office and took part in numerous projects serving financial institutions in North America and throughout Europe.

Pierre-Ignace Bernard leads McKinsey’s Asset Management Practice in Europe. He supports several large European institutions on strategy, organizational structure, and operations issues. He has also collaborated on many of McKinsey’s research projects in the fields of investment, wealth management, and corporate social responsibility.

He is a member of the X-Finance group, which brings together the alumni of the École Polytechnique, who are active in the finance industry.

Published work

A call for radical transformation in Western European private banking,” McKinsey & Company, September 2017

“The hunt for elusive growth: Asset management in 2012,” McKinsey Asset Management, June 2012 (PDF-2.49 MB)

The emerging equity gap: Growth and stability in the new investor landscape,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2011

Farewell to cheap capital? The implications of long-term shifts in investment and saving,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2010


École Polytechnique
MA, engineering

École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées
MA, engineering

Université de Paris IV – La Sorbonne
DEA, economics

Stanford University Graduate School of Business
MSc, management