Education
April 2014
U.S. universities and colleges face a host of challenges. But a number of large and small experiments across the nation point the way forward.
February 2014
Business leaders should help transform the U.S. education system, from preschool through grade 12. BCG, Harvard Business School, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation identify effective strategies.
July 2013
Discover the most compelling stories behind BCG’s E4 Index of education strength in this interactive tool.
Financial Services
April 2014
European banks kept IT costs largely in check from 2003 through 2011—but costs have been trending higher for the last few years.
March 2014
Retail banks need a proven methodology to turn their branches into the brand-building, loyalty-enhancing pillars of profitability that they can truly be.
February 2014
The operating models that support the core wealth-management business are under intensifying pressure. Now is the time for wealth managers to update those models.
Creating Value
April 2014
New research points to better capital management and portfolio streamlining as the key levers that diversified companies can apply to overcome the “conglomerate discount.”
January 2014
Using six initiatives can help high-performing property and casualty insurers generate $250 million to $575 million in underwriting profits by 2022 despite growth constraints.
Focus on China
April 2014
As China goes digital, consumers are changing their behaviors. Companies need to know where and how to interact with these consumers—both online and off.
December 2013
Chinese travelers will take 1.7 billion trips and spend $1.8 trillion by 2030. Forward-looking companies are developing strategies for gaining a share of this booming market.
Biopharma
April 2014
Although small in scale relative to the size of the acquiring company, midsize acquisitions are becoming increasingly important to creating value in the biopharmaceutical industry.
September 2013
When competing in a new class of drugs, is it better to be the first to market or the best in class? BCG’s Ulrik Schulze and Michael Ringel explore this topic in the June 2013 issue of Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.
August 2013
Biopharmaceutical companies can achieve substantial gains by adopting a “twin track” mindset: improve the current go-to-market strategy while developing new models.