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Cindy Levy

Senior Partner, London
As global leader of our Risk Practice, helps large global banks on projects related to strategy, organization, and risk governance and culture

Hamid Samandari

Senior Partner, New York
Cofounder and senior leader of our global Risk Practice; chair of the Firm's Knowledge Council, a body that oversees our investments in next-generation,...

Philipp Härle

Senior Partner, Munich
Trusted by banks, exchanges, and governments worldwide for his deep expertise in bank strategy, regulatory affairs, risk management, and capital...

Alok Kshirsagar

Senior Partner, Mumbai
Advises companies across a broad range of industries on globalization issues, performance improvements, and sustaining large-scale transformative...

Kevin Buehler

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

Thomas Poppensieker

Senior Partner, Munich
As a leader in our global Risk Practice, advises top financial institutions and corporations across Europe on a wide array of risk, regulation,...

Impact stories

Digitizing credit risk trims costs and delights customers

By building an analytics engine to support credit decision-making, the bank cut loan approval times from days to minutes.

Building stress-testing models helps a bank reduce risk and improve capital planning

The bank created a suite of models that provide a product-by-product view of profitability and expected growth, improving the... quality and speed of business decisions.

A comprehensive redesign of credit-risk systems and processes

By transforming its credit processes and systems, a leading retail bank lowered its cost of risk to 23 basis points below that... of its competitors.

Boosting profitability in collections

By tailoring collection strategies to each customer segment, a bank’s consumer-finance division reversed a growing trend in delinquencies—and... posted its most profitable year ever.

Creating a leader in compliance

Redesigned governance structure helps leading investment bank instill compliance throughout organization.

Improving the credit underwriting process

Streamlined credit process results in expected loss reductions of $15M in first year.

Featured publication

Collection

Cybersecurity in a digital era

Even before the advent of a global pandemic, executive teams faced a challenging and dynamic environment as they sought to protect their institutions from cyberattack, without degrading their ability to innovate and extract value from technology investments.

Over the past year, we’ve sought to publish cybersecurity articles in various areas that will help senior executives consider their options and make pragmatic decisions about how to move forward in making the right tradeoffs in managing technology risks.

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McKinsey on Risk

The journal offering McKinsey’s global perspective and strategic thinking on risk, focusing on the key risk areas that bear upon the performance of the world’s leading companies.

Featured insights

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Are you prepared for a corporate crisis?

– No one can predict when disaster will strike—but knowing what to expect if it does will buy precious time.
Article

Protecting your critical digital assets: Not all systems and data are created equal

– Top management must lead an enterprise-wide effort to find and protect critically important data, software, and systems as part... of an integrated strategy to achieve digital resilience.

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