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Industry Impacts

Exploring the implications of COVID-19 on energy, financial services, retail, transportation, and more

Construction

COVID-19: Site Closures - What Practical Actions Should Organisations Take?

Marsh bulletin discussing insurance obligations and the practical actions organisations should consider to ensure their sites are secure. (April 1)

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Education

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The Future of Higher Educations: Insights For Investors and Parents

Baird Global Investment Banking Podcast interview from Dan Alfe, Managing Director; with Vanessa Webb, Co-Head of Oliver Wyman’s Global Education Practice and America’s Private Equity Practice (May 14)

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Education Continuity During COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report discussing responses observed during COVID-19 and recommendations to build resilience in education systems around the world. (April)

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Online Education in China Spikes Due to COVID-19

BRINK article from Claudia Wang, Partner at Oliver Wyman; and Tina Qin, Associate at Oliver Wyman. (April 27)

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Lessons from China About Online Schooling

Oliver Wyman article from Claudia Wang, Partner (April 21)

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China's Junior English Training

Oliver Wyman report discussing the past growth of junior English language training market in China and its development after the epidemic subsides. (April 14)

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COVID-19: Survey Results for Higher Education

Mercer article (April 3)

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How COVID-19 Is Transforming Chinese-Education

Oliver Wyman report summarizing the implications to the industry’s different sub-segments and the potential changes to customer behavior, so as to highlight key market trends and identify segmental opportunities during this critical time. (March 9)

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Energy & Utilities

Is This the End of Oil As We Know It?

BRINK article from Francisco Monaldi, Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at Baker Institute (May 7)

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Managing Liquidity During COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article from Alexander Franke, Partner; Thomas Fritz, Partner; Joerg Staeglich, Partner; and Christian Lattwein, Principal. (April 16)

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How Natural Gas can Weather the Pandemic

Oliver Wyman article from Christine Oumansour, Partner; Alexander Franke, Partner; Gerry Yurkevicz, Partner; and Mussadiq Akram, Partner (April 7)

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Oil Prices Could Remain Depressed For At Least A Year

Oliver Wyman article from Roland Rechtsteiner, Partner, Oil & Gas, Europe (April 1)

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Pandemic on Utility Demand: How Utilities Can Brace for Impact from the Effects of the Coronavirus

Oliver Wyman report (March 20)

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Financial Services

The Real Credit Crisis

Oliver Wyman report discussing how governments and financial services can work together to speed economic recovery. (May)

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Model Management in the COVID-19 Era

Oliver Wyman report providing critical actions to take now and helping financial institutions develop a more resilient model management program to guide 2020 (and beyond) activities. (May 26)

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Capital Planning and CCAR During COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report focusing on key messages, recommendations and action steps that are critical for successful capital planning throughout 2020 and the necessary preparation for 2021 CCAR. (May 19)

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Main Street Lending Program for COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article comprised of a series of considerations and immediate actions for lenders in response to the Main Street Lending Program. (May 1)

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Consumer Credit Challenges in the Time of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman paper focusing on the operational challenges of navigating a credit business through the circumstances presented by COVID-19. (April)

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Coronavirus Accelerates Change in Latin America’s Fintech Sector

BRINK article from Ximena Aleman, Chief Business Development Officer at Prometeo (April 30)

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Forgive But Don't Forget: Implementing The Paycheck Protection Program

Oliver Wyman paper offering recommendations to mitigate risk and promote fairness in COVID-19 lending programs. (April 27)

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How Financial Institutions Must Redefine Their Cost Structures

Oliver Wyman report on how to approach cost containment strategies to dampen the acute economic damage from COVID-19. (April 27)

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COVID-19: Implications for Risk Modelling

Oliver Wyman guidance on the eight actions Australian banks must take now to meet future obligations in credit risk modeling. (April 24)

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Can COVID-19 Spur Gender Balance in Finance?

Oliver Wyman article from Jessica Clempner, Principal; Julia Hobart, Partner, Wealth & Asset Management; and Christian Edelmann, Partner, Co-Head of EMEA, Financial Services, and Global Head of Wealth & Asset Management (April 21)

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Lending to Fight the Pandemic

Oliver Wyman report on how the dynamics of Retail Credit will change in Brazil, and what should lenders do now to respond. (April 15)

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Activating Operational Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman outlines six critical actions to enable banking chief executives to provide stable services and activate operational resilience. (April 15)

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Insurance Brokers Face COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article from Matt Leonard, Partner; and Benedikt Dietl, Partner. (April 14)

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For Wealth Asset Managers, Brand can be a Source of Resilience

Lippincott article. from Michael D’Esopo, Senior Partner, Director of Brand Strategy and David Mayer, Senior Partner, Brand Strategy. (April 10)

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Steering Through the Next Cycle

Oliver Wyman annual joint report with Morgan Stanley offering an overview of industry trends and analysis in wholesale banking throughout the evolution of COVID-19. (April 10)

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Payment Shifts with COVID-19

Oliver Wyman paper captures current state of the payments market across the value chain and geographies. (April 8)

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How Student Loan Servicers Can Contain Pandemic Risk

Olive Wyman guide on the steps student loan servicers should take in the following weeks and moving forward. (April 7)

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Chinese Finance and COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report (April 2)

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Coronavirus and CECL: A Double Hit to Banks' Capital

Oliver Wyman guidance on the impact of coronavirus on CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss). (March 31)

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What if LIBOR Transition is Postponed?

Oliver Wyman guide on how the market and firms should react to COVID-19’s potential effect on LIBOR transition (March 30)

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Leading Financial Services Teams In The COVID-19 Era

Oliver Wyman article from Catherine Brown, Partner, Financial Services (March 26)

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Private Equity Responses to Covid-19

Oliver Wyman report (March 20)

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Hospitality & Travel

Hotel-Hospital COVID-19 Response Playbook

Oliver Wyman report outlining how to handle hotel-hospital conversions to transform a hotel for both non-clinical and clinical purposes during a crisis. (April)

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Chinese Travelers Favor Domestic Destinations

Oliver Wyman survey report on COVID-19's impact on Chinese travelers. (April 9)

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COVID-19: Addressing the Risks of Nontraditional Hotel Use

Marsh article. (March 31)

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How the Tourism Industry Can Preserve Jobs Without Travel

BRINK article (March 25)

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Chinese Travelers Favor Domestic Destinations More Than Ever

Oliver Wyman survey results (March 23)

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Manufacturing

COVID-19 Considerations for Organisations Manufacturing Ventilators

Marsh article (April 23)

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Research and Development and Engineering Responses to COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report aiming to guide R&D and engineering businesses as they reduce costs and work to manage the impacts of COVID-19. (April 14)

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How to Manage Costs in Times of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman report discussing how short-term measures will not suffice to ensure profitability for manufacturing firms. (April 8)

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COVID-19 – Manufacturers Responding to a New Challenge

Marsh Risk in Context from Anthony Monaghan, Manufacturing & Automotive Industry Practice Leader (April 2)

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Retail & Consumer

Recession Heatmap Industrial Goods

Oliver Wyman tool to help industrial businesses assess the likelihood of a recession in their respective sectors as COVID-19 evolves.

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Beat the Cost Curve

Oliver Wyman report discussing the urgency and necessity to transform the operating cost base of retail and consumer goods companies amid the crisis. (June 1)

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Consumer Sentiment During the Pandemic

Oliver Wyman COVID-19 US Shopping Outlook Survey response measuring consumers’ attitudes with questions focused on shopping sentiment, financial confidence, and the direct impacts of the pandemic. (May 18)

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Coronavirus Is Changing Consumer Habits in the Food Industry

BRINK article from Amir Sharif, Associate Dean at University of Bradford School of Management (May 10)

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Is the Surge in US Grocery Sales Here to Stay?

Oliver Wyman report providing an in-house model to understand and forecast COVID-19 impacts on grocery topline over the next 18 months as the pandemic and its economic repercussions unfold. (May 8)

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Resetting Grocery

Oliver Wyman guidance on how to respond and manage uncertainty for the coming recovery in the grocery industry. (May 7)

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Cyberattacks: The Increasing Risk for Retail

Oliver Wyman guidance for retailers on implementing the best practices to ensure cybersecurity keeps pace with accelerating and novel threats as a result of COVID-19. (May 4)

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How are Consumers Shopping During the COVID-19 Outbreak?

Oliver Wyman article. (April) 

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Household Income Down Globally but Grocery Spend Currently Increasing According to Oliver Wyman

Oliver Wyman press release (April 13)

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COVID-19 Workforce Implications for Food Manufacturers

Marsh Risk in Context from David Tate, Retail, Food & Beverage Practice Leader, UK & Ireland (April 8)

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The Role of Retail Banks in Fighting COVID-19

Oliver Wyman guide on the role retail banks play in supporting customers, employees, and society. (April 6)

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Take a Risk-Agnostic Approach to Supply Chain Problems

Marsh briefing on food and beverage companies' supply chain management of pandemic risk. (March 31)

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Retail and Hospitality: Taking Practical Action in the Face of COVID-19

Marsh article from David Tate, Retail, Food and Beverage Practice Leader (March 26)

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Six Things Retailers Should Do to Keep Calm and Carry On

Oliver Wyman report (March 24)

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Telecommunications

COVID-19 and Telcos: From Business Continuity to Planning for the Future

Oliver Wyman report on next steps for the telecommunications inudstry regarding shifts in concerns. (April 3)

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How Telecom Operators Are Coping With COVID-19

Oliver Wyman insights on the ways in which the industry is coping and overcoming the various challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic (March 20)

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Transportation & Logistics

Why Aerospace's Recovery From COVID-19 May Take Five Years

Forbes article from Jerome Bouchard, Partner, Oliver Wyman; and Ken Aso, Partner, Oliver Wyman (May 20)

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COVID-19 Impact on Commercial Aviation Maintenance

Oliver Wyman guide to commercial aviation’s 2020-2030 fleet & MRO updates. (May 14)

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How To Know When It Will Be Safe To Fly Again In COVID-19 Era

Forbes article from Tim Hoyland, Partner, Transportation and Services Practice and Co-Leader, Global Aerospace Sector, Oliver Wyman; and Bruce Hamory, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Health & Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman (May 5)

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COVID-19 Has Killed Public Transport. How Will It Recover?

BRINK Q&A with Jarrett Walker, International Consultant of Public Transit Planning and Policy. (April 27)

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COVID-19: Safeguarding Employees in Logistics and Haulage

Marsh Risk in Context from Ian Thompson, Transportation Practice Leader. (April 14)

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CARES Act for Aviation and Aerospace

Oliver Wyman report outlining the assistance the CARES Act will provide for aviation and aerospaces industries. (April 7)

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How COVID-19 Is Transforming Global Aviation’s Outlook

Forbes article from Oliver Wyman's Tom Stalnaker, Global Aviation Practice Leader; and Khalid Usman, Senior Vice President, Transportation Practice (April 6)

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COVID-19: The Impact on Marine Protection and Indemnity Coverage

Marsh article from Mark Cracknell, Head of P&I, Marsh JLT Specialty (April 3)

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Car Demand in Times of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman article from Matthias Bentenrieder, Partner, Automotive; and Dr. Joachim Deinlein, Partner, Automotive (March 30)

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Coronavirus Poses a Risk to Rideshares and Medical Transportation

BRINK article from Joanne Wankmiller, U.S. Senior Care Practice Leader; and James Rose Senior Vice President, Sharing Economy & Mobility Group, Marsh (March 20)

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COVID-19 Aviation Update

Oliver Wyman insights via PlaneStats on the reduction of capacity throughout the aviation industry due to the ongoing pandemic. (March 20)

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COVID-19: The Impact on the Cargo Industry

Marsh  Risk in Context article from Matthew Yeshin, Global Marine & Cargo (March 13)

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