BCG/FT: Investment banks’ hopes of big cost savings ‘a pipe dream’

Transformational cost savings are a “pipe dream” for investment banks and only a handful will “eventually” be able to meet their cost of capital, the Boston Consulting Group has warned.
The caution came as BCG executives were speaking to a teleconference of 140 investors about the future of investment banks after publishing a report highlighting the challenges the sector faces as regulatory costs mount, trading volumes drop and interest rates remain problematically low.
The full article from the Financial Times is available at

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