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Kevin Buehler

Senior Partner, New York
Co-founder of our global Risk Practice and leader of Risk Advanced Analytics. Advises leading financial institutions on their most challenging risk and strategic decisions.

About Kevin

Kevin is a senior partner in our New York office. He co-founded our global Risk practice and now leads our global Risk Advanced Analytics efforts. In addition, he is a co-leader of our global Corporate & Investment Banking practice. Since joining McKinsey in 1993, he has advised a broad range of leading financial institutions on their most complex strategic, risk, operational, and investment decisions.

Kevin’s thinking on risk and financial institutions has appeared in numerous publications, including American Banker, the Harvard Business Review, and the Wall Street Journal. His recent experience includes:

  • working with 11 US banks with a total of more than $9 trillion in assets to assess the likely impact of Basel III capital and liquidity requirements
  • crafting and executing a strategy for the wind-down of a large and complex derivatives portfolio
  • redesigning and strengthening treasury, liquidity, and capital management at a global bank
  • supporting two major banks on their stress-testing efforts
  • designing and implementing a comprehensive program to achieve best-in-class risk management at a leading financial institution

Kevin received an AB in Economics, summa cum laude, from Harvard College and a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.


Kevin Buehler on McKinsey’s risk advanced analytics capabilities

Published work

The value for insurers in better management of nonfinancial risk,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Derisking machine learning and artificial intelligence,” McKinsey & Company, February 2019

Assessing and addressing the implications of new financial regulations for the US banking industry,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, March 2011 (PDF–684 KB)

A better way to measure bank risk,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2010

A board perspective on enterprise risk management,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, February 2010 (PDF–871 KB)

Capital ratios and financial distress: Lessons from the crisis,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, December 2009 (PDF–340 KB)

The risk revolution,” McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, September 2008 (PDF–2.65 MB)

The new arsenal of risk management,” Harvard Business Review, September 2008

Owning the right risksHarvard Business Review, September 2008

Past experience

International Equity Partners

Cravath, Swaine & Moore
Corporate Attorney

Crimson & Brown Associates
Co-founder and CFO


Harvard University
JD, AB, economics