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Maerki Baumann «Journal»

The journal is published every six months and offers our clients and interested people the opportunity to discover new perspectives of Maerki Baumann and get to know the Bank and its employees better.

Our Services

We offer sustainable and proven investment solutions, specially tailored to private clients, institutional clients or external asset managers. Benefit from our professional advice and individual service − we look forward to hearing from you.

Our investment expertise

Rely on the experience and innovative strength of our investment specialists and our Chief Investment Officer to achieve your financial goals. We develop various investment solutions, which all focus on your needs. We would be happy to show you the possibilities.

Investment Policy

Partial profit-taking in view of the stocks higher valuations

May 2019 – The surge in equity prices since the start of the year has now become so pronounced that a consolidation or a correction cannot be ruled out. This would apply in particular if the financial markets were to be disappointed by certain developments – such as the result of the trade dispute negotiations between the US and China, the Brexit saga, or corporate earnings. The stock market gains of 2019 are above all attributable to a hefty rise in valuations of around 15–20%. If equity markets are to make further notable gains, they will surely require positive rather than mixed data regarding the development of the global economy.

Market Comment

Equity markets hit by intensification of trade dispute

May 2019 – As we recently explained, the combination of low volatility (anticipating a “perfect world”) and expensive stock market valuations at the end of April was not a realistic reflection of the economic fundamentals.  These pointed to – and continue to point to – a global economy of doubtful strength, with weaknesses particularly apparent in the emerging markets and Europe. Moreover, the markets had already factored in a rosy, tension-releasing trade deal between the US and China. Yet anyone who has read Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal” can hardly have been surprised by his announcement of another ramping-up of tariffs against China, from 10% to 25%. 

Finance Theme

Cryptocurrencies - What exactly are they?

January 2019 - The turbulent performance of Bitcoin over the last year has brought this cryptocurrency to the attention of the wider public. But this currency has actually been around for almost ten years, and an estimated 1,600 other alternative currencies have also sprung up in the meantime. The question is often asked whether these constructs – which only exist in the form of digital code – can really be considered currencies at all in a way that bears comparison with the dollar, euro or yen. We will return to this question later in this article. First of all it is worth establishing what actually lies behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether and Ripple.

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Awards

Best Swiss private bank

Maerki Baumann & Co. AG has been named best Swiss private bank by the business magazine "Bilanz" in 2017. The high-calibre jury scrutinised 80 banks in last year’s private banking rating.

Swiss television

Maerki Baumann on Swiss television

The business magazine ECO discussed the new realities in private banking and the future of the Swiss financial centre on SRF1 in December 2017.

Our commitment

Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich

The Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich has developed into one of Europe's leading musical ensembles in recent years. Maerki Baumann has been active as sponsor of Tonhalle for a number of years.

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
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