Articles and interviews

Articles and interviews

Here you will find an overview of our current articles and interviews.

Articles and interviews

Go with your head rather than your gut

Investors are driven by desires and expectations and therefore frequently act irrationally when making investment decisions. As a result, they often take unnecessary risks. The field of “behavioural finance” addresses this weakness in investor behaviour and provides a basis for taking smarter investment decisions.

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The “perfect” storm – and how we counter it

In the short discussion between our Head Investment Management, Konstantinos Ntefeloudis, and Marc Jäggi, Head Moderation at Radio 1, you will hear how we are bracing ourselves against the “perfect” storm and what forecasts we are making for the second half of 2022.

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Crypto – disruption or opportunity?

Hardly any other topic has attracted so much attention in the banking sector in recent times as the meteoric rise enjoyed by numerous cryptocurrencies.

Author: Dr Stephan A. Zwahlen / Medium: Alliance Finance Newsletter

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Security over return – even in good times

In the short discussion between Konstantinos Ntefeloudis, our Head of Investment Management, and Marc Jäggi, Head of Moderation at Radio 1, you will hear why, despite the booming markets, our investment managers had their hands full in 2021 with making the most sustainable investments for our clients.

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How megatrends are changing our world

Much of what has been considered tried and tested until now is being replaced by new paradigms. The interaction of new trends gives rise to social change and progress and impacts the business models and competitiveness of companies, sectors and entire countries.

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Simply splendid!

Ilona Schmiel and Hans G. Syz-Witmer, Director and Vice President of the Tonhalle, on the regeneration of Zurich’s concert hall, the installation of cameras and overcoming people’s fears of coming in.

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Our “Defensive Growth” investment approach

In the short discussion between Konstantinos Ntefeloudis, Head of Investment Management, and Marc Jäggi, Head of Moderation at Radio 1, you will hear what the “Defensive Growth” investment approach entails and also find out why it acts defensively when volatility spikes while becoming active when the market advances.

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A crypto world?

Our certified specialists have years of expertise, which they’ve drawn on to create a handy booklet that explains the principles of the crypto economy. The short articles are intended to help sharpen your understanding and arouse your enthusiasm for the blockchain and everything that goes with it.

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Brave New Digital Art World?

As astonishing as it may seem, art market players of all kinds – dealers, galleries, auction houses, art fairs, artists and collectors – were anything but tech-savvy until just recently. Exclusively digital and purely web-based concepts such as online auctions, digital sales platforms and augmented reality art shows were still meeting with a very muted response even in early 2020. 

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Everything hinges on stability

Our Head of Investment Management, Konstantinos Ntefeloudis, will explain in a clear and concise video (only available in German) how you can structure your portfolio in just as stable a way as we manage our clients’ assets so that it can weather the stormy times.

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No to hypes!

Our Investment Manager, Philippe Hungerbühler, explains to you in a clear and concise video (only available in German), what happens when collusion among investors happens, and the challenges they present for them. He also explains how Maerki Baumann reacts in the face of such volatile short-term trends.

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The soundtrack of life

Classical or rock? Disc or streaming? For dancing or solace? Who cares, as long as it is music! An insightful article of the Vice-Chairman of the Zurich Tonhalle company (concert hall), who observes the music scene not only out of personal interest, but also by virtue of his office.

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Video “Investing responsibly and sustainably”

Economic, social and environmental criteria are increasingly important considerations. A growing number of investors are keen to understand the impact an investment has on the economy, society and the environment. They also want to understand whether and how their investment portfolios are equipped to face the future. Listen to the highly interesting conversation on the subject of “Sustainable investments” between our Head of Private Banking Switzerland, Reinhard Rutz, and our Head of Investment Management, Konstantinos Ntefeloudis.

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IT security – simple concept, massive implications

IT security plays a key role when it comes to protecting systems and data against potential threats and actual attacks. In particular, the aim is to avoid the company suffering any economic, material, or non-material damage. In the area of IT security too, Maerki Baumann works with a number of experts. An informative conversation with our Head of IT & Digitization, Marco Müller.

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Uniting the old and the new financial world

The private bank Maerki Baumann & Co. AG and the transaction bank InCore Bank AG are among the pioneers of a new banking era. Read the joint interview to find out what digital assets are all about, why they are so important and what the CEOs of both companies expect from them.
Interviewee: Dr Stephan A. Zwahlen, CEO / Medium: Crypto Valley Journal

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Tokenization: from material to digital

Almost every tangible asset can be made into an investment object accessible to investors by means of tokenization. Of course, the question arises whether it makes sense to subject fruits, for example, to this process. Our short article highlights the decisive advantages of tokenization and its possibilities for investors.

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Why are banks starting to offer digital assets?

Developments at Maerki Baumann & Co. AG and the vision for digital assets. An interview with Dr Stephan A. Zwahlen in the magazine “Building Blocks” of Crypto Finance.
Interviewee: Dr Stephan A. Zwahlen / Medium: Building Blocks of Crypto Finance 

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Sustainable investments - Investing responsibly and sustainably

Economic, social and environmental criteria are increasingly important considerations for investors, as is the promotion of future technologies. A growing number of investors are keen to understand the impact an investment has on the economy, society and the environment. They also want to understand whether and how their investment portfolios are equipped to face the future. This poses challenges for the financial sector and hence for the Swiss financial marketplace.

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Digital identification – simple, swift, secure

The extraordinary situation in Switzerland and the associated restrictions to mobility have spurred Maerki Baumann into accelerating the digitization of the bank’s business model. With immediate effect, prospective new clients can confirm their identity from home thanks to a straightforward – and, above all, secure – process based on digital/video identification.

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The money of the future

They come with enticing names such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. However, do cryptocurrencies deliver what they promise?

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Stephan Zwahlen: “The Situation is Dramatic”

The pandemic is sparking a renewed wave of consolidation but also impetus for innovation, Maerki Baumann CEO Stephan Zwahlen tells finews.ch. Business models will need to adapt.
Interviewee: Dr. Stephan A. Zwahlen / Medium: finews.ch

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Stephan Zwahlen: “The Situation is Dramatic”

The pandemic is sparking a renewed wave of consolidation but also impetus for innovation, Maerki Baumann CEO Stephan Zwahlen tells finews.ch. Business models will need to adapt.
Interviewee: Dr. Stephan A. Zwahlen / Medium: finews.ch

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Stephan Zwahlen: “The Situation is Dramatic”

The pandemic is sparking a renewed wave of consolidation but also impetus for innovation, Maerki Baumann CEO Stephan Zwahlen tells finews.ch. Business models will need to adapt.
Interviewee: Dr. Stephan A. Zwahlen / Medium: finews.ch

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