Articles and interviews

Articles and interviews

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

Articles and interviews

The search for client-oriented private banking

As dramatic changes shake up the country’s financial activities and banks come in for hefty criticism of their business practices, Swiss private banking is finding itself under considerable pressure. Given the magnitude of the entrepreneurial challenges they face, what is perhaps most surprising is the half-hearted way in which some financial institutions are going about adapting their business models. In the midst of the mêlée, however, at least a few smaller banks have recognized the signs of the times and aligned their activities rigorously with the needs of their clients. When looking for this kind of bank, it is worth adopting a systematic approach.

Articles and interviews

Swiss private banking at the crossroads

No other industry has come in for such a barrage of criticism as the banking sector in recent years. Clients, regulators and bankers themselves, but also politicians, consultants and the scientific community all want to have their say in the heated debate about banks’ business practices. A ubiquitous media presence and the highly charged emotional atmosphere underscore the controversial nature of the discussion in which broad swathes of society have participated. Nor should we be surprised at the widespread feeling of discontent, given the profound uncertainty triggered by recent ructions on the financial markets.

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