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  1. July 21, 2014

    Julius Baer in deal to acquire Israeli lender Leumi’s assets

    Julius Baer has purchased the international private banking assets of Israel’s Bank Leumi, in the latest expansionary move...

  2. July 7, 2014

    Swiss banks threaten freeze on US accounts over tax evasion

    Several Swiss banks have threatened to freeze American clients’ accounts unless they prove they are, or take steps to...

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  1. June 15, 2014

    Women in Business – Shira Kaplan, MBA student

    Shira Kaplan is an MBA student currently studying on the part-time programme at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland...

  2. June 9, 2014

    Loans help build relationships with private bank clients

    Private banks have spent much of the time since the financial crisis on the back foot, as declining fees and mounting...

  3. April 20, 2014

    Movers & shakers: April 21

    ● Carlyle, the alternative asset manager, has appointed Jeffrey Holland as a managing director and head of the private...

  4. April 13, 2014

    Julius Baer fears Swiss immigration move

    Switzerland’s largest private bank has denounced the recent Swiss referendum on restricting the number of immigrants from...

  5. March 31, 2014

    Swiss and UK watchdogs step up forex investigations

    The sprawling probe into alleged manipulation of foreign exchange markets intensified on Monday when two European regulators...

  6. March 3, 2014

    Julius Baer chief Boris Collardi takes 12% pay cut

    Julius Baer cut the pay of its chief executive by 12 per cent in 2013, as it sought to placate shareholders who voted...

  7. February 3, 2014

    Julius Baer seeks cost-cuts after Merrill deal

    Shares in Julius Baer fell 6 per cent on Monday after the Swiss private bank said the costs of integrating the Merrill Lynch...

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    January 14, 2014

    Ashmore, Artio and flashes in pans

    Ashmore, the emerging markets specialist, fell victim to the taper at the end of last year. Outflows of $3.5bn in the last...

  9. November 27, 2013

    Tighter rules bear down on wealth managers

    It is hardly likely to trigger an outpouring of sympathy, but global banks and wealth managers are warning that a sharp...

  10. November 3, 2013

    Movers & shakers: November 4

    ● Pimco has hired Virginie Maisonneuve as global head of equities from Schroders where she recently served as head of global...

  11. September 29, 2013

    Julius Baer to fight $100m lawsuit in Singapore

    Julius Baer, the Swiss private bank, is contesting a $100m lawsuit brought against it in Singapore over an alleged breach of...

  12. September 2, 2013

    Mining and telecoms lead Europe’s surge

    European equity markets firmed as manufacturing activity in China boosted the region’s miners and metals producers while...

  13. August 30, 2013

    US sets out deal on legal problems for Swiss banks

    In the five years since US authorities began pursuing Swiss banks that it suspected of helping Americans evade taxes, an...

  14. August 29, 2013

    US and Switzerland reach tax evasion accord

    Switzerland and the US have agreed on a landmark programme that will finally give Swiss banks the chance to lay to rest a...

  15. August 28, 2013

    Shake-up looms in Singapore banking, wealth managers warn

    Intense competition, a tendency for wealthy Asians to use multiple private bankers and high staff costs are likely to force...

  16. July 23, 2013

    Swiss bankers shrug off Singapore’s rise

    If Swiss bankers are worried about the rise of Singapore as a centre for offshore wealth, they are hiding it pretty well. “I...

  17. July 22, 2013

    UBS: scaling back

    Way to go, UBS. If you want a case study of how to present a new strategy to sceptical investors successfully, this is it....

  18. July 22, 2013

    Julius Baer beats first-half earnings forecasts

    Shares in Julius Baer hit their highest level in more than two years, after the Swiss private bank issued better than...

  19. July 22, 2013

    KPN jumps on Telefónica takeover talk

    Bid activity in the telecoms sector and Swiss banking results helped lift European equity markets on Monday. KPN, the Dutch...

  20. June 20, 2013

    ‘Monstrous uncertainty’ hangs over Swiss banks

    In 2009 the US extracted a $780m fine and thousands of client names from UBS for its role in helping Americans evade taxes....

  21. May 31, 2013

    Week in review, June 1

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Leonhard...

  22. May 31, 2013

    Swiss tax proposal jolts bank workers

    For the banks caught up in Switzerland’s bitter tax dispute with the US, the Swiss government’s plan to create a legal basis...

  23. May 30, 2013

    Swiss banks: no more secrets

    Now that is what you call muscle. The US applies some pressure on Swiss banks over their tax advice, and suddenly...

  24. May 29, 2013

    Swiss government acts to dilute laws over banking secrecy

    Ever since UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank, admitted in 2009 that it had helped thousands of American clients evade taxes,...

  25. May 29, 2013

    Switzerland outlines plan to relax bank secrecy laws

    Switzerland has taken a decisive step to resolve its dispute with the US over tax evasion unveiling plans to relax its once...

  26. May 29, 2013

    Swiss financial stocks fall on US tax fears

    Swiss financial stocks were among the biggest losers on pan-European indices on Wednesday even after the country’s...

  27. May 15, 2013

    Julius Baer warns on effects of EU tax crackdown

    Julius Baer has warned that European efforts to crack down on tax evasion will slow the growth of its assets in 2013, after...

  28. May 7, 2013

    Consolidation: Fragmented business offers huge potential for mergers

    A recent flurry of deals has spurred hopes that the private banking sector is on the verge of a renewed consolidation wave....

  29. May 7, 2013

    Emerging markets: Questions hang over eastern dreams

    Asia became the focus of ambitious global banks in 2009 as they unleashed a wave of investment across the region. After the...

  30. April 21, 2013

    Signs of restraint on executive pay in Europe

    Since the financial crisis sent companies’ profits tumbling, the pay of top executives, which has proved rather more...

  31. April 16, 2013

    Credit Suisse faces revolt on pay

    Credit Suisse is facing a shareholder revolt over pay after an influential advisory group asked investors to block the Swiss...

  32. April 10, 2013

    Julius Baer shareholders reject pay plans

    Julius Baer’s shareholders have rejected the Swiss private bank’s pay report in a non-binding vote as widespread discontent...

  33. March 31, 2013

    Dearth of advice for US rich

    Rich US clients are finding it increasingly difficult to get financial advice outside their home country, with mergers...

  34. March 5, 2013

    Wegelin to pay US $58m over tax case

    Wegelin, Switzerland’s oldest private bank, was ordered by a judge to pay $57.9m to the US government for helping American...

  35. February 5, 2013

    Swiss banking reels from latest aftershock

    Over the past 12 months, Switzerland’s private banking sector has been struck by a series of dramatic upheavals. In February...

  36. February 5, 2013

    UBS: cracking the egg

    Like the curate’s egg, UBS’s 2012 results were good in parts. However, they were not the right parts. The bank has won...

  37. February 4, 2013

    Merrill Lynch units aid Julius Baer

    Julius Baer’s assets under management reached the SFr200bn ($220bn) threshold for the first time, as the Swiss private bank...

  38. January 20, 2013

    Wegelin down but battle not over

    When US prosecutors filed criminal charges against Wegelin, Switzerland’s oldest private bank, in February last year many...

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