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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    QE for me but not for thee, Switzerland vs Eurozone edition

    Philipp Hildebrand, the former boss of the Swiss National Bank, has an op-ed column in today’s paper arguing against the...

  2. August 12, 2014

    BlackRock hires Canada’s deputy finance minister

    Canada’s deputy finance minister Jean Boivin is to join BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, as deputy chief...

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  1. Foreign Exchange April 2012

    US dollar: The past four years have taken their toll and most strategists are wary of ...
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  1. August 22, 2013

    Former Swiss central banker Hildebrand faces secrecy probe

    The former head of the Swiss National Bank, Philipp Hildebrand, is being investigated by Swiss prosecutors over whether he...

  2. beyondbrics

    February 14, 2013

    Colombia makes fancy moves in currency war

    As Philipp Hildebrand explained in Tuesday’s FT, there is no such thing as a global currency war. But – as John Paul...

  3. FT Alphaville

    February 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE A promise not to go to war: We can rest easy now that the G7 has confirmed that they...

  4. FT Alphaville

    February 12, 2013

    A promise not to go to war

    G7 statement just out on Tuesday: “We, the G7 Ministers and Governors, reaffirm our longstanding commitment to market...

  5. January 14, 2013

    BlackRock predicts rapid ETF growth in Europe

    BlackRock, which emphasised its determination to dominate the exchange traded funds (ETF) market with the acquisition last...

  6. June 22, 2012

    BlackRock loses senior adviser

    BlackRock, the world’s largest money-manager by assets, said on Friday that a senior adviser who reported to Larry Fink,...

  7. June 14, 2012

    ‘BlackRock envy’ replaces Goldman allure

    Six years ago, Wall Street and the City of London were consumed with “Goldman envy”. Never mind the fact Goldman was...

  8. June 12, 2012

    Hildebrand taking up key role at BlackRock

    Philipp Hildebrand, the former chairman of the Swiss National Bank, is joining BlackRock as vice-chairman and will oversee...

  9. Money Supply

    May 3, 2012

    The SNB, PwC and the Hildebrand affair

    Auditors are supposed to know “where the bodies are buried”. Or at least root out evidence of anything with a whiff of...

  10. April 18, 2012

    Jordan appointed SNB chairman

    The Swiss government on Wednesday appointed Thomas Jordan as chairman of the Swiss National Bank, confirming the interim...

  11. April 4, 2012

    Intervention: Strains ease as Swiss stick to ceiling

    Dates are seldom commemorated in the rough-and-tumble foreign exchange markets, let alone celebrated. But for the Swiss...

  12. March 21, 2012

    Hildebrand takes Oxford university post

    Philipp Hildebrand has accepted his first position since being forced out of the Swiss National Bank by becoming a senior...

  13. Money Supply

    March 12, 2012

    The SNB's new code of conduct

    Maintaining that “dollar lifestyle” just got a little trickier for Switzerland’s central bankers. The Swiss National Bank’s...

  14. March 7, 2012

    Investigation clears SNB board members

    An investigation into the financial affairs of senior Swiss National Bank officials has cleared policymakers of any...

  15. FT Alphaville

    February 3, 2012

    SNB head warns of political fallout after crisis

    The independence of the Swiss National Bank risks being compromised due to political pressure following the departure of...

  16. February 2, 2012

    SNB head warns of political fallout after crisis

    The independence of the Swiss National Bank risks being compromised due to political pressure following the departure of...

  17. February 2, 2012

    Jordan vow to continue SNB intervention

    In the past year, many western central bank leaders have squirmed in the spotlight. Few, however, are in such a delicate...

  18. February 2, 2012

    Traders on alert for Swiss intervention

    Markets are on alert for a fresh round of intervention by the Swiss central bank after the franc hit its strongest level...

  19. Money Supply

    January 25, 2012

    Weder di Mauro tipped for SNB

    Beatrice Weder di Mauro, member of Germany’s council of economic experts, has emerged as a possible candidate to join...

  20. January 15, 2012

    Tough player battles to tame banking system

    As a former college hockey goalie, Mark Carney has learnt to fight off shots from all angles. Such skill is something the...

  21. January 14, 2012

    Division of power is in Swiss DNA

    From Mr Erich Heini. Sir, Contrary to your portrait of Philipp Hildebrand (“The silky central banker at the heart of a Swiss...

  22. January 13, 2012

    The dollar lifestyle of the Swiss central banker

    In a hedge fund manager, being debonair, cosmopolitan, wealthy and quotable are good qualities. In a central banker, less...

  23. January 13, 2012

    SNB profits boosted by currency gains

    The Swiss National Bank, battered by the resignation of its chairman this week, provided politicians and shareholders with...

  24. FT Alphaville

    January 13, 2012

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Samuel Brittan: The market still has no rivals Longer ago than I...

  25. The World

    January 12, 2012

    FT podcast: World Weekly

    The Eurozone, the Hildebrand affair and prospects for political reform in Myanmar As Greece continues to haunt the Eurozone,...

  26. Money Supply

    January 12, 2012

    How does Mr Hildebrand's pay compare?

    Controversy over Philipp Hildebrand continues to rage. This from the FT’s Haig Simonian: The Swiss National Bank will pay...

  27. January 12, 2012

    Hildebrand affair a blow for Europe’s public bodies

    Four years ago, I listened to Philipp Hildebrand, then deputy chairman of the Swiss central bank, deliver a policy speech at...

  28. January 12, 2012

    Hildebrand case puts spotlight on bank secrecy

    Switzerland’s private banks, smarting under tax crackdowns in many neighbouring countries, could face new challenges after...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2012

    Kashya Hildebrand apologises to Swiss nation

    Kasyha Hildebrand, the wife of former SNB chief Philipp Hildebrand, explained on Swiss National television on Wednesday...

  30. January 11, 2012

    Pay-off for ex-SNB chief stokes storm

    The Swiss National Bank will pay its former chairman a full year’s salary of around SFr900,000 ($942,000), in spite of his...

  31. FT Alphaville

    January 11, 2012

    Key Hildebrand email not seen by investigation

    A key email between Philipp Hildebrand, the former chairman of the Swiss National Bank, and his financial adviser was seen...

  32. January 10, 2012

    Watchdog to tackle banking pay breaches

    Bankers who believe that rivals in other countries are violating new global restrictions on pay and bonuses will be able to...

  33. January 10, 2012

    Key Hildebrand email not seen by investigation

    A key email between Philipp Hildebrand, the former chairman of the Swiss National Bank, and his financial adviser was seen...

  34. January 10, 2012

    Bank rules allowed wriggle room

    How could a privately wealthy central banker with a hedge fund manager’s savvy continue to trade in currency and shares, the...

  35. January 10, 2012

    New SNB chief from a different mould

    Given the nature of Philipp Hildebrand’s exit from the Swiss National Bank, it is perhaps fitting that the man asked to take...

  36. January 10, 2012

    Calls grow to tighten rules for SNB officials

    Politicians from all sides have demanded the Swiss National Bank quickly tighten its rules on the financial dealings of its...

  37. January 10, 2012

    Australian dollar leads risk rally

    The Australian and New Zealand dollars led a rally in risk appetite on Tuesday after trade figures from China gave Asian...

  38. January 10, 2012

    Swiss relief over Hildebrand’s resignation

    Swiss politicians and media on Tuesday welcomed the resignation of Philipp Hildebrand as chairman of the Swiss National...

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