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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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