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Schuyler Weiss, Alpian

Fintech on Friday: A Swiss private bank in the palm of your hand

Digital private bank Alpian is targeting the mass affluent segment with a client-centric business model

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Swiss wealth management needs more than tradition to stay on top

The Swiss wealth management industry is facing numerous challenges and must do more to embrace digital solutions if it is to remain the market leader

Benjamin Cavalli, Credit Suisse

Integrated model puts Credit Suisse on front foot in Asia

Collaboration between private and investment banking allows Credit Suisse to meet Asian entrepreneurs’ needs through every stage of their personal and business lifecycle 

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Private banking centres face up to compliant future

While the City of London comes to terms with the potential impact of Brexit, other centres sense a chance to expand their own financial services industries. But Swiss stalwarts Zurich and Geneva still have much to offer

Yves Mirabaud

Better Swiss relations with EU tops Mirabaud wishlist

Swiss institutions have successfully managed the move to banking transparency, believes Yves Mirabaud, but being outside the EU continues to pose problems for the country’s financial industry

Eric Syz, Banque SYZ & CO SA

Switzerland struggles to find new role in post-secrecy world

The Swiss must play to their strengths as well as develop new expertise if they are to have any chance of regaining former glories

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Silver lining to cloud over private banking

UBS and Credit Suisse may have posted disappointing results but both are doing well in Asia, the key battleground for private banking

Jürg Zeltner, UBS

Asian expansion and technological innovation central to UBS’ plans for the future

Clients have never been in greater need of advice, believes UBS boss Jürg Zeltner, and private banks need to strike a balance between technology and the human touch to fulfil those needs

Michelle Bates, UBS Wealth Management

Structured products a way to smooth market jitters

The structured products market is smaller and very different to how it looked in its pre-crisis days but these vehicles still have a role to play in client portfolios

Swiss and US names dominate private banking brand rankings

UBS’s brand value has surged by almost a third over the past 12 months, giving it a clear lead over its rivals

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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