Radical shakeup of Swiss private banks needed
Swiss private banks are failing to address rapidly declining profitability and are too focused on defensive measures to implement a radical transformation that will allow them to generate competitive advantage and sustainable growth, says KPMG.
Canaccord Genuity expands in IoM with Duncan Lawrie deal
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, part of Canada-based financial services group Canaccord, has bolstered its presence in the Isle of Man by snapping up more than 100 client portfolios from former wealth manager Duncan Lawrie Private Bank.
deVere launches private bank following St Lucia acquisition
deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, has launched its own private bank on the Caribbean island of St Lucia.
Two Swiss private banks agree deal to build global giant
Zurich-based private bank, EFG International, has agreed a deal with Brazilian bank BTG Pactual to buy its Lugarno-based private banking unit BSI, one of the oldest Swiss banks, for about CHF1.33bn ($1.34 bn, £940m) in cash and stock.
Julius Baer admits US tax evasion, pays $547m
Swiss private bank Julius Baer said it has reached a deal with the US Department of Justice to pay $547m to settle tax evasion allegations, and at the same time two former Julius Baer bankers pleaded guilty to helping American clients dodge taxes.