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Clearstream opens Zurich office

By: Mona Dohle | 31 Mar 2015

Deutsche Börse subsidiary Clearstream has announced the opening of its new representative Zurich office as of 1 April, in a bid to strengthen the firms ties to…

Lombard Odier and ETF Securities to join forces in fixed income ETF offering  

By: Mona Dohle | 30 Mar 2015

Lombard Odier Investment Managers and ETF Securities have announced their cooperation offering a range of Ucits compliant fixed income ETFs. Lombard Odier, which traditionally offered traditional fixed…

UBP to acquire RBS’ private banking business Coutts

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 27 Mar 2015

Swiss asset manager Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has announced the firm has reached an agreement to acquire Coutts, the international private banking and wealth management business of…

SNB annual report provides insights into exchange rate move

By: Mona Dohle | 26 Mar 2015

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has published its annual report today, providing further insights into the surprise decision in January to abandon the fixed exchange rate between…

Vontobel in talks to acquire Meriten

By: Mona Dohle | 25 Mar 2015

Following the confirmed acquisition of a majority stake in British TwentyFour Asset Management, Swiss Bank Vontobel has now announced plans to acquire Meriten Investment Management, a Germany-based…

Swiss outlook recovers from SNB shock move

By: Mona Dohle | 18 Mar 2015

As the exchange rate between the Swiss franc and the euro stabilised around 1.07, the outlook for the Swiss economy recovered gradually from the shock of the…

REYL & Cie launches Asset Services offering

By: Mona Dohle | 16 Mar 2015

Geneva-based Reyl & Cie has announced the launch of an Asset Services offering aimed at institutional clients, including investment consulting and delegation together with a line-up of…

Lombard Odier’s AUM up €8bn in 2014

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 10 Mar 2015

Swiss group Lombard Odier has announced that its total client assets stood at CHF215bn as at 31 December 2014, of which AUM were CHF 161bn (€150.5bn), up CHF…

WisdomTree launches six ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 10 Mar 2015

The American asset manager, focused on the ETP market, WisdomTree has listed six ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing exposure to large and small-cap European, US and,…

Credit Suisse appoints Tidjane Thiam as CEO

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 10 Mar 2015

Credit Suisse has announced the appointment of Tidjane Thiam (pictured) as its new CEO as from the end of June. He will replace Brady Dougan who headed…

QE and deflation drive bond yields into negative territory

By: Mona Dohle | 09 Mar 2015

The proliferation of bonds offering negative yields raises questions about the drivers and reasons why investors would be buying into this trend.  In the good old days, the…

Bank REYL & Cie Ltd appoints Nicolas Duchêne as Partner

By: Mona Dohle | 04 Mar 2015

Swiss Bank Reyl & Cie has announced the expansion of its executive committee with the appointment of Nicolas Duchêne as partner. In his new role, he will…

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