Growth

A lack of radical change hits Swiss private banks’ performances

Analyzing the performances of 85 of Switzerland’s 114 private banks produces a bleak picture. Almost every key performance indicator (KPI) deteriorated in 2016 – sometimes significantly. The vast majority of banks have not taken the action needed to reverse their decline.
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Speed, innovation and digitalization as businesses’ top priorities

Boosting speed to market, fostering innovation and implementing disruptive technologies are the top three strategic priorities of global businesses. That is one of the findings of this year’s global, cross-sector survey of around 1,300 CEOs conducted by KPMG.
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How Swiss private banks can reignite growth

Swiss private banks have been on the defensive for a decade. We think the time has come to go on offense through commercially-driven transformation. By focusing on their strengths, and partnering for their non-core activities, Swiss private banks have a real opportunity to maximize value and grow again.
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Skilled labor shortage: Swiss CEOs optimistic on an international comparison

Which talents are needed and how can companies ensure that they have these experts on board in the near future? The majority of CEOs surveyed abroad for the KPMG CEO Outlook expect about 5 percent of positions in their companies will be lost to automation within the next three years. Swiss CEOs are much less gloomy and find this scenario rather implausible.
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The 5 most challenging trends for Swiss private bankers

10 percent of private banks did not survive 2015. KPMG’s joint study with the University of St. Gallen finds that many banks’ efforts to adapt their business and operating models to the new environment have proven insufficient. Despite trying to turn around their performances, many banks face a stark reality - they can’t survive.
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CEO Outlook: Strategic cornerstones of CEOs in Switzerland

In a global survey, KPMG asked the opinion of 1,200 CEOs, of which 50 are based in Switzerland. In regard to their most pressing issues in the coming years, there are some clear indications where the journey might be going. Swiss CEOs would like to speed up their go-to-market processes for products and services.
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