Growth

Bull markets help Switzerland’s private banks to recover

Switzerland’s private banks are emerging from a dark period in their history. The weight of regulatory change over the past ten years has proved too big a burden for some. And structural change in the industry has caused others to go out of business or be absorbed by competitors.

CEO Outlook: Pragmatism in uncertain times

Geopolitical volatility, renationalization trends, fundamental demographic shifts and rising rates of cyber attacks are the biggest business risks faced by business leaders around the globe. All in all, the 1,300 corporate leaders surveyed by KPMG as part of this year’s CEO Outlook seem to be realistic and accordingly pragmatic.
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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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