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.

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.

Flight or Fight? Swiss private banks must come off the fence

Flight or Fight? Private banks are being faced with a tough decision: whether they prefer to adjust their business and operating models to the new realities or to exit the market. For sure, the recent news of a private bank's insolvency is still considered a rather extraordinary event.

Kluft zwischen den Banken wird immer grösser

KPMG hat zusammen mit der Universität St. Gallen die Geschäftsberichte von 91 Schweizer Privatbanken analysiert. Die Studie ergibt, dass die erbrachten Leistungen der Banken stark auseinanderdriften. Im Video-Interview fasst Christian Hintermann die wichtigsten Ergebnisse der Studie «Clarity on Performance of Swiss Private Banks» zusammen.

Ten challenges to a successful future for Swiss private banks

Entitled “The Future of Swiss Private Banking – Turning Regulation into Value”, this latest private banking study conducted by KPMG and the Institute of Management of the University of St. Gallen (HSG) analyzes the major challenges, some even existential in nature, faced by Swiss private banks.

EU banking stress-test – Consequences for Swiss institutions

123 EU banking groups and EUR 28,000 billion of assets reviewed - these are some of the key figures of the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) asset quality review and stress testing. 18% of performing loans scrutinized were reclassified to non-performing and an aggregate capital shortfall of EUR 24.6 billion arose.
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