Private banking

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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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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How collaboration with FinTechs could generate value for private banks

The FinTech revolution offers private banks the unprecedented opportunity to benefit from digital technologies, innovate and transform their business. Banks taking up the challenge of collaboration – with FinTechs as well as other strategic partners – stand a good chance of finding the way forward.
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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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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.
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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.
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