Articles and interviews

Articles and interviews

Here you will find an overview of our current articles and interviews.

Articles and interviews

Regulation yes, but how?

This year’s key event of the German blockchain community, the Crypto Assets Conference, took place under somewhat difficult circumstances on 9 and 10 March 2020. Professor Philipp Sandner, Director of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, and his team succeeded in organizing an attractive event, which involved a number of talks and discussion panels. The focus of the event was regulation of the crypto ecosystem.

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“We're right in the middle”

On 30 January 2020 an article appeared in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung about the returns earned by investors in 2019. Zurich firm ZWEI Wealth, which brings transparency to performance, products and costs in the field of wealth management, analysed the results achieved by 85 banks and wealth managers. Maerki Baumann & Co. AG was among the companies to disclose its numbers — and scored well.

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When Switzerland is calling…

We had the pleasure to attend and speak at the incredibly well curated and organised Crypto Finance Conference, the most prestigious and private crypto finance and blockchain conference for investors, which took place in January 2020 in St. Moritz. The name of the conference did not do justice to the content, knowledge transfer and thought-leading presentations that we witnessed. The discussions would have been just as good a fit in a conference devoted to innovation, entrepreneurship, future of finance or digitisation.

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The search for client-oriented private banking

As dramatic changes shake up the country’s financial activities and banks come in for hefty criticism of their business practices, Swiss private banking is finding itself under considerable pressure. Given the magnitude of the entrepreneurial challenges they face, what is perhaps most surprising is the half-hearted way in which some financial institutions are going about adapting their business models. In the midst of the mêlée, however, at least a few smaller banks have recognized the signs of the times and aligned their activities rigorously with the needs of their clients. When looking for this kind of bank, it is worth adopting a systematic approach.

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Swiss private banking at the crossroads

No other industry has come in for such a barrage of criticism as the banking sector in recent years. Clients, regulators and bankers themselves, but also politicians, consultants and the scientific community all want to have their say in the heated debate about banks’ business practices. A ubiquitous media presence and the highly charged emotional atmosphere underscore the controversial nature of the discussion in which broad swathes of society have participated. Nor should we be surprised at the widespread feeling of discontent, given the profound uncertainty triggered by recent ructions on the financial markets.

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