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«DealstreetAsia», 24 September 2016
In an internal rejig at Swiss banking major UBS’ Hong Kong business, Michael Christo has been moved to Hong Kong Domestic Kowloon Team as a Desk Head from his current position as the head of portfolio specialist unit in Hong Kong. Christo will assume the new role effective from January 1, 2017, according to a report from

«DealstreetAsia», 12 September 2016
A key marketing executive has left UBS in Singapore for Swiss rival Credit Suisse, according to

«EU Bankers», 5 September 2016
Patrick Odier, the acting President of the Swiss Bankers Association, called for close cooperation between financial centers outside of the U.S. and the EU. «I would like to advocate that the Swiss financial center works closely with London, Hong Kong and Singapore, and also with other places outside the U.S. and the EU,» Odier said on Sunday to Swiss newspaper. Click here to read the full story:

«Crowdfund Insider», 4 August 2016
Now, a few months later, OCBC Chief Executive Samuel Tsien emphasized the ongoing commitment to welcoming and strengthening the adoption of financial technology at his bank, reported, while meeting with the final eight start-ups selected from over 200 applications who had come through the OCBC Fintech Accelerator Programme.

«DealstreetAsia», 22 July 2016
Key developments among financial groups in Asia this week, as compiled from, saw merger and expansion strategies in OCBC and New York Life Investment Management. Citigroup, however, made a decision to delist in Japan, although it remains committed to the market.

« Indonesia», 21 July 2016
Kendati demikian, menurut surat kabar gratis Blick am Abend (h/t, aktivitas Longbow Finance di dunia otomotif belum pernah sukses. Sembilan tahun lalu, mereka meminjamkan dana lebih dari 20 juta Franc Swiss kepada Lorenzo Schmid untuk mengembangkan transportasi massal elektrik.

«FMT News Malaysia», 28 June 2016
The bank is in the process of being sold to EFG International, a deal originally agreed before BSI made the headlines. It is also facing criminal investigations. According to a report in, the reason for BSI taking Finma to court could be simply to salvage its reputation.

«DealstreetAsia», 29 May 2016
The head of the Swiss National Bank’s Singapore unit, Roman Baumann, is returning to Switzerland this summer to head the central bank’s money market activities. Swiss-born Baumann, one of several SNB decision-makers who evaluated several branch options in Asia in 2012 before deciding on Singapore will return to Zurich to replace Sebastien Kraenzlin in the SNB’s third department from August 1, reported.

«DealstreetAsia», 26 May 2016
Swiss private bank BSI Bank‘s chief executive officer has resigned with immediate effect, amid accusations of the bank breaching anti-money laundering regulations connected to the 1MDB corruption scandal. A successor to Stefano Coduri’s position has also been named – board member Roberto Isolani, according to

«Dealstreet Asia», 24 May 2016
The former co-head of HSBC Private Bank in Singapore is reportedly joining DBS Private Bank to lead the international team. Rob Ioannou, whom reported had unexpectedly left HSBC after 13 years of service, is believed to be joining the Singaporean bank.

«Curbed Chicago», 25 April 2016
April appears to a busy month in regards to announcements about Navy Pier's ongoing renovations. Just recently, plans were released showing the expansion of the Shakespeare Theater into the former space occupied by the Skyline Stage, while the proposed hotel for the pier has just landed construction financing. And according to information reported by, a financial news outlet based in Singapore, the Zurich, Switzerland-based Acron Group has agreed to fund the project which will stand seven stories tall, with a setback eighth-floor penthouse featuring a rooftop bar and terrace.

«efinancialcareers», 4 January 2016
«I personally got to know Lee Kuan Yew and his successors during my time at Credit Suisse,» Gruebel, who was also previously chairman of Credit Suisse First Boston (Asia), told «As a Swiss institute, we were able to provide advice on how to develop Singapore into a private-banking centre. We had meetings lasting for hours. Judging from the development since, it worked. Singapore is a success story,» he added, modestly.


«», 29 December 2015
Swiss financial news portal is expanding to Singapore, launching in the new year. In an interview with, co-founder Claude Baumann explains how this came about.

«Telum Media», 18 December 2015
Asian Wealth Times is now Having been recently bought over by Swiss financial website, the Asian Wealth Times (AWT) has become offers in-depth coverage and breaking news about the Swiss financial services industry. Similar to, will offer free access to all readers, and will be helmed by AWT founder Tom King. The Asian site will also share content with its Swiss counterpart and go live on 4th January 2016.


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