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Time private bankers got professional

It's hard to imagine that a banker who represents multimillionaires would be anything but professional - but a top executive at a leading global bank thinks that's precisely the wealth management industry's problem. Join Discussion

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Everyone needs a private banker

Everyone needs a private banker. Full service means exactly that for one speaker at the Reuters Wealth Management Summit. The 'normal' range of extras that wealth managers are offering super-rich clients under the banner Lifestyle Management has expanded as they scramble to keep on board clients whose massive wealth was rendered a little less massive during the financial crisis. Join Discussion

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Private bankers chanting new mantra

Bankers shooting French cuffs in Super 180 suits and obsessed with spread sheets now are seizing on a word redolent of green tea, acupuncture, crystals and the New Age: "holistic". The results have yet to be seen but bankers hope their new mantra and approach will prove to be more than the sum of their parts. Join Discussion

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Private Bank finds synergy in public bar

It is a little known fact that private bank Wegelin, Switzerland’s oldest bank is also active in the bars and restaurants business. Wegelin was forced to launch a hostile takeover on a local bar which had attracted a lot of unruly drinkers near its St. Gallen branch office. Join Discussion

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Swiss brand key to banks’ cache

There is an unmistakeable international cache surrounding Switzerland's financial sector, whose infamy as a hiding place for Nazi gold has given way to Hollywood mystique about secretive numeric codes cracked by Da Vinci Code protagonists and James Bond. Join Discussion

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Private banking: you may be worth it

Sometimes things are cheaper than you think, like dinner in a posh restaurant. Private banking services at Julius Baer start at around 1 million Swiss francs. Worth trying? Join Discussion

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Geneva is for wealth management

Even for an American who's not wealthy, Geneva has a reputation as a global centre for wealth management. Imagine one reporter's surprise, then, on arriving in the airport in Geneva and seeing bank ads everywhere like the casino adds in Las Vegas's McCarron Airport. Join Discussion

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