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Deloitte starts Private Banking Asset Disposal Programme
Deloitte, the leading accounting and consulting firm in Switzerland, has developed a new programme within Corporate Finance to support Swiss banks and wealth managers with current business challenges.
The current economic climate and the changes in the regulatory and compliance environment in Switzerland have an effect on the work of Swiss private banks and wealth managers. New tax agreements between Switzerland and other nations – such as the US with FATCA and several other EU countries – are likely to significantly reduce the asset base and make certain regions less profitable. The Corporate Finance Team of Deloitte in Switzerland believes that banks and wealth managers will have to review their geographical focus and adjust their service offerings towards their core client markets. Subsequently, the banks and wealth managers may wish to dispose some of their current client portfolios in certain non-core geographies.
Jean-François Lagassé, Head of Corporate Finance Advisory at Deloitte in Switzerland, explains: “The current economic situation and the changes in the regulatory and compliance environment have a major effect on private banks and wealth managers in Switzerland in the way they are serving clients from multiple jurisdictions.”
In response to this, Deloitte in Switzerland has developed a Private Banking Asset Disposal Programme, designed to support Swiss banks and wealth managers in the forthcoming sale of client portfolios.
About Deloitte in Switzerland
Deloitte is a leading accounting and consulting company in Switzerland and provides industry-specific services in the areas of audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance. With approximately 1,100 employees at six locations in Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich (headquarters), Deloitte serves companies and institutions of all legal forms and sizes in all industry sectors. Deloitte AG is a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, the UK member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). DTTL member firms comprise of approximately 200,000 employees in more than 150 countries around the world.
Zurich, 25 March 2013
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