Category Archive: 3) Swiss Banks

West Virginia Gov. Personally On The Hook For $700MM In Greensill Collapse

The collapse of Greensill Capital has been the biggest financial scandal of the year so far, having set off a massive public corruption scandal in the UK that has deeply embarrassed the ruling Conservative Party due to the close involvement of former PM David Cameron, who was on the Greensill.

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UBS International Pension Gap Index: Swiss pensions – an international comparison

Pension schemes are as diverse as the cultures of the countries whose working population they insure. Nevertheless, they all aim to guarantee a certain level of income in retirement. The UBS International Pension Gap Index, first released in 2017, analyses the sustainability and adequacy of the pension promises across 24 jurisdictions.

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UBS, Desperate To Retain Talent, Now Offering $40,000 Bonuses To Newly Promoted Associates

It looks like the hiring (and retention) shortage isn't just for rank-and-file minimum wage jobs.UBS has now said that, amidst historic competition and a "retention crisis" in the investment banking world (which we noted weeks ago), it is going to pay a one time $40,000 bonus to its global banking analysts when they are promoted.

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Credit Suisse Hires Former Prime Brokerage Head To Restore Business After Archegos Blowup

After firing a raft of senior employees including its head of risk, Lara Warner, Credit Suisse has been struggling to move past a series of major risk-management failures that together could cost the bank $10 billion, or more, though the final tally of losses from the Archegos blowup isn't yet known as the bank weighs whether it should cover some client losses associated with the "low risk" trade-finance funds that collapsed earlier this year.

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Why foreign banks’ forays on Wall Street have gone wrong—again

May 8th 2021THE IMPLOSION of Archegos Capital, a New York-based investment firm, in April splashed egg on many faces. Banks that had lent it vast sums to bet on volatile stocks have revealed over $10bn in related losses in recent weeks. America’s leading investment banks, barring Morgan Stanley, were largely absent from the big casualties, though. Instead the grim league table featured foreign champions. Most notable, because of its huge loss of...

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The $3 Trillion Hidden Exposure Behind The Archegos Blowup

Authored by Nick Dunbar of Risky FinanceWhen the family office Archegos Capital abruptly imploded in late March, prompting $50 billion in block trades and $10 billion in losses at Credit Suisse, Nomura, UBS and Morgan Stanley, many bank analysts were taken by surprise. Last week, many of these analysts sounded frustrated listening to Credit Suisse’s earnings call in which senior management skirted round without giving any real detail about the...

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Credit Suisse’s Archegos Exposure Was Reportedly Over $20 Billion

Just minutes after the SEC is reportedly "exploring how to increase transparency for the types of derivative bets that sank Archegos," The Wall Street Journal reports that Credit Suisse Group AG had somehow allowed a massive exposure to investments related to Archegos Capital Management or more than $20 billion.

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Credit Suisse Slashes Bonuses After $4.7 Billion Archegos Disaster

While all of the banks playing "pass the hot potato" with Archegos Capital's now-dismantled equity book are undoubtedly still assessing the damage they incurred (or at least will report to shareholders), it looks like no one had it worse than Credit Suisse. The banking giant has now slashed its bonus pool by "hundreds of millions of dollars" according to FT, after the firm lost $4.7 billion in the Archegos implosion.

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“They’re Just Chasing” – The Fed Has Put Distressed Investors Out Of Business… Again

"People aren’t investing, they’re just chasing." That is the ominous, ponzi-like warning from Adam Cohen, Caspian Capital’s managing partner as the distressed debt investor has chosen to return some money to investors because the rewards don't justify the high risks anymore.

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Results of the Annual General Meeting 2021 of UBS Group AG

Shareholders confirmed the re-election of the Chairman and the members of the Board of Directors. They elected Claudia Böckstiegel and Patrick Firmenich as new members of the Board. Shareholders approved a dividend distribution of USD 0.37 (gross) in cash per share. They also approved the new share buyback program 2021–2024.

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Can Credit Suisse Avoid Becoming The ‘Deutsche Bank’ Of Switzerland?

“And the future is certain, give us time to work it out…”Markets were shaken but unstirred by the collapse of Greensill and the Archegos unwind trades. Credit Suisse is the ultimate loser of the two scandals – reputationally damaged and holed below the water line.  The bank is paying the price of years of flawed management, poor risk awareness. and its self-belief it was still a Tier 1 global player.

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Credit Suisse Dumping Huge Archegos Blocks; Liquidating Millions In VIACS, VIPS And FTCH

Literally moments ago we said that the Archegos portoflio was being sold off all day on fears of "stealth" prime broker deleveraging, as tens of millions of shares were yet to be accounted for.

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Another Wirecard? Invoices Backing Greensill-Issued Bonds Never Existed, Administrator Finds

As the collapse of Greensill Capital threatens to ensnare former PM David Cameron in a humiliating public probe, the Financial Times on Thursday reported some disturbing new details that appear to suggest Greensill wasn't merely reckless, but potentially guilty of a Wirecard-style fraud.

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Credit Suisse Claws Back Bonuses, ‘Restructures’ Asset-Management Unit As Greensill Scapegoating Continues

Credit Suisse is still reeling from the collapse of Greensill Capital, a firm which it championed by helping to sell its financial products (created by ensconcing trade invoices in a complex securities wrapper).

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Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report: Online sales reached record highs in 2020, doubling in value

Art Basel and UBS announced today the publication of the fifth Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report, authored by renowned cultural economist Dr Clare McAndrew. The report integrates insight from a recent survey of 2,569 high-net-worth (HNW) collectors, conducted by Arts Economics and UBS Investor Watch, across ten markets: the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Mexico, and for the first time...

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Credit Suisse Launches Probe Into Collapsed Greensill Trade-Finance Funds

Roughly a weekand a-half has passed since Credit Suisse gated funds containing $10BN in assets packaged by Greensill, the troubled financial innovator that suckered in former British PM David Cameron, SoftBank and legions of clients and investors with its stated mission to "democratize" supply-chain finance.

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UBS publishes Annual Report 2020

The Annual Report 2020 provides comprehensive and detailed information on the firm, its strategy, business, governance and compensation, financial performance and risk, treasury and capital management, as well as on the regulatory and operating environment for the 2020 financial year.

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SocGen Slashes Banker Bonuses Amid ECB Pressure

Despite banks, broadly speaking, having a banner year in 2020 as central-bank-liquidity more-than-washed over the losses due to COVID and policy restrictions, banker bonuses have come under pressure.In Europe, the picture is more uncertain as banks' performance has been mixed.

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European banks need new chiefs

EUROPEAN BANKS’ fourth-quarter earnings, releases of which are clustered around early February, have been surprisingly perky. Those with trading arms, such as UBS or BNP Paribas, rode on buoyant markets. State support helped contain bad loans; few banks needed to top up provisions.

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UBS Multibanking available to corporate clients throughout Switzerland

UBS has successfully completed the pilot phase of its new multibanking function and is now gradually rolling out the offering across Switzerland. UBS Multibanking will now also give SMEs full transparency over all their accounts and allow them to execute payments debited from accounts with third-party banks directly in UBS E-Banking.

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