Geneva Breakfast Briefing: Switzerland – will it remain a key centre of wealth management?

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Switzerland must focus on new ways to compete in the international financial world. But what should this focus be?

The recent revelations in the Panama Papers have again thrown the spotlight on the workings and propriety of the provision of wealth management services and combined with increasing geo-political pressures, especially around transparency, each wealth management centre must now find a new way to compete.

There are now many more people with red flags and with the Common Reporting Standard and information sharing with the US, together with competition from a growing number of other centres, the landscape has never been more challenging for Swiss wealth management.

Switzerland’s leading position can be maintained but it will require new directions upon which to compete in the world; service, asset management, unique wealth structuring vehicles, convenience…

Which should be the focus? What needs to be done to strengthen and enhance Switzerland’s offering?

And how can technology be leveraged in this challenging new environment?


Agenda

08.15 – 09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.00 – 10.30 Panel session and Q&A

10.30 – 11.00 Networking


logistics

Date and Time

Date: Thursday 16th June • 2016
Time: 8:15 am – 11:00 am

Venue

Beau Rivage, Geneva

Address: Quai du Mont-Blanc 13, 1201 Genève, Switzerland


Speakers

Chris Hamblin

Editor

Compliance Matters

Chris Hamblin has edited numerous publications in the compliance trade press since 1997, among them Compliance Monitor, Money Laundering Bulletin and Fraud Intelligence, writing for all those titles even after his departure. He was the commissioning editor at Complinet between 2000 and 2009 and set up the web-firm's anti-money-laundering website in 2001. He is now the editor of Compliance Matters, Offshore Red and IFC World.

Christine Ciriani

Partner and CEO

Capco Consulting

Partner and CEO of Capco Switzerland. Christine also leads the company’s Wealth and Investment Management capabilities across Europe and Asia.

With over twenty years of experience, Christine has particular expertise in operational strategy, process efficiency and client onboarding, as well as delivering complex change projects for global investment and private banks. Christine is often quoted in various journals as an expert in the wealth management industry, speaking at industry conferences and events.

Christine started her career at JP Morgan, where she worked for both the investment bank and the private bank in New York, London and Geneva, on initiatives across global custody, operations, architecture, finance and client services. She joined Capco from a boutique global financial markets consulting firm where she was a Partner and head of wealth management for Europe with a specialization in CRM, credit risk and regulatory change initiatives. Christine holds an M.B.A. from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and an Economics and Accounting degree from Claremont McKenna College.

Jean-François Bunlon

Market Head - Managing Director Swiss Domestic, Geneva Location Head

HSBC Private Bank

Jean-François is Market Head - Managing Director Swiss Domestic,  Geneva Location Head with HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA.   He was previously with UBS AG,  first as part of GAM, the alternative asset manager  in London and then in Zurich as Co-Head of Strategic Analysis for UBS Global Wealth Management .  Prior to this he was with LEK Consulting, advising financial services and private equity firms.  He started his career with Barclays in the United Kingdom.

Jorge Yui

Vice President, Digital Banking Strategy Advisor

J P Morgan

Jorge is Vice President, Digital Banking Strategy Advisor with JP Morgan (Suisse). Jorge has wide ranging technical expertise up to board level spanning international Private Banking, investment strategy, and social media.

With banking system implementation experience in 17 countries gained as a Senior IBM Managing Consultant and inside major banks and financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Julius Baer, Credit Lyonnais, Credit Suisse, and China Merchant Bank.

Osmond Plummer

Managing Director

Wealthcoaching.ch

Osmond Plummer, is a Geneva-based wealth management expert active internationally as a trainer, coach and adviser of wealth management professionals, and a professor of finance at the EU Business School in Geneva and Montreux. Osmond worked in private banking in Guernsey, Hong Kong and Dubai prior to moving to Geneva in 1999. The Swiss correspondent for WealthBriefing and the founder of www.wealthcoaching.ch, Osy holds a BSc in Mathematics from Royal Holloway College (University of London) and an MBA from Warwick University Business School. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holder of its diploma in financial studies.

Tom Burroughes

Group Editor

ClearView Financial Media

Tom Burroughes is group editor of ClearView Financial Media, publisher of WealthBriefing, WealthBriefingAsia and Family Wealth Report. Tom has worked at ClearView since 2008, reporting on news stories, interviewing industry leaders, writing features and comment pieces, and has spoken at conferences in London, Guernsey and Vienna, among other locations. He has discussed the industry’s issues on Reuters television and the BBC. Previously, Tom was wealth management editor of The Business, the weekly UK magazine run by the Telegraph Group, from 2007 to 2008. Before that, he was a correspondent in various roles at Reuters, the global newswire. Between 1994 and 2000, he was a reporter for Market News International, a New York-headquartered newswire.

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