Tag Archives: switzerland


London hedge funds talk the walk over Swiss move

Reuters – A hedge fund exodus from London to Switzerland in the face of higher taxes and tougher EU rules is unlikely to occur this side of a British general election, although the industry pretender remains ready to pounce. Eyeing […]

Julius Baer: Lower profits, slows capital outflows at hedge fund

Earthtimes – Julius Baer, one of Switzerland’s largest wealth managers, reported Monday a net profit of 324 million Swiss francs (303 million dollars) in the first half of the year, down 37 per cent compared to the same period in […]

Is the sun setting on London’s financial reign?

Globe and Mail – Paris, so far, has emerged as the most serious challenger. But Mr. Sarkozy may be his own worst enemy on this file. The reason: He and his German allies are wholesale supporters of the European Union […]

Fund plans ‘could strangle’ City

BBC – Under the EU plans, hedge funds would be required to be more open, and their ability to borrow would be limited. The Mayor is concerned that if these rules are adopted, hedge funds will be driven to relocate […]

Switzerland – a hedge fund haven?

World Radio Switzerland – Several major hedge funds in London say they’re considering moving abroad, notably to Switzerland. They are angered by a proposition from the European Union that would require more accountability and limit the amount of money they […]

Consolidation looms for Swiss funds of hedge funds

Reuters – Many of Switzerland’s smaller fund of hedge funds providers could be forced to consolidate in order to cover increasingly onerous expenses if they are unable to attract significant assets, a Swiss academic said on Monday. The small average […]

Switzerland Beats London as Home for Mobile Rich, Says Scorpio

Bloomberg – Switzerland is the world’s most attractive financial center for the “mobile wealthy,” beating London, Singapore and New York, according to a new survey by Scorpio Partnership. The Alpine nation ranks highest for economic and political stability, legal issues, […]

UK’s biz tycoons to flee high-taxed Britain

Indopia – Britain’s leading entrepreneurs are considering to leave the country as a mark of protest against UK Chancellor Alistair Darling’s new 50 per cent tax rate, a media report says. " Hugh Osmond, the pubs to insurance entrepreneur, is […]

Hedge Funds Buy Stocks for First Time Since October

Bloomberg – U.S. hedge funds are buying more of the nation’s stocks than they’re selling for the first time since October, while mutual funds and most other investors remain net sellers, according to UBS AG. In the four weeks ended […]

Credit Suisse clients may have lost 627 mln pounds ($195.18 mln) on Madoff

Reuters UK – Credit Suisse clients may have lost up to 1 billion Swiss francs (627.3 million pounds) ($195.18 mln) on investments connected to accused swindler Bernard Madoff, newspaper Sonntag reported on Sunday. Without giving details of its sources, Sonntag […]

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