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3 Reasons Behind European Wealth Managers Falling Profitability

European wealth managers are facing bittersweet challenges in recent years. A Deloitte study shows that bankable European assets had grown by 40% but their profits had fallen by 60%. This brings along the big question why? The profitability of any

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Pension Fund Nest to Systematically Invest in Swiss Startups

Nest has established a partnership with the venture capital platform investiere.ch and is the first Swiss pension fund that will systematically invest in startups. With this move Nest wants to tap into the innovation and research strength of the Swiss

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Exploring President Obama’s Final Legacy For The Fintech Industry

President Barack Obama will be remembered in history as the man who saved the United States from the worst financial crisis since the Depression. The 44th President of the United States left behind other legacies such as sweeping reforms to

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Messenger Banking das nächste grosse Ding

Smartphones dringen immer tiefer in unser Leben vor. Und zwar in einem Grad, der noch vor 10 Jahren unvorstellbar gewesen wäre. Das haben die Banken schon vor einigen Jahren bemerkt. Kaum eine Bank, die keine Mobile Banking-Lösung anbietet. Aber wollen

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Top 10 Fintech Startups in DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

In 2014, European fintech venture capital funding grew to US$1 billion, of which around 20% went toward ventures located in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Fintech startups in the region raised over US$175 million, nearly tripling the amount raised in

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Four Finalists Unveiled for Swiss Fintech Awards 2017

The Swiss Fintech Awards jury has announced the four finalists for its annual ceremony rewarding the top Swiss fintech startups in three categories: Early Stage Startup of the Year, Growth Stage Startup of the Year and Fintech Influencer of the

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Switzerland Struggles in E-Government Effort

The current e-government situation of Switzerland is stuck in an “intermediary phase” of implementation and harmonization, according to a new report. In particular with regard to user-friendly electronic identification and Internet voting, Switzerland is still struggling. According to a report

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Upcoming Fintech Events in Switzerland

2017 has just begun and already several fintech events have been scheduled, promising to bring together thought-leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs and investors, to discuss emerging trends and the future of banking and finance. Here are our pick of the top

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Banks are Still Using Decade Old Core Banking Systems – Why are They so Behind the Digital Age?

The question that has plagued the financial services industry for a number of years – is why are banks not keeping pace with technological change? Why do they continue working with archaic and monolithic systems that are prone to failure

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Hottest Regtech Players in Switzerland

Building and maintaining market-specific regulatory processes are a significant challenge for Swiss banks and asset managers, and given the unprecedented economic challenges, these organizations are required to rethink the way they do business. According to Micha Bitterli, partner and head

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