Secrets to a successful phone interview

During the recruitment process, the first impression is important. Thanks to the digitalization of the process, the first contact is often made by phone. This first contact can be complicated because both parties are discussing virtually. The candidate’s voice can reflect several emotions (fear, self-confidence, hesitation…) and the recruiter is already starting to evaluate the…

E, S or G – which one is the most important in ESG investing?

Standard Chartered: Why the ‘S’ in ESG is a priority in private wealth   Environmental, social and governance, more commonly known as ESG, has become a ubiquitous term to describe responsible and sustainable business practices, but in most cases, the ‘E’ or environmental considerations, particularly climate change, has been the primary focus. Companies – and their investors…

3 Qualities that make you a good team player

Teamwork is a shared responsibility between all of the team members. Actually, without teamwork, an organisation can’t really progress. Many believe that « Alone we can go faster but together we go further ». A good team player is the one who does their job correctly and contributes to the success of the team results. You…

And the winners are…

The winners of the Private Banking Switzerland Awards have been announced!   This year’s winners for the Private Banking & Wealth Management Switzerland Awards have been announced and there were a number of worthy winners. From incumbent banks such as BNP Paribas and UBS to newer players such as Appway and Unblu, there was a…

The Stars and Stripes and Financial Secrecy

  Switzerland has a long-held reputation for financial secrecy, but it isn’t the top country when it comes to a lack of financial transparency. The country that is atop the rankings for being the most complicit in helping individuals hide their wealth is the United States, according to a biennial report released today by the Tax …

Interest rates: The ultimate solution to fight inflation.

“Powell says the Fed will not hesitate to keep raising rates until inflation comes down   Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell emphasized his resolve to get inflation down, saying Tuesday he will back interest rate increases until prices start falling back toward a healthy level. “If that involves moving past broadly understood levels of neutral we…

Negotiating Salary

Negotiating a job offer works: 85% of Americans who counteroffered were successful. Here’s how to do it   When it comes to negotiating a job offer, if you don’t ask — you won’t receive. It turns out many don’t ask, according to a survey from Fidelity Investments. Some 58% of Americans accepted the initial offer at…

Let’s get phygital

More nimble fintechs have one advantage over traditional banks when it comes to responding to customer needs to improve customer experience. With over half of customers saying that banking is not fun, banks face the challenge of enhancing user experiences to address changing customer needs, according to the World Retail Banking Report 2022 from Capgemini…

Private Banks Make Their Move

Credit Suisse is adding two new hires to service wealthy Israeli clients, with one joining from rival UBS. Credit Suisse is hiring Joseph Wolf from Barclay’s as the CEO of Israel, effective April 4, finews.com has learned. Wolf has nearly three decades of banking experience during which he developed a strong tech sector focus, highly relevant for…

Don’t make this mistake during a job interview

“ Pre-interview jitters can feel a lot like stage fright: you might be nervous or afraid of stammering as you strive to dazzle the audience (the interviewer) with your confidence and prowess. Rehearsal can help you achieve a standout performance, but even then, you’ll probably come across at least one question that stumps you. “About…