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 …

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…

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…

Upgrading your Career

Want to quit your job for a better gig? Here’s your to-do list   So much is working in favor of job seekers who want to wrangle a better position with better pay and better benefits these days. Even still, it’s rarely a seamless or stress-free process. Quitting your job is always a big deal and requires good planning…

UBP completes the acquisition of Danske Bank in Luxembourg!

Danske Bank -Sale of private banking activities in Luxembourg completed   Danske Bank has completed the sale of its private banking activities in Luxembourg to Union Bancaire Privee (Europe) S.A. (UBP). The customer relationships were successfully transferred to UBP over the weekend. ‘We are pleased that so many of our customers and colleagues in Luxembourg have found a…

BlackRock and ESG Investment

The ESG Phenomenon: BlackRock Developments in and around the ESG investment space. BlackRock BlackRock has launched two new funds within its active sustainable range in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The US asset management group has launched the BGF Climate Action Multi-Asset Fund and the BGF Climate Action Equity Fund. (This news service has a…

BANKS ARE EMBRACING DIGITAL CHANGE!

IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD, SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSIONS WILL DRIVE BANKS’ SUCCESS   The past year highlighted the growing importance of digital customer experiences in the financial services industry as COVID-19 continued to accelerate the pace of digitization. Unable to connect in person, consumers turned to digital tools. One survey conducted between late March and early…

Between jobs? Oh, I Binged a LOT of Netflix!

Why a significant gap on your CV/resume isn’t as bad as you think   We’re going to talk about significant gaps in experience in this edition. Why? Because when I posted a recent poll a lot of LinkedIn members indicated they have one. 45 percent out of nearly 1,600 votes is fairly significant. If this poll is…