M&A speculative madness: Barclays, Coutts, Credit Suisse, Julius Baer and Quilter Cheviot 01/09/2014 Anyone that doubts the ability of the media to influence financial matters should look no closer than a piece that appeared on Inside Paradeplatz, a Swiss blog, on 29 September. This suggested that a takeover of Zurich-based Julius Baer, Switzerland’s fourth biggest bank, by Credit Suisse could be in the offing. And Julius Baer’s share price increased by 2 percent as a consequence (see accompanying article).
LGT boosts profits and adds HSBC Swiss banking assets 27/08/2014 Liechtenstein's LGT Group reported that first-half net profit rose more than 19 percent to CHF 102.8 million amid a continuing rise in assets under management as well as a gain in trading and other income.
Bellpenny makes its largest acquisition to date 05/08/2014 Bellpenny is to acquire Torquil Clark Holdings Limited from Skipton Building Society for an undisclosed sum. It is Bellpenny’s biggest acquisition to date and its 21st since it began in October 2012.
Bestinvest and Tilney complete merger 04/08/2014 The merger of Bestinvest and Tilney has completed, creating a UK private client investment and financial planning group responsible for £9 billion of client assets.