Dr. Andreas Ita

Highlights from the 25th Annual Bank Capital Management Conference in London

Last week, I was invited to attend the 25th Annual Bank Capital Management in Banking Institutions conference in London and to lead the pre-conference workshop about “vulnerabilities revealed by the…

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Credit Suisse Strategy Update – Main takeaways

This morning, Credit Suisse lifted the curtain and published its long awaited strategy update. Here are the main takeaways: Most importantly, Credit Suisse drastically reduces its Investment Bank and focuses…

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Orbit36 Vice Chairman Claude Moser on Swiss National Television

Ahead of Credit Suisse’s long-expected strategy update, Orbit36 Vice Chairman Claude Moser is interviewed by SFR News, Switzerland’s primary public television channel. Today’s main edition of “Tagesschau” can be watched…

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Banks in temporary troubles as clearers of energy firms

With skyrocketing energy prices on 26 August 2022, energy firms came in troubles and their banks faced a critical moment. The sharp price increases of future contracts on gas and…

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Axpo – Wohin fliessen die Bundes-Milliarden, wenn es ernst gilt?

Am 6. September 2022 hat die Axpo Holding vom Bund eine nachrangige, unbesicherte Kreditlinie von 4 Mia. CHF zugesprochen erhalten. Diese wurde notwendig, weil stark gestiegene Strompreise hohe Sicherheitsleistungen für…

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Axpo – Ein gewaltiger Sturm im Wasserglas

Heute Morgen hat die Axpo Holding AG beim Bund ein Gesuch um temporäre Liquiditätshilfe eingereicht. Mittels Notverordnung hat der Bundesrat den Rettungsschirm für die Schweizer Stromwirtschaft aktiviert und der Axpo…

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Orbit36 Vice Chairman quoted by NZZ am Sonntag

In yesterday’s edition of NZZ am Sonntag (published by Neue Zürcher Zeitung), award-winning editor Zoé Baches quotes Orbit36 Vice Chairman and Key Client Relationship Manager Claude F. Moser on the…

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Fed vs. ECB – Why the diverging speed of monetary tightening helps US banks

With today’s 75-basis point rate increase, the Federal Reserve (Fed) continues its policy to progressively hike interest rates to combat inflation. Since the beginning of this year, the Fed raised…

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Three hidden risks below the waterline bank boards should be aware of

Navigating a bank safely through uncertain times requires expertise, experience and intuition which goes far beyond reviewing standard risk and financial reports. In the current challenging economic, political and social…

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FED stress test results indicate $100bn trading loss potential for large US banks

The results of the 2022 Federal Reserve Stress Test published last week reveal that the 11 largest US banks would incur combined trading losses of USD 100bn under a hypothetical…

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