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Jun 7, 2018

LGT honored at the WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2018

LGT was named Best Boutique Private Bank (Greater China) and Best Pure Play Private Bank (Southeast Asia) at the WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2018 held 31 May 2018 in Singapore. The awards underscore LGT’s achievement as one of the key players in the fastest-growing private banking region in the world.

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Jun 5, 2018

LGT investor survey – Swiss investors: home market oriented and satisfied with their bank and relationship manager

High-net-worth Swiss investors are very satisfied with their bank, their relationship manager and their financial center. Their portfolios have remained largely unchanged for several years. Swiss investors are also satisfied with their returns. Digitalization, just like sustainability, is becoming an increasingly important topic. These are just a few findings from this year’s LGT Private Banking Report. The report provides insights into the world of high-net-worth investors from Switzerland, Austria and Germany. In addition to investor behavior, the study this year also focuses in particular on the confidence of high-net-worth private banking clients in institutions, their assessment of domestic and foreign financial centers as well as their attitudes toward investor protection, digitalization and sustainability.

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Jun 25, 2018

LGT Navigator: Trade dispute with no end in sight

Capital markets are once again focusing on the trading tensions between the two largest economies in the world. Following the European Union's retaliation on US steel and aluminum tariffs, US President Donald Trump has announced a potential further escalation of the trade dispute. On this backdrop, Asian stock markets started the new trading week with moderate losses.

The ECB's cautious bias toward an interest rate turnaround, despite the announcement to end its billion-dollar bond purchase program probably at the end of this year, weakened the euro significantly. The ECB maintained its key interest rate at a record low and remained extremely cautious in its communication. At the same time, the Bank of Japan also left its key interest rates unchanged and even lowered its inflation expectations.

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Jun 22, 2018

LGT Navigator: Stock market sentiment marked by caution

In view of the continuing risk of a further expansion of the trade conflict, caution dominates stock market sentiment. At the same time, the Swiss National Bank confirmed its loose monetary policy in the back of geopolitical uncertainties and the recent renewed strengthening of the Swiss franc.

The ECB's cautious bias toward an interest rate turnaround, despite the announcement to end its billion-dollar bond purchase program probably at the end of this year, weakened the euro significantly. The ECB maintained its key interest rate at a record low and remained extremely cautious in its communication. At the same time, the Bank of Japan also left its key interest rates unchanged and even lowered its inflation expectations.

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Jun 21, 2018

LGT Navigator: Fed Powell sees good reasons for further tightening

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said yesterday at an ECB conference that in view of low unemployment, an inflation rate close to the Fed's target and a roughly balanced economic outlook, he sees strong arguments in favor of a further gradual increase in key rates. At the same time, however, Powell also pointed to the high level of uncertainty in the current environment, such as the trade conflict. The Fed is forecasting two more rate hikes in 2018 after raising its key interest rate last week for the second time this year and for the seventh time since the turnaround in rates initiated
at the end of 2015.

The ECB's cautious bias toward an interest rate turnaround, despite the announcement to end its billion-dollar bond purchase program probably at the end of this year, weakened the euro significantly. The ECB maintained its key interest rate at a record low and remained extremely cautious in its communication. At the same time, the Bank of Japan also left its key interest rates unchanged and even lowered its inflation expectations.

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