Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Union Bancaire Privée to acquire Lloyds Banking Group’s International Private Banking business

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA (“UBP”) has announced that it has agreed to acquire Lloyds Banking Group’s (“Lloyds”) International Private Banking business. This is a key step in the execution of UBP’s strategy to grow its global presence and to expand its private banking activities.

This acquisition further boosts UBP’s standing both in Switzerland and in its core growth markets, such as the Middle East and Latin America. Once the requisite regulatory licences have been granted, Monaco and Gibraltar will become part of UBP’s global footprint. The transaction will increase UBP’s assets under management, which stood at CHF 83.2 billion as at 30 April 2013, by more than CHF 10 billion. Following this acquisition, UBP will continue to be one of the best-capitalised private banks with a Tier 1 ratio above 30%.

Lloyds’ expertise in the fields of private banking, asset management and wealth planning has long been recognised throughout the industry. This talent ideally complements UBP’s skills in providing wealthmanagement solutions to both private and institutional clients. Moreover, Lloyds’ continuous adaptation to the recent regulatory changes and developments is perfectly in line with UBP’s corresponding strategy.

UBP’s CEO, Guy de Picciotto, stated: “This acquisition further strengthens our position at the forefront of the industry and confirms our commitment to our Bank’s two core businesses – international private banking and asset management. We look forward to welcoming Lloyds’ teams and their expertise that we will put to use on an even larger scale. With our competitive range of private banking services and investment solutions, we are bringing our proficiency as a major Swiss and international-wealthmanagement player to Lloyds’ private clients.”

The transaction, carried out with the support of Caurus Partners and MilleniumAssociates AG, remains subject to the requisite regulatory approvals being completed.

Press release


What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. M&A - U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga, Hedge fund Parvus shows hand, toppling William Hill merger deal[more]

    U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga From The fierce battle to buy Britain's biggest private equity group has come to an unexpected conclusion, with the original bidder walking away with the prize. SVG Capital has agreed

  2. Marc Lasry: Energy is still a phenomenal opportunity[more]

    From Distressed debt specialist Marc Lasry said energy debt is still a "phenomenal opportunity" because investors can get "massively overpaid" for the risk they take on. There are "huge opportunities" in the energy sector especially in restructurings, the Avenue Capital Group CEO said Tues

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-SAC manager re-emerges with market neutral hedge fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A manager re-emerged from the SAC battleground last year to launch his own hedge fund under the umbrella of New York-based investment firm Endicott Group.

  4. North America - Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation, Billionaire hedge fund titans Dinan, Lasry on election, markets and best investment ideas[more]

    Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation From Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, on Wednesday warned that the U.S. is headed toward so-called stagflation. Stagflation is typically described as persistently high inflation and hi

  5. Other Voices: Follow the advice of investment consultants - I think not[more]

    Mark Rzepczynski, Founding Partner, Chief Investment Officer AMPHI Research and Trading, writes on Harvest Exchange: Investment consultants are a force to the reckoned with in the pension world. They advise and drive many pension decisions around the globe. Consultants literally control trillion