"International Business consists of a team of experts with extensive international experience able to deliver knowledge and know-how on cross-border aspects of the banking and insurance sectors. The Team International Business follows and supports the rapidly growing integration of the Zurich financial center and international markets worldwide. Study programs at the ZHAW School of Management and Law focus mainly on European and Asian markets."
Dr. Markus Braun, Head of International Business, Department of Banking, Finance, Insurance
Banking Transactions in Switzerland and China
Traditional banking service providers in Switzerland are facing competition. Smartphone applications open up new possibilities. Will we pay our bills, open an account, or take out a loan directly with a smartphone app in future? Does this make postal services, traditional banks, and credit card companies redundant for banking services? This question cannot be answered with a clear yes or no. A glance in the direction of China might reveal where developments could lead in Switzerland. It can be assumed that the banking business will change and that the competitive pressure on traditional providers will increase. Full article (PDF 377,5 KB)
We advise companies on issues such as:
- International aspects of wealth management
- Cross-border M&As
Transactions and integrations:
- The family office in an international context
- Financial management in an international context
International Training Courses/Workshops
- Continuing education course on the Family Office in China (2017)
- Continuing education course on M&As in China (2016)
- Continuing education course for the Bank of Communication, China (2015)
- International case studies in association with insurance companies in Singapore
Event Finanz und Wirtschaft Forum
M&A: Global Transactions and Integrations from a Swiss Perspective (2017)
- Braun, Markus; Bergamin, Stephan (2017). Mergers & Acquisitions. Integration and Transformation Management as the Gateway to Success. Springer Verlag
- Braun, Markus; Bergamin, Stephan (2015). M&A: Erfolg dank Integrationsmanagement. Zürich: NZZ Libro.
- Braun, Markus (2016). Aus zwei mach eins: Fusionen und Uebernahmen: Interview mit Markus Braun. Die Bank - Zeitschrift für Bankpolitik und Praxis, 2/2016. 76-77
- Kessler, Esther; Prandini, Markus; Wu, Juan (2014) Chinese Companies in Switzerland, Central European Business Review, 3, 3. 23-30.