Julius Baer announces 300 job cuts after profit decline of 2019

On Monday, the chief executive of Julius Baer announced to cut three hundred jobs this year, as it seemed profitability after a fall of double-digit percentage earnings during 2019. Julius Baer Group Ltd is a multinational private bank of Switzerland. The headquarter of Julius Baer located in Zurich. The bank is one of the largest and oldest banking institutions of Switzerland usually distinguished among fellow banks such as Credit Suisse and UBS.

Formerly, the group recognized as a common private bank and named after Julius Bär, a Swiss banker, it provides wealth management, investment management, real estate financing and select offerings in trading and sales. Major income of the bank generated by service fees and commissions and located in twenty-eight countries. Furthermore, Baer has over 6,700 staff members around the world.

Three-year strategy to boost profitability

Philipp Rickenbacher, the Chief Executive of the private bank, told journalists on a call that the organization wants to lift profitability with the help of a three-year strategy to tackle and handle continued margin pressures. The Zurich-based investor intended to improve its adjusted ratio of cost-income to 67 percent by 2022, better than its prior sixty-eight percent and the seventy-one percent level attained in 2019, by cutting costs by $206.72 million (two-hundred million Swiss francs) and mounting income.

Rickenbacher said that they would rush their investments in technology and human advice. And they will shift their focus of leadership from a strategy of asset-gathering to one of maintainable profit growth. He reduced the size of the executive board since becoming chief executive in September to boost client focus and efficiency, specifically on ultra-wealthy clientele.

Julius Baer announces 300 job cuts after 2019 profit decline

On Monday, Baer said that the firm likely to improve revenues by over one-hundred and fifty million Swiss francs during the duration of last three years by expanding its offerings for wealthy as well as ultra-wealthy clients along with investments of increasing technology to boost its client advice.

Net profit of Baer attributable to investors drops 37% to around 465 million Swiss francs in 2019 on an unadjusted basis, after an impact of 250 million francs from authorized provisions and a benevolence loss on its failing hit earnings of Italian asset manager Kairos. Whereas, share seen about 1.75% lesser in pre-market indications.

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