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The Baer advantage

Thomas Meier explains why Julius Baer has managed to grow in Asia even as other banks have exited the business since 2005.

DR MEIER: "Having been (in Asia) since 1996, I knew what it meant to be committed. I lived through the Asian crisis and issues in 2000. Clients here are used to crises offering opportunities, but they want us to be partners to support them. When you come, you stay."

A FIRM commitment from the top and a willingness to invest - even as costs escalated - are some reasons Julius Baer managed to sink its roots in Asia's competitive private banking market, says veteran banker Thomas Meier.

In the past 10 years, Julius Baer has managed to grow even as a...

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