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CommentWire
CommentWire

US brokerage: beyond account growth

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

US baby boomers: chasing the golden years

According to AARP's survey, many of America's baby boomers feel they are lagging behind financially. Such worrying sentiments are likely to drive changing patterns of consumption: makers of consumer packaged goods must now focus not only on offering high quality products, but also at lower prices and more readily at discount channels.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UBS: ditching Warburg and PaineWebber

UBS, the world's biggest private bank, wants its identity to rival HSBC and Citigroup. It will ditch its well-known Warburg and PaineWebber brands - taking a $1 billion write-off on the discarded names. While the move should eventually pay off in attracting new business, the short-term upheaval may scare conservative private banking customers away.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UBS: cutting the threshold

UBS' plan to reach the mass affluent has aroused hostility within its merger partner PaineWebber, which fears being swamped by its Swiss parent. Ultimately, however, new moves to cater for the mass affluent are part of a process begun by the PaineWebber deal itself.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UBS/EnronOnline: customers once bitten, twice shy

Despite UBS' AA+ credit rating, rebuilding the shattered confidence of former EnronOnline clients will be a tall order for the Swiss bank. It has been successful in retaining Enron employees, including senior staff, but many customers have already defected to healthier rivals following the collapse.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

TD Waterhouse: better off than its broking rivals

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2001
Expert View
Expert View

Slow growth is better than no growth

The state of the US economy is a vital influence on almost all businesses' success, wherever they are based. But at the moment, commentators are far from agreed on what's going to happen - making a realistic evaluation of the economy's prospects all the more necessary. Datamonitor's Brendan Ford weighs up the evidence...

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

SEC: after-tax returns paint a more accurate picture

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

SEC: a new head with an onerous legacy

The resignation of the outgoing former SEC chief, Harvey Pitt last month signaled the beginning of a new era but the appointment of William Donaldson has raised some eyebrows - his previous role was co-founder of DLJ, one of Wall Street's most notorious legacy cases. However, his time away from Wall Street should act to allay any fears of impropriety or vested interest.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Schwab: out of the frying pan...

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2001

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