In Good Company: It's all in the family for Union Bancaire Privée's de Picciotto

As times change, CEO's ambition is to make UBP one of the biggest family-owned banks

Mr Guy de Picciotto is enjoying Singapore's warm climes after the chill of Europe. And it isn't just the weather he is talking about.

The continent is "a bit boring - too many problems, too many issues", says the chief executive officer of Union Bancaire Privee, one of Switzerland's top private banks. "When I come here it is much more positive, more movement, refreshing... Europe seems unable to get away from its demons."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 25, 2018, with the headline 'It's all in the family for Union Bancaire's de Picciotto'. Subscribe