Banque Alpha (A)

Published 30 Jan 2012
Reference 5853
Region Europe
Summary

The case involves a management buy-out of a small bank engaged in wealth management mainly in the Geneva market for offshore private banking services. It explores problems of due diligence and confidentiality in private banking, and the legal and regulatory aspects of valuation and risk exposure.

Teaching objectives

To learn about the nature of offshore private banking as a value chain in preserving financial confidentiality, with a focus on the valuation of an offshore private banking franchise, the value drivers, and the difficulties of appropriate due diligence and risk control in that environment.

Keywords
  • Private Banking
  • Wealth Management
  • High Net Worth Clients
  • Asset Management
  • Offshore Banking
  • Banking Relationships
  • Fiduciary
  • Intergeneration Wealth
  • Financial Secrecy
  • Q21112
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investors, Stakeholders and Accountability