The Julius Baer Group is the leading Swiss private banking group, focusing exclusively on the demands of sophisticated private clients, family offices and external asset managers from around the world. It has the largest international presence of all Swiss private banks with over 40 locations in more than 20 countries. Outside of Switzerland, Asia is Julius Baer’s second home market and has steadily grown in significance in the last decade.
In the last several years, Julius Baer Asia has been awarded “Best Private Bank” by Finance Asia (2008 and 2009) as well as “Best Boutique Private Bank in Asia” by the Asset (2010). Bank Julius Baer has been officially present in Singapore since 2006.
Bank Julius Baer Singapore recently moved to a new location in the beautiful Asia Square office building located at Marina Bay in Singapore. As they had continual issues with air conditioning on the trading floor at the previous location, one key priority was to reduce the heat generated by PCs and screens on the new floor.
Furthermore, as Singapore uses the same banking infrastructure as its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, it was paramount to be fully operational in both locations on the live date (Monday morning at 2:00 am CET) and ready for the opening of the foreign exchange markets in Asia. The traders packed everything on Friday afternoon following a full day of trading, and were ready for business as usual by Monday morning.
To make the project even more challenging, Bank Julius Baer went live with Microsoft Office 2010 at the same time.