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Beat Guldimann

Author of “Inside Swiss Banking”

Beat Guldimann has 25 years of experience in global financial services. He has served as president and CEO of UBS Canada, head of global private banking at CIBC, and legal counsel at Swiss Bank Corporation’s head office.

In 2007, Mr. Guldimann founded the Tribeca Consulting Group, a wealth management and governance consulting practice.

In 2009, he published Inside Swiss Banking: The Sudden and Seismic Transformation of a Global Financial Brand ( He has been engaged as a speaker by industry associations, law firms and other organizations.

Mr. Guldimann earned his degree in law at the University of Basel, in Switzerland. He is a member of the Swiss Bar. He lives with his family near Toronto, Canada.

Articles by Beat Guldimann

United States: Primary Lunacy

Will the United States ever return to government “Of the People, By the People, For the People”?

February 9, 2016

Tipping Point in Europe

Will the Paris attacks legitimize extreme populist politics in the eyes of the EU public?

November 22, 2015

Trudeau’s Brave New Canada

A preview of Canada’s national and global agenda under its new government.

October 27, 2015

Greece: Next Stop Russia?

What are the chances of Tsipras and Putin becoming allies?

July 21, 2015

After Crimea: What Next, in Five Steps

Europe and the United States must look at the real challenges they face.

April 6, 2014

A Tale of Three Americas

Examining the effects of the U.S. division into Main Street, Wall Street and Washington.

December 30, 2013

CEO Pay: A Swiss Rebellion

What will be the ramifications of a Swiss referendum on executive compensation?

November 21, 2013

Profiting from Failure at BlackBerry

How much longer can we tolerate misguided compensation packages for corporate executives?

September 23, 2013

Today’s Number: $6 Billion to Elect a President

Would American democracy be better served by shorter and less costly elections?

November 7, 2012

Today’s Number: 10,000 (Lost Jobs at UBS)

Is UBS's exit from fixed-income trading a harbinger that other self-correcting measures will take hold in the financial industry?

November 1, 2012

Facebook — Not a Disaster, Just a Tale of Old-Fashioned Greed

What were the motivations for Facebook's owners and investment bank advisors taking the company public?

May 25, 2012

The World in 2062: Who Will Lead Us There?

Where are the leaders of today who have a vision of where to take the world over the next 50 years?

April 19, 2012

Germany at the Gates?

Will Germany prove capable of leading the EU to a more stable, prosperous future?

December 9, 2011

Italy After Berlusconi

Italy's political and economic future is just as shaky as it was before — maybe even more so.

November 11, 2011

Shorting Greece — Or the World?

What are the pros and cons of putting Greece's recent bailout to a popular referendum?

November 3, 2011

Is High Noon Looming?

Are the protests spreading across the developed world just the tip of the iceberg?

October 20, 2011

Biden’s Delaware: Making Swiss Banking Look Hyper-Clean

How can the United States of America pretend to lead the fight against global money laundering given the "business" of Delaware?

September 7, 2010