Breakingviews - The Exchange: UBS CEO exit interview

ZURICH (Reuters Breakingviews) - After 10 years leading Switzerland’s biggest bank, Sergio Ermotti is handing off to Ralph Hamers and becoming chairman of Swiss Re. In a wide-ranging conversation with Rob Cox, he shares his views on banking, M&A, his tenure as CEO and the advice he offered his successor.


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