ANZ Bank boss Mike Smith has placed another piece of the super regional bank puzzle thanks to a deal with a Swiss behemoth to offer private banking products to wealth customers. In LNG news, Goldman Sachs analysts see a way for Origin Energy and Arrow Energy to solve both their problems in one go. Elsewhere, Gerry Harvey says he’s just a "passive investor” in Qantas without confirming whether he’s giving his money to someone who’s definitely not, although there’s good reason for that. Also, Brickworks says the door is open for reform if Mark Carnegie can get an idea through it and Woolworths has hit a road bump in western Sydney placed by the consumer watchdog.
ANZ Banking Group, Vontobel Group
ANZ Banking Group has formed an alliance with Swiss private bank Vontobel Group, which will deliver a broader range of products to the bank’s affluent Asia Pacific customers.