Julius Baer considering bid for Barclays private wealth business

Private bank Julius Baer is considering whether to bid for Barclays' Asian private wealth business as part of the group's acquisition campaign, Chief Executive Boris Collardi told Reuters on Monday.

Reuters reports that Barclays has picked Lazard to help advise on the deal amid efforts to scale back in Asia, three sources with knowledge of the matter said last month.

'We haven't decided yet whether this (business) is something interesting for us or not, but I think we're going to see more of that happening', Collardi said in a telephone interview, elaborating on earlier comments about potential takeovers.

'We normally look at everything in order for us to come to a conclusion whether it is interesting or not. That's how we can be expressing ourselves so clearly about a number of other targets', he added.

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