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A man walks past the painting 'Laversine' by French artist Francois Rouan and a sculpture of late French banker James de Rothschild (1792-1868) by an anonymous artist in the entrance hall of the Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A man walks past the painting 'Laversine' by French artist Francois Rouan and a sculpture of late French banker James de Rothschild (1792-1868) by an anonymous artist in the entrance hall of the Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29,...more

A man walks past the painting 'Laversine' by French artist Francois Rouan and a sculpture of late French banker James de Rothschild (1792-1868) by an anonymous artist in the entrance hall of the Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Men walk in front of the painting 'Laversine' by French artist Francois Rouan in the entrance hall of the Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. On left is seen a copy of a painting by late German artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882) and a sculpture by an anonymous artist, showing late French banker James de Rothschild (1792-1868). Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Men walk in front of the painting 'Laversine' by French artist Francois Rouan in the entrance hall of the Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. On left is seen a copy of a painting by late German artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim...more

Men walk in front of the painting 'Laversine' by French artist Francois Rouan in the entrance hall of the Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. On left is seen a copy of a painting by late German artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882) and a sculpture by an anonymous artist, showing late French banker James de Rothschild (1792-1868). Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Paintings 'Sister Shrieks' and 'Shrieks' (R) by U.S. artist James Rosenquist hang beside stairs at the building of Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Paintings 'Sister Shrieks' and 'Shrieks' (R) by U.S. artist James Rosenquist hang beside stairs at the building of Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Paintings 'Sister Shrieks' and 'Shrieks' (R) by U.S. artist James Rosenquist hang beside stairs at the building of Rothschild Bank AG private bank in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Director Harold Rudel of Rothschild Bank AG private bank adjusts one of the screenprints 'Les coulees en couleur' from 1997 by Swiss artist Not Vital at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Director Harold Rudel of Rothschild Bank AG private bank adjusts one of the screenprints 'Les coulees en couleur' from 1997 by Swiss artist Not Vital at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012....more

Director Harold Rudel of Rothschild Bank AG private bank adjusts one of the screenprints 'Les coulees en couleur' from 1997 by Swiss artist Not Vital at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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CEO Veit de Maddalena of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stands in front of the drawing 'The Pont Neuf, Wrapped, Project for Paris' (L) from 1977 by Bulgarian artist Christo and the painting 'L'atelier de Paris' from 1969 by late French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

CEO Veit de Maddalena of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stands in front of the drawing 'The Pont Neuf, Wrapped, Project for Paris' (L) from 1977 by Bulgarian artist Christo and the painting 'L'atelier de Paris' from 1969 by late French artist Marc...more

CEO Veit de Maddalena of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stands in front of the drawing 'The Pont Neuf, Wrapped, Project for Paris' (L) from 1977 by Bulgarian artist Christo and the painting 'L'atelier de Paris' from 1969 by late French artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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Director Harold Rudel of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stands in front of the painting 'Mefiant' from 1986 by Uruguayan artist Jose Gamarra at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Director Harold Rudel of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stands in front of the painting 'Mefiant' from 1986 by Uruguayan artist Jose Gamarra at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd...more

Director Harold Rudel of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stands in front of the painting 'Mefiant' from 1986 by Uruguayan artist Jose Gamarra at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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CEO Veit de Maddalena and director Harold Rudel (R) of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stand in front of the bas-relief 'Suspended Mobile' from 1990-1991 by U.S. artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

CEO Veit de Maddalena and director Harold Rudel (R) of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stand in front of the bas-relief 'Suspended Mobile' from 1990-1991 by U.S. artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29,...more

CEO Veit de Maddalena and director Harold Rudel (R) of Rothschild Bank AG private bank stand in front of the bas-relief 'Suspended Mobile' from 1990-1991 by U.S. artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) at the bank's office building in Zurich October 29, 2012. Picture taken on October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
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An employee sits amongst safe boxes at a bank in Zurich January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

An employee sits amongst safe boxes at a bank in Zurich January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

An employee sits amongst safe boxes at a bank in Zurich January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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