1914: Banks at War European banks confronted by WWI

21 10 2013

AS: I’m very interested in this conference, which has been jointly organised by Swiss Re and the European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) e.V.

14 June 2014

Conference Summary

The project aims first to reconstitute the reaction and the  adaptation of banks and insurance companies in the first days,  weeks and months of what became WWI. French and German banks  and insurance companies were altogether competing against each  other and complementing their activities on a European and even on a global level. All of a sudden, war imposed a drastic border  between two fighting camps and created two economic and
finance areas – which destabilised the classical business model  of banks on each side.

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