Brown is a bull on Asia

CEO of Barclays Switzerland, Paul Brown is a private banker who is now convinced of the merits of investing in Asia.

You lived in Asia for a long time as a private banker and saw good and bad times. Now when you come back to Asia, do you have a sense that the region is recovering very rapidly from the lows of 1997

Brown That's very much my sense. The two or three years after 1997 were unquestionably extremely difficult. But increasingly over the last 18 months not to say the economic environment is rosy I get the sense from talking to clients that things are more positive. We're seeing growth, and China is going like a steam train.

So I feel very positive on the prospects for the region over the next four to five...

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