In Switzerland, 58 percent of private banking clients have lost confidence in the financial system. Forty-four percent worry about inflation.
Fully 22 percent expect the euro zone to collapse. The number was the same for Austrian clients. Only 15 percent of Swiss and 16 percent of Austrians say the lessons have been learned from the euro crisis.
The study also said clients are reducing their diversification strategies and retreating to gold, cash and their home markets. Only a small fraction of clients are out to get better returns than the broader market.
Granted, Swiss banking clients are an especially conservative group by nature. Switzerland is seen by many investors as a safe haven.
Yet the report said the defensive crouch of Swiss banking clients is unlikely to change in the near future.
“Private banking clients are still being influenced in their behavior by the turmoil in the financial markets and it appears increasingly likely that this will remain the case for this generation of clients for a long time yet,” according to the report.
—Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported where LGT Group is based.
-By CNBC's Robert Frank
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