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Chris Bailey, Raymond James
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management April 20, 2017

Is it time to move on from active management?

Chris Bailey, European strategist at Raymond James and Alan Miller, founder and CIO of SCM Direct, discuss whether active management has had its day

Stéphane Corsaletti, Neuflize
From Fund Managers / Distribution April 20, 2017

Sub-advisory opens door to niche managers and bespoke products

Asset managers looking for higher transparency and exclusivity of distribution are finding the sub-advisory approach gives access to boutiques and helps them stand out from rivals

Jonathan Cohen, RoboCap
From FinTech April 20, 2017

Fintech on Friday: Financial services and robotics far from natural bedfellows

High net worth individuals should be more interested in the investment opportunities offered by robotics and automation than their impact on wealth management, claims Jonathan Cohen of RoboCap

                   
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Lee Gardhouse, Hargreaves Lansdown
From Fund Managers / Distribution April 20, 2017

Size isn’t everything as fund performance beats brand

Fund selectors claim brand is unimportant, with the manager, investment process and anticipated returns all higher on the agenda

Neel Mukherjee, Merrill Lynch
From Asset Allocation / Equity April 19, 2017

Pick-up in growth puts bank stocks back in favour

The prospect of financial deregulation has fuelled a sharp recovery in US banking stocks, while normalising rates would give European financials a welcome boost

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From Wealth Management / Business Models April 19, 2017

Clients and clampdowns drive banking revolution

Private banks’ business models continue to evolve, with most focusing on their core home markets while looking to outsource back office functions to outlying financial centres. But the biggest changes in the way wealth managers do business will be driven by the changing needs, and profiles, of their clients 

Beverley Sharp, Mercer
From Wealth Management / Business Models April 19, 2017

Less is more for private banks picking product providers

The preferred partner model, whereby private banks source their product menu from a small number of asset managers, is gaining traction 

John Beckett, New Fund Order
From FinTech April 7, 2017

Asset management failing to get to grips with tech revolution

The asset management industry is guilty of looking for traditional solutions to its problems, while many of the answers actually lie in the digital realm 

H.E. Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance
From Financial Centres April 3, 2017

Luxembourg readies its response to political upheaval

A number of London’s financial services firms could well be looking for eurozone bases following Brexit, and Luxembourg is well positioned to take advantage. But the Grand Duchy is also worried about possible US protectionist moves

Nick Middleton, UBS
From FinTech March 10, 2017

UBS targets mass affluent sector with SmartWealth online platform

UBS Wealth Management has launched its new digital platform in the UK with the aim of attracting a wider, and younger, audience

Shaun Port, Nutmeg new
From FinTech March 24, 2017

No need for robo-advice pioneers to fear arrival of big names

There is much talk about established wealth management firms launching their own digital platforms, but this would just bring more clients into the online world, argue the start-ups 

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From Financial Centres February 22, 2017

Financial centres react to Brexit bombshell

The turmoil thrown up by recent global events will impact financial centres on both sides of the Atlantic. While some sense an opportunity, others are planning for an uncertain future

Adam French, Scalable
From FinTech February 24, 2017

Robo-advice just one piece of digital puzzle for private banks

Having initially dismissed robo-advice as a passing fad, established wealth managers are now taking the threat seriously. But it is not just a case of copying the start-ups, rather marrying digital advances with a human touch

Sebastián Albella Amigo, CNMV
From Financial Centres February 28, 2017

Madrid seeks to spring a surprise on European rivals

Sweeping reforms, cheap office space, a skilled workforce and a flexible regulator mean the Spanish capital is very much open for business

Bryon Lake, Invesco
From Asset Allocation / Portfolio Management February 21, 2017

Wealth managers take small steps towards smart beta

The use of ETFs following smart beta strategies is clearly on the rise, but a number of wealth managers remain sceptical as to just how suitable they are for private client portfolios

From Fund Selection April 20, 2017

Fund selection - April 2017

Each month in PWM, nine top European asset allocators reveal how they would spend €100,000 in a fund supermarket for a fairly conservative client with a balanced strategy

From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 8, 2017

Why mum and dad don't always know best when it comes to money

High net worth individuals are happier turning to relatives for financial education rather than to wealth managers, though most agree more formal initiatives are beneficial

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From PWM Research April 3, 2017

Changing population dynamics top long-term trend for private banks

The population, urbanisation and ageing theme is the top cross-sector investment theme according to private banks, with 75 per cent of respondents to PWM’s Global Asset Tracker implementing it in client portfolios

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