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Jeffrey Sacks, Citi
From Comment / Great Debate July 5, 2016

Is now the time to invest in emerging markets?

Jeffrey Sacks, Emea investment strategist at Citi Private Bank and Ajay Kapur, Asia and global emerging markets strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, ask whether emerging markets have turned a corner

Martin Gilbert, Aberdeen
From Fund Managers / Profiles July 12, 2016

Aberdeen says fund houses must digitise

Aberdeen CEO Martin Gilbert believes a diversified fund offering and the firm’s recent cost-cutting drive will mean a change in fortunes

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 29, 2016

Berlin witnesses passing of investment baton

The new generation of techno-nerds may be guilty of speaking in jargon and much of what they pass off as new ideas are anything but, yet evidence of a generational shift in wealth management was clearly evident at the summer Fund Forum event in Berlin 

     
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Patrick Rivière, La Française
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Brexit provides Paris with new lease of life

While the French government has not always been supportive of growing its financial services sector, Paris is gradually waking up to opportunities for expansion

Cyprus shipping industry
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Recovering Cyprus believes calmer waters lie ahead

Cyprus is changing and learning from past mistakes. The banking sector has halved in size while there are great hopes for the shipping and funds industries

John Spellman, IOM DED
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Innovation and diversification pivotal to Isle of Man’s future

Financial services remain a key pillar of the island’s economy but the government is determined not to put all its eggs in one basket

Eric Syz, Banque SYZ & CO SA
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Switzerland struggles to find new role in post-secrecy world

The Swiss must play to their strengths as well as develop new expertise if they are to have any chance of regaining former glories

Ana Claver, Robeco
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Regulation and technology lead Madrid’s transformation

The Spanish capital’s financial landscape has been transformed in the last five years with consolidation in the banking sector and asset managers using the city as a springboard to Latin America

James Mulholland, Carey Olsen
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Middle Eastern and European elites seek Jersey’s protection

Jersey is becoming something of a centre for alternative investments while there are also signs of private banks returning to the island

Joe Bannister, MFSA
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Malta’s growth challenged by custody conundrum

Increased regulatory costs have seen asset managers moving fund management operations to Malta, although global custodians tend to look elsewhere

David Waldron, PWC
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Guernsey a haven of stability for jittery international clients

Clients from Russia and the Middle East head to Guernsey to protect their wealth, while the island is also becoming a hub for illiquid invesments

Fabio Innocenzi, UBS
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Milan ripe for a private banking renaissance

With half of all Italian private wealth managed by retail banks there is huge potential for private banks to expand domestically

Marty Dobbins, State Street
From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Funds and fintechs find Luxembourg an attractive base

Asset managers have long been using Luxembourg as a base for cross-border fund distribution but the Grand Duchy has found a new lease of life as a haven for tech-based start-ups

Mark Haefele, UBS Wealth Management

The consequences of ultra-loose central bank monetary policy

Have markets lost faith in central banks? Have their policies failed? What happens next? Mark Haefele, global chief Investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, Didier Saint-Georges, MD and member of the Investment Committee at Carmignac and Paul Lambert, head of currency, Insight Investment give their views on how investors should be reacting

Peter Branner, SEB

Need for one-stop solution means multi-asset funds far from a fad

Both retail and high net worth investors are showing more interest in multi-asset products, proving a major draw due to range and flexibility

From Fund Selection June 17, 2016

Fund selection - July 2016

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 May 16, 2016

How closer engagement with clients can boost performance

Wealth management firms which use multiple metrics to gain insight into client relationships are much more likely to see where improvements can be made 

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