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From Comment / Editor's Analysis January 23, 2015

Swiss stagger under weight of franc fallout

The profitability of Swiss private banks will be hit by the SNB’s withdrawal of the currency ceiling and could speed up the shift of some operations overseas 

Amin Rajan
From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 23, 2015

Modern portfolio theory: the death of common sense

Amundi’s CIO has written a thought-provoking book which argues that both wealth managers and their clients need a dose of reality when it comes to managing expectations of future returns

From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 13, 2015

The drive to put clients at heart of wealth management

Wealth managers claim to put clients first, but most could do much more. Recruiting heads of client experience would help quicken the pace of change

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 9, 2014

Family offices join forces to take on banks

As global banks struggle with damaged reputations, smaller investment firms sense an opportunity to win market share and the recent M&A activity could be a sign of things to come

Philip Hoffman, The Fine Art Group
From Comment / Great Debate November 7, 2014

Is art the next great asset class?

The Fine Art Fund Group’s Philip Hoffman and Evan Beard of Deloitte discuss whether or not art is poised to become the next great asset class

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From Comment November 6, 2014

Balancing robotics with human touch

PWM asked three leading figures in wealth management to assess the impact technology is having on the industry

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 29, 2014

Industry marvels at rise of the ‘Superbanks’

Only the biggest players have the reach and technological innovation necessary to compete on a global scale, but a deeper understanding of client needs is necessary

Ulrich Hoeness
From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 22, 2014

Clients seek wealth managers' help to avoid red cards from regulators

Wealth managers must do more to guide clients through complex changes brought about by RDR and other regulations

Philippe Ougrinov, Telus International Europe
From Comment / Great Debate October 15, 2014

Can we measure the link between corporate culture and success?

Telus International’s Philippe Ougrinov and Paul O’Donnell of the Ogilvy Group discuss the link between corporate culture and success

Ray Soudah
From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 13, 2014

What are the challenges facing wealth management?

PWM spoke to three leading wealth management experts in order to try and determine the key challenges facing private banks

Chapter 1 of 4: Investing in emerging markets - Outlook for 2015

 

Emerging market equities have underperformed their developed counterparts for the past three years, but cheap valuations, a pick-up in earnings growth and still abundant liquidity could support returns next year, believes Patrick Mange, head of APAC and Emerging Market Strategy at BNP Paribas Investment Partners.

Global Private Banking Awards 2014

 

This highlights video features interviews with some of the regional and global winners, including UBS Wealth Management, Erste Bank, Nordea Private Banking, Santander Private Banking and Berenberg.

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