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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

From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 1, 2017

How regtech can help banks conquer compliance mountain

The years since the financial crisis have seen a massive expansion in regulation and a corresponding boom in the number of compliance officers. Could technology cut costs and lower the error count?

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 22, 2017

Brexit could prove trigger for finance jobs reshuffle

No one quite knows what the UK’s vote to leave the EU will mean for London as a financial centre, but rival cities across the continent are readying themselves for the fallout and the opportunities that will surely arise. But the biggest winner could well be New York

From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 16, 2017

Could personality profiling prove better way to understand clients?

Most wealth managers segment customers according to net worth, but would dividing them according to personality make more sense for firms promising a bespoke service?

From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 10, 2017

2016 in review: a year of uncertainty and loose ends

Last year was a tumultuous one with political upheavals, market volatility and leaked documents making headlines. Wealth managers had to deal with all this, along with the ongoing digital revolution, evolving business models and a flurry of M&A activity   

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From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 6, 2017

Is Blockchain a catalyst for trust or an unprecedented disrupter?

Blockchain has the potential to bring significant efficiencies to the wealth management sector. But will it be used positively or destructively?

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 20, 2016

Winds of change present investment opportunities

The year ahead is likely to see big changes on both economic and political fronts. With themes such as Trumponomics, increased global infrastructure spending and a resurgent Russia beginning to emerge, investment advice will be top of clients’ wish lists

From Comment / Consultants' Corner November 17, 2016

Harnessing the predictive power of data in wealth management

Companies in the e-commerce sector are adept at leveraging real-time client insights to anticipate future requirements. Imagine if wealth managers could do the same 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 10, 2016

Financial world braces itself for period of uncertainty following Trump victory

Investors must be aware of heightened political risks following Donald Trump’s win in the US election, including keeping an eye on developments in Europe

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 27, 2016

Private banks finally ask: why are we here?

Is the prime role of a private bank to provide investment expertise to its clients or to build a close relationship through a much wider range of services? Opinion is divided, but the industry is at last asking the right question

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From PWM Research March 20, 2017

Allocators sense opportunities in Europe and Japan

Respondents to PWM’s global asset tracker survey predict high growth in European, global and Japanese equities

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