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From Financial Centres September 13, 2016

Grenada reaches out to wealthy with Citizenship By Investment programme

Grenada’s Citizenship By Investment programme, which encourages prospective citizens to invest in the island, is slowly paying off, but the money must now be put to work

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From Financial Centres September 1, 2016

Malta’s growth focused on quality not quantity

Malta’s accession to the EU in 2004 led to a huge expansion of its fledgling financial services industry. The island has become increasingly attractive to financial firms seeking safe, well-regulated and cost effective operating hubs within the EU. But the jurisdiction faces challenges too. When filming our first Spotlight series of videos on financial centres, Yuri Bender spoke to leading figures in the Maltese financial industry

Rogerio Pessoa, BTG Pactual

Brazil turnaround will set Latin America on road to recovery

With a new government in place, Brazil looks set to leave its economic woes behind, which bodes well for the region as a whole

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From Financial Centres June 22, 2016

Financial centres: Cities stand on verge of new era

A handful of financial centres look set to battle it out as the base for banks and companies, with a skilled workforce and low cost base among the key differentiators 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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