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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

Gregorz Konieczny, Franklin Templeton
From Financial Centres March 29, 2017

Romania showing glimpses of a brighter future

A forthcoming raft of privatisations and cheap labour costs are driving interest in Romania as an investment destination

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From Financial Centres March 16, 2017

Luxembourg adds fintech string to its funds bow

The success of Luxembourg as a financial centre has been closely linked to the European Ucits Directive of 1985, allowing distribution of investment funds across borders. More recently, the AIFMD, the directive for alternative investments, has also played a crucial part in the development of the jurisdiction. But how the country responds to geopolitical and other challenges will be crucial to its future success. PWM speaks to representatives of the Luxembourg funds industry about plans for its expansion and recent fintech initiatives 

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

John Spellman, IOM DED
From Financial Centres February 28, 2017

International outlook key for new Isle of Man government

The threats of rising regulation, protectionism and Brexit uncertainty could all threaten the Isle of Man, but its diversified economy should prove resilient 

Brian Pallas, Opportunity Network
From Financial Centres February 28, 2017

Berlin and Barcelona lay down IFC credentials

London’s potential estrangement from the European financial scene has seen rival European financial centres jostling for prime position in any Brexit fallout

Malgorzata Anczewska, mBank
From Financial Centres February 27, 2017

Poland positions itself as tech hub at heart of Europe

Polish cities such as Warsaw have been digital pioneers, making the country attractive to start-ups and entrepreneurs. But there are worries the new nationalist government could increase restrictions

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance
From Financial Centres February 22, 2017

Jersey’s fund industry cries out for clarity over Brexit

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is making life uncomfortable for Jersey, particularly when it comes to immigration and marketing funds into the EU 

Richard Le Toq, Locate Guernsey
From Financial Centres February 22, 2017

Guernsey looks beyond London for future prosperity

Although Guernsey’s fortunes are still linked to the UK, much of its recent success has come from diversifying into new markets

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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

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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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