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From Regions / Europe / Cyprus June 20, 2017

Cyprus: a financial hub for Europe and the Middle East

Having embarked on the road to recovery after a near-fatal banking crisis, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is looking to re-establish itself as a regional business base, while hopes for an end to division of the island, partly occupied since the Turkish invasion of 1974, are also rising. PWM talks to financial firms, legal advisers, government agencies and politicians about how expertise in trust and company formation may help the jurisdiction catch new wealth from both Russia and the Middle East, whereas a vibrant shipping industry and real estate market are making Aphrodite’s island more attractive

Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton
From Regions / Asia / China June 19, 2017

Emerging markets back after lengthy spell on sidelines

Having endured a torrid few years, emerging markets are once again outperforming their developed peers and valuations remain attractive, so is now the time to invest?

Kapin Vora, Capco
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA June 16, 2017

Cyber warfare: old and new vie for control of North American digital wealth market

North America’s digital wealth marketplace continues to expand, with new businesses tapping into changing client behaviour and utilising new technology. But the traditional names are fighting back

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA May 26, 2017

What might 'President Pence' mean for financial markets?

While it is far too early to write off Donald Trump, the spotlight is increasingly shifting to vice president Mike Pence and what his potential presidency might mean for markets and the global economy

 Mario Bortoli, Euclidea
From Regions / Europe / Italy May 26, 2017

Online opportunities in Italian wealth management

With government bonds and real estate looking less attractive, the time is right for robo-advisers to step in and offer something a little different to Italian investors, believes Mario Bortoli, CEO of digital wealth manager Euclidea 

Yves Mirabaud
From Regions / Europe / Switzerland May 23, 2017

Better Swiss relations with EU tops Mirabaud wishlist

Swiss institutions have successfully managed the move to banking transparency, believes Yves Mirabaud, but being outside the EU continues to pose problems for the country’s financial industry

Neel Mukherjee, Merrill Lynch
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA April 19, 2017

Pick-up in growth puts bank stocks back in favour

The prospect of financial deregulation has fuelled a sharp recovery in US banking stocks, while normalising rates would give European financials a welcome boost

Andrew Acheson, Pioneer
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA April 18, 2017

Trump trade stalls as market worries over policy delivery

US equity markets have surged on the promise the Trump administration will deliver policies to boost the country’s economic output. But as the president’s agenda appears to stall, are we in line for a correction?

H.E. Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance
From Regions / Europe / Luxembourg 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 Regions / Europe / Romania 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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