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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

 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

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

Paloma Piqueras, BBVA
From Regions / Europe / Spain March 1, 2017

BBVA banking on tech to deliver customer experience

Paloma Piqueras, head of  BBVA Asset Management, explains how technology is central to boosting client relationships, but admits getting conservative Spanish investors to take on more risk can be a challenge 

Sebastián Albella Amigo, CNMV
From Regions / Europe / Spain 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 Regions / Europe / United Kingdom 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 

Malgorzata Anczewska, mBank
From Regions / Europe / Poland 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 Regions / Europe / United Kingdom 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 

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    Having recovered from a banking crisis, Cyprus is fast attracting investment into financial services, natural resources and real estate, says Natasa Pilides, director general of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency

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