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From Regions / Europe / Cyprus October 9, 2017

Cyprus basks in glow of economic recovery but CBI clouds gather on horizon

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has staged a remarkable economic turnaround, although its citizenship by investment scheme has come in for criticism

Fergus Slinger, iShares
From Regions / Europe August 23, 2017

Going gets tough for squeezed middle in European ETF battleground

The European ETF market is dominated by a handful of huge players and a long tail of smaller firms. Is it ripe for consolidation?

Jean-Francois Mazaud, SocGen
From Regions / Europe / France August 22, 2017

Political transformation adding to French renaissance believes SocGen

Optimism is running high in both the political and financial systems in France, says Société Générale’s private banking supremo Jean-Francois Mazaud

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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

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From Regions / Europe / France June 19, 2017

Paris looks to profit from London’s Brexit own goal

While the UK lurches from one political crisis to the next, its European rivals are gearing up to capitalise on the Brexit fallout, with a revitalised Paris claiming it is the natural choice for any firms fleeing London 

 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 

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