Changes in long-term savings products are set to bring about a massive restructuring of asset management models, and while capital protection and liquidity will top client agendas, there will also be huge opportunities for active managers willing to follow riskier strategies
F&C had been on the lookout for a hedge fund manager for some time, and CEO Alain Grisay explains how buying Thames River Capital has opened up new sales channels for the group. Yuri Bender reports.
Laurent Ramsey is looking to build on Pictet Funds’ post-crisis experience, bringing it into direct competition with the industry’s biggest names. Yuri Bender reports on the Swiss bank’s ambitious plans.
Having implemented efficiency savings during the downturn, fund manager Martin Currie is back in expansion mode, with the launch of new Ucits products focusing on large cap stocks. Yuri Bender reports.
Recent acquisitions have transformed Unicredit Private Banking into a truly pan-European player, but this has brought with it the challenge of standardising its approach towards third parties. Elisa Trovato reports.
Competition to service Europe’s wealthy families is fierce, but JP Morgan’s Olivier de Givenchy believes offering sophisticated solutions can generate the highest returns. Yuri Bender reports.
Neptune’s boutique nature allows its fund managers freedom to take advantage of market opportunities, explains European distribution chief Paul Boughton, resulting in impressive inflows. Yuri Bender reports.
Despite the problems at Union Bancaire Privée, Richard Wohanka still believes in the fund of funds model, although he recognises asset allocation processes need reforming. Yuri Bender reports.
Nordea’s private banking chief Jhon Mortensen tells Yuri Bender why catering for highly mobile customers who move from country to country is a recipe for growth, and how the bank is embracing the “onshore” model.
In order to prevent rivals poaching staff, Mediolanum decided any new training programme had to be “legendary”. Oscar Di Montigny is the man in charge of the result, a corporate university, and he talks to Yuri Bender
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