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From Comment August 16, 2019

Fintech on Friday: How technology can deliver enhanced client value

Clients of all sizes now expect wealth managers to provide meaningful digital capabilities and the opportunities for firms which get their offerings right  are considerable   

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 15, 2019

Hong Kong cries out for strong and honest leadership

The civil unrest going on in Hong Kong is nothing new, rather part of a long history of protest which has previously led to social reforms. But with a looming threat of Chinese intervention, the hope is that the territory’s leaders engage in dialogue with civil society to maintain the city’s advantages as a financial centre

Elisa Trovato web
From Comment August 8, 2019

Private View Blog: Price is icing on cake of sub-advisory relationships

Sub-advisers may be frustrated about by falling fees and higher service levels, but the model remains appealing for both asset managers and distributors

Elliot Smither web
From Comment July 24, 2019

Private View Blog: Wallabies and springboks thriving on Isle of Man

South African investors and expats see the Isle of Man as safe haven for both their asserts and their families

From Comment / Consultants' Corner July 22, 2019

Smoothing the succession path for entrepreneurs

Wealth managers can play a fundamental role in helping entrepreneurs prepare successfully for handing over control of their businesses to family members, the management team, or new owners

Elisa Trovato web
From Comment July 11, 2019

Private View Blog: The critical role financial services can play in tackling the climate crisis

Asset managers are in a unique position to help companies transition for a lower carbon future by divesting from the laggards and engaging with those on the right path

Sharmil Patwa, Opus Una Financial Services Consulting
From Comment / Consultants' Corner July 5, 2019

Fintech on Friday: Using technology to open up new revenue streams

Technology is creating new markets for wealth managers and allowing participation in others which were previously considered unprofitable

Elliot Smither web
From Comment June 27, 2019

Private View Blog: Is ESG a way to tame emerging markets?

Emerging markets are full of potential but notoriously volatile. Can applying an environmental, social and governance approach to investment make for a smoother ride?

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 25, 2019

Banks must do more to shield clients from falling fund stars

Private banks’ are frequently dazzled by the size and past performance of ‘blockbuster’ funds and ‘star’ managers and include them on their approved lists of funds without carrying out robust checks. They need to up their game

Yuri Bender web
From Comment June 13, 2019

Private View Blog: Will wealth managers find the right mix between talent and technology?

The potential is there for technology to usher in a new type of relationship between clients and relationship managers, but there is a danger of losing the human element from wealth management

Clive McDonnell, head of global equity strategy at Standard Chartered Private Bank, tells Elliot Smither why he is bullish on US stocks, cautious on Europe and how private clients are feeling this late in the economic cycle.

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