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From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 5, 2018

Wealth managers must raise game to meet needs of internationally mobile

High net worth individuals are increasingly likely to move around, but wealth managers are falling short when it comes to offering international services

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 20, 2017

Pictet’s Collardi coup rewards bank on right track

Having ruled the roost at Julius Baer for almost a decade, eyebrows were raised when Boris Collardi signed up to run Pictet’s wealth management business. But will he be able to exert the same influence he enjoyed in his old role? 

From Comment / Consultants' Corner November 15, 2017

How wealth managers can fulfil entrepreneurs' desires to make a difference

Many entrepreneurs see social impact as a part of what makes their businesses successful. Wealth managers can help, for example by providing access to socially responsible investment vehicles and demonstrating the financial case for impact investing 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 27, 2017

New wave of private banks better placed to perform to regional audience

The younger, more dynamic private banks which cut their teeth in the emerging regions appear better placed to rise up and challenge the global leaders for a seat at the top table than the more traditional European names 

From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 27, 2017

Have wealth firms fixated on costs at the expense of income?

Technology has helped private banking to implement efficiencies and cut costs. But it is proving much harder to boost profitability

From Comment / Consultants' Corner September 14, 2017

Risk to resilience: wealth in an era of volatility

Wealthy individuals are conscious of having to prepare for the unexpected, though many possess an incomplete understanding of risk profiling and processes. Their advisers need to bridge this gap

From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 24, 2017

Customisation is king for Asia’s empowered investors

Having experienced the benefits of customisation in other areas of their lives, wealthy investors now demand a more personalised service from private banks

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 22, 2017

Could private bankers become the new ‘Masters of the Universe’?

Investment bankers used to call the shots, with private banking and asset management seen as little more than diversifiers. But times have changed, and as banks redraw business models, wealth management divisions are being placed front and centre

From Comment / Consultants' Corner July 10, 2017

Catering to today’s multi-dimensional high net worth Asian clients

It is becoming increasingly apparent that wealthy individuals in Asia make for very different clients than their counterparts in the West

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis 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 

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