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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 21, 2016

Panama fallout leaves banks in deep water

The scandal surrounding the Panama Papers have put the Central American country on the front pages for all the wrong reasons, but it is banks working with international law firms who should really be under the microscope

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From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 22, 2016

Time to unleash the geeks on unsuspecting public

UBS’ fall in profits is symptomatic of the changing nature of client relationships. Private banks must respond by getting their specialists onto the front lines

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From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 8, 2016

Should EU stay or should EU go now?

What does the UK’s referendum on EU membership mean for the world of wealth? And importantly, does it matter?

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 26, 2016

Silver lining to cloud over private banking

UBS and Credit Suisse may have posted disappointing results but both are doing well in Asia, the key battleground for private banking

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From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 14, 2016

Is the wealth management M&A boom set to continue?

Consolidation in the wealth management industry looks set to continue in 2016. Julius Baer’s strategy of taking small stakes in emerging market firms takes advantage of local expertise while showing a commitment to wealth in developing regions, and is worthy of note

From Comment / Consultants' Corner December 15, 2015

Can Credit Suisse’s social network for the wealthy succeed?

The success or failure of Credit Suisse’s new Eleven Group will be dependent on the extent to which it understands client engagement and provides a flexible framework for collaboration driven by users  

From Comment / Consultants' Corner December 1, 2015

Individuals failing to plan for transfer of wealth to next generation

The largest transfer of wealth in history is due to happen in the coming years, but surprisingly few wealthy individuals have plans in place

From Comment / Consultants' Corner November 17, 2015

Big is not always beautiful for finding success in Asia

Leading wealth managers may believe they need to be of a certain size to succeed in Asia, but there is little evidence to back up these claims and smaller players can still thrive

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 4, 2015

Innovation part of wider move out of the shadows

Private banks talk a good game about technological transformations but many are just tinkering rather than truly innovating

From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 29, 2015

UBS attempts to answer life’s big questions

Financial service firms often struggle to communicate their values to clients, which makes UBS’ new branding campaign all the more impressive

Roosevelt Skerrit became the world's youngest head of state when he took up the position of prime minister of Dominica in 2004. He has since presided over a programme of reconstruction of storm-ravaged housing and infrastructure and revitalising the country's tourism industry. Moreover, his stewardship of the geothermal energy project has put Dominica on the road to clean energy self-sufficiency

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