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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 30, 2013

Clients remain buried as the dust settles

Private banking may be changing fast but wealth managers are still refusing to put clients first

Catherine Tillotson
From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 24, 2013

Investors call for tailored Asia Pacific proposition

Wealthy individuals in the Asia-Pacific region have different needs and demands to clients in the rest of the world, and managers need to offer them tailored solutions

From Comment / Consultants' Corner September 27, 2013

Malaysia determined to lead world in Islamic finance

Malaysia appears well positioned to become the world’s leading provider of Islamic finance, with its market in sukuk bonds the jewel in the country’s crown

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 26, 2013

Learn from experience in emerging markets

Emerging markets have underperformed global equities so far this year but investors should not be too quick to write them off

Jerome Teiletche, Lombard Odier
From Comment / Great Debate September 25, 2013

Does risk parity make sense in the current climate?

Lombard Odier’s Jérôme Teiletche and Charles Stucke from Guggenheim Investment Advisors debate whether the risk parity approach is suitable in the current market environment

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 29, 2013

Lack of contagion no reason for complacency

As long as the safety of their assets is assured, clients are not too concerned about their banks’ reputations. But branding still matters

From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 28, 2013

Wealth management industry successfully adapts to complex conditions

Last year saw signs of recovery in the wealth management industry while the business models of pure players and diversified firms have grown increasingly distinct

Jeff Molitor Vanguard
From Comment / Great Debate August 28, 2013

Smart beta strategies vs cap-weighted indices

Vanguard’s Jeff Molitor makes the case for cap-weighted indices while Felix Goltz of EDHEC-Risk Institute backs smart beta strategies

From Comment / Consultants' Corner July 3, 2013

Swiss moves over bank secrecy could go global

Switzerland’s suspension of secrecy laws suggests global cooperation over tax strategy is possible, but wealth managers need to raise their game if they are to guide clients through this new world

Bill O'Neill, UBS Wealth Management
From Comment / Great Debate July 2, 2013

Does inflation or deflation carry the greater threat?

Bill O’Neill of UBS Wealth Management and the Sovereign Leadership Group’s Peter Leahy discuss whether investors should be more worried about inflation or deflation

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