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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 20, 2015

‘Perfect story’ scuppers Swiss brand clean-up

Switzerland’s private banks have been trying to remodel themselves but the HSBC affair is the latest in a series of setbacks proving they still have a long way to go

Su Shan Tan DBS
From Comment / Consultants' Corner February 17, 2015

A bumper year for the world of wealth

Last year saw M&A activity, digital development and significant changes to business models across the wealth management landscape, and 2015 should be just as hectic

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis January 23, 2015

Swiss stagger under weight of franc fallout

The profitability of Swiss private banks will be hit by the SNB’s withdrawal of the currency ceiling and could speed up the shift of some operations overseas 

Amin Rajan
From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 23, 2015

Modern portfolio theory: the death of common sense

Amundi’s CIO has written a thought-provoking book which argues that both wealth managers and their clients need a dose of reality when it comes to managing expectations of future returns

From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 13, 2015

The drive to put clients at heart of wealth management

Wealth managers claim to put clients first, but most could do much more. Recruiting heads of client experience would help quicken the pace of change

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 9, 2014

Family offices join forces to take on banks

As global banks struggle with damaged reputations, smaller investment firms sense an opportunity to win market share and the recent M&A activity could be a sign of things to come

Philip Hoffman, The Fine Art Group
From Comment / Great Debate November 7, 2014

Is art the next great asset class?

The Fine Art Fund Group’s Philip Hoffman and Evan Beard of Deloitte discuss whether or not art is poised to become the next great asset class

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From Comment November 6, 2014

Balancing robotics with human touch

PWM asked three leading figures in wealth management to assess the impact technology is having on the industry

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 29, 2014

Industry marvels at rise of the ‘Superbanks’

Only the biggest players have the reach and technological innovation necessary to compete on a global scale, but a deeper understanding of client needs is necessary

Ulrich Hoeness
From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 22, 2014

Clients seek wealth managers' help to avoid red cards from regulators

Wealth managers must do more to guide clients through complex changes brought about by RDR and other regulations

Investors in emerging markets are beginning to see Ukraine as an interesting macro-economic story, says ICU Founding Partner Makar Paseniuk; while the firm’s Head of Venture and Tech Investments discusses start-up potential.

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