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From Comment / Editor's Analysis January 31, 2013

Time for advisers to head back to school

Relationship managers must re-educate themselves to cope with new regulations and commercial considerations

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From Comment / Great Debate January 31, 2013

Should clients plunge into high yield?

Willem Sels (left), UK Head of Investment Strategy at HSBC Private Bank, and Peter Branner, global CIO, SEB Asset Management, argue about the role high yield should play in client portfolios

Catherine Tillotson
From Comment / Consultants' Corner January 31, 2013

Reputations take a pounding from regulators’ firing squads

The damage to banks reputations from scandals will make it harder for these institutions to secure private client business

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 4, 2012

Upheavals push wealth management to the fore

The restructuring at UBS and Credit Suisse will leave Swiss private banking in better shape

Robert Farago, Schroders
From Comment / Great Debate December 4, 2012

Should investors favour European or US equities?

Robert Farago of Schroders Private Bank (left) and Oliver Gregson from Barclays debate whether investors should head for European or US equities

Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates
From Comment / Consultants' Corner December 4, 2012

Leading players to dispose of private banking offshoots

It is looking increasingly likely that many of the big global financial players will seek to offload some of their private banking operations, but who might step in to buy them?

Amin Rajan
From Comment / Consultants' Corner December 4, 2012

Wealth managers taking a leaf out of the institutional book

By combining buy-and-hold investing with short-term opportunism, wealth managers are learning from institutional investors

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 12, 2012

Sub-advisory business

The private banking industry is expecting an increasing amount of investment strategies to be outsourced in packaged products managed by major fund managers. PWM's Yuri Bender talks to Robert Noach of Schroders, which is hoping to win a large chunk of this business, especially in European equities.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 25, 2012

A peek under the bonnet of leading private banks

Private banks need to be able to adapt if they are to find success, especially in the growth markets of Asia

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 25, 2012

Evolution key to ending Swiss spell in purgatory

Ongoing, and very public, scandals highlight the need for Swiss private banking to re-invent itself

Historically, German real estate has seen overheated markets and over-supply, but we are far from such scenarios today, according to Consus, a firm keen to manage costs and embrace latest construction technologies.

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