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From Comment / Editor's Analysis January 30, 2012

Swiss scandals could signal end of an era

The scandal surrounding the Hildebrands may mark a watershed in the relationship between Swiss bankers and politicians

Bill O'Neill, Merrill Lynch
From Comment / Great Debate January 30, 2012

Will the euro survive the debt crisis?

Bill O'Neill, Chief Investment Officer, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management EMEA (left), and Elisa Parisi-Capone, Senior Economist for Western Europe and Finance and Banking at Roubini Global Economics, discuss what the future holds for Europe's common currency

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 28, 2011

Industry’s future lies in asset management

As PWM celebrates its tenth anniversary, we would like to ask: what should the private bank of the future look like? The answer to this both simple and complex question is “not like one of the past”, according to speakers at our recent private banking summit and awards ceremony, held in Geneva.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 31, 2011

Where have all the leaders gone?

True leaders need to stick around and see their plans to completion, rather than move on to the next challenge

Gavin Ralston, Schroders
From Comment / Great Debate October 31, 2011

Is Ucits suitable for hedge funds?

Gavin Ralston, Chairman of EMEA & Global Head of Product at Schroders (left), and Dermot Butler, Chairman at Custom House Group, discuss whether or not Ucits funds suit hedge fund strategies

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 17, 2011

Boutique wealth managers face struggle for share of market

Boutique wealth managers are springing up across Asia, but competition from both global and regional players is fierce

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 27, 2011

Exchange traded funds on the ropes

The rapid rise of ETFs was in part a response to the financial crisis, but these vehicles are now coming under fire themselves

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 27, 2011

No such thing as a risk-free asset

Investors may search for safe havens, but with so much uncertainty in the markets it is impossible to hedge a portfolio against all possible outcomes

From Comment / Great Debate September 27, 2011

Is a quantitative or qualitative approach better suited to today’s markets?

Andrew Kaplan, Director of Systematic Alpha Management and Bernard Moody, Investment director at Advance Emerging Capital discuss the relative benefits of qualitative and quantitative investing in today's markets

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 5, 2011

Banks learn importance of being earnest

Private bankers should concentrate on wealth preservation rather than innovative fee-generators

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