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Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates AG
From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 29, 2012

Swiss banks search for alternatives to M&A boom

Although assets under management have been changing hands, the Swiss financial industry is not seeing the kind of consolidation through mergers and acquisitions that many were predicting

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 28, 2012

Fear dulls appeal of riches in the East

Private bankers sense plenty of opportunity in Indonesia, but face a hard time convincing wary clients to switch to equities from the perceived safety of bonds

Didier Duret, ABN Amro
From Comment / Great Debate June 28, 2012

What buying opportunies have been created by the eurozone crisis?

Didier Duret, Chief Investment Officer at ABN Amro Private Banking (left) and Alan Higgins, Chief investment officer at Coutts private bank, debate whether the turmoil in the eurozone should see investors heading for equities or buying bonds

Amin Rajan, Create
From Comment / Consultants' Corner June 28, 2012

Justifying the price tag of renewed client focus

Restoring client trust has become a priority for wealth managers, yet its payoff may not be immediate

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 27, 2012

Fund managers search for new models in Monaco

Yuri Bender reports from Fund Forum in Monaco

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 30, 2012

JP Morgan’s loss leaves one-bank model at risk

Huge trading losses suffered by JP Morgan raise a number of question’s about the future of the US bank and the relationship between investment and private banking in general

Bart Turtelboom, GLG Emerging Markets
From Comment / Great Debate May 30, 2012

Is long only the best way into emerging markets?

Bart Turtelboom, Co-manager at GLG Emerging Markets, and Harald Espedal, Investment Director at Skagen Funds, discuss whether a long-only investment strategy is the only way to approach emerging market equities 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 17, 2012

The beauty of boutique business

Alan Miller, one of the UK's leading hedge fund stars of the 1990s is now building up a reputation as a boutique wealth manager, running family and third party money in mainly passive instruments. He talks to Yuri Bender about how his view of the investment world is changing over time.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 2, 2012

Thematic investing: the neverending story

The popularity of hedge funds and high yield investments will rise and fall, but the thematic approach appears to be a trend with staying power

Frank Frecentese, Citi
From Comment / Great Debate May 2, 2012

Do hedge funds have a place in client portfolios?

Francis Frecentese (left), global head of hedge fund research at Citi Private Bank, and  Burkhard Varnholt, CIO and head of asset management products and sales at Bank Sarasin, debate the role hedge funds should play in client portfolios

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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