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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 26, 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 26, 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

François Reyl, Reyl and Cie
From Comment / Great Debate September 26, 2012

Making the case for private banking in Switzerland and Singapore

François Reyl, CEO of Reyl and Cie (left) and Lombard Odier’s Vincent Duhamel discuss what the future holds for private banking in Switzerland and Singapore

Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates AG
From Comment / Consultants' Corner September 26, 2012

Untenable positions may force UK firms to seek buyers

A number of UK-based financial services firms are likely to come onto the market in the near future, but any such developments are more likely to be about sellers wanting out than buyers looking to get into private banking

Catherine Tillotson
From Comment / Consultants' Corner September 26, 2012

M&A boom a sign of the times

Tougher regulation around the world is driving consolidation within the wealth management market

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 30, 2012

Watch out Europe, the Americans are coming

With US equities flavour of the month, confident American managers are looking to gain a greater share of European assets

Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates AG
From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 30, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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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