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From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 24, 2017

Customisation is king for Asia’s empowered investors

Having experienced the benefits of customisation in other areas of their lives, wealthy investors now demand a more personalised service from private banks

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 22, 2017

Could private bankers become the new ‘Masters of the Universe’?

Investment bankers used to call the shots, with private banking and asset management seen as little more than diversifiers. But times have changed, and as banks redraw business models, wealth management divisions are being placed front and centre

From Comment / Consultants' Corner July 10, 2017

Catering to today’s multi-dimensional high net worth Asian clients

It is becoming increasingly apparent that wealthy individuals in Asia make for very different clients than their counterparts in the West

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 19, 2017

Paris looks to profit from London’s Brexit own goal

While the UK lurches from one political crisis to the next, its European rivals are gearing up to capitalise on the Brexit fallout, with a revitalised Paris claiming it is the natural choice for any firms fleeing London 

From Comment / Consultants' Corner May 26, 2017

Blockchain reaction: will it change everything?

Blockchain technology could help banks cut costs and boost client security, but will the notoriously slow-to-change financial services industry get on board?

From Comment / Consultants' Corner April 28, 2017

Does your wealth manager drink coffee or kilowatts?

Wealth managers are yet to fully align themselves with clients' digital expectations, but while technology will inevitably disrupt the private banking industry, evidence suggests there will always be a place for human expertise

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From Comment / Great Debate April 20, 2017

Is it time to move on from active management?

Chris Bailey, European strategist at Raymond James and Alan Miller, founder and CIO of SCM Direct, discuss whether active management has had its day

From Comment / Consultants' Corner April 19, 2017

The five hats every wealth manager must wear

Staying relevant in an ever-evolving and competitive market requires advisers to play several different roles 

From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 8, 2017

Why mum and dad don't always know best when it comes to money

High net worth individuals are happier turning to relatives for financial education rather than to wealth managers, though most agree more formal initiatives are beneficial

From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 1, 2017

How regtech can help banks conquer compliance mountain

The years since the financial crisis have seen a massive expansion in regulation and a corresponding boom in the number of compliance officers. Could technology cut costs and lower the error count?

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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