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Ray Soudah
From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 13, 2014

What are the challenges facing wealth management?

PWM spoke to three leading wealth management experts in order to try and determine the key challenges facing private banks

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 24, 2014

Europe fears chill of new Cold War

The impact of Russia’s actions in Ukraine has been felt far beyond those countries’ borders, and the consequences for European countries could be huge if the situation worsens

From Comment / Consultants' Corner September 16, 2014

‘New normal’ continues to haunt private banks

The private banking industry may be experiencing strong growth but increased regulation is leading to higher costs

Fredrik Nerbrand, HSBC
From Comment / Great Debate September 16, 2014

Should investors be overweight bonds or equities?

HSBC’s Fredrick Nerbrand and Mike O’Sullivan of Credit Suisse discuss whether investors should be increasing allocations to bonds or equities

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 26, 2014

Private banks fear savvy clients could cast them adrift

Europe’s wealthiest individuals are demanding relationships with private banks be run on their terms, but not all firms have embraced this new reality

From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 6, 2014

Taxing times for wealth management industry

The automatic exchange of tax information between countries is, to an extent, a welcome development, but will officials be able to cope?

David McNair, One Campaign
From Comment / Great Debate July 21, 2014

Should transparency trump privacy?

The ONE campaign’s David McNair and James Quarmby of law firm Stephenson Harwood are at odds over the benefits of greater transparency

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis July 3, 2014

Private banks ready to scale back and shift online

A period of consolidation is underway as banks refocus efforts on their most profitable markets

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From Comment / Consultants' Corner June 24, 2014

Asia’s personnel problems approach crisis point

Unless the number of quality relationship managers in Asia increases, private banks are likely to put greater resources into digital alternatives

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 2, 2014

Clients in danger of losing in private banking kickabout

Clients could end up with higher fees as private banks pull out of their unprofitable regions and implement new business models

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