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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?

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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 / Consultants' Corner May 27, 2014

World’s wealthy switch on to digital finance

Wealthy individuals are placing ever more importance on digital technology in managing their financial affairs, but trusted advisers still have a role to play

From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 24, 2014

Swiss banks reeling as US tax deal begins to bite

Swiss banks are seeing their reputations take a battering as they face up to US charges of tax evasion, yet they have no option but to comply with the authorities

From Comment / Consultants' Corner March 17, 2014

Wealth managers fail to match clients' changing objectives

Wealthy clients often swap managers when undergoing a lifestyle change, suggesting advisers are not doing enough to adapt

From Comment / Consultants' Corner February 11, 2014

Credit Suisse offloads German operations

The sale of Credit Suisse’s private banking operations in Germany has come as something of a surprise, but the country remains a tough nut for foreign banks to crack

From Comment / Consultants' Corner November 25, 2013

Global players find place for Africa on investment map

Africa’s economic growth is attracting global investors, while wealth managers are seeking business among its HNW population

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From Comment / Consultants' Corner October 24, 2013

Investors call for tailored Asia Pacific proposition

Wealthy individuals in the Asia-Pacific region have different needs and demands to clients in the rest of the world, and managers need to offer them tailored solutions

From Comment / Consultants' Corner September 27, 2013

Malaysia determined to lead world in Islamic finance

Malaysia appears well positioned to become the world’s leading provider of Islamic finance, with its market in sukuk bonds the jewel in the country’s crown

From Comment / Consultants' Corner August 28, 2013

Wealth management industry successfully adapts to complex conditions

Last year saw signs of recovery in the wealth management industry while the business models of pure players and diversified firms have grown increasingly distinct

Clients of private banks share a huge amount of data and family information with their financial providers, yet the service they receive seldom matches expectations. The time has come for these wealth managers to learn from other industries.

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