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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 9, 2009

Will hedge funds make Santa’s list?

High net worth individuals fled from hedge funds during the financial crisis, but there are some signs of money starting to come back

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 1, 2009

Time to freshen things up a little

It is hard to find true levels of innovation in the products offered up by leading wealth management groups, which risks alienating clients

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 15, 2009

Avoid temptations of bad habits

Private banks have to develop business models that are advice-led and put the client first, and not go back to pushing products

From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 16, 2009

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 30, 2009

Return of the self preservation society

A pattern is emerging of retail banks recommending internal products to their customers, but there is still room for the independents

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 30, 2009

Private banks opt for new models

Senior wealth managers agree that private banking business models have to evolve, but there is no one-size-fits-all way forward

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 31, 2009

Private banking treads new path

The ongoing economic crisis is pushing the private banking world into increasing allocations to passive investments, and many are embracing the benefits of exchange traded funds

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 1, 2009

Time to face up to some home truths

Investors are showing little faith in the European investment industry, and things are not going to change until they are treated as individuals

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 1, 2009

A little innovation can reap rewards

A number of new funds are starting to find their way onto the market and are attracting inflows but putting the client first is paramount

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 1, 2008

Warcraft vital for funds’ survival

Conditions may be severe but fund management groups must remain in contact with their clients or risk missing out once the situation improves

Clive McDonnell, head of global equity strategy at Standard Chartered Private Bank, tells Elliot Smither why he is bullish on US stocks, cautious on Europe and how private clients are feeling this late in the economic cycle.

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