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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 20, 2016

Winds of change present investment opportunities

The year ahead is likely to see big changes on both economic and political fronts. With themes such as Trumponomics, increased global infrastructure spending and a resurgent Russia beginning to emerge, investment advice will be top of clients’ wish lists

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 10, 2016

Financial world braces itself for period of uncertainty following Trump victory

Investors must be aware of heightened political risks following Donald Trump’s win in the US election, including keeping an eye on developments in Europe

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 27, 2016

Private banks finally ask: why are we here?

Is the prime role of a private bank to provide investment expertise to its clients or to build a close relationship through a much wider range of services? Opinion is divided, but the industry is at last asking the right question

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 23, 2016

Brexit result leaves rival centres jostling for position

London’s pre-eminence as Europe’s leading financial centre may well be under threat following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, but institutions assess many competitive factors before shipping out staff

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 29, 2016

Berlin witnesses passing of investment baton

The new generation of techno-nerds may be guilty of speaking in jargon and much of what they pass off as new ideas are anything but, yet evidence of a generational shift in wealth management was clearly evident at the summer Fund Forum event in Berlin 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 21, 2016

Panama fallout leaves banks in deep water

The scandal surrounding the Panama Papers have put the Central American country on the front pages for all the wrong reasons, but it is banks working with international law firms who should really be under the microscope

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 26, 2016

Silver lining to cloud over private banking

UBS and Credit Suisse may have posted disappointing results but both are doing well in Asia, the key battleground for private banking

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 4, 2015

Innovation part of wider move out of the shadows

Private banks talk a good game about technological transformations but many are just tinkering rather than truly innovating

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 27, 2015

Banks must embrace both man and machine

The most successful private banks will be those who embrace digital technology while at the same time empowering relationship managers

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 24, 2015

London calling as private banks connect with the future

The new entrepreneurial class will shape the future of wealth management and private banks are at last starting to respond

Extremely low yields have forced investors to move up the risk curve, with assets flowing into emerging market debt and high yield bonds, but what are the prospects for these fixed income segments and what are the main risks?

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