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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

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis July 2, 2015

Local banking scene not enough for ‘national champions’

As big French and Spanish banks boost their cross-border capabilities, expect more previously-domestic focused banks to follow

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 22, 2015

No easy wins for those galácticos still in wealth management game

Boutique banks, global players and the new robo-advisers are all scrapping for a share of the world wealth pie. Can all prosper?

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 28, 2015

Will fortune favour the bold global investor?

Adventurous investors can certainly expect to find opportunities in those regions contributing to global instability

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 23, 2015

Modern portfolios cry out for a touch of spice

Events since 2007 suggest modern portfolio theory is no longer relevant, though some in the wealth management industry are slow to change, leading to losses for private clients

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 20, 2015

‘Perfect story’ scuppers Swiss brand clean-up

Switzerland’s private banks have been trying to remodel themselves but the HSBC affair is the latest in a series of setbacks proving they still have a long way to go

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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