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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 / 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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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 28, 2014

Wealth players tune into big brand beat

With banks looking to deal with fewer providers and clients finding comfort in brand names, the biggest fund houses are on the up

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 21, 2014

Société Générale's return home a sign of things to come

SocGen’s sale of its Asian private banking unit to DBS marks a change of emphasis for the bank and could be the first of many

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 28, 2014

Time for alternative investments to play their part

Private investors continue to sit on piles of cash, but it is up to bankers to educate them about the need for efficient allocations

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis January 30, 2014

‘Gatsby’ era draws to a close for private banks

Private banks are reworking business models in response to new regulations such as RDR, but there are other costs, for example spiralling salaries, which need to be addressed

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 29, 2013

Swiss must use crisis to forge new models

Swiss private banks face problems which in combination may prove fatal for some, but those that adapt can enjoy a bright future

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 30, 2013

Clients remain buried as the dust settles

Private banking may be changing fast but wealth managers are still refusing to put clients first

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 26, 2013

Learn from experience in emerging markets

Emerging markets have underperformed global equities so far this year but investors should not be too quick to write them off

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 29, 2013

Lack of contagion no reason for complacency

As long as the safety of their assets is assured, clients are not too concerned about their banks’ reputations. But branding still matters

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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