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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 30, 2012

JP Morgan’s loss leaves one-bank model at risk

Huge trading losses suffered by JP Morgan raise a number of question’s about the future of the US bank and the relationship between investment and private banking in general

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 17, 2012

The beauty of boutique business

Alan Miller, one of the UK's leading hedge fund stars of the 1990s is now building up a reputation as a boutique wealth manager, running family and third party money in mainly passive instruments. He talks to Yuri Bender about how his view of the investment world is changing over time.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 2, 2012

Thematic investing: the neverending story

The popularity of hedge funds and high yield investments will rise and fall, but the thematic approach appears to be a trend with staying power

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 22, 2012

Investment houses must ride political tremors

While there are worries about upheavals among China’s political elite, regional rivalries are a fixture of Chinese finance and government

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 28, 2012

ETF backlash fails to diminish demand

Money continues to pour into exchange traded funds, despite questions over their construction and whether they are the best vehicle for a particular market

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 25, 2012

Managing family affairs

Money is moving fast from European private banks to family offices and the private investment arms which handle their asset allocation, as wealthy families become disappointed by the poor returns of major providers. Will this be a long-standing wealth management trend or just a temporary blip? Yuri Bender talks to Adam Wethered, founder of private investment office Lord North Street.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 9, 2012

Tax attack on Swiss private banks

Switzerland has been under sustained attack from the US authorities, with the aim of shutting down any banks helping US citizens to avoid taxes. As a result of international pressures, the banks have been changing their business to highlight portfolio management and asset allocation, rather than earning money from luring clients into secret, tax-friendly structures. 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 28, 2012

Switzerland learns to adapt to increased regulation

Increasing levels of regulation, especially from the US, are forcing the Swiss to make significant adjustments to preserve their status as a leading financial centre

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 2, 2012

New thinking to target new wealth

Banks active in Asia are rethinking client offerings, to adjust to the changing mentality of the region’s increasingly currency conscious wealthy investors

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis January 30, 2012

Swiss scandals could signal end of an era

The scandal surrounding the Hildebrands may mark a watershed in the relationship between Swiss bankers and politicians

Nannette Hechler Fayd'herbe, chief investment officer for international wealth management and global head of economics and research at Credit Suisse, discusses the global economic outlook, trade wars and central bank policy with Elliot Smither.

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