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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 28, 2011

Industry’s future lies in asset management

As PWM celebrates its tenth anniversary, we would like to ask: what should the private bank of the future look like? The answer to this both simple and complex question is “not like one of the past”, according to speakers at our recent private banking summit and awards ceremony, held in Geneva.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 31, 2011

Where have all the leaders gone?

True leaders need to stick around and see their plans to completion, rather than move on to the next challenge

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 16, 2011

Boutique wealth managers face struggle for share of market

Boutique wealth managers are springing up across Asia, but competition from both global and regional players is fierce

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 26, 2011

Exchange traded funds on the ropes

The rapid rise of ETFs was in part a response to the financial crisis, but these vehicles are now coming under fire themselves

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 26, 2011

No such thing as a risk-free asset

Investors may search for safe havens, but with so much uncertainty in the markets it is impossible to hedge a portfolio against all possible outcomes

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 4, 2011

Banks learn importance of being earnest

Private bankers should concentrate on wealth preservation rather than innovative fee-generators

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 18, 2011

Will wealthy Asians go Swiss or stay local?

Wealth managers face an uphill struggle in selling both discretionary mandates and alternative investments in Asia

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 28, 2011

Allocating across the great divide

Allocations to developing markets may be on the rise but the Western world still has its supporters

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 28, 2011

A welcome serving of humble pie

Martin Gilbert’s willingness to discuss Aberdeen’s failures, as well as their successes, makes a refreshing change.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 31, 2011

Alternatives fighting to win back investors

Institutional investors are moving into hedge funds but are private clients set to follow their lead?

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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