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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 1, 2010

M&A push expected in hedge fund arena

Hedge fund providers are struggling, hit by the desertion of wealthy families and the increased regulations promised by the AIFM directive.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis July 16, 2010

Unlocking Asia is no walk in the park

There are clear opportunities in Asia for both the manufacturers and distributors of mutual funds, but realising this potential is far from easy.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis July 3, 2010

New kids challenge old way of thinking

The assent management landscape is being shaken up by a number of new players, putting increasing pressure on traditional business models.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis May 25, 2010

Fighting against regulatory fatigue

 
 

Ucits has proved to be a resounding success on a global scale, but there are fears about the levels of regulation in the upcoming AIFM directive.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 27, 2010

An opportunity too good to miss?

Emerging markets should form a bigger allocation in client portfolios according to a number of private bankers, but there are several ways in.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 20, 2010

Eastern clients fear Western influence

Wealth managers may be right to move some key personnel into Asia, but rebalancing portfolios provides a greater challenge

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis March 25, 2010

Adapting to clients’ hands-on approach

A newfound desire among private clients to have greater control over their investments is forcing wealth managers to change business models

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 25, 2010

Making the case for multiple choice

The single brand and multi boutique models both have their champions, but it will be the private banks who choose which is really in vogue

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 7, 2010

Surgery required for return to health

Deep-seated reforms to banks’ fee models are needed if they are to make money in the long-term, and these must benefit the client

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 16, 2009

No substitute for local knowledge

The big global brands are targeting Asia’s growth, but competition from local rivals mean they will not have things all their own way

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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