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Krzysztof Bratos

How leading Polish private banks have become clients’ trusted partners

Although still fairly new by European standards, the Polish private banking sector is proud of its 25-year-long history. But things have changed since it all started in the early 1990s and the offer is much closer to Swiss and British private banks’ than you may think, writes Krzysztof Bratos, Head of Private Banking, mBank 

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Luxembourg strikes balance between stability and innovation

The combination of a stable base and a forward-thinking mindset bode well for Luxembourg’s future as a financial centre

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Hong Kong cries out for strong and honest leadership

The civil unrest going on in Hong Kong is nothing new, rather part of a long history of protest which has previously led to social reforms. But with a looming threat of Chinese intervention, the hope is that the territory’s leaders engage in dialogue with civil society to maintain the city’s advantages as a financial centre

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Fintech on Friday: Isle of Man opens its arms to blockchain enterprises

The Isle of Man has big plans for its digital economy and a new initiative aims to get blockchain businesses to set up on the island

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Private View Blog: Wallabies and springboks thriving on Isle of Man

South African investors and expats see the Isle of Man as safe haven for both their asserts and their families

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Poland’s appeal moves beyond the back office

Technological and analytical expertise, low costs and access to a high quality workforce make Warsaw an attractive location for international financial services firms 

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Fiscal incentives fuel Parisian love affair with business

Making the French capital a base for management and research teams is part of the plan to allow it to compete with European rivals

Denise Voss, Alfi

Luxembourg puts faith in talent for reinvention

Luxembourg is not resting on its laurels as a successful fund centre, with initiatives in sustainable finance and alternatives set to power future growth

Rebecca Xuereb, BOV Fund Services

Malta fears fallout from disorderly Brexit

Malta’s low costs, innovative mindset and robust regulatory environment bode well for its future as a financial centre, but the island worries about the potential impact of Brexit shock waves

Singapore

Hong Kong and Singapore face off over fintech

In terms of technology, Hong Kong has fallen behind both mainland China and rival Singapore. But the territory has a habit of reinventing itself

Global Private Banking Awards 2022 Highlights

More than 120 banks from 50 countries around the world entered this year’s annual global private banking awards. 19 of those entrants have won more than one award. Of these, six institutions - including Citi Private Bank, BTG Pactual, Erste Private Banking, HSBC Private Banking, Northern Trust, Itaú Private Bank – gained the top position in three categories each. Video highlights from the 2022 Global Private Banking Awards.

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