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The CBI Index: country profiles

A closer look at the 12 nations which make up the CBI Index

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The CBI Index: the individual programmes

A closer look at the 12 citizenship by investment programmes

H.E. Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance

Luxembourg readies its response to political upheaval

A number of London’s financial services firms could well be looking for eurozone bases following Brexit, and Luxembourg is well positioned to take advantage. But the Grand Duchy is also worried about possible US protectionist moves

Gregorz Konieczny, Franklin Templeton

Romania showing glimpses of a brighter future

A forthcoming raft of privatisations and cheap labour costs are driving interest in Romania as an investment destination

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Luxembourg adds fintech string to its funds bow

The success of Luxembourg as a financial centre has been closely linked to the European Ucits Directive of 1985, allowing distribution of investment funds across borders. More recently, the AIFMD, the directive for alternative investments, has also played a crucial part in the development of the jurisdiction. But how the country responds to geopolitical and other challenges will be crucial to its future success. PWM speaks to representatives of the Luxembourg funds industry about plans for its expansion and recent fintech initiatives 

Sebastián Albella Amigo, CNMV

Madrid seeks to spring a surprise on European rivals

Sweeping reforms, cheap office space, a skilled workforce and a flexible regulator mean the Spanish capital is very much open for business

John Spellman, IOM DED

International outlook key for new Isle of Man government

The threats of rising regulation, protectionism and Brexit uncertainty could all threaten the Isle of Man, but its diversified economy should prove resilient 

Brian Pallas, Opportunity Network

Berlin and Barcelona lay down IFC credentials

London’s potential estrangement from the European financial scene has seen rival European financial centres jostling for prime position in any Brexit fallout

Malgorzata Anczewska, mBank

Poland positions itself as tech hub at heart of Europe

Polish cities such as Warsaw have been digital pioneers, making the country attractive to start-ups and entrepreneurs. But there are worries the new nationalist government could increase restrictions

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance

Jersey’s fund industry cries out for clarity over Brexit

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is making life uncomfortable for Jersey, particularly when it comes to immigration and marketing funds into the EU 

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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Global Private Banking Awards 2022

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Wealth Tech Awards 2022

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