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Archil Gachechiladze, Bank of Georgia
From Regions / Europe / Georgia April 1, 2015

Global investors with Georgia on their minds

Clients may worry about the proximity and influence of its Russian neighbour, but Bank Of Georgia’s Archil Gachechiladze insists the country is an attractive base for yield-hungry wealthy individuals

Steven Fradkin, Northern Trust
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA March 25, 2015

Northern Trust sees room for old firms in new world

Northern Trust’s long history gives it an advantage over younger rivals, believes wealth management boss Steven Fradkin, who sees the firm’s future competitors as processing and technology companies rather than private banks

Ed Cowart, Nordea
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA March 6, 2015

Investors worried US market could run out of steam

The US economy appears healthy but stocks are expensive compared to Europe and investors are concerned equities’ six-year bull run could come shuddering to a halt

Maxime Alimi, AXA IM
From Regions / Europe February 27, 2015

QE shows ECB is serious about threat of deflation

Quantitative easing will give a boost to Europe's economy but may need to continue into 2017 to counter deflationary pressures

Richard Duncan, Macro Watch
From Regions / Europe February 23, 2015

Will the ECB’s QE bazooka send European stocks higher?

As the ECB turns on the QE tap, what does this mean for stockmarkets? Macro Watch’s Richard Duncan and Raoul Ruparel from Open Europe give their views

Shelby Du Pasquier, Lenz & Staehelin
From Regions / Europe / Switzerland February 20, 2015

HSBC claims Swiss client list slashed since 2007

HSBC admits that it suffered from “control failures” in the past, but insists it has taken steps to clean up its act and its current client base

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From Regions / Europe / Switzerland February 20, 2015

‘Perfect story’ scuppers Swiss brand clean-up

Switzerland’s private banks have been trying to remodel themselves but the HSBC affair is the latest in a series of setbacks proving they still have a long way to go

Cesar Perez, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Asia / China January 26, 2015

Bargains to be found as emerging markets fall out of fashion

Most private banks are underweight emerging market equities following a torrid couple of years for these economies, but attractive valuations could represent something of a buying opportunity

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From Regions / Europe / Switzerland January 23, 2015

Swiss stagger under weight of franc fallout

The profitability of Swiss private banks will be hit by the SNB’s withdrawal of the currency ceiling and could speed up the shift of some operations overseas 

Nicolas Simar, ING Investment Management
From Regions / Asia / China January 15, 2015

Value to be found in emerging market equities

With emerging market equities trading at a discount to developed markets, investors are now prioritising value over growth when choosing stocks

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