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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

Peter Raskin, Berenberg
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom January 7, 2015

Berenberg battles for bigger slice of global private banking business

Peter Raskin, who runs Berenberg’s international operations out of London, explains why the German stalwart is determined to increase its global presence 

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From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom December 9, 2014

Family offices join forces to take on banks

As global banks struggle with damaged reputations, smaller investment firms sense an opportunity to win market share and the recent M&A activity could be a sign of things to come

Alan Mudie, Société Générale Private Banking
From Regions / Asia / Japan December 3, 2014

Value to be found as Japan faces up to its demons

The jury may be out on Abenomics as the Japanese economy continues to struggle but equities are cheap and many predict new developments will give the stockmarket a boost

From Regions / Europe November 17, 2014

Europe a relatively bright spot within active management

Those active managers dealing in European equities, who have kept things simple and correctly identified and stuck to top-down trends, have tended to add alpha

Sofia Merlo, BNP Paribas Wealth Management
From Regions / Europe / France November 4, 2014

BNP Paribas locks horns with European heavyweights

As both Europe and Asia emerge as key markets for BNP Paribas Wealth Management, co-heads Vincent Lecomte and Sofia Merlo discuss the French bank’s ambitious growth strategy

David Ferguson, Nucleus Financial
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom October 6, 2014

Banks ignore technology at their peril warns Nucleus Financial

Clients crave the transparency and efficiency technology brings and those banks which are unwilling to adopt full online trading will suffer, believes David Ferguson of Nucleus Financial

Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo
From Regions / Europe September 25, 2014

The ups and downs of inflation

The eurozone is perilously close to slipping into deflation while there are fears that the Fed’s huge quantitative easing programme could lead to high inflation in the US. How worried should investors be?

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From Regions / Europe / Russia September 24, 2014

Europe fears chill of new Cold War

The impact of Russia’s actions in Ukraine has been felt far beyond those countries’ borders, and the consequences for European countries could be huge if the situation worsens

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