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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

From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom September 22, 2014

Market relief as Scotland votes No to independence

Stockmarkets had bet on Scottish voters rejecting independence so any rally is likely to be muted

From Regions / Europe / Czech Republic September 8, 2014

ČSOB heads to Czech regions to seek trust of new clients

The Czech Republic is proving a new battleground for both European and domestic private banks, and ČSOB’s relationship with Belgium’s KBC means it can compete on both fronts

Michele Bang, Eastspring
From Regions / Asia September 3, 2014

Eastspring aims to deliver bang for European buck

Charged with raising the European profile of Asian firm Eastspring, Michele Bang admits she faces challenges in educating clients about the Asian growth story and in product distribution

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