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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

Amanda La Marca, HSBC
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / Argentina September 1, 2014

Fragmented landscape creates opportunities in emerging market bonds

Emerging markets are facing a tough economic environment but some countries are performing better than others, creating opportunities for investors

Jan Dehn, Ashmore
From Regions / Asia / Indonesia August 29, 2014

Can election fever prove harmful to investors?

A number of the biggest developing economies have scheduled elections this year but just how big an impact do these polls have on markets?

Jon Needham, Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros
From Regions / Europe / Switzerland August 28, 2014

Clients demand central place in new era of wealth management

Clients’ demands have changed, and private banks are being forced to adapt their business models as a result. But will global players or boutiques be the winners in this new era of wealth management, and what does this mean for the Swiss?

Amin Rajan, Create
From Regions / Europe / Russia July 30, 2014

Russia's fading appeal as an investment destination

Investors consider Russia to be a "one trick pony" dependent on its natural resources

Ciaran Whelan, Investec
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom July 29, 2014

London calling as Investec sets sights on UK market

Despite pulling out of the global trust business as well as selling its Australian arm to concentrate on South Africa and the UK, Investec has not ruled out further expansion into other European markets

Alan Mudie, Société Générale Private Banking
From Regions / Asia / China July 14, 2014

Equities draw interest despite valuation concerns

With global equity markets at record highs, investors are having to hunt far and wide to find value, but wealth managers believe the asset class remains attractive

Jung Ho Rhee, Mirae Asset
From Regions / Asia / Korea (South) June 16, 2014

European diet sours Mirae Asset’s Korean breakout

European banks looking East prefer to do business with local managers, believes Mirae Asset’s Jung Ho Rhee, but there is no denying the Asian investment story has lost some of its allure, at least for the time being

Max Anderl, UBS
From Regions / Europe June 10, 2014

Equity markets tread water as ECB prepares to move

Will European equity markets be able to maintain their recent highs if the ECB enacts widely anticipated measures to combat falling inflation and a strong euro?

Historically, German real estate has seen overheated markets and over-supply, but we are far from such scenarios today, according to Consus, a firm keen to manage costs and embrace latest construction technologies.

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