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From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom January 30, 2014

‘Gatsby’ era draws to a close for private banks

Private banks are reworking business models in response to new regulations such as RDR, but there are other costs, for example spiralling salaries, which need to be addressed

Peter Jenkins, Nomura Asset Management UK
From Regions / Asia / Japan January 28, 2014

Will Abenomics finally bring an end to Japan’s lost decades?

Nomura’s Peter Jenkins and Mads Pedersen of UBS Wealth Management debate whether Abenomics will prove to be a lasting cure for Japan’s ills 

Alvaro Sobrinho, Banco Valor
From Regions / Asia December 5, 2013

Should investors head to Africa or Asia in the hunt for returns?

Banco Valor’s Alvaro Sobrinho and James Cheo from HSBC Private Bank debate the merits of investing in Africa and Asia

Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse
From Regions / Asia / China December 3, 2013

Radical change for factors shaping emerging market growth

Fears over falling growth rates and the end of QE have made investors wary of emerging markets, but these economies should receive a boost as the developed world recovers

Mark Haefele, UBS Wealth Management
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA December 2, 2013

Currency volatility central to portfolio performance

The Fed’s potential tapering of quantitative easing is just one reason why it is vital portfolios are hedged against currency risk, while private investors can benefit from fluctuations

Raj Tanna, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Europe November 29, 2013

Equities riding in the slipstream of a global recovery

Private bankers and wealth managers believe an improving global economy bodes well for equities, particularly in Europe. But not all clients are convinced

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From Regions / Europe / Switzerland November 29, 2013

Swiss must use crisis to forge new models

Swiss private banks face problems which in combination may prove fatal for some, but those that adapt can enjoy a bright future

Catherine Weir, Citi
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA November 29, 2013

Citi senses opportunity in rise of next generation

Citi’s Catherine Weir believes the vast wealth due to be passed from one generation to the next over the coming decade presents a huge opportunity for family offices and wealth managers

Colm D'Rosario, Pioneer Investments
From Regions / Europe November 28, 2013

High yield stands out in troubled times for bonds

Despite volatility over the summer, high yield bond funds continue to attract investors searching for yield in what is a difficult environment for fixed income in general

Patrick Chang, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
From Regions / Asia / Indonesia November 28, 2013

Southeast Asia full of promise if investors do their homework

Investors considering Southeast Asia must delve into the backgrounds of the families who own much of the region’s businesses, while smaller firms are often the best bet

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