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From Regions / Europe / Switzerland June 6, 2018

Private banking centres face up to compliant future

While the City of London comes to terms with the potential impact of Brexit, other centres sense a chance to expand their own financial services industries. But Swiss stalwarts Zurich and Geneva still have much to offer

Mark Lewin, IOM
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom June 6, 2018

Isle of Man’s digital dreams

Although financial services remain a key component of the Isle of Man economy, technology is increasingly important to the island's future

Anjalika Bardalai, TheCityUK
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom June 6, 2018

A tale of two cities: London and Paris battle for fund supremacy

The French and UK capitals are both running initiatives designed to raise the profiles of their asset management industries with domestic and external audiences  

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From Regions / Europe / Greece April 11, 2018

Greek shipping magnates navigate choppy waters

Greek shipping families claim they have been let down by private banks in the past, but they still need finance and investment expertise

Abhishek Sharma, Foundation Holdings

Gulf states experience growing pains as region transforms

The Gulf states and the family run businesses, where much of the region’s wealth is concentrated, are confronting similar challenges as both face up to an era of change

Grant Bowers, Franklin Templeton
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA April 11, 2018

Fears over Trump’s trade wars add to turbulence

Although volatility returned to US equities in the early months of the year, the country's economy remains strong and markets appear well placed to continue their upward trend  

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From Regions / Middle East & Africa / Bahrain March 2, 2018

Oil price fluctuations hampering GCC reforms

The oil-rich states of the Gulf Cooperation Council may talk about the need to diversify their economies and open themselves up to foreign investment, but any pick-up in the oil price seems to go hand in hand with reforms being put on the back burner

Denise Voss, Alfi
From Regions / Europe / Luxembourg February 26, 2018

ESA proposals could harm European fund industry warns Luxembourg fund body

The European Commission’s proposals to strengthen financial supervision are likely to prove costly and are trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist, according to Alfi

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From Regions / Asia / China February 21, 2018

Asia can set tails wagging in Chinese Year of the Dog

There are huge opportunities to be found across Asia, but both local and global investors risk missing out 

Daryl Liew
From Regions / Asia February 21, 2018

Asian private banks struggle to bridge talent gap

Asian clients are developing increasingly complex needs and demanding more from their wealth managers, making the shortage of experienced relationship managers a growing concern for private banks

Clients of private banks share a huge amount of data and family information with their financial providers, yet the service they receive seldom matches expectations. The time has come for these wealth managers to learn from other industries.

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