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London left in limbo as banks await Brexit fallout

Although most believe the London will remain a high profile hub, the appeal of rival centres is growing and banks would rather wait to discover what the future holds before committing to the UK capital 

Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Goldman Sachs
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Should high net worth clients really risk exposure to emerging markets?

Developing economies have endured a turbulent few months, but even over the longer term they tend to display more volatility than developed markets. Are high net worth investors better off avoiding them completely?

Luca Paolini, Pictet Asset Management
From Regions / Asia / China

Fintech on Friday: Emerging markets becoming centres of innovation

The technology sector has been a big driver of emerging market returns of late and there are now signs that these economies are becoming innovation hubs in their own right

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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

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

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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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

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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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

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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