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Jürg Zeltner, UBS
From Regions / Europe / Switzerland January 28, 2016

Asian expansion and technological innovation central to UBS’ plans for the future

Clients have never been in greater need of advice, believes UBS boss Jürg Zeltner, and private banks need to strike a balance between technology and the human touch to fulfil those needs

Salman Ahmed, Lombard Odier Investment Managers
From Regions / Asia / China January 20, 2016

China’s economy slowing but far from freefall

The Chinese economy is being restructured and the current slowdown is largely a reflection of this transition, while policymakers have plenty of room for manoeuvre 

Julius Baer - Getty
From Regions / Asia / China January 14, 2016

Is the wealth management M&A boom set to continue?

Consolidation in the wealth management industry looks set to continue in 2016. Julius Baer’s strategy of taking small stakes in emerging market firms takes advantage of local expertise while showing a commitment to wealth in developing regions, and is worthy of note

Janine Menasakanian, Vanguard
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom December 9, 2015

Wealth managers’ mixed feelings over impact of robo-advisers on the industry

Opinions are divided among the wealth management community over whether the rise of robo-advice is something to be feared or embraced

Sukumar Rajah, Franklin Local Asset Management Group
From Regions / Asia / China December 3, 2015

Should investors bet on India or China?

India is predicted to become the world’s fastest growing economy, while China’s has been slowing down, but what does the future hold for these countries and how should investors be positioned?

Bill Vasilieff, Novia
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom November 27, 2015

Education essential for ETFs to enter the mainstream

ETFs may be ideally suited to retail investors’ needs, but many financial advisers don’t fully understand them

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA October 26, 2015

High conviction strategies find alpha in ultra-efficient markets

In the hands of concentrated managers, portfolios can outperform benchmark indices even in the highly efficient US equity market

Didier Duret, ABN Amro Private Bank
From Regions / Asia / China October 16, 2015

Volatile times lie in wait for global economy

Wealth managers do not have to be talented futurologists to know that the rebalancing of the global economy means higher volatility. 

Michelle Bates, UBS Wealth Management
From Regions / Europe / Switzerland October 8, 2015

Structured products a way to smooth market jitters

The structured products market is smaller and very different to how it looked in its pre-crisis days but these vehicles still have a role to play in client portfolios

John Hourican, Bank of Cyprus
From Regions / Europe / Cyprus September 25, 2015

Resurgent Cyprus takes mismanagement bull by horns

Cyprus is on the road to recovery with both its banks and economy having been restructured, but the island has a long way to go to regain its former glory as a financial services centre

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