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From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA July 3, 2013

Swiss moves over bank secrecy could go global

Switzerland’s suspension of secrecy laws suggests global cooperation over tax strategy is possible, but wealth managers need to raise their game if they are to guide clients through this new world

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA July 2, 2013

North America back on top as wealth rebounds

North America and Asia-Pacific have led global levels of wealth to new highs, while indications are that high net worth individuals favour a streamlined approach to management

Denise Pauli Pavarina, Banco Bradesco
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / Brazil May 30, 2013

Carnival spirit could turn Brazil’s fortunes around

The Brazilian stockmarket has endured a torrid time of late, but the economy has good long-term growth prospects

Manuela D'Onofrio, Unicredit
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA May 29, 2013

East vs West in global equity allocations

Unicredit’s Manuela D’Onofrio and Lim Say Boon from DBS discuss whether investors should head to developed or emerging markets in their global equity allocations

Catherine Raw, BlackRock
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA May 2, 2013

Commodities suffer as investors flock to equities

Slowing growth in China has hit demand for commodities while funds have suffered outflows as investors reallocated to equities. But there are opportunities in the sector, for example in metals and timber

Rhian Horgan, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA May 2, 2013

Sky-high prices for prime property widen horizons

Demand for prime property has driven up prices in gateway cities. Investors have responded by looking at secondary properties in these markets, while also considering less glamorous locations

Christian Gattiker, Julius Baer
From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA April 8, 2013

Private banks put brakes on inflation

With central banks prioritising growth over curbing inflation, investors are searching for safe havens in which to hide their assets from the threat of rising prices

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA October 26, 2012

Roundtable: Will the US economic recovery grind to a halt?

The US economy has been performing better than most developed markets, but with a “fiscal cliff” on the horizon and a stuttering global economy, can this continue?

From Regions / Americas & Caribbean August 30, 2012

Concerns over excitable market in US election year

US markets have performed well over the past year, but there are worries that they do not accurately reflect the state of the country’s economy

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From Regions / Americas & Caribbean / USA August 30, 2012

Watch out Europe, the Americans are coming

With US equities flavour of the month, confident American managers are looking to gain a greater share of European assets

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