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From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom August 22, 2018

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 

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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

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 / Europe / Cyprus October 9, 2017

Cyprus basks in glow of economic recovery but CBI clouds gather on horizon

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has staged a remarkable economic turnaround, although its citizenship by investment scheme has come in for criticism

Fergus Slinger, iShares
From Regions / Europe August 23, 2017

Going gets tough for squeezed middle in European ETF battleground

The European ETF market is dominated by a handful of huge players and a long tail of smaller firms. Is it ripe for consolidation?

Jean-Francois Mazaud, SocGen
From Regions / Europe / France August 22, 2017

Political transformation adding to French renaissance believes SocGen

Optimism is running high in both the political and financial systems in France, says Société Générale’s private banking supremo Jean-Francois Mazaud

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From Regions / Europe / Cyprus June 20, 2017

Cyprus: a financial hub for Europe and the Middle East

Having embarked on the road to recovery after a near-fatal banking crisis, the Mediterranean island of Cyprus is looking to re-establish itself as a regional business base, while hopes for an end to division of the island, partly occupied since the Turkish invasion of 1974, are also rising. PWM talks to financial firms, legal advisers, government agencies and politicians about how expertise in trust and company formation may help the jurisdiction catch new wealth from both Russia and the Middle East, whereas a vibrant shipping industry and real estate market are making Aphrodite’s island more attractive

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