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ČSOB heads to Czech regions to seek trust of new clients

The Czech Republic is proving a new battleground for both European and domestic private banks, and ČSOB’s relationship with Belgium’s KBC means it can compete on both fronts

Michele Bang, Eastspring
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Eastspring aims to deliver bang for European buck

Charged with raising the European profile of Asian firm Eastspring, Michele Bang admits she faces challenges in educating clients about the Asian growth story and in product distribution

Jon Needham, Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros

Clients demand central place in new era of wealth management

Clients’ demands have changed, and private banks are being forced to adapt their business models as a result. But will global players or boutiques be the winners in this new era of wealth management, and what does this mean for the Swiss?

Amin Rajan, Create

Russia's fading appeal as an investment destination

Investors consider Russia to be a "one trick pony" dependent on its natural resources

Ciaran Whelan, Investec

London calling as Investec sets sights on UK market

Despite pulling out of the global trust business as well as selling its Australian arm to concentrate on South Africa and the UK, Investec has not ruled out further expansion into other European markets

Alan Mudie, Société Générale Private Banking
From Regions / Europe

Equities draw interest despite valuation concerns

With global equity markets at record highs, investors are having to hunt far and wide to find value, but wealth managers believe the asset class remains attractive

Max Anderl, UBS
From Regions / Europe

Equity markets tread water as ECB prepares to move

Will European equity markets be able to maintain their recent highs if the ECB enacts widely anticipated measures to combat falling inflation and a strong euro?

Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein

LGT maxing out on Asian expansion

LGT’s CEO, Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, discusses the group’s withdrawal from the German market in favour of establishing regional hubs across Europe and Asia

Will Ukraine prove to be the catalyst for another crisis?

Saxo Bank’s Steen Jakobsen and Mark Burgess of Threadneedle discuss whether the Ukraine crisis will have much broader implications

Dario Prunotto, UniCredit
From Regions / Europe / Italy

UniCredit vows holistic path will match client lifestyles

Clients are looking for “useful” private banking advice that deals with their needs rather than the product-pushing of old, believes Dario Prunotto, UniCredit’s head of private banking

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