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From Regions / Europe / Russia March 21, 2014

Russian incursion felt far beyond Ukraine’s borders

The economic fallout of Russia’s actions in Ukraine will affect not only individuals and businesses in the two countries, but global financial centres

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From Regions / Europe / France March 21, 2014

Société Générale's return home a sign of things to come

SocGen’s sale of its Asian private banking unit to DBS marks a change of emphasis for the bank and could be the first of many

Frédéric Pérard, BNP Paribas
From Regions / Europe / Luxembourg March 12, 2014

Uneven road ahead for Luxembourg’s global gateway

Luxembourg is expecting a surge in business as AIFMD takes hold, while emerging market institutions are increasingly active in the Duchy. But BNP Paribas’ Frédéric Pérard warns of clouds gathering on the horizon

Fan Jiang, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Europe / Ireland March 10, 2014

Clear benefits tempt private investors back to hedge funds

Hedge funds can play an important role in preserving and growing capital, but despite huge interest from institutional investors, the events of 2008 still loom large in private clients’ memories

From Regions / Europe / Germany February 11, 2014

Credit Suisse offloads German operations

The sale of Credit Suisse’s private banking operations in Germany has come as something of a surprise, but the country remains a tough nut for foreign banks to crack

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From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom January 30, 2014

‘Gatsby’ era draws to a close for private banks

Private banks are reworking business models in response to new regulations such as RDR, but there are other costs, for example spiralling salaries, which need to be addressed

Michael O'Sullivan, Credit Suisse
From Regions / Europe / Russia December 3, 2013

Radical change for factors shaping emerging market growth

Fears over falling growth rates and the end of QE have made investors wary of emerging markets, but these economies should receive a boost as the developed world recovers

Raj Tanna, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Europe November 29, 2013

Equities riding in the slipstream of a global recovery

Private bankers and wealth managers believe an improving global economy bodes well for equities, particularly in Europe. But not all clients are convinced

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From Regions / Europe / Switzerland November 29, 2013

Swiss must use crisis to forge new models

Swiss private banks face problems which in combination may prove fatal for some, but those that adapt can enjoy a bright future

Colm D'Rosario, Pioneer Investments
From Regions / Europe November 28, 2013

High yield stands out in troubled times for bonds

Despite volatility over the summer, high yield bond funds continue to attract investors searching for yield in what is a difficult environment for fixed income in general

Historically, German real estate has seen overheated markets and over-supply, but we are far from such scenarios today, according to Consus, a firm keen to manage costs and embrace latest construction technologies.

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