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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

Eric Syz, Banque SYZ & CO SA
From Regions / Europe / Switzerland November 28, 2013

Pioneering Banque Syz welcomes winds of change

Eric Syz, who helped found Banque Syz along asset management lines rather than the more traditional secrecy-led model, welcomes the changes running through Swiss private banking and plays down rumours of a possible sale

Thomas Meyer zu Drewer, ComStage ETFs
From Regions / Europe October 23, 2013

ETFs gain ground as markets start moving

The strengthening of the global economy is giving European equities a welcome boost, while the flexibility of ETFs makes these the ideal products for many investors looking to gain exposure to the region

Leonardo Brenna, UBS Global Asset Management
From Regions / Europe September 30, 2013

Money market funds feel force of EU clampdown

Upheaval in the European money market fund sector seems inevitable with the very existence of these products threatened by new regulations, while US-based funds could be handed a big advantage

Mark Mobius, Templeton
From Regions / Europe / Turkey September 25, 2013

Templeton’s Mark Mobius focuses on bigger picture

Emerging markets veteran Mark Mobius discusses uprisings, Sharia investments and what the future might hold for China

Amundi's Pascal Blanqué talks to PWM about the changing macroeconomic picture and how it is influencing investors' asset allocations

 

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