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Luxembourg must innovate to stay on top of funds distribution pile

Regulations affecting money market funds and the ever increasing costs of Ucits compliance threaten Luxembourg’s pre-eminence as a funds distribution centre. But the Grand Duchy is aware of the need to adapt

Rüdiger Kerth, Union Investment
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Inflation situation spooks European bond markets

Fears of a breakup in the eurozone have reduced since the ECB indicated it would do all it could to save the currency, and investors’ attention is now focused on low levels of inflation across the region

Alexey Aleksandrov, UkrSibbank

UkrSibbank in step with cautious Ukrainian clients

Ukraine’s UrkSibbank has slowly but surely been making headway in the country’s private banking industry, bringing Western-style products to a clientele who are slow to trust and prefer to play it safe

Frédérique Carrier, RBC Wealth Management
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Time to gain exposure to the European recovery?

Europe’s economy appears to be moving in the right direction, but are equities in the region overvalued and which areas should investors leave well alone?

Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank

Emerging markets down but not out

Political upheavals and the tapering of QE have hit emerging markets hard, but some investors are highlighting the attractive valuations and long-term opportunities available in these economies

Swiss banks reeling as US tax deal begins to bite

Swiss banks are seeing their reputations take a battering as they face up to US charges of tax evasion, yet they have no option but to comply with the authorities

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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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

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

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

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