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Jean-Francois Mazaud, SocGen

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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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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Paris looks to profit from London’s Brexit own goal

While the UK lurches from one political crisis to the next, its European rivals are gearing up to capitalise on the Brexit fallout, with a revitalised Paris claiming it is the natural choice for any firms fleeing London 

 Mario Bortoli, Euclidea
From Regions / Europe / Italy

Online opportunities in Italian wealth management

With government bonds and real estate looking less attractive, the time is right for robo-advisers to step in and offer something a little different to Italian investors, believes Mario Bortoli, CEO of digital wealth manager Euclidea 

Yves Mirabaud

Better Swiss relations with EU tops Mirabaud wishlist

Swiss institutions have successfully managed the move to banking transparency, believes Yves Mirabaud, but being outside the EU continues to pose problems for the country’s financial industry

H.E. Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister of Finance

Luxembourg readies its response to political upheaval

A number of London’s financial services firms could well be looking for eurozone bases following Brexit, and Luxembourg is well positioned to take advantage. But the Grand Duchy is also worried about possible US protectionist moves

Gregorz Konieczny, Franklin Templeton

Romania showing glimpses of a brighter future

A forthcoming raft of privatisations and cheap labour costs are driving interest in Romania as an investment destination

Paloma Piqueras, BBVA
From Regions / Europe / Spain

BBVA banking on tech to deliver customer experience

Paloma Piqueras, head of  BBVA Asset Management, explains how technology is central to boosting client relationships, but admits getting conservative Spanish investors to take on more risk can be a challenge 

Sebastián Albella Amigo, CNMV
From Regions / Europe / Spain

Madrid seeks to spring a surprise on European rivals

Sweeping reforms, cheap office space, a skilled workforce and a flexible regulator mean the Spanish capital is very much open for business

John Spellman, IOM DED

International outlook key for new Isle of Man government

The threats of rising regulation, protectionism and Brexit uncertainty could all threaten the Isle of Man, but its diversified economy should prove resilient 

Global Private Banking Awards 2022 Highlights

More than 120 banks from 50 countries around the world entered this year’s annual global private banking awards. 19 of those entrants have won more than one award. Of these, six institutions - including Citi Private Bank, BTG Pactual, Erste Private Banking, HSBC Private Banking, Northern Trust, Itaú Private Bank – gained the top position in three categories each. Video highlights from the 2022 Global Private Banking Awards.

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