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Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo
From Regions / Europe September 25, 2014

The ups and downs of inflation

The eurozone is perilously close to slipping into deflation while there are fears that the Fed’s huge quantitative easing programme could lead to high inflation in the US. How worried should investors be?

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From Regions / Europe / Russia September 24, 2014

Europe fears chill of new Cold War

The impact of Russia’s actions in Ukraine has been felt far beyond those countries’ borders, and the consequences for European countries could be huge if the situation worsens

From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom September 22, 2014

Market relief as Scotland votes No to independence

Stockmarkets had bet on Scottish voters rejecting independence so any rally is likely to be muted

From Regions / Europe / Czech Republic September 8, 2014

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
From Regions / Europe September 3, 2014

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
From Regions / Europe / Switzerland August 28, 2014

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
From Regions / Europe / Russia July 30, 2014

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
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom July 29, 2014

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 July 14, 2014

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 June 10, 2014

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?

Clients of private banks share a huge amount of data and family information with their financial providers, yet the service they receive seldom matches expectations. The time has come for these wealth managers to learn from other industries.

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