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Ciaran Whelan, Investec

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

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

Alvaro Sobrinho, Banco Valor

Should investors head to Africa or Asia in the hunt for returns?

Banco Valor’s Alvaro Sobrinho and James Cheo from HSBC Private Bank debate the merits of investing in Africa and Asia

Global players find place for Africa on investment map

Africa’s economic growth is attracting global investors, while wealth managers are seeking business among its HNW population

Robert Ruttmann, Bank Julius Baer

Investors eager to access African equities

Africa’s growth story is beginning to grab investors’ attention, but the continent’s stockmarkets are hard to penetrate meaning private equity may be the best route in

Mark Mobius, Templeton

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

The challenges of frontier markets

Frontier markets present numerous opportunities but the number of specialists dedicated to the asset class is limited, as are the strategies available to investors

North America back on top as wealth rebounds

North America and Asia-Pacific have led global levels of wealth to new highs, while indications are that high net worth individuals favour a streamlined approach to management

Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton

Burgeoning growth draws investors to the frontier

The growth potential of frontier markets is huge, and a number of funds provide investors with a way in, but these opportunities come with considerable risk

Fares Mourad, Bank Sarasin

Time to show faith in Islamic finance

Private banks have been slow to explore the opportunities that Islamic finance could offer, but there are signs this is starting to change

Global Private Banking Awards 2022 Highlights

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