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Julie Barker-Merz, BMO InvestorLine
From Wealth Management / Private Banking May 22, 2015

Banks learn robo-speak

Online automated investment platforms, or “robo-advisers” as they are better known, allow clients to manage their own investments. Although clearly a threat to established wealth managers, those banks which embrace the concept could also reap the benefits

Jim Jessee, MFS
From Wealth Management / Profiles May 12, 2015

Big-brand mindset has all of MFS playing same tune

MFS has become one of the fastest growing asset managers, spreading out from its US heartlands into Europe and beyond. But its distribution chiefs admit more could be done to bolster the firm’s brand

Victor Allende, CaixaBank

Slimline Spanish banking sector climbs off canvas

A wave of consolidation and a focus on digital technology have breathed new life into a Spanish banking sector which was left reeling by the financial crisis

Sandrine de Vuyst, ING
From Wealth Management / Private Banking April 28, 2015

Luxembourg sets sights on upper reaches of wealth ladder

Whereas Luxembourg was once seen as a tax haven for mass affluent individuals, changes in the regulatory landscape have led the Grand Duchy to raise the bar on the type of clients it attracts

Archil Gachechiladze, Bank of Georgia
From Wealth Management / Profiles April 1, 2015

Global investors with Georgia on their minds

Clients may worry about the proximity and influence of its Russian neighbour, but Bank Of Georgia’s Archil Gachechiladze insists the country is an attractive base for yield-hungry wealthy individuals

James Quarmby, Stephenson Harwood
From Wealth Management / Private Banking March 27, 2015

The globalisation of wealth

International mobility among wealthy individuals has become much more prevalent in recent years, making succession planning more complex

Steven Fradkin, Northern Trust
From Wealth Management / Profiles March 25, 2015

Northern Trust sees room for old firms in new world

Northern Trust’s long history gives it an advantage over younger rivals, believes wealth management boss Steven Fradkin, who sees the firm’s future competitors as processing and technology companies rather than private banks

Tobias Wehrli, UBS
From Wealth Management / Private Banking March 24, 2015

Post-secrecy spotlight on succession planning

Increased transparency is likely to encourage the rich to seek out safer jurisdictions offering wealth protection 

Timothy Tate, Citi Private Bank
From Wealth Management / Private Banking March 23, 2015

Wealth transfer: Looking after the next generation

Wealth managers have struggled with digital engagement but must raise their game if they are to meet the expectations of an upcoming youthful cohort of potential clients

Laurent Auchlin, Lombard Odier
From Wealth Management / Private Banking March 17, 2015

Lombard Odier values freedom of life in the open

If done properly, open architecture can enhance the choice available to clients and bring value, believes Lombard Odier’s Laurent Auchlin, adding the Swiss bank has plans to boost assets it delegates to sub-advisers

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