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Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates AG

Swiss banks search for alternatives to M&A boom

Although assets under management have been changing hands, the Swiss financial industry is not seeing the kind of consolidation through mergers and acquisitions that many were predicting

Time for investment houses to accelerate pace of change

Investment houses must come to terms with the realities of the modern financial world by redeveloping their business models to preserve client capital while being able to seize opportunities as they arise

HNW population remains steady despite global tremors

High net worth individuals’ investable assets have fallen this year, while the costs associated with managing that money is on the rise

The new face of banking

With the number of Facebook users potentially close to reaching its peak, perhaps now is the time for the company to branch out and revolutionise the banking sector

Banks clear some space in global garage sale

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has put its international wealth management business up for sale, but will the reported $3bn price tag deter potential buyers?

Calling the shots

Facing up to a variety of challenges, groups which are seen as regional leaders in private banking are paving the way with company wealth management strategies which are responding to the changing landscape

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

Evaluating partnerships

Independent wealth managers are totally reliant on banks for the products and services they offer, which makes the selection criteria for choosing their partners vital

Massimo Tosato, Schroders

Industry must pull together to save open architecture

Changing regulations could concentrate distribution in the hands of a few banks, threatening the open architecture model

Growth of philanthropy offers wealth managers a supporting role

Wealthy individuals are expected to play an increasingly large part in funding welfare projects, and will be looking for expert advice to help guide their donations

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