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From Wealth Management / Business Models July 2, 2013

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

Pablo Garnica, JP Morgan
From Wealth Management / Business Models May 29, 2013

The search for new riches

Eager to source client assets, private banks are seeking out new wealth in emerging regions while also looking towards entrepreneurs active in more developed markets

Catherine Tillotson
From Wealth Management / Business Models February 27, 2013

Wealth management firms face challenges to win back clients

Wealth management firms have suffered from falling valuations and need to adapt their business models to an environment of rising regulation and a frail economic recovery

Mark Smallwood, Deutsche Bank
From Wealth Management / Business Models January 31, 2013

Trusting the next Asian generation

Wealthy Asians are gradually coming round to the need to put firm plans in place for the transfer of wealth between generations, creating opportunities for private banks offering suitable structures

Amin Rajan
From Wealth Management / Business Models December 4, 2012

Wealth managers taking a leaf out of the institutional book

By combining buy-and-hold investing with short-term opportunism, wealth managers are learning from institutional investors

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From Wealth Management / Business Models December 4, 2012

Setting foot in overseas markets

Global wealth and asset managers are increasingly looking overseas for partnerships with local players, but this road to expansion can be a hazardous one

Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates
From Wealth Management / Business Models December 4, 2012

Leading players to dispose of private banking offshoots

It is looking increasingly likely that many of the big global financial players will seek to offload some of their private banking operations, but who might step in to buy them?

Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates AG
From Wealth Management / Business Models September 25, 2012

Untenable positions may force UK firms to seek buyers

A number of UK-based financial services firms are likely to come onto the market in the near future, but any such developments are more likely to be about sellers wanting out than buyers looking to get into private banking

Michael Maslinski
From Wealth Management / Business Models August 29, 2012

Asian ambition drives Julius Baer’s BofA move

By buying Bank Of America Merrill Lynch’s wealth management arm, Julius Baer has doubled its presence in Asia, but their new unit needs something of an overhaul if it is to become profitable

Ray Soudah, MilleniumAssociates AG
From Wealth Management / Business Models August 29, 2012

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

Roosevelt Skerrit became the world's youngest head of state when he took up the position of prime minister of Dominica in 2004. He has since presided over a programme of reconstruction of storm-ravaged housing and infrastructure and revitalising the country's tourism industry. Moreover, his stewardship of the geothermal energy project has put Dominica on the road to clean energy self-sufficiency

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