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Helen Westropp

Damage limitation: how to stop setbacks becoming fatal

Carrying out a thorough due diligence check before taking on clients can help protect a private bank’s brand, but if a mistake is made, it is always best to admit it

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Taking a leaf out of the luxury sectors’ playbook

Private banks, which tend to feel very traditional, could learn a thing or two from the luxury sector, which has managed to make itself more relevant to millennials 

Peter Charrington, Citi

Citi’s success reflects a changing of the guard

US banks are enjoying a renaissance, believes Citi’s private banking boss Peter Charrington, as they have been quickest to adapt their business models to the post-financial crisis world

Frédéric Rochat, Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier more than happy to occupy middle ground

The wealth management industry is split between large global banks and boutiques, but sitting between those two extremes creates plenty of opportunities, believes Lombard Odier’s Frédéric Rochat

Claudio de Sanctis, Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse finds rich pickings among global entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs with a global outlook place huge importance on the relationships they build with private bankers, claims Credit Suisse’s Claudio de Sanctis

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Private banking centres face up to compliant future

While the City of London comes to terms with the potential impact of Brexit, other centres sense a chance to expand their own financial services industries. But Swiss stalwarts Zurich and Geneva still have much to offer

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Lick of paint not enough to save private banks

Private banks may talk a good game about how they are transforming themselves, but most are really only repackaging existing services. A much more significant change is required, in areas such as ESG investing and in the digital arena, if they are to engage with a new generation of clients

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Greek shipping magnates navigate choppy waters

Greek shipping families claim they have been let down by private banks in the past, but they still need finance and investment expertise

Sara Ferrari, UBS

UBS sees chance to add colour to family office picture

No family office can do everything and UBS sees an opportunity in using the full range of its services to fill in the gaps, explains the head of its Global Family Office unit, Sara Ferrari

Daryl Liew

Asian private banks struggle to bridge talent gap

Asian clients are developing increasingly complex needs and demanding more from their wealth managers, making the shortage of experienced relationship managers a growing concern for private banks

Global Private Banking Awards 2022 Highlights

More than 120 banks from 50 countries around the world entered this year’s annual global private banking awards. 19 of those entrants have won more than one award. Of these, six institutions - including Citi Private Bank, BTG Pactual, Erste Private Banking, HSBC Private Banking, Northern Trust, Itaú Private Bank – gained the top position in three categories each. Video highlights from the 2022 Global Private Banking Awards.

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Global Private Banking Awards 2022

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