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Alex Hoctor-Duncan, BlackRock

BlackRock’s boots on the ground build local presence

A recruitment drive in its growth markets is allowing BlackRock to build partnerships with more domestic firms, according to Emea boss Alex Hoctor-Duncan, while reporting rising demand for products offering income 

Eric Verleyen, Société Générale Private Banking

Société Générale helps entrepreneurs realise risks of exposure

The success of a new generation of entrepreneurs is bringing plenty of business to private banks, but it is vital to calm clients’ expectations and ensure they are not taking on too much risk, believes SocGen’s Eric Verleyen

Jonathan Willcocks, M&G Investments

M&G reports huge appetite for multi-asset solutions

Multi-asset funds are proving increasingly popular among investors looking to diversify away from bonds and boost income, claims M&G’s Jonathan Willcocks, while Europe is expected to become the next sub-advisory battleground

Shaun Port, Nutmeg

Nutmeg’s online offering cracks UK wealth market

Nutmeg, the online investment company, set out to deliver solutions to those clients who would not have interested traditional private banks, says CIO Shaun Port, but is also attracting those much further up the wealth ladder 

Daniel Roy, La Banque Postale

La Banque Postale out to deliver broader fund menu

French institution La Banque Postale decided the best way to expand its product range was through a partnership with Dutch insurer Aegon, says asset management CEO Daniel Roy, and has a new suite of multi-asset funds due out next year

Markus Stadlmann, Lloyds

European and Japanese equities top Lloyds hitlist

It is necessary to look past a country’s economic situation when hunting out investment opportunities, says Lloyds’ Markus Stadlmann, seeing bright spots in troubled Brazil while urging restraint in Indonesia 

Nick Lyster, PGI

Principal Global Investors senses opportunity amid sub-advisory surge

The bulk of Principal Global Investors’ future growth will come from HNW individuals, says Nick Lyster who runs the US firm’s European operations, with private banks’ renewed appetite for sub-advisory partners a prime target

Jim Jessee, MFS

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

Archil Gachechiladze, Bank of Georgia

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

Steven Fradkin, Northern Trust

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

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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