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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 8, 2018

‘Tech and talent’ tonic key to banks’ slimline future

Although private banks in Asia remain in expansion mode, most of global institutions are starting to review the efficiency of their operations, both in terms of headcounts and jurisdictions in which they operate 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 8, 2018

Global Private Banking Awards 2018 - Analysis: US private banks spread their wings

Citi unseating UBS for top spot in PWM’s annual private banking awards is indicative of a wider trend of US institutions’ increasingly ambitious global plans

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 22, 2018

London left in limbo as banks await Brexit fallout

Although most believe the London will remain a high profile hub, the appeal of rival centres is growing and banks would rather wait to discover what the future holds before committing to the UK capital 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 14, 2018

Banks could learn lessons from innovative CIOs

Only a handful of private banks have truly embraced the realities of the tech revolution, although their chief investment officers have long been targeting the themes which underpin the evolution of a digital society

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis April 17, 2018

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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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 21, 2018

Asia can set tails wagging in Chinese Year of the Dog

There are huge opportunities to be found across Asia, but both local and global investors risk missing out 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis December 20, 2017

Pictet’s Collardi coup rewards bank on right track

Having ruled the roost at Julius Baer for almost a decade, eyebrows were raised when Boris Collardi signed up to run Pictet’s wealth management business. But will he be able to exert the same influence he enjoyed in his old role? 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 27, 2017

New wave of private banks better placed to perform to regional audience

The younger, more dynamic private banks which cut their teeth in the emerging regions appear better placed to rise up and challenge the global leaders for a seat at the top table than the more traditional European names 

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 22, 2017

Could private bankers become the new ‘Masters of the Universe’?

Investment bankers used to call the shots, with private banking and asset management seen as little more than diversifiers. But times have changed, and as banks redraw business models, wealth management divisions are being placed front and centre

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis June 19, 2017

Paris looks to profit from London’s Brexit own goal

While the UK lurches from one political crisis to the next, its European rivals are gearing up to capitalise on the Brexit fallout, with a revitalised Paris claiming it is the natural choice for any firms fleeing London 

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