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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 28, 2012

Switzerland learns to adapt to increased regulation

Increasing levels of regulation, especially from the US, are forcing the Swiss to make significant adjustments to preserve their status as a leading financial centre

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis February 2, 2012

New thinking to target new wealth

Banks active in Asia are rethinking client offerings, to adjust to the changing mentality of the region’s increasingly currency conscious wealthy investors

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis January 30, 2012

Swiss scandals could signal end of an era

The scandal surrounding the Hildebrands may mark a watershed in the relationship between Swiss bankers and politicians

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis November 28, 2011

Industry’s future lies in asset management

As PWM celebrates its tenth anniversary, we would like to ask: what should the private bank of the future look like? The answer to this both simple and complex question is “not like one of the past”, according to speakers at our recent private banking summit and awards ceremony, held in Geneva.

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 31, 2011

Where have all the leaders gone?

True leaders need to stick around and see their plans to completion, rather than move on to the next challenge

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis October 17, 2011

Boutique wealth managers face struggle for share of market

Boutique wealth managers are springing up across Asia, but competition from both global and regional players is fierce

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 27, 2011

Exchange traded funds on the ropes

The rapid rise of ETFs was in part a response to the financial crisis, but these vehicles are now coming under fire themselves

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 27, 2011

No such thing as a risk-free asset

Investors may search for safe havens, but with so much uncertainty in the markets it is impossible to hedge a portfolio against all possible outcomes

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis September 5, 2011

Banks learn importance of being earnest

Private bankers should concentrate on wealth preservation rather than innovative fee-generators

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From Comment / Editor's Analysis August 19, 2011

Will wealthy Asians go Swiss or stay local?

Wealth managers face an uphill struggle in selling both discretionary mandates and alternative investments in Asia

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