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Gregorz Konieczny, Franklin Templeton
From Regions / Europe / Romania March 29, 2017

Romania showing glimpses of a brighter future

A forthcoming raft of privatisations and cheap labour costs are driving interest in Romania as an investment destination

Paloma Piqueras, BBVA
From Regions / Europe / Spain March 1, 2017

BBVA banking on tech to deliver customer experience

Paloma Piqueras, head of  BBVA Asset Management, explains how technology is central to boosting client relationships, but admits getting conservative Spanish investors to take on more risk can be a challenge 

Sebastián Albella Amigo, CNMV
From Regions / Europe / Spain February 28, 2017

Madrid seeks to spring a surprise on European rivals

Sweeping reforms, cheap office space, a skilled workforce and a flexible regulator mean the Spanish capital is very much open for business

John Spellman, IOM DED
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom February 28, 2017

International outlook key for new Isle of Man government

The threats of rising regulation, protectionism and Brexit uncertainty could all threaten the Isle of Man, but its diversified economy should prove resilient 

Malgorzata Anczewska, mBank
From Regions / Europe / Poland February 27, 2017

Poland positions itself as tech hub at heart of Europe

Polish cities such as Warsaw have been digital pioneers, making the country attractive to start-ups and entrepreneurs. But there are worries the new nationalist government could increase restrictions

Geoff Cook, Jersey Finance
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom February 22, 2017

Jersey’s fund industry cries out for clarity over Brexit

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is making life uncomfortable for Jersey, particularly when it comes to immigration and marketing funds into the EU 

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From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom October 24, 2016

Flavel puts investment at core of Coutts’ growth plan

With Coutts now firmly concentrating on its core UK market, the challenge for chief executive Peter Flavel is getting its existing clients to do more with the bank

Christian Edelmann, Oliver Wyman
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom August 23, 2016

Financial world in flux following EU poll upset

While banks fear that access to EU talent may be restricted in the post-Brexit landscape, some wealthy clients have already sensed a buying opportunity amid the uncertainty

Mark Boleat
From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom August 23, 2016

Is an exodus from London to Paris on the cards?

Mark Boleat, policy chairman at the City of London Corporation and Didier le Menestrel, chairman and founder of La Financière de l’Echiquier, discuss whether Brexit will see Paris overtake London as Europe’s leading financial centre

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From Regions / Europe / United Kingdom August 23, 2016

Brexit result leaves rival centres jostling for position

London’s pre-eminence as Europe’s leading financial centre may well be under threat following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, but institutions assess many competitive factors before shipping out staff

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