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Anjalika Bardalai, TheCityUK
From Regions / Europe / France June 6, 2018

A tale of two cities: London and Paris battle for fund supremacy

The French and UK capitals are both running initiatives designed to raise the profiles of their asset management industries with domestic and external audiences  

Jean-Francois Mazaud, SocGen
From Regions / Europe / France August 22, 2017

Political transformation adding to French renaissance believes SocGen

Optimism is running high in both the political and financial systems in France, says Société Générale’s private banking supremo Jean-Francois Mazaud

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From Regions / Europe / France 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 

Mark Boleat
From Regions / Europe / France 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 / France 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

Patrick Rivière, La Française
From Regions / Europe / France June 22, 2016

Brexit provides Paris with new lease of life

While the French government has not always been supportive of growing its financial services sector, Paris is gradually waking up to opportunities for expansion

Michelle Bates, UBS Wealth Management
From Regions / Europe / France October 8, 2015

Structured products a way to smooth market jitters

The structured products market is smaller and very different to how it looked in its pre-crisis days but these vehicles still have a role to play in client portfolios

Daniel Roy, La Banque Postale
From Regions / Europe / France July 8, 2015

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

Sofia Merlo, BNP Paribas Wealth Management
From Regions / Europe / France November 4, 2014

BNP Paribas locks horns with European heavyweights

As both Europe and Asia emerge as key markets for BNP Paribas Wealth Management, co-heads Vincent Lecomte and Sofia Merlo discuss the French bank’s ambitious growth strategy

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From Regions / Europe / France March 21, 2014

Société Générale's return home a sign of things to come

SocGen’s sale of its Asian private banking unit to DBS marks a change of emphasis for the bank and could be the first of many

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