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Gerard Aquilina
From Wealth Management / Private Banking August 26, 2015

Private and investment banking: an unhappy union

It is astonishing how few banks have managed to create collaborative environments between their investment and private banking divisions, and are missing out on opportunities to deepen client relationships and generate fees

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From Wealth Management / Private Banking August 24, 2015

London calling as private banks connect with the future

The new entrepreneurial class will shape the future of wealth management and private banks are at last starting to respond

Karin Jestin, Lombard Odier
From Wealth Management / Private Banking August 13, 2015

Philanthropy cries out for professional touch

Wealthy individuals are giving away their money in greater amounts than ever, and are asking for help in how best to do it. Private banks are ideally placed to offer this assistance, but too few have the capability to do it well

Dan Ellis, RBC Wealth Management
From Wealth Management / Private Banking July 14, 2015

Global wealth hits new highs but growth slows

Asia is now the region with the largest number of high net worth individuals and is expected to overtake North America in terms of total wealth in 2015

Olivier Carré, PwC Luxembourg
From Wealth Management / Private Banking June 7, 2015

Custodians’ collaboration key to integrated reporting

Private banks must invest in new technology to meet the sophisticated portfolio reporting demands their clients place on them, but also need to get third-party custodians on side

Julie Barker-Merz, BMO InvestorLine
From Wealth Management / Private Banking May 22, 2015

Banks learn robo-speak

Online automated investment platforms, or “robo-advisers” as they are better known, allow clients to manage their own investments. Although clearly a threat to established wealth managers, those banks which embrace the concept could also reap the benefits

Victor Allende, CaixaBank

Slimline Spanish banking sector climbs off canvas

A wave of consolidation and a focus on digital technology have breathed new life into a Spanish banking sector which was left reeling by the financial crisis

Sandrine de Vuyst, ING
From Wealth Management / Private Banking April 28, 2015

Luxembourg sets sights on upper reaches of wealth ladder

Whereas Luxembourg was once seen as a tax haven for mass affluent individuals, changes in the regulatory landscape have led the Grand Duchy to raise the bar on the type of clients it attracts

James Quarmby, Stephenson Harwood
From Wealth Management / Private Banking March 27, 2015

The globalisation of wealth

International mobility among wealthy individuals has become much more prevalent in recent years, making succession planning more complex

Tobias Wehrli, UBS
From Wealth Management / Private Banking March 24, 2015

Post-secrecy spotlight on succession planning

Increased transparency is likely to encourage the rich to seek out safer jurisdictions offering wealth protection 

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