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27 May 2021

Switzerland's Edge As Intellectual Property Hub - Comment

The author of this comment talks about the benefits of intellectual property registration as an important component of Switzerland's status as an international financial centre. ...

Investment Strategies
24 May 2021

We Need To Talk About Inflation - Wealth Managers' Reactions

Whether it is a temporary rise or something more durable, recent data pointing to a sharp rise in consumer price inflation has seized attention of economists who for years have been used to a world of tame price...

21 May 2021

What It Means To Be A "Contrarian" Value Investor

Blindly practising time-honoured value investing is a dangerous occupation, not least because of the pace at which companies are being disrupted by technology. How businesses can be assessed for their longer-ter...

Family Office
17 May 2021

Family Office Or Founder's Office - Sector Must Tighten Definitions

A consultant and former private banking and investment industry figure has a complaint: he reckons that some family offices should instead be called "founder's offices" because the people who build them dominate...

Investment Strategies
17 May 2021

Are Debt, Digital And Climate Transforming Central Banking, Broader Economy?

Climate change, aka global warming, affects the global economy and hence influences how central banks operate. They are handling the financial fallout of the pandemic and associated lockdowns. Inflation pressure...

Company Profiles
12 May 2021

Acquisition-Minded Kingswood Sees UK Regional Potential

The UK's regions hold plenty of wealth management potential, says the CEO of a firm's wealth division who took up his post a few months ago. Kingswood has bought a number of businesses, and is minded to look for...

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Alt Investments
23 June 2021

Family Offices Know That Money Does Grow On Trees

When massive intergenerational wealth transfer is going on, one matter that arises is long-term asset allocation, and the need to tap into enthusiasm for more sustainable investments. Trees fit the bill, and fam...

22 June 2021

"Scaling Home" Is Key To Improved Bank Efficiency, Returns - Study

The study revealed massive variations in the concentration and fragmentation of major banking sectors worldwide. The US market is one of the most fragmented, while China's is the least. ...

Real Estate
22 June 2021

UBS, Invesco Partner To Provide UHNWIs Real Estate Offering

The partnership with Inveso is intended to widen the spectrum of real estate investments for private clients. ...

People Moves
22 June 2021

Pictet Names New Partners

The Geneva-based private banking group has added two partners to its roster. ...

People Moves
22 June 2021

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Crestbridge, Waverton IM, Others

The latest senior moves in wealth and asset management from across Europe and the UK. ...

People Moves
22 June 2021

HSBC Private Banking Creates New Asian “Connectivity” Role In London

The global franchise has created a new leadership role to strengthen business ties between Asia and Europe and manage client wealth between the two corridors. ...