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Company Profiles
21 September 2022

Get Ready For More Assets To Be "Financialised"

We talk to a business using cryptocurrency and blockchain tools to make diamonds a more efficient commodity market, overcoming historic factors that have previously prevented this. So far, only 1 to 2 per cent o...

ESG
13 September 2022

Fossil Fuels And Transition: What's The Direction Of Travel?

A commentator on ESG and sustainability talks to this publication about the transition from fossil fuels – not necessarily a straightforward process, as suggested by the disruption to global energy markets cau...

Offshore
6 September 2022

Havens Of Calm In Volatile Times: The Channel Islands

At last, after the lockdowns and restrictions have eased off, this news service spent time in Jersey and Guernsey talking to industry figures about the challenges and opportunities they see ahead. We will be run...

Surveys
29 August 2022

Asia Has Less Envy And More People Striving For Wealth

Social envy of wealth is much lower in parts of Asia than in many European nations – arguably a reflection of the ascent of a large and growing middle class in Asia. No wonder wealth managers are heading eastw...

Company Profiles
18 August 2022

Business Travel – An Expanding Frontier For Airbus

The world’s business aviation industry is a barometer for the wealth management industry to follow. Financial hubs also compete as registration locations for aircraft; the sector also attracts investment from ...

ESG
16 August 2022

Pushback Against ESG: Collective Action Or Collective Suicide?

The supposedly remorseless drive against carbon-based energy towards areas such as wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass and other technologies has, among other events, been interrupted by Russia's squeeze of gas expor...

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Investment Strategies
28 September 2022

JP Morgan Asset Management Stays Underweight Equities

Setting out its fourth-quarter asset allocation views, the US firm said it is taking a cautious view of asset classes and is negative on equities. ...

People Moves
28 September 2022

UBP Names Investment Chief, Builds Out Emerging Market Resources

The CIO leads a team of investment professionals based in Hong Kong, London and Zurich. ...

Emerging Markets
27 September 2022

Investors Should Consider Corporate Emerging Market Debt – J Stern & Co

Investors, who might treat all emerging market debt as the same, are making a mistake. A European investment firm argues that they should also consider corporate EM debt as an attractive entry point. ...

People Moves
27 September 2022

ABN AMRO Plans To Appoint Commerzbank CTO To Similar Role

The proposed chief innovation and technology officer currently works as CTO for Commerzbank. ...

People Moves
27 September 2022

LGT Wealth Management Pushes Ahead With Scottish Drive

As reported in June, the firm is opening an office in Edinburgh. It has now added more detail to what its team will look like. ...

Asset Management
27 September 2022

Investors Continue To Smile On "Factor-Based Investing" In Volatile Times

The term is sometimes also known as “smart Beta” investing – unpacking drivers of return and then tracking indices that capture the returns of these drivers. ...