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Time for a bit of common sense

Private banks may place great store in academic theories when contructing portfolios, but clients usually prefer a simpler approach.


An assured way to anchor clients

Asia’s leading banks see insurance-linked products as a way to tie in customers for the long-term, but are they in clients’ best interests?


Asian expansion works both ways

European wealth managers may be exporting executives Eastwards, but their Asian equivalents are also stepping up activities in the West.


M&A push expected in hedge fund arena

Hedge fund providers are struggling, hit by the desertion of wealthy families and the increased regulations promised by the AIFM directive.


Unlocking Asia is no walk in the park

There are clear opportunities in Asia for both the manufacturers and distributors of mutual funds, but realising this potential is far from easy.


New kids challenge old way of thinking

The assent management landscape is being shaken up by a number of new players, putting increasing pressure on traditional business models.


Fighting against regulatory fatigue


Ucits has proved to be a resounding success on a global scale, but there are fears about the levels of regulation in the upcoming AIFM directive.


An opportunity too good to miss?

Emerging markets should form a bigger allocation in client portfolios according to a number of private bankers, but there are several ways in.


Eastern clients fear Western influence

Wealth managers may be right to move some key personnel into Asia, but rebalancing portfolios provides a greater challenge


Adapting to clients’ hands-on approach

A newfound desire among private clients to have greater control over their investments is forcing wealth managers to change business models

Governance — Effective Philanthropic Strategies Ch 4/4

Jersey cannot rest on its laurels and must continue to innovate as a financial centre in order to succeed as a hub serving family offices.

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