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PWM/The Banker Private Banking Awards 2015

November 5, 2015

While big brand global banks continue to dominate in PWM/The Banker’s annual private banking awards, some interesting trends are also emerging.

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How sustainable are India's public sector banks?

November 2, 2015

India's public sector banks remain the weakest link in the country's banking industry. How are the central bank's repo rate cut and the government's capital infusions affecting these lenders?

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Investment banking: an uncertain future?

November 2, 2015

Seven years on from the start of the financial crisis, many investment banks are still lost in the fog, casting around for a viable business model. With regulatory pressures continuing to mount, and operating costs getting ever higher, can the industry find a workable way through the gloom?

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Latin American wealth management moves back offshore

November 2, 2015

Economic turbulence is hitting Latin America, exacerbated by the region’s dependence on a stuttering China. Given this backdrop, the region's wealthy individuals are increasingly looking to move their money safely offshore. So what will the future look like for local wealth managers?

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TLAC struggles for global coherence

October 26, 2015

Different jurisdictions are likely to implement different standards and legal frameworks for total loss-absorbing capital, making investor analysis challenging.

Norinchukin Bank looks overseas to escape Japanese torpor

October 1, 2015

The poor state of Japan's farmland, fishing grounds and forests should spell bad news for the co-operative financial operation that traditionally caters to these fields – Norinchukin Bank. However, as its CEO explains, the lender's overseas activities and the country's thirst for innovation have seen it post record profits recently.

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Beyond the big three: how Japan's smaller banks are faring

October 1, 2015

Aside from its three mega-banks, Japan has a financial network that includes shinkin banks, co-operative banks and city and regional institutions. Stefania Palma explores how each is responding to Japan’s economic slowdown given their different mandates, structures and resources.

Good, but could be great: wealth management in South Korea

October 1, 2015

South Korea has a large and vibrant wealth management sector, but it has yet to reach its full potential. Michael Imeson speaks to industry experts to assess how the country and its domestic financial institutions can bridge the gap between them and their Asia-Pacific peers.

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Japan’s smaller banks: a different kind of reinvention

October 1, 2015

Narrower scopes, smaller balance sheets and limited global footprints are not stopping smaller Japanese banks from reinventing themselves at a time when diversifying revenue sources is key. Stefania Palma assesses their progress.

Risk models must have a regulatory role

September 27, 2015

Banks and regulators should not depend too much on risk models, but overruling them altogether can be illogical and economically damaging.

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