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Private Banking Awards 2014

PWM/The Banker Private Banking Awards 2014

As private banking comes into a new age and begins to show the maturity of a true industry, The Banker and sister publication PWM recognise the players that are emerging as industry leaders in the annual Private Banking Awards.

What now for investment banks

What now for investment banks?

Investment banks have experienced huge changes since the global financial crisis and are still struggling to adapt their business models. But while the industry might have to make do with much lower returns in future, it is far from being on its knees. 

Road to riches banking services for women

Road to riches: banking services for women

With a global aggregate income of $12,500bn, and spending power beyond that, women represent one of the world’s largest banking markets. Yet most banks still seem unwilling or unable to service the unique needs of their female customers.

Losing the human touch

Smart machines: clever enough to replace bankers?

Computers have reached such a level of sophistication that they can now outperform their human counterparts at some tasks, a fact that has not gone unnoticed in the banking community. But, while smart machines are increasingly being utilised in customer service and data analysis capacities, advocates of these new technologies maintain that they are designed to complement rather than replace the traditional workforce.

Brazil extends its private banking reach

Brazil extends its private banking reach

Brazil's private banking business had a wake-up call in 2013 when a stalling economy triggered a slowdown in its growth, increasing competition and forcing banks to look beyond their existing customer base. Now, armed with new strategies and a wider range of products, can Brazil's private banks finally exploit the full potential of this vast and wealthy market?

Is private banking a global or local game

Is private banking a global or local game?

Recent years have seen private banks hit by heavy regulation, fines and spiralling compliance costs, all of which have taken their toll on profits and brand value. As banking groups redefine their exposure to wealth management across the world, will private banking become a game better played by local and specialised names?

Time for banks to reflect on branding

Time for banks to reflect on branding

In their pursuit of new money, private banks are trying to build up brand recognition, be it by highlighting their traditional values or the way they have embraced the digital revolution.

Wealth management

The wealth management revolution

With clients demanding more clarity on their investments, and new regulations putting pressure on margins, wealth managers have their work cut out to remain profitable and relevant. Can they rise to the challenge?

Investment banking fees down across Europe

Despite contracting investment banking fees in Europe, Turkey, Slovakia and Croatia have bucked the trend with impressive growth.

EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

The sale of both its Greek subsidiary and its financial products division is intended to leave the family-owned EFG Group as a pure private banking operation.

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