Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

London on top in stagnant Europe for inward investment

March 1, 2016

London is the top performer in a far-from vintage year for attracting foreign investment to European financial centres, as well as being the leader for outbound investment

São Paulo and Buenos Aires lead for Latam FDI

March 1, 2016

A weakening economy has not deterred inward investment to Brazil’s financial centres, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, while Buenos Aires is the Latin American leader for outward FDI.

 

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Latin America enters a new age of pragmatism

March 1, 2016

Economic difficulties and low commodity prices are forcing Latin America into a new age of pragmatism, as populist policies fall out of favour amid stagnant living standards, and worries emerge about the region's reliance on Chinese investment.

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Fast and flexible: wealth management the Bahamas way

March 1, 2016

The Bahamas' ability to create investment products quickly in response to clients' specific needs gives it an advantage as an international financial centre, though greater communication efforts may be needed to convince its critics regarding the country's compliance with international regulation. The discussion was sponsored by the Bahamas Financial Services Board, Equity Bank and Trust, Deltec and the Bahamas Ministry of Financial Services and independently edited by The Banker.

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Italian private banks get a makeover to win asset-rich clients

February 1, 2016

Low interest rates and global market volatility are encouraging Italians to demand better returns from their private banks. How are wealth managers responding? Silvia Pavoni reports.

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Technisys helps Latin America warm to the digital revolution

January 4, 2016

Latin American banks may lag behind their counterparts elsewhere in the world when it comes to digital innovation, but German Pugliese Bassi, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Miami-based technology provider Technisys, believes that attitudes towards technology are changing, making it the ideal time to launch a digital-only bank in the region. 

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Impact investing: the social entrepreneurship revolution

January 4, 2016

The success of an investment is increasingly defined not just by risk and return but also its impact on society. Silvia Pavoni talks to the investors that demand purpose along with profit, and that are bringing about a revolution in the process.

Beijing largest IFC by bank assets

January 4, 2016

Beijing leads the global ranking of international financial centres in terms of assets, but western Europe has the most centres. 

The global economic and banking outlook for 2016

December 1, 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, The Banker has brought together a group of high-profile experts in the world of finance and economic research to predict what will happen in the next 12 months. Silvia Pavoni asks them to share their views on the global economy and on what factors will shape banking in the future. 

New York leads, Toronto gains

December 1, 2015

US financial services may have taken a hit in terms of inward foreign direct investment, but New York banks continue to dominate the rankings.

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