Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

UBS still on top in 2016 Wealth and Asset Management Brand Ranking

May 3, 2016

UBS continues to lead The Banker's Wealth and Asset Management Brand Ranking despite its brand losing value over the past year. The Swiss giant is also facing new challenges, with both Wells Fargo and ICBC putting in strong performances.

Bratislava and Moscow on top for financial FDI in CEE

May 2, 2016

Bratislava and Moscow top financial services FDI tables in a generally muted investment environment in central and eastern Europe.

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A road to nowhere? Latin America's new infrastructure game

April 1, 2016

With low economic growth and high interest rates denting the appeal of Latin America’s infrastructure to lenders and investors, Silvia Pavoni looks at how infrastructure finance in the region will be affected. 

Singapore tops developing Asia's financial services FDI

April 1, 2016

With overall inflows decreasing across the region, Singapore attracted the largest amount of financial services foreign direct investment in emerging Asian markets in 2015.

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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