Latest articles from Silvia Pavoni

Are robo-advisors stealing wealth managers clients

Are robo-advisors stealing wealth managers' clients?

August 1, 2015

Enormous progress is being made in the field of artificial intelligence, and the practical implications of this new technology are being felt in many areas of finance, but especially in wealth management. Can the distinctively traditional, highly personal private banks keep up with the robots? Silvia Pavoni investigates.

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

Argentina continues to walk a default tightrope

July 1, 2015

It is becoming less and less likely that Argentina will resolve its dispute with international investors over its 2002 default before its presidential election in October. The question is, will the country drift further apart from the international investor community, or will the next government bring about the structural reforms markets are impatient to see?

Juan Pablo Cordoba

Colombia stock exchange chief looks to make up capital market ground

July 1, 2015

The head of Colombia's stock exchange, Juan Pablo Cordoba, discusses the need for further capital market integration in the Andean region, and tells Silvia Pavoni how deepening its capital markets ties in with the country's wider economic plan. 

Shanghai tops Chinese ranking of finance centres for inward FDI

July 1, 2015

Shanghai is China’s biggest international financial centre in terms of inflows of foreign direct investment, while Beijing tops the table for outflows.

Top 1000 World Banks – Competition in Central and South America hots up

June 29, 2015

Brazil maintains its dominance at the top of the Central and South American ranking, but a growth spurt at two Venezuelan lenders has pushed Mexican and Chilean lenders down the list. 

Top 1000 World Banks – No change at the top in North America

June 29, 2015

There is little change in the North American ranking, with the largest lenders continuing to bolster their capital positions and hold on to their positions in the region. 

Top 1000 World Banks – Efficiency measure tells China's story

June 28, 2015

Japan’s banks are on top for efficiency, but China’s presence dominates the ranking of cost-to-income ratios. 

Top 50 Private Banking Brands, 2015

June 1, 2015

Swiss giant UBS tops The Banker's Top 50 Private Banking Brands ranking, with an increase of nearly one-third in its brand valuation in the past year giving it a clear lead over its nearest rival, Deutsche Bank.

  

Joaquim Levy

Joaquim Levy: how to reignite Brazil's economy

June 1, 2015

Flat growth, heavy public spending and a corruption scandal at state-owned energy giant Petrobras have dented Brazil’s appeal to international investors, but Joaquim Levy, the country’s finance minister, is working to turn its fortunes around.

Johannesburg is top African financial hub

June 1, 2015

In the ranking of African financial centres, Johannesburg is the leading destination for FDI inflows, while Casablanca leads the way in terms of outflows. 

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