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EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

November 1, 2012

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.

TEASER-Switzerland loosens grip on the wealth management sector

Switzerland loosens grip on the wealth management sector

August 1, 2012

A stagnant home market and declining prospects in western Europe have encouraged Swiss wealth managers to expand in emerging markets. But the strategy for success is not always straightforward, and now a number of regional players have come to the fore looking to challenge Swiss dominance in this field.

The evolution of wealth management

The evolution of wealth management

June 1, 2012

Wealth management strategies are changing in response to a changing financial and socio-political landscape. The Banker and its sister publication Private Wealth Management approached chief executives from key institutions in each global region to canvass their views on the future growth of the industry. The panel of leaders addressed topics including regulation, reporting quality, due diligence and banks’ increasing use of social media.

Banks look to fill Asias wealth management talent void

Banks look to fill Asia's wealth management talent void

May 1, 2012

As Asia's population grows richer, the continent's wealth management industry is struggling to keep pace and meet the needs of the ever-expanding number of high-net-worth individuals. Gone are the days of simply poaching such staff, and many banks are now focusing on producing home-grown talent.

Jurg Zeltner

Private and investment banking move closer, not further apart

May 4, 2011

While regulators and politicians may want investment banking to be split off from private banking, in the industry the two are moving more closely together than before the crisis.

Moscow millionaires

Russia’s rich bring it all back home

February 14, 2011

Russian wealth management clients are moving assets back onshore, as the country provides its richest citizens with tempting investment opportunities in their native land.

Brazil's increasing affluence is creating an expanding clientele for wealth management firms

Wealth management boom in Brazil

January 31, 2011

Business is booming for the wealth management sector in Brazil. Large domestic banks still dominate the industry but international players have found plenty of scope to move in on this expanding market.

Wealth of promise

September 29, 2010

A flourishing private banking sector is developing in Turkey, as bank and wealth managers compete for the deposits of the wealthy, causing some high-net-worth Turkish individuals and institutional investors that previously entrusted their funds to European and US banks to shift their business to domestic institutions. Writer Metin Demirsar

A cautionary tale

May 5, 2010

As appetite for equity slowly returns to the world's markets, private banking clients remain shy of structured products. And if they are to be tempted back to this once-booming sector, there must be a shift towards more transparent and less complex products. Writer Silvia Pavoni

The differing strategies of Germany's private banks

December 30, 2009

Deutsche Bank's planned takeover of Sal Oppenheim will leave the German private banking sector dominated by two key players. However, Deutsche and Commerzbank are pursuing very different strategies. Writer Michael Marray

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