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Stanhope Capital Builds Goodwill With Pointers To Graduates On City Careers

January 22, 2015

For a private investment office such as Stanhope Capital a great way to engage with clients is to point the way by which their offspring might be able to get a start in a future career. Many readers will agree with the view that they might have made smarter career choices had they been given some shrewd pointers early on.

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Hedge Fund Industry Raises More Than £400,000 For Child Abuse Charities

December 15, 2014

Those who work in the hedge fund sector don’t always get an easy press these days but it is worth noting that generous impulses are as strong in this industry as in any other, as a recent charity event demonstrates. An organisation called Hedge Funds Care UK has raised more than £400,000 ($629,616) for its chosen child abuse charities at its ninth annual Gala Dinner held in London at the city’s Natural History Museum.

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November Auctions In Asia Produce Glittering Results

November 27, 2014

The autumn season for auction results in Asia has produced some eye-catching numbers recently, and needless to say, houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s aren’t shy of letting us reptiles of the press know how spectacular the results are. Take the case of what Christie’s said was a bidding war, lasting 22 minutes (it says lots normally are done in 60 seconds) for a 15th Century THANGKA, a silk-embroidered work, sold for a record HK348.

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A Hong Kong Auction Of Fine Whisky To Make The Eyes Water

August 19, 2014

There may be signs that the market for collectibles such as fine wine has lost some of its potency, judging by some recent price action, but there are still eye-watering prices being paid for renowned drinks. Bonhams Hong Kong, the auctioneer, boasted about a recent sale of Japanese and rare whisky last Friday.

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WealthBriefing's Brainboxes Carry All Before Them In City Quiz Contest

June 10, 2014

We’re a competitive bunch here at this publication and the other night the finest editorial talent covering wealth management put opposition to the sword at the annual Fidelity Worldwide Investment Pub Quizz, held at Cape Bar in the heart of the City. The evening was given plenty of stardust by the TV presenter Eamonn Holmes, of Sky News.

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Vestra Wealth Gets All Philosophical

May 23, 2014

It is not every day that wealth management firms that are usually thought of as spending time dealing with risk-adjusted returns or tax hook up with a philosopher. But Vestra Wealth, the UK-headquartered firm, has decided to break away from the norm by partnering with The School of Life, a cultural enterprise led by the writer Alain de Botton.

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Men Don't All Rule The Roost In Business - As They Say At The Chelsea Flower Show

May 22, 2014

The renowned Chelsea Flower Show kicks into gear this week and the organisers must be delighted that the event coincides with a run of warm weather. It makes a change from torrential rain.

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Had Enough Of Swiss Banking? Say Hooray For Hollywood

May 16, 2014

Swiss bankers tend not to be the sort of individuals one associates with Tinseltown and the glamorous world of movies. But it appears that one former banker in a land renowned for guarding the wealth of the mega-rich has made the leap.

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Colossus Of The Beautiful Game Puts Up Fine Wine For Auction In Hong Kong, London

April 17, 2014

This publication finds it tough to keep pace with the sheer number of auctions held by houses such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Bonhams, but knowing that many of our readers are sports fans, we thought the following details too good to overlook. Sir Alex Ferguson, the long-serving manager of Manchester United, who retired last year, and boasting the most successful managerial track record in British football history, is putting up his wine collection for auction.

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HSBC Goes Beyond Sevens To Sponsor Grassroots Rugby

February 24, 2014

In yet another philanthropic move, industry heavyweights are looking to profile themselves in the sporting world, not only through large-scale sponsorships of professional teams but also through local programmes which help develop talent and provide opportunities for young people around the world. One of the firms on the sporting track is HSBC which is looking to introduce thousands of young people around the world to rugby sevens as part of a two-year grassroots programme.

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French Bank Turns 150 With A Bang

February 20, 2014

Turning 150 is probably more than most of us can expect, even with the happy effects of modern medicine. Yet, several grand institutions in the finance industry are rounding 100 or more, and choosing to do so in style.

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Jersey Finance's African Trip Highlights Why That Continent Matters

February 19, 2014

There seems to be more proof that Africa is becoming a region that the wealth management industry cares about. Jersey Finance, the agency beating the drum for Jersey’s financial services sector, has recently been touting its wares in parts of the continent.

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Swiss Firm Goes Even Greener

February 14, 2014

As sustainable investing is becoming an increasingly hot topic in the investment industry, it is no surprise that firms are looking to not only make their investments greener, but also their business as a whole. As such, Swiss asset manager Vontobel said that is the first bank to use electricity from renewable sources globally through the purchase of GoldPower certificates.

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Standard Chartered Issues Grants To Help Developed Countries See

February 5, 2014

In a philanthropic move, Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing project, a collaboration between the global bank and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, has awarded eight innovation grants totalling $1 million to a series of institutions in a bid to bring high quality eye care to low-middle income countries. The funding follows a call for innovators from across the world to develop new ideas that could significantly impact eye health in low-middle income countries.

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Sports Sponsorship Attracts Yet Another Private Bank

January 31, 2014

Mirabaud, the Swiss private banking group, has signed a partnership deal with Spindrift racing in a sponsorship that will see the multihull sailing team through to 2016. The deal comes at a time when financial services firms are looking to bolster their marketing efforts through exposure in the sporting world.

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