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Company Profiles
21 September 2022

Get Ready For More Assets To Be "Financialised"

We talk to a business using cryptocurrency and blockchain tools to make diamonds a more efficient commodity market, overcoming historic factors that have previously prevented this. So far, only 1 to 2 per cent o...

ESG
13 September 2022

Fossil Fuels And Transition: What's The Direction Of Travel?

A commentator on ESG and sustainability talks to this publication about the transition from fossil fuels – not necessarily a straightforward process, as suggested by the disruption to global energy markets cau...

Offshore
6 September 2022

Havens Of Calm In Volatile Times: The Channel Islands

At last, after the lockdowns and restrictions have eased off, this news service spent time in Jersey and Guernsey talking to industry figures about the challenges and opportunities they see ahead. We will be run...

Surveys
29 August 2022

Asia Has Less Envy And More People Striving For Wealth

Social envy of wealth is much lower in parts of Asia than in many European nations – arguably a reflection of the ascent of a large and growing middle class in Asia. No wonder wealth managers are heading eastw...

Company Profiles
18 August 2022

Business Travel – An Expanding Frontier For Airbus

The world’s business aviation industry is a barometer for the wealth management industry to follow. Financial hubs also compete as registration locations for aircraft; the sector also attracts investment from ...

ESG
16 August 2022

Pushback Against ESG: Collective Action Or Collective Suicide?

The supposedly remorseless drive against carbon-based energy towards areas such as wind, solar, hydrogen, biomass and other technologies has, among other events, been interrupted by Russia's squeeze of gas expor...

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People Moves
29 September 2022

Pictet Names New CEO For Asia Wealth Business

The new CEO for the Swiss bank's Asian wealth business, who has been looking after the business in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, previously worked at Boston Consulting Group. ...

M and A
28 September 2022

RBC Completes Brewin Dolphin Acquisition

The transaction, announced initially in late March, is one of the largest such deals in the UK wealth management space for some time. ...

Company Profiles
28 September 2022

Decisive Adopts "Endowment" Mindset In Building Long-Run Returns

Decisive is an example of the kind of EAMs that are an important sector in the Swiss financial services industry. It adopts a particular approach to managing money, blending private market as well as listed equi...

Investment Strategies
28 September 2022

JP Morgan Asset Management Stays Underweight Equities

Setting out its fourth-quarter asset allocation views, the US firm said it is taking a cautious view of asset classes and is negative on equities. ...

Compliance
28 September 2022

Crédit Agricole Units Settle With US Over Sanctions Violations

Subsidiaries of Crédit Agricole that operated from Switzerland and Monaco have agreed to remit money to the US for violating sanctions against a number of countries, including controls connected to Ukraine. The...

People Moves
28 September 2022

UBP Names Investment Chief, Builds Out Emerging Market Resources

The CIO leads a team of investment professionals based in Hong Kong, London and Zurich. ...