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Germany: Cool, calm and collected

Germany: Cool, calm and collected

Germany’s market continues to provide plenty of opportunities for wealth managers despite the wider macroeconomic challenges to the Eurozone. Maryrose Fison finds industry heads positive, albeit wary of the impact increasing regulation will have on Europe’s largest high net worth market

 


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Metro Bank’s wealth arm off to strong start

Metro Bank’s (Metro) new private banking and wealth management unit has got off to a strong start, according to its chairman Anthony Thomson, although he would not disclose net new money or asset totals.

StanChart launches unified account for NRIs

Standard Chartered has launched a new unified account aimed at making it easier for non-resident Indians (NRIs) in the UAE to access various financial products in India.

Asian private banks overlook key $1-5m segment

Private banks in Asia are overlooking key segments while they chase ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) and are missing out on a potential $25bn each year as a consequence, according to research from global consultancy Oliver Wyman.

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Private Banking Features

Chinese HNW: Making sense of the mainland

Chinese HNW: Making sense of the mainland

Banks have high hopes for Chinese new money to replace funds from ailing European and North American economies. The growing number of high net worth individuals in China offers unique opportunities and challenges banks may not have fully embraced. Thomas McMahon looks at BCG’s latest research

Gold in 2012: losing its lustre

Gold in 2012: losing its lustre

Gold is a traditional safe-haven investment, a port in the storm for worried investors as concerns over the Eurozone drive uncertainty. But does it merit that reputation? And can demand from China and India help its remarkable upward trend continue? Thomas McMahon reports

UK: Non-dom sector booming

UK: Non-dom sector booming

Despite cries of doom that London would be deserted by wealthy non-domiciled people because of the increase in the annual government levy; the rich are flooding into Britain at accelerating rates. That’s signalled by the remorseless rise in high-end London real estate

 

     

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