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Investment Strategies
17 May 2021

Are Debt, Digital And Climate Transforming Central Banking, Broader Economy?

Climate change, aka global warming, affects the global economy and hence influences how central banks operate. They are handling the financial fallout of the pandemic and associated lockdowns. Inflation pressure...

Offshore
22 April 2021

Trend Of US Citizenship Renunciation To Rise "Dramatically"

The threat of higher US taxes, combined with other factors, could produce a sharp rise in the number of Americans seeking to give up their citizenship, an advisor working in the space says.  ...

Investment Strategies
14 April 2021

Recovery From COVID-19 - What Wealth Managers Say

We set out a range of commentaries from wealth and asset management groups about how the economic and market position looks more than a year after much of the world began to enter lockdowns. ...

Wealth Strategies
2 April 2021

How COVID-19 Lit A Fire Under Japanese Corporate Reform

A number of Japanese companies - and their shares - stand to benefit from a faster pace of corporate governance reform prompted by the global pandemic, the author of this article argues. ...

Technology
1 April 2021

Boost Advice's Added Value With Goal Monitoring

Gearing advice to specific financial goals is a powerful way to demonstrate added value and increase client engagement. But this requires careful thought about advice monitoring, efficiency and - of course - com...

Technology
31 March 2021

Get Right Balance Between Man And Machine

Wealth managers must implement efficient, scalable ways of working, while capitalizing on the human elements of their offerings that create lasting value. Darren Berkowicz, Managing Director at SS&C Technologies...

Latest News

Compliance
18 May 2021

Compliance Corner: Hong Kong

The latest compliance news: regulatory developments, punishments, guidance, permissions and new product and service offerings. ...

Compliance
18 May 2021

Taiwan Warns Over Hong Kong's Frozen Assets - Report

Freezing the of assets of a listed company crosses a new line for China's national security laws in the Asian financial centre. ...

Strategy
18 May 2021

Goldman Sachs In Mainland China, Hong Kong Hiring Drive - Report

A number of large banks have large hiring plans in Hong Kong, mainland China and the wider region over the next few years. It reinforces how developing talent to keep up with an affluent and growing middle class...

New Products
18 May 2021

Nomura Launches E-Foreign Exchange Offering In Singapore

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is seeking to bolster the jurisdiction's status as a foreign exchange trading hub, putting it in competition with Hong Kong, among other centres. ...

New Products
17 May 2021

Citigroup Launches Securities Lending Offering For Wealth Sector

The costs of securities lending have been too expensive for some market participants. With this wealth management-related offering, the US bank said that it hopes to fill the gap. It is partnering with fintech S...

Family Office
17 May 2021

Family Office Or Founder's Office - Sector Must Tighten Definitions

A consultant and former private banking and investment industry figure has a complaint: he reckons that some family offices should instead be called "founder's offices" because the people who build them dominate...