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In this report

The ultra-wealthy are bucking the trend by providing plenty of business, although Asia’s new generation of rich entrepreneurs can drive a hard bargain; an influx of foreign money is fueling a revival in London; meanwhile banks are sharpening up their mobile apps

Wealth managers learn to wing it

The ultra-rich are providing a counter to client inertia and the costs of regulation in a sector where many large banks have reduced their global footprint

Self-made entrepreneurs in Asia stoke growth in assets

As the number of clients rises, so do their demands

Region’s billionaires are spoilt for choice

Asia’s private banks cannot exercise much pricing power but still do not want to miss out

Edmond de Rothschild's office in Carlton Gardens, London
©Charlie Bibby

Capital gains from influx of foreign money

London’s emergence as a hub for the rich has prompted a response from wealth managers

Boris Collardi (left) of Julius Baer and Vontobel’s Zeno Staub

Swiss banks come to terms with past

A dispute with the US may be nearing an end following a $2.6bn settlement by Credit Suisse

Loans help build relationships with clients

The practice has benefits for wealth managers and risks are relatively low

Scramble to improve mobile apps as sector warms to web

The net is seen as an opportunity but some nervousness remains

Advisers find charity is more than just giving

Clients’ demands are becoming more complex as donors look for more control

Regulatory shake-up starts a flurry of private equity deals

UK wealth managers attract buyout groups

Motorsport propels brands into pole position

Private banks are attracted by the intense concentration of wealthy petrolheads