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    1. January 26, 2015

      Small can be beautiful but quality is key

      “Small ones are more juicy,” ran the jingle for Outspan oranges in the 1980s. Whether this is true for citrus fruit, or...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Coca-Cola HBC loses its fizz

      Luckily, you are probably not a shareholder in Coca-Cola HBC. Unless, of course, you have got a FTSE 100 tracker, in which...

    1. January 21, 2015

      Reits rally looks to be running out of steam

      How long can real estate keep going ? Ever since bond yields peaked early last year and began their descent, real estate —...

    2. January 21, 2015

      How to solve the fixed income liquidity problem

      The roots of the recent return of financial market volatility are not in fundamental factors, but rather reflect the Tower...

    3. January 16, 2015

      Swiss franc turmoil hits retail currency traders

      Tafadzwa, 39, a computer programmer in Harlow, near London, put his entire savings of £22,000 on Alpari, the foreign...

    4. January 14, 2015

      Are healthcare stocks good for your wealth?

      Can US healthcare stocks possibly continue to be good for your wealth? As the sector’s leaders gather this week in San...

    5. January 7, 2015

      Commodity price falls trigger big drop in assets

      Last year will go down as one of the most difficult years ever for commodity investments, according to Barclays, which says...

    6. January 5, 2015

      Europe’s negative rates make cash expensive

      As new year resolutions go, ‘Avoid losing money’ appears a fairly modest aim for most money managers. But even this humble...

    7. January 4, 2015

      More scrutiny needed of retail forex trading platforms

      The focus of most regulators in Europe and the US since the financial crisis has been on tightening the rules in...

    8. December 29, 2014

      Proper portfolio mix crucial to manage risk

      Many investors have become complacent. Aggressive and experimental monetary policy since 2009 has put most financial markets...

    9. December 26, 2014

      When to follow the investment herd

      “The crowd is untruth,” wrote philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, a proponent of individualism. Existentialism is not much...

    10. December 22, 2014

      Cash flows back into EU money funds

      European money market funds are set to record their first annual inflows in four years despite investors increasingly having...

    11. December 22, 2014

      Caught on the wrong side of the ‘vol’ trade

      Wall Street already has a reputation for trying to make money on everything. In 2014, investors branched out even further —...

    12. December 14, 2014

      Julius Baer feels vindicated over Merrill Lynch deal

      Two years after Julius Baer snapped up the international wealth management business of Merrill Lynch, the Swiss group’s...

    13. December 10, 2014

      Low-volatility stocks on a winning streak

      October’s shocking stock market correction was over almost before it started, but it has left a clear set of winners in its...

    14. November 20, 2014

      Investec to align banking and investment services

      Investec’s UK clients will soon be able to access banking and investment services from one place in the coming months, the...

    15. November 17, 2014

      Belgian prosecutor accuses HSBC of money laundering

      HSBC’s private banking arm in Switzerland has been accused of money laundering and fraud by a Belgian prosecuting judge for...

    16. November 16, 2014

      Investors turn to small boutiques for wealth management

      Investors are rejecting large fund managers and turning to small boutiques to handle their wealth because they are more...

    17. November 11, 2014

      Standard Chartered to close up to 100 branches to repair profits

      Standard Chartered will close up to 100 retail branches as part of a plan to save millions of dollars to...

    18. November 6, 2014

      Fleming Family to merge with rival Stonehage

      Fleming Family & Partners, the investment office run by relatives of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, is merging with...

    19. November 5, 2014

      Risk-return relationship has been upended

      Investors are rewarded for taking risks. They receive a risk premium when they invest, and higher risk investments, in the...

    20. November 4, 2014

      Infrastructure drive raises price concerns

      Insurers and pension funds that need decent returns to match their long-term liabilities are increasingly attracted to...

    21. October 29, 2014

      Month of mellow fruitfulness for markets

      Next week is November – the month when, according to Jordan Kotick, noted strategist at RBC Capital Markets, “seasonal winds...

    22. October 27, 2014

      Disruption arrives for investment managers

      Technological change has famously disrupted publishing, music, photography and other industries. Mostly the results have...

    23. October 22, 2014

      BNY Mellon launches Asia wealth management strategy

      Bank of New York Mellon’s Hong Kong unit is launching a major wealth management initiative, joining a host of US-based banks...

    24. October 2, 2014

      UK now main rival to Swiss private banks

      Britain’s emergence as the strongest European rival to Switzerland for private banking and wealth management has been...

    25. September 30, 2014

      Comment: The standard OTC oxymoron

      Like many businesses, financial service providers grapple with a dilemma. On the one hand, they want to offer standardised...

    26. September 22, 2014

      UBS to post €1.1bn bail in French tax case

      UBS will have to post €1.1bn bail to French investigators to cover a potential fine for alleged money laundering, after a...

    27. September 21, 2014

      Brazil’s BTG moves into London equities market

      BTG Pactual is building up an equities business in London as the Brazilian lender makes its latest foray into the domain of...

    28. September 17, 2014

      Asian billionaires create wealth fastest

      Wealth was created faster by Asia’s billionaires than by those in any other part of the globe in the past 12 months, with...

    29. September 8, 2014

      Post-QE wave to break over fund managers

      Central banks have been a great blessing for the asset management industry. They helped it avoid disaster during the global...

    30. September 3, 2014

      Watch out for companies splashing cash

      Watch out for any company whose chief executive has just remarried, and decided it is time to splash out on a huge and...

    31. August 27, 2014

      Beware Jolly Roger flag on pink sheet stocks

      Of all the symbols that flash danger, nothing comes close to the Jolly Roger. The skull and crossbones flag flies across a...

    32. August 22, 2014

      Risk parity and McNuggets: a history

      It may not be as obvious as the link between mankind and Neanderthals that scientists have been discussing this week, but...

    33. August 11, 2014

      Regulation transforms UK wealth management business

      New regulation is transforming the UK’s expanding wealth management industry, paving the way for the growth of independent...

    34. July 27, 2014

      C. Hoare poaches clients from big banks with its ‘boring’ image

      A small UK private bank that is “proud to be boring” has poached several hundred new clients from big rivals such as RBS and...

    35. July 23, 2014

      Long-term returns boosted by illiquidity

      And then there were four. Followers of the dialogue between financial academics and investors will know there is agreement...

    36. July 17, 2014

      UBS retains wealth management crown as assets rise 15 per cent

      UBS’s decision to focus on wealth management paid off last year as the Swiss bank retained its position as the world leader...

    37. July 16, 2014

      BlackRock: bouldering on

      BlackRock The juggernaut that is BlackRock rumbles on. A net inflow of $38bn in the second quarter brought the total that...

    38. July 13, 2014

      Barclays Wealth exodus of high-profile staff continues

      Barely a month passes without news of another senior departure from Barclays Wealth. The unit, which manages £200bn of...

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