Banking & Private Wealth Management Blog


Top-Level Asia Executive At Swiss Bank Heads West

Reto Marx, who is regional head for financial intermediaries in Asia-Pacific at UBS Wealth Management and based in Singapore, …

UBP Appoints Market Head For Southeast Asia

Union Bancaire Privée, the Geneva-headquartered private bank, has appointed Febby Avianto in Singapore as market head, Southeast …

Burgan Bank introduces new Visa Debit Cards to its Private and Premier

Burgan Bank, the second largest bank in Kuwait recently announced further expansion of its debit cards portfolio with the …

BNP Paribas Logs Record AuM In 2016, Pre-Tax Income Slips At Wealth Unit

BNP Paribas today said its assets under management hit a record high of €1.01 trillion ($1.08 trillion) in 2016, swelling …

Bank Of Singapore's Asia Clients Get Access To Swiss Booking Centre

Bank of Singapore has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Vontobel so that the former's Asian ultra-high and …

ABN Amro Slashes 60% of Senior Management After Staff Cuts

ABN Amro NV plans cut 60 of its 100 senior management jobs and reduce the number of top executives by more than half in a …

Swissquote Launches Virtual Reality Trading Platform

Swissquote has rolled out a virtual reality application that uses eye-tracking technology to allow users to simulate real-…

Swiss Regulator Sanctions, Fines Coutts $6.5 Million Over AML Lapses Relating To 1MDB

A Swiss regulator has fined Coutts SFr6.5 million ($6.57 million) over “serious breaches” of money laundering regulations …

New CEO Takes The Helm At Old Mutual International In Singapore

Old Mutual International, part of Old Mutual Wealth, has named a new chief executive in Singapore, Ian Kloss, taking the helm …

Indosuez Wealth Management Makes Senior Hong Kong Hire

On the back of a recent management reshuffle in Asia, Indosuez Wealth Management has made a senior addition to its markets …

Private Banking Meets Cross-Selling for JPMorgan’s Wealthy Clients

Salespeople of all stripes know the drill. Go to the morning pump-up sessions. Hit the revenue targets. Move product or move …

China Has World's Most Valuable Bank Brands, Overtakes US - Study

The combined brand value of China’s lenders has surpassed that of the US for the first time, worth a total of $258 billion, …

The top five ways that AI is transforming banking

Mohit Joshi, President & Head of Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) at Infosys says; -


There was a time when every …

Julius Baer Hiring Spree Supports Bottom Line

Julius Baer Chief Executive Boris Collardi took a calculated gamble that by adding seasoned wealth managers throughout the …

Singapore Slaps Bans on Bankers Over 1MDB

RBC Wealth Management in the UK has promoted Ben Taylor to the role of managing director of the newly-created segment of wealth …

Wealth Manager Names MD For New Client Segment

RBC Wealth Management in the UK has promoted Ben Taylor to the role of managing director of the newly-created segment of wealth …

ASIC Permanently Bans Brisbane Advisor

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has permanently banned a Brisbane-based advisor from providing financial …

NBK awarded ‘Best Private Banking Services’ in Kuwait

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has been awarded the “Best Private Banking Services for 2017” in Kuwait, in Global Finance’s …

UBS has completed most of cost savings in wealth management:

UBS has completed most of the cost savings at its flagship wealth management division with around 400 positions eliminated, …

Demand grows for private banking as banks shut down branches - but are you rich enough to qualify?

Branded gold bars, a 24-hour concierge, or simply a black card to flash and impress at the bar. Welcome to the world of private …


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