Private Banking

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Banca March’s prudent approach sees it become Europe’s most solvent bank

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Banca March, founded in 1926 in Spain’s Balearic Isles, is the only completely family-owned Spanish bank and the only one that specialises in asset management. It is also the most solvent bank in Europe (see Fig. 1) as shown by the stress tests carried ...

Investors could realise greater returns and risk management benefits by adopting a strategy that increases the share of their portfolio focused on international assets

Diversify to succeed: Bank of the West promotes international investment

Investors could realise greater returns and risk management benefits by adopting a strategy that increases the share of their portfolio focused on international assets

In a broad-based and growing global economy, investors often miss out on the opportunity to realise the advantages of global diversification within their portfolios. This is in part due to the perception that a domestic-focused approach provides less risk...

While Portugal has only recently been making economic progress, for Banco Carregosa, deciding to establish itself as a leading financial institution amid the country’s uncertainty has paid off

Banco Carregosa becomes one of Portugal’s most capitalised banks

While Portugal has only recently been making economic progress, for Banco Carregosa, deciding to establish itself as a leading financial institution amid the country’s uncertainty has paid off

Looking back to 2008, it now seems clear that there was a place in the industry for a small private bank, where clients would be treated with care and diligence, and where tradition, wealth protection and a client’s best interests would be paramount. Th...

Ahli Bank sees Islamic finance gain extraordinary momentum

Growing in popularity among both Muslim and non-Muslim customers, Islamic finance offers a more responsible alternative to traditional banking

The mistrust borne from the financial crisis has completely transformed the culture of banking. Where once irresponsible risk-taking reigned supreme, sustainability and ethics today play a far more important role than they have ever done before. As a ...

BMO helps high-net-worth families plan for the future

As the number of high-net-worth families increases across Canada, it’s clear that private banks have an important role to play

Across Canada and globally, the number of high-net-worth families continues to grow, and we are reaching new heights in 2014. Consider the following facts: two-thirds of affluent Canadians are self-made, and many of those are new Canadians; stock markets ...

Being oil-rich may fuel a growing economy, but building a steady financial market is crucial if countries like Azerbaijan are to realise their full potential

PASHA Bank provides investors with a gateway to Azerbaijan

Being oil-rich may fuel a growing economy, but building a steady financial market is crucial if countries like Azerbaijan are to realise their full potential

For many countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union, it has been hard to establish themselves as independent, modern economies with such a dominant and overbearing former ruler. While some struggle to forge their own way towards economic prospe...

How to get what you need from your investments

Investment risk is poorly understood. It requires consideration, research and an understanding of what you want

We live in a risky world. Those risks loom even larger for the sizeable population of baby boomers reaching retirement age in an environment of low interest rates and uncertain financial markets. Managing risk lies not in the realm of the theoretical, but...

SGBL enhances regional presence to become flagship Lebanese bank

SGBL’s financial services are divided between private, retail and corporate banking, allowing it to provide tailormade solutions to a broad range of potential customers

Banking is Lebanon’s most renowned service sector and a pillar of its economy. The sector has weathered major domestic, regional and international crises over the past two decades, particularly the global financial crisis of 2008. Société Général...

Globalisation has transformed San Marino’s banking climate, and awakened the international banking scene to the opportunities to be had there

Banca CIS on San Marino’s flourishing banking sector

Globalisation has transformed San Marino’s banking climate, and awakened the international banking scene to the opportunities to be had there

Bordered on all sides by Italy and dating its origins back to the 4thcentury AD, the parliamentary Republic of San Marino, with the help of some of the country’s leading names, is making waves in the international banking scene and bringing its unique b...

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

Private banking embraces mobile technology, but developments are slow

Retail banking has embraced mobile apps in the past few years. For private banking, however, it’s still a new world, with wealthy clients expecting more than tailored services

The wealth management and private banking sectors have long been known for their highly personalised services. Now there’s a new trend in these old-school sectors, as more and more managers roll out advanced mobile banking and wealth management apps. Th...

The world’s emerging markets meet in Brazil, intent on establishing a new bank and galvanising a new world order

Brazil hangs up its boots to prepare for the sixth BRICS summit

The world’s emerging markets meet in Brazil, intent on establishing a new bank and galvanising a new world order

The World Cup is over but Brazil will now turn its attention to banking as it hosts the sixth BRICS summit. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will meet in the north-eastern city of Fortalez in their sixth meeting without western...

World Finance spoke to Bashir Jaber, Head of Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, to find out how the bank has powered ahead of its rivals to become one of Kuwait's leading financial institutions

Burgan Bank paves the way for economic prosperity in Kuwait

World Finance spoke to Bashir Jaber, Head of Corporate Communications at Burgan Bank, to find out how the bank has powered ahead of its rivals to become one of Kuwait’s leading financial institutions

Kuwait’s banking industry has emerged from the economic and political troubles outside of its borders relatively unscathed in the recent years. Despite the political turmoil in nearby Syria and Egypt, Kuwait’s banking sector has enjoyed steady growth ...

Falcon Private Bank: emerging markets ripe with opportunity

Crises and recoveries in emerging market economies often affect one another, but only in some cases will their effects spill over significantly into more developed economies

The financial media has perpetuated the idea of the ‘crisis’ in emerging markets; whether it is political turmoil in Ukraine, Thailand, Turkey, Venezuela or inflation in Brazil, all of these situations have frightened investors away. Each situation is...

Lebanese banking thrives in tough economic conditions

The Lebanese banking sector has a reputation for strong solvency and reliability – and has been integral to the country’s economic growth

The Lebanese banking sector has always been the cornerstone of the country’s economy, remaining resilient throughout the various crises that have shaken the country, the region, and the world over the years, and constituting a solid foundation for an em...

Bangladeshi economy: inclusive finance key to real growth

The Bangladesh economy is on course for sustainable growth, spurred by socially inclusive financing practices

The Bangladeshi economy has been undergoing real GDP growth of more than six percent on average for more than 12 years now (see Fig. 1), despite ups-and-downs in the global economy: notably, the global financial crisis and the subsequent growth slowdown, ...

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