Wealth Management

Disproportionate wage ratios are nothing new in business, but the potential increase in worker resentment toward those receiving a much higher wage is causing diminished morale

Income inequality is a moral, not economic, conundrum

Disproportionate wage ratios are nothing new in business, but the potential increase in worker resentment toward those receiving a much higher wage is causing diminished morale

“Over 99 percent of all the new income generated goes to the top one percent.” This is how Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, began his assault on the issue of income inequality during a speech he delivered at the Brooking’s Instit...

Digitise or die: why fund houses need to embrace technology

Fund houses need to work in partnership with technology companies in order to attract a new generation of clients and fend off competition from outsiders

Since its invention back in the 1990s, digitisation has pervaded its way into every conceivable sector of commerce; none more so than the service industry. In financial services in particular, the rise of digital technologies has dramatically changed the ...

When it comes to contingent insurance protection for ship financiers, the old adage ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself’ can often ring true

BankServe on protecting marine assets

When it comes to contingent insurance protection for ship financiers, the old adage ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself’ can often ring true

Shipping is attracting money from all sorts of different places – with new investors and lenders entering the market looking for high returns and the promise of asset play. These new investors and lenders consider the projects presented carefully, using...

HSBC on tackling Brazil’s retirement plan deficit

Over the past 10 years, HSBC has been commissioning independent research to better understand concerns about retirement savings. As a result, greater support is available to those seeking assistance

NCB adapts to Jamaica’s reformed pensions sector

Pension plans in Jamaica are changing, with plenty of potential going forward. This has been spearheaded in large part by innovative businesses such as NCB Insurance Company

A promising year for pension funds

As coverage in emerging economies grows, pension funds across the world are embracing innovation in order to adapt to economic challenges. In the Pension Fund Awards 2015, we celebrate those paving the way for a prosperous future

A recent spat of volatility has made investing in the Asian credit market even more challenging than before, as Chew Heng Yong and Roger Carlson attest, but the alternative investment industry shows positive results

Chiliogon Asia on the Asian credit market and its risks

A recent spat of volatility has made investing in the Asian credit market even more challenging than before, as Chew Heng Yong and Roger Carlson attest, but the alternative investment industry shows positive results

Finanz Konzept: masters of the EU asset management market

Even in spite of the global financial crisis, investors like Finanz Konzept have been able to successfully navigate the European asset management market

Emerging markets key to high returns, says Argo

Argo – the alternative asset management firm – has been investing in emerging market distressed securities for over ten years, with great results

Sarasohn-Kahn: We don’t believe in healthcare for everyone

Obamacare was implemented in 2010 and is now in full swing, but is it the success the US president says or a black hole for money?

As China booms, do you need renminbi insurance?

BOC Life Assurance’s Terry Lo updates World Finance on the Hong Kong insurance market

Etiqa leads the Malaysian insurance market

The insurance sector in Malaysia is growing fast, though the opportunities will only come to those with an understanding of the local market

Concern that foreign investors are pricing local buyers out of the real estate markets in major cities is provoking debate. But that shouldn’t detract from the real problems

Foreign property investment: what does it mean for economies?

Concern that foreign investors are pricing local buyers out of the real estate markets in major cities is provoking debate. But that shouldn’t detract from the real problems

Europe’s real estate industry goes from strength to strength

New market circumstances forced a rethink for companies and investors involved in European real estate. Those quick to adapt are likely to reap the rewards in the not-so-distant future

CapitaLand expands its focus on integrated developments in Asia

Against the backdrop of urbanisation, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies has shown how it pays to seize endless opportunities for integrated developments

Amid mounting pressure last year, the US launched a supposed crackdown on tax inversion. But it might not have been as far-reaching as was made out, and with good reason

America’s crackdown on tax avoidance: will it work?

Amid mounting pressure last year, the US launched a supposed crackdown on tax inversion. But it might not have been as far-reaching as was made out, and with good reason

Intercorp: Multi-jurisdictional legislation pays off

The tax management profession in Brazil is thriving, and one firm that has risen above the rest in this sphere is Intercorp Group

PwC Sweden on the OECD’s tax action plan

World Finance speaks to PwC Sweden about whether the OECD’s 15-point tax action plan will reduce tax avoidance