Banks threatened to quit UK

Taylor said that keeping both parts of a bank within a group structure would also enable the investment banking arm to rescue the high street division if it got into financial difficulties.


No easy route to the business wealth of Asia

The rise of Asia has been a game changer. Despite short-term volatility, a massive opportunity exists for Australia to engage in business across Asia, but it doesn’t just follow that successfully seizing this prize will happen of its own accord.


UBS goes under cover

If the news is confirmed in coming days, it marks the withdrawal from "holistic investment banking" of one of the more hallowed names in the world of banking.


QE not an excuse for inactivity

The overall impact of Quantitative Easing (QE) on pension funds has been exaggerated according to global professional services company Towers Watson.


Chaos by Tim Price, director of investment, PFP Wealth Management

“The 99% blame the 1%, the 1% blame the 47%, the private sector blames the public sector, the public sector returns the sentiment.. the young blame the old, everyone blames the rich.. yet few question the ideas behind government or central banks.&am


Succession planning vital in family-owned businesses

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Kevin Tay, managing director, senior adviser and head of wealth and tax planning, Asia, at Julius Baer, a global private banking institution, explains that family-owned businesses in Asia have started to recognis


The Wealth-Market Giants of Tomorrow

There’s little doubt that the independent advisory business is growing rapidly, but the shape and direction of that growth remain one of the industry’s biggest unanswered questions.