Who's Who Legal

This year, our listings comprise a total of 459 practitioners from 164 firms in 45 countries who are considered leaders in this field of law, following votes from clients, in-house counsel and peers.


Switzerland remains largest offshore financial centre

A huge global pressure to break secrecy veils of Swiss banks notwithstanding, Switzerland remains the world's largest offshore financial centre with client assets totalling over USD two trillion, a new study said today.


Advisor Communication with the Mass Affluent Investor

A majority of affluent investors expect return communication from their advisors within hours of delivering the message, either by phone or by email, according to Spectrem’s quarterly report on wealthy investors and their relationship with advisors.


Market Conditions Impact Affluent Investment Plans Most

Considering market volatility in the past month, it is not surprising that the highest percentage of Affluent investors surveyed in October by Spectrem Group report that “Stock Market Conditions” is the primary factor affecting their current i


Cocaine and its effect on the economic crisis

Curiously, the office of the scammer “Bernie” Madoff was reportedly nicknamed “the North Pole” in reference to gargantuan amounts of “snow” that one could find there.


State Street's Profit Beats Street Views

Third-quarter 2014 operating-basis1 EPS was $1.35, up 13.4 percent, on strong revenue of $2.7 billion, up 8.5 percent compared to the third quarter of 2013