08/30/2012

Cold calling still rife in UAE despite ban

One of the advisers who does not cold call clients, Sarah Lord, wealth planning director for the Middle East and Asia at Killik & Co, said: “I am yet to come across any evidence to suggest that the Central Bank ruling has completely stopped cold

08/30/2012

SJP partner ‘cloned’ by fraudsters

The regulator issued on Thursday an alert about a firm offering investment advice and brokerage services under the names AW Associates, A Walker Associates and Andrew Walker Associates.

08/30/2012

Don’t make wealth tax a habit

So, in normal times, the Treasury jumps from a great height on anyone in government who speculates on tax policy.

08/30/2012

HSBC adopts content approach with ad-funded business series

Following the decision to drop its long-standing strapline, 'The World’s Local Bank' last year, HSBC has been moving to position itself as an authority on global trends, including through its 'In The Future' campaign, looking at

08/28/2012

World's oldest bank posts 1.6B euro loss

The bank, which was founded in 1472, on Tuesday said in a statement that the bulk of the writedown was taken on its CGU Privati BMPS unit as well Banco Antonveneta, a 2007 acquisition analysts had deemed overpriced.

08/28/2012

Sweetened ClearView bid a winner for Weiss

Weiss is understood to have been shopping the deal around for about a year, ever since he parted ways with GPG, the Ron Brierley-led corporate investment firm he ran for two decades.