Crispin Odey: 'horrble' 2011 has produced bargains

At the close of a tumultous twelve months on the markets, hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has described 2011 as a "pretty horrible year", but pointed to opportunities in 2012 presented by cheap prices.


Singapore banks beef up operations to cover NRI market

Singapore-based banks are beefing up their operations to manage the USD 25 billion wealth of the city state's 300,000 non-resident Indians (NRI), who have an investment preference for Indian securities and the rupee.


Less perks for expat workers

Lucrative expat packages are becoming a distant memory in Asia, as employers no longer need to entice top talent


It cannot get tougher than this

With global markets melting and every asset class straining, wealth managers are facing an uneasy task of managing HNIs’ wealth. In such circumstances,


Leading Malaysian bank to develop wealth management business.

“The wealth management business in this region is successfully conducted not so much by banks but by private bankers,” he said, adding that it might no longer be the enclave of purely high net worth individuals. “Wealth management now re


Wealth management subsidiary sets up new team

AMP Capital Investors, part of Australia's largest wealth manager AMP Ltd, is making a push in Asia to take advantage of improving sentiment towards the region's sovereign risk, a top executive at the fund management firm said.


Merrill Lynch explains reasons for blacklisting Nigerian clients

The bank which services its clients with a personal wealth profile of at least $250,000 of investible assets, will now service the embattled Nigerian clients through its Global Banking and Markets (GBAM) business, from its London , New York and Johannesbu


Good time for NRIs to invest in India

If investors do not want to take risk of price volatility, then fixed maturity plans are also good options as the tenures of these plans are matched with the underlying instruments. — Mr Vishal Kapoor, Head — Wealth Management, Standard Charte