06/11/2012

Kuwait leads in private wealth booked offshore

In terms of proportion of $100 million-plus, ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) households, Kuwait and Qatar each had 6 UHNW households per 100,000 households, while the UAE had 4 UHNW households per 100,000 households.

06/11/2012

Champagne investors see big bucks in fizz

The British public's thirst for champagne – both to drink and as an investment – has fizzed to record levels, spurred by the Diamond Jubilee and the anticipation of the Olympic Games.

06/11/2012

New Sebi rules for pooled investments meant for HNIs

As an HNI you may search for unique investment opportunities through structures, hedge funds or specific private equity (PE) funds. The new regulations mean that you can take that extra risk knowing that there is a framework that guides the manager and a

06/11/2012

Latest UBS move seen as sign Americas unit won't be sold

Although the move itself isn't earth-shattering news, the action represents yet another signal that the bank has no intention of selling its U.S. operation, according to Alois Pirker, research director for consultant Aite Group LLC.

06/11/2012

Middle East wealth switching to Singapore

Europe has been the place where rich Middle Easterners have traditionally stored wealth, but their focus is shifting east, with Singapore a particular beneficiary, agreed a panel of wealth managers.

06/11/2012

Adviser comparison site launches with IFP and Nucleus backing

VouchedFor.co.uk, today launches its new financial adviser comparison site in conjunction with several founding partners – Institute of Financial Planning, FundsNetwork, Nucleus and Voyant – who will support in rapidly establishing VouchedFor

06/08/2012

Can Credit Suisse solve its chronic cost problem?

Mack inherited an investment bank with the highest cost-income ratio on Wall Street (it actually made a loss of $1bn in 2001), the highest compensation ratio, and a cost base that was effectively 80% fixed through guaranteed bonuses.

06/07/2012

Brooks Macdonald Plugs into Moneyinfo

The link, which feeds daily data from Brooks Macdonald to Moneyinfo, allows clients and advisers to see the holdings and values of any investment under the discretionary management of Brooks Macdonald.