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Wealth Management

Long-term view key to success, says third-generation boss of fund firm Franklin Templeton

Breaking the curse of the Chinese saying that "wealth will not last three generations", Greg Johnson, chairman and chief executive of wealth management company Franklin Templeton Investments, one of the world's largest financial firms, is living proof that business succes

Saturday, 22 February, 2014, 4:58am

'China's rich always ask how to keep wealth in the family', reveals Ariane de Rothschild

Ariane de Rothschild, who ranks second only to her husband, Benjamin, at the legendary financial dynasty's Edmond de Rothschild Group, says rich Chinese friends and clients ask her the same question whenever she visits the mainland: how can you keep your family wealth for generation after generation? And how has the Rothschild family done that for centuries?

2 Dec 2013 - 11:22am 18 comments

Wealth management bid bound to fail

Last month the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Treasury Markets Association and Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute published a consultation paper. It seeks to help Hong Kong gain a larger share of the private wealth management (PWM) business in Asia-Pacific, by establishing a new qualification and a PWM association, to improve standards of training, qualification and the integrity of PWM practitioners.

21 Apr 2013 - 4:56am

UBS unit follows the flow of money

As net money flows into the Asia-Pacific continue, the wealth management unit of Swiss bank UBS is aiming to tap the investment market by growing its business at double the rate of gross domestic product expansion in the region.

15 Apr 2013 - 3:43am

Credit Suisse trains sights on Asia's growing wealth

Credit Suisse, the second-largest bank in Switzerland, will focus on developing its wealth management and investment banking businesses in Asia in the next few years to tap the region's rapidly growing prosperity.

8 Apr 2013 - 3:17am

Mainland banks' bad loans worse than expected

Just how big the pool of bad loans is in the mainland's banking system has become a hot topic among economists and bankers, and even China's banking regulator, at financial forums in Beijing recently.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Bad-loan risks of mainland banks manageable, says industry watchdog

Mainland bad-loan risks are manageable although non-performing loans are on the rise, China Banking Regulatory Commission vice-chairman Cai Esheng said.

Although non-performing loans in some regions, such as Wenzhou, were rising, bad-loan risks were still under control, Cai said at a forum hosted by Caijing magazine yesterday.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:53am

Core holding in portfolio should always be bullion

The attraction of equities and other financial instruments will rise and fall with the tide, but investors can always bet on one sure thing: as a long-term play, gold will never lose its lustre.

26 Nov 2012 - 9:35am

All change in Credit Suisse revamp

Credit Suisse, the second-largest Swiss lender, has named Gael de Boissard co-leader of the investment-banking division and said it will merge asset management with the private bank to speed up cost-cutting.

21 Nov 2012 - 2:31am

BOC branches into private banking

While investment banks across the town are laying off staff, Bank of China (Hong Kong) is on a hiring spree for its newly launched private banking business.

The lender, one of the largest retail banks in the city, yesterday announced the launch of private banking services for customers with at least US$2 million to invest.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:22am