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Mediolanum poaches ADIA senior PM to build up equity business

In his new role, Terry Ewing will help to develop and roll out Mediolanum’s equity securities business, and join the investment committee to contribute investment solutions.

It is an uneven playing field: family offices, IAMs talk competition

While most independents agreed competition is healthy for the business, some felt they were competing on an uneven playing field because of the lack of transparency.

Consolidation is inevitable: family offices, IAMs talk business

In the first of a four-part series, wealth experts shed light into how the independent space has evolved and why ‘consolidation’ is a likely scenario for the industry in the region.

First Abu Dhabi Bank, Bahrain Clear sign custody deal

The agreement is in line with Bahrain Clear’s efforts to enhance post-trade services and expand outreach to regional and global investors.

DeVere to launch digital finance operation in Dubai

The firm plans to consolidate and further develop its contactless finance service and fintech app, which allows investors to manage their money 24/7 on-the-go.

'ESG is arguably even more important now': experts weigh in

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted that ESG issues such as inequality and poor air quality can exacerbate the human damage from the virus, experts say.

Falcon plans to exit private banking in 2021

The wealth manager, which was involved in the 1MDB scandal, is in advanced talks to transfer its client portfolio to another Swiss private bank.

Investcorp, Tages merge absolute return businesses

The 50:50 joint venture will create a global absolute return platform with more than $6bn in assets.

Does Beijing still have what it takes to be a superpower?

The importance of China to global markets and economies is undeniable. But with a string of recent tests to its growth path, can it maintain dominance and even be a leader of the ‘global family’?

Investors are buying broad China-themed ETFs: BlackRock

Currently, most investors are not sure whether to treat China as a country allocation or a regional allocation, said Thomas Taw head of Asia Pacific investment strategy for ETF and index investing.