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  • 18    Private banking: the start of a renaissance

    BENOÎT BARBEREAU, COO PRIVATE BANKING, UNION BANCAIRE PRIVÉE, WRITES ABOUT THE CHANGING STATE OF PRIVATE BANKING.

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    INSIDE BARCELONA’S DISFRUTAR, WHERE THREE SEASONED CHEFS, MATEU CASAÑAS, ORIOL CASTRO AND EDUARD XATRUCH, HAVE BEGUN CRAFTING DISHES THE…

  • 46    DRIVING LIKE A WWE SUPERSTAR

    WWE Superstars spend their lives on the road. Seven of WWE’s top stars revealed to WEALTH Arabia their favourite ways to get around in style.

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  • Demystifying the world of offshore finance

     

    Banker Middle East speaks to Philip Cernik, Chief Marketing Officer at Friends Provident International, who highlights the plusses of offshore banking for consumers

    Investing offshore…

  • A universal proposition

     

    Naushid Mithani, Market Head, Global South Asian Community, EMEA and Head, Private Banking, UAE, Standard Chartered, speaks to WEALTH Arabia about covering the totality of what…

  • Changing gear in the investment cycle

     

    Philippe Ghanem, CEO, ADS Securities, speaks to WEALTH Arabia on his firm’s technology-first strategy

    The brand of ADS Securities, the Abu Dhabi-based investment…

  • Ripe for the picking

     

    Emmanuel Laurina, Managing Director, Head of Middle East & North Africa and Ana Harris, Head of Equity Portfolio Strategists for EMEA, both from State Street Global Advisors, speak…

  • Why Rolls-Royce made Cullinan

     

    Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce talks exclusively with WEALTH Arabia about the brand’s launch of its first all-terrain vehicle and why it’s…

  • Bahrain Islamic Bank leads rapid evolution

     

    Wesam Abdulaziz Baqer, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking, Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) speaks with Islamic Business & Finance about the…

  • Emirati haute couture

     

    WEALTH Arabia talks to Dr Reem El Mutwalli about her new Sultani collection, a window into the high fashion of Emirati culture, from 1968 to the present.

  • It’s time to renew your interest in solar

     

    Martin Haupts, CEO of Phanes Group, writes exclusively for WEALTH Arabia about potential investments into renewable energy.

    An investment…

  • How private banks are utilising blockchain

     

    WEALTH Arabia speaks to Dr. Veronica Lange, Head Group CTO Innovation Switzerland, Executive Director, UBS, about how the institution is taking advantage…

  • Private equity—riding the wave

     

    In an exclusive interview with Banker Middle East, Campbell Steedman, Managing Partner and Chris Skipper, Partner, both at Winston & Strawn highlight…

  • Oil seeks support in mid-40s, hawks spook gold

     

    Broad-based weakness saw the Bloomberg Commodity Index challenge the lower end of the range that has persisted for the past 14 months, writes Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy…

  • UK economy to face uncertainty for at least two years

     

    The cloud of uncertainty hanging over the British economy will not lift until March 2019 at the earliest, according to Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at…

  • Steady as she goes

    By Simon Fasdal - Saxo Bank’s Head of Fixed Income

    Entering springtime and summer always brings in a certain kind of optimism, at least for us northerners, who at this point have struggled…

  • KBW Investments launches Islamic fund

    In an exclusive interview, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal reveals the full story behind his investment firm’s jump into the Shari’ah space

    Tell me about the history…

  • FXTM analysis–Greenback higher, but no incentives for big moves

    After a muted trading session on Monday due to the US holiday, writes Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM, the dollar is finally showing signs of strength in early Asian trade as investors…

  • Investors look to the week ahead...

    Traders hoping for volatility to pick up are likely to be lucky in the week ahead with many key moving events, by Hussein Al Sayed, Chief Market Strategist, FXTM

    For the past two months markets…

  • Is the Trump rally over?

    by Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTMThe US dollar is being sold across the board early Thursday as traders continued to digest yesterday’s Fed minutes. Although most Fed officials…

  • PR trends that brands shouldn't ignore in 2017

    Time runs fast, and as many other things Public Relations and the overall way of communication have gone through an amazing transformation over the past years, according…

  • 2017 key market themes: FXTM

    by Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTMWhether you consider 2016 a good or a bad year, it was by no doubt the year of surprises. Not just because Donald Trump was elected…

  • In 2017: one good and two bad news for the world economy

    By Christopher Dembik, Head of Macro Analysis, Saxo Bank"There are two types of problems in life, political problems that are insoluble and economic problems that are incomprehensible", according…

  • Markets in holiday mode, volatility not ruled out

    Written by Hussein Sayed, Chief Market Strategist at FXTM

    With less traders on their desks and most investors planning were to spend their New Year’s Eve; markets have…

  • The golden triangle

    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Abu Dhabi provides a detailed explanation of UAE’s new insolvency laws and how it relates to the Commercial Companies Law and the Competition…

  • Who played the trump card?

    A shockwave of disbelief went round the world when Donald J. Trump was elected the next President of the US [I think he may even have been slightly surprised himself]. As the swathe of red swept across…

  • The diamond standard

    A new innovation in diamond investment and wealth preservation has arrived in the form of VULT, writes Matt Amlôt.

    Diamonds have always had a concentrated value of wealth, with a size…

  • Sitting down with an Arab entrepreneur

    Joe Akkawi, Managing Partner, Paz Marketing, sat down for a chat on some of his favourite things

    What car do you love most?

    I adore the Mercedes C63 AMG.

    Which…

  • Central banks and oil remain key drivers of financial markets

    By Hans GOETTI, Chief Economic and Strategist for the Middle East and Asia, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

    Central Banks

    The…

  • Desperately seeking the secondary market

    A key frustration for regionally-focused investors has been the immaturity of the GCC bond market.  In other markets they are an important asset class which offer sophisticated products…

  • A new spin on Gulf style

    UAE-based fashion designer Ahmed Abdelrahman is realising his vision to make the kandora and other traditional Gulf staples a part of global fashion, writes Sarah Owermohle.

    Ahmed Abdelrahman…

  • Luxury without guilt

     How luxury brands must adapt to the sustainable consumer, by Dr. Nicholas Ashill, Professor of Marketing and Chalhoub Group Professor of Luxury Brand Management

  • Private wealth management offerings are on the up

    Fahd Iqbal, Head of Middle East Research, Credit Suisse says increasing regulatory pressure may lead private wealth management institutions to consolidate.

    Regional financial…

  • The butler can do better

    Michael Shaw started his career in the UK royal household. Now he’s set up Franklin to elevate domestic staffs of the global elite to their former glory.

    WHY I LOVE MY JOB

  • Winning the investment race to Iran

    Iranian foreign trade is predicted to increase from the $80 billion to $200 billion by 2020. Mehrdad Parhizkar, Partner, Frontier Partners investigates what investors need to know before Iran re-emerges…

  • The art of the build

    Raouf Ghali, COO, Hill International on how to make real estate projects in the region stand the test of time.Tell me about the work that you are doing with Hill International. How is Hill…

  • Island living for the HNWI

    Whether it is a villa on Mallorca, a hideaway in the Caribbean or a remote Scottish retreat, owning an island home can provide the ultimate in secluded luxury living not to mention unrivalled sea views.

  • UAE private wealth to reach $1 trillion by 2019

    Private wealth in the UAE will see the strongest growth in the GCC with a projected CAGR of 10.7 per cent over the next five years, BCG's study finds.

    Private wealth in the United Arab Emirates…

  • A Greek drama for the ages

    Though things have settled down past peak anxiety in early July, the Greece situation still has far reaching implications for investors in the GCC and worldwide.

    After months of increasing anxiety…

  • Cambodia’s Song Saa is the private island you’ve been dreaming about

    Two tiny islands in the Gulf of Thailand have been turned into one of the best getaways the world has to offer, combining total locally-flavoured luxury with a commitment to preserving its environment…

  • The almighty dollar

    In the past three months the dollar rose to an 11-year high against a basket of major currencies. The US currency is hitting high against the euro as interest rate differentials move in favour of US…

  • Prioritising pensions

    If you are a British expat in UAE, wide-sweeping changes to the UK’s pension regime means there has never been a better time to rethink your pension plans.The UK has just undergone…

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