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CommentWire
CommentWire

Wealth management: the rush to pick up the pieces

The global wealth management market is now seeing a number of M&A deals, with Kleinwort Benson and parts of ING's private banking division now under the hammer. Yet the actual number of top-tier businesses coming to market remains small and competition for these assets is becoming fierce as more wealth managers get back on their feet, making it essential to move cautiously and strategically.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Sep 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

US saving culture: the source of all problems?

Datamonitor's Financial Services Consumer Insights survey shows that the fundamental weakness in US savings behavior is a crucial driver of global imbalances. Despite the G20's intention to address the issue of imbalances in the world economy, US saving behavior must see a marked change if global imbalances are to be corrected and the $100 billion US current account deficit is to be paid back.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2009
Expert View
Expert View

The global wealth market is unlikely to experience steady growth before 2014

The persisting eurozone crisis, a slowing Chinese economy, and escalating political instability in the Middle East are all contributing factors to the unpredictability that is expected to continue in global markets over the next couple of years. This will translate into continued stock market volatility, as seen in 2011 and early 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2012
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Expert View

The classic car market will continue to perform strongly, reflecting shifting investor priorities

The classic car market has outperformed equities and gold in the past year, presenting investors with an attractive alternative investment opportunity. This is a symptom of the effects of the financial crisis, but classic car investments will remain popular as a portfolio diversification device as investors' priorities change.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2012
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Expert View

Split strategies in the savings market

Consumers with small savings balances prize ease of access whereas consumers with large balances focus on interest rate. This requires banks to segment and market their savings proposition in terms of either rate or ease of access.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2013
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Expert View

Rumors of Bank of America's sale of its foreign wealth management unit come as no surprise

Recent speculation in the media has suggested that Bank of America is planning the sale of its wealth management units outside of the US. If confirmed, the move would come as no surprise to anyone who has been monitoring the activities of the bank in recent months, which have featured de-investments in many non-core markets and a struggling business with limited growth in clients' assets.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Apr 2012
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Retail mutual funds are gaining rapid popularity in the emerging markets of Brazil, China, and India

Globally, mutual fund assets more than doubled between 2002-07, while the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, China, and India) saw tenfold growth. Following the global financial crisis in 2008-11 mutual fund assets reduced by 12% worldwide, while the BRICs saw an 18% increase. Brazil, China, and India are also set for spectacular future growth in retail mutual funds.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2012
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Regulators to shine light on dark pools?

The continuing growth of dark pools coincides with regulators' new-found dedication to the cause of transparency, and these conflicting trends will come to a head at some point, with significant impact on the mechanics of trading and execution. However, regulators may be too busy with the more lofty goals of systemic risk to become involved.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2009
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Offshore fund management: retail investors account for just over half of assets

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Money market funds: back in fashion

In the wake of large-scale outflows from money market funds late last year, Datamonitor argued that investors' fears around this fund class were unjustified, and predicted significant movements of cash back into the category. The latest data shows that we were right: money market funds are back in fashion, although they will have to fight for investors' attention during 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2009

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