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Global art market sales dip 11% in 2016

  • Published: 24 Mar 2017

Total sales in the global art market stood at $56.6bn in 2016, 11% less than the previous year, according to the first Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report.. read more

Singapore ranked world’s most expensive city

  • Published: 21 Mar 2017

Asia is home to half of the ten most expensive cities across the globe, with Singapore being the most expensive city to live, according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).. read more

Wealth and asset management CEOs slow to adopt technology changes: PwC

  • Published: 21 Feb 2017

Majority of CEOs in the asset and wealth management industry are confident about the growth of the industry, but are slow to innovate and capitalise on opportunities including technology, according to a global survey by PwC.. read more

Advisers optimistic on US equities despite volatility concerns

  • Published: 17 Feb 2017

Despite volatility concerns owing to political uncertainties, advisers had a positive outlook on US equities at the start of 2017, according to a survey by Eaton Vance.. read more

Millennials most likely to embrace early-stage investing

  • Published: 15 Feb 2017

Millennials are twice as likely to adopt early-stage investing to achieve their financial goals as compared to their older counterparts, according to a research by online investment platform SyndicateRoom.. read more

Suitability still a major concern for UK wealth management firms

  • Published: 13 Feb 2017

Suitability has become a major challenge for the UK wealth management industry mainly due to the fact that majority of firms do not understand the requirements, according to a survey by business performance benchmarking and research specialist Compeer and fintech firm JHC.. read more

Global gold demand increases 2% in 2016

  • Published: 6 Feb 2017

Global demand for gold in 2016 reached 4,309 tonnes in 2016, the highest level since 2013, an increase of 2% compared with 4,216 tonnes a year ago, driven by economic and political uncertainties, according to a report by the World Gold Council (WGC).. read more

Consumers’ faith on banks’ security levels misplaced

  • Published: 3 Feb 2017

Consumers’ views regarding the levels of security in the financial services sector highly contradicts with that of industry insiders, according to a research by Capgemini.. read more

Chinese bank brands most valued in world

  • Published: 2 Feb 2017

The combined brand value of Chinese banks has overtaken that of the US, driven by consumers’ lack of cynicism, an affinity for brands and economic patriotism, according to a report by valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance.. read more

Majority of British HNWIs lack wealth transfer and inheritance plans

  • Published: 1 Feb 2017

Majority of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in the UK do not have a plan in place for how they will pass their assets on to the next generation or for inheriting wealth, according to a research by RBC Wealth Management carried out in association with Scorpio Partnership.. read more

Global investors planning to grow presence in Europe: EY report

  • Published: 31 Jan 2017

Global investors continue to have strong investment appetite in Europe despite current geopolitical and financial market volatility, with 56% of investors planning to grow their presence in Europe over the next three years, according to the EY 2017 European attractiveness survey – Plan B for Brexit.. read more

Private equity fundraising in Asia falters in 2016

  • Published: 31 Jan 2017

The Asian private equity market has dropped in 2016, recording the second consecutive annual decrease in the number of funds closed and the total capital raised, according to a study by Preqin.. read more

Optimism about US growth prospects rises among investment managers

  • Published: 25 Jan 2017

Investment managers are holding a more positive outlook about the prospects of the US economy as the Trump administration comes into power, according to a survey by Northern Trust.. read more

Assets invested in US ETFs/ETPs reach $2.549 trillion at 2016 end: ETFGI

  • Published: 24 Jan 2017

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the US achieved a record high of $2.549 trillion at the end of 2016, according to data released by independent research and consultancy firm ETFGI.. read more

Optimism among UK financial services firms continue to decline

  • Published: 23 Jan 2017

Optimism among financial services firms about the overall business situation in the UK has dropped for the fourth consecutive quarter, which is the longest period of declining sentiment since the 2008 financial crunch and the sharpest fall since December 2008, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and PwC.. read more

World’s richest eight people hold as much wealth as half the world: Oxfam

  • Published: 17 Jan 2017

The world’s richest eight men now hold as much wealth as 3.6 billion people who constitute the poorest half of the world, according to an Oxfam report.. read more

Young investors to increase investments in British companies despite Brexit

  • Published: 13 Jan 2017

The potential volatility of the UK’s economy following its decision to quit the European Union (EU) has failed to deter investors, with the nation’s young investors being the driving force backing its economy even after Brexit, according to a study by online investment platform SyndicateRoom.. read more

RIAs plan to ramp up marketing and technology spending: TD Ameritrade survey

  • Published: 11 Jan 2017

After strong growth in 2016, independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) in the US are highly optimistic that their firms will see continued success in 2017 and will be flexing their marketing muscles to help make it happen, according to a survey report published by TD Ameritrade Institutional.. read more

Optimism in offshore private equity industry to remain strong in 2017

  • Published: 6 Jan 2017

More than half of Limited Partners (LPs) are planning to increase or maintain their investment in offshore private equity funds in the next five years, according to a global survey by offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes.. read more

Optimism for 2017 remains high among European investors

  • Published: 15 Dec 2016

Despite a year of geopolitical shocks, investors in Europe are growing more optimistic about stock market returns in 2017, with particular rise in optimism for emerging markets and public equities, and increased appetite for alternative strategies, according to a survey by J.P. Morgan Private Bank.. read more

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