All articles by Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Sustainment as investment

Ethical investing is a popular investment class, but hasn’t traditionally seen the best returns for investors. RBC however has unveiled a new way of looking at ethical investing that builds on the existing models to provide both greater returns and yet continue to provide a level of moral comfort for clients. Mike Cobb reports.

RBC outlines sustainable investing strategy.

RBC Wealth Management have outlined their sustainable and ethical investment strategy in a conversation with Private Banker International. The aggressively expanding Canadian bank took time to explain how they had developed an understanding of the spectrum of client needs when looking at sustainable investing and how the strategy was now applicable to a broad spectrum of clients needs.

Minnows in the UK wealth lake

Berenberg’s recent re-structuring of their UK business just two years after it opened highlights the difficulties in opening a wealth management business in Britain. Mike Cobb explores just a few of the reasons why this may be.

Finance and technology: the route to the top 400

The USA’s top 400 wealthiest are more meritocratic and less likely to have inherited their money than those in 1982, claims a report.

Sarasin hires new fund manager from Newton

Sarasin & Partners, the London-based asset managers, have appointed a new fund manager to its team.

JP Morgan reports first loss in nearly ten years

JP Morgan has reported net losses of $400 million (£296 million) for their third quarter as the company was hit by legal costs related to mortgage irregularities.

Berenberg re-organises London office after departures

German bank Berenberg has re-organised its London office in the wake of the departure of its former co-head Ross Elder. The UK business has now expanded into the international private banking business.

Coutts Technology: A digital revolution fit for a Queen

Creating a smooth digital experience for clients across the bank is the ambition of Coutts’ managing director for digital and clients solutions. Joe Norburn, speaking to PBI, talks about the work the bank has done to update its infrastructure in an effort to give clients what they want.

Pictet AM appoints new senior sales for Brazil and Portugal

Pictet Asset Management has appointed a new senior salesprofessional for its operations in Brazil and Portugal.

Reyl and Cie grow assets in first half year

Independent private bank and asset manager Reyl and Cie saw its assets under management grow 26% and displayed strong revenue growth in the first six months of 2013.