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February 26, 2016

Which bank does the best job providing finance and service to your family business? Those were the two simple, yet crucial, questions we set out to answer in an online survey of CampdenFB readers over the past two months. Below we’ve put banks in the order they were ranked for providing finance to family businesses.

Which bank does the best job providing finance and service to your family business? Those were the two simple, yet crucial, questions we set out to answer in an online survey of CampdenFB readers over the past two months. Below we’ve put banks in the order they were ranked for providing finance to family businesses. The figure in red indicates how they were ranked for service.

August 28, 2015

From impact investing to technology, young investors’ allocation appetite to how they are engaging with advisers everything is changing. Eric Benedict, head of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, tells CampdenFO some of the major trends he’s spotting among his clients

From impact investing to technology, young investors’ allocation appetite to how they are engaging with advisers everything is changing. Eric Benedict, head of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, tells CampdenFO some of the major trends he’s spotting among his clients

C. What are some of the interesting new areas and themes for younger investors to research and consider investing in?

August 26, 2015

CampdenFB is carrying out an online survey as part of a special report on financing the family business in FB65.

Finance is crucial to help build successful family businesses, and although increasing numbers are looking to non-bank channels, traditional banks remain a key source of funding.

February 9, 2015

A data leak revealing details of some of HSBC’s wealthiest clients has made headlines around the world today, detailing how the private bank assisted clients with tax evasion and denied governments in their home countries billions of dollars of revenue.

A data leak revealing details of some of HSBC’s wealthiest clients has made headlines around the world over the weekend, detailing how the private bank assisted clients with tax evasion and denied governments in their home countries billions of dollars of revenue.

“Old-wealth families” are among the private banking clients HSBC helped evade tax, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), as well as celebrities, politicians and people associated with arms trafficking, blood diamonds and bribery.

September 1, 2014

Family-controlled banks Pictet and Lombard Odier have left behind a dated corporate structure by transitioning from an unlimited to a limited liability partnership, a family wealth lawyer says.

Family-controlled banks Pictet and Lombard Odier have left behind a dated corporate structure by transitioning from an unlimited to a limited liability partnership, a family wealth lawyer says.

Last week both banks released their financial data for the first time in their more than 200-year-old histories – a requirement of their new partnership structures, which both changed from unlimited to limited liability in January this year.

June 12, 2014

US-based First Citizens Bank, led by the Holding family since 1964, has announced it will become the country’s largest family-owned bank when it merges with another independent bank, which it also owns a controlling stake in, this November.

US-based First Citizens Bank, led by the Holding family since 1964, has announced it will become the country’s largest family-owned bank when it merges with another independent bank, which it also owns a controlling stake in, this November.  

The deal, which sees the North Carolina bank join hands with the similarly named First Citizens Bank and Trust of South Carolina, is worth between $636.9 million (€471 million) and $676.4 million.

December 16, 2013

“The world of finance hails the wheel over and over again, often in a slightly more unstable version.” Wise words from the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith, but is there any alternative to this wheel of finance? 

John Kenneth Galbraith, the great economist and thinker who died a few years back, said in one of his many tomes: “The world of finance hails the wheel over and over again, often in a slightly more unstable version.”

Few missives have been so wise, because the evidence is gathering pace to suggest these wheels are yet again spinning rapidly as we enter another up cycle in the world of finance. Is there any alternative to this wheel of finance?

May 30, 2013

Swiss banks are coming to terms with a world with less banking secrecy. But are they adapting fast enough to a public that wants more transparency?

It’s hard to know what makes a bank safe from collapse these days. The financial crisis a few years back turned everything on its head. But there are things a bank can do – you would hope – that can help stave off collapse.

May 2, 2013

The wealthy are less in love with their banks than they are with the other brands and services they spend their money on due to banks' failure to capitalise on digital marketing opportunities, according to recent research.

The wealthy are less in love with their banks than they are with the other brands and services they spend their money on due to banks' failure to capitalise on digital marketing opportunities, according to recent research.

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