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November 7, 2013

More than 800 individuals have become billionaires since the financial markets bottomed out in March 2009 following the global financial crisis, with today’s total population at 2,170.

More than 800 individuals have become billionaires since the financial markets bottomed out in March 2009 following the global financial crisis, with today’s total population at 2,170.

According to the Billionaire Census 2013, released by Wealth-X and UBS, Asia is the fastest growing region for individuals whose worth is at least 10 figures long.

Since last year, the region’s billionaire population rose 3.7%, with 18 new individuals, and total billionaire wealth increased 13%.

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 24, 2012

No charges have been filed against the Ambani family, which controls Reliance Group, despite the decision by a British authority to ban a former UBS banker for setting up an illegal vehicle for the Indian family.

No charges have been filed against the Ambani family, which controls Reliance Group, despite the decision by a British authority to ban a former UBS banker for setting up an illegal vehicle for the Indian family.

A statement from Reliance Group, headed by Anil Ambani, said the family members were “neither party to the proceedings, nor represented therein”.

February 23, 2012

The family office sector in Asia-Pacific looks set for strong growth, as the rise in wealth in the region, fuelled by strong economic expansion and liberalisation, continues, according to a study by Campden Research and UBS.

The family office sector in Asia-Pacific looks set for strong growth, as the rise in wealth in the region, fuelled by strong economic expansion and liberalisation, continues, according to a study by Campden Research and UBS.

Although the number of billionaires in the region has soared – in China, this has gone from virtually zero 10 years ago to nearly 150 in 2011 – the family office sector has not grown at a similar pace. There are only an estimated 100 family offices in the region.

November 2, 2011

Banks need to try harder, say family businesses. But 10 banks come out on top when rated by family businesses in Europe. CampdenFB looks at the winners in more detail.

Banks need to try harder, say family businesses. But 10 banks come out on top when rated by family businesses in Europe. CampdenFB looks at the winners in more detail.

Barclays
UK bank with a huge corporate client base, many of them family businesses

September 19, 2011

Following last week’s arrest of rogue trader Kweku Adoboli, Swiss bank UBS has probably had as much fun in investment banking as its wealthy clients can stand.

Following last week’s arrest of rogue trader Kweku Adoboli, Swiss bank UBS has probably had as much fun in investment banking as its wealthy clients can stand.

Adoboli was accused of fraud after incurring a potential $2.3 billion loss for the bank. A UBS spokesman won’t say how it happened, but the problem appears to relate to unhedged dealing losses, disguised by fake trades.

September 16, 2011

And so it’s happened again. This time it’s Swiss bank UBS that is having to swallow its pride and explain just how a rogue trader was able to lose $2 billion, and even worse, how it only found out when the trader himself confessed.

And so it’s happened again. This time it’s Swiss bank UBS that is having to swallow its pride and explain just how a rogue trader was able to lose $2 billion, and even worse, how it only found out when the trader himself confessed. Kweku Adoboli joins the rogues’ gallery that includes Nick Leeson, Jerome Kerviel and Yasuo Hamanaka.

September 15, 2011

Most global banks are increasingly targeting family offices by launching new units to service them and marketing initiatives to tout their services. So which are the top 10 wealth managers for family offices?

Most global banks are increasingly targeting family offices by launching new units to service them and marketing initiatives to tout their services. So which are the top 10 wealth managers for family offices?

David Bain answers the question at CampdenFO.

September 15, 2011

UBS reports $2 billion (€1.45 billion) losses caused by unauthorised trading at its investment bank, the Swiss group said in a statement issued on 15 September.

UBS reports $2 billion (€1.45 billion) losses caused by unauthorised trading at its investment bank, the Swiss group said in a statement issued on 15 September.

Read the full story at CampdenFO.

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