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Glossary of Private Banking and Wealth Management Terms

Acquisitions = takeover Alternative Investment = An alternative investment is regarded as an investment product other than traditional investments such as stocks, … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments, Family Office and Wealth Management

Family Office. What is a Multi Family Office?

A Multi-family office (MFO) is an enterprise or a firm that manages investments and trusts for multiple wealthy families. … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments, Art Advisory and Passion Investments, Family Office and Wealth Management, Hedge Funds, Islamic Finance, Philanthropy, Private Equity, Real Estate and Property

Private banking and The Needs of the Customer

by David Ward Let us start by expressing a typical opening statement found in many media coming from banks ‘……to meet the constantly changing needs of corporate customers and private individuals, including investment banking services…..’ … Read more »

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Some Final Thoughts On 2009 Or, the Emporer Has No Clothes

I find it amusing that the debacle in Copenhagen which just finished was the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. One of the most famous stories of Andersen’s included the famous quote from the child, “but the emporer has no clothes”. And so it is left to the children to speak the truth. The truth is, after being in this business since 1975, I came to the realization a few years ago about what a silly business this is (at best) and how malign it is (at its worst). After all, we spend all this time and money shuffling around pieces of paper which have virtually no utility in the real world. We bet (because this market today has little or nothing to do with investment) billions of dollars or euros or … Read more »

In : Alternative Investments