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Nordea move shows Wahlroos is not all bark

Nordea move shows Wahlroos is not all bark

As Stockholm loses its biggest bank, the threat by Nordea’s chairman Björn Wahlroos – peeved at higher Swedish resolution fees – to redomicile to Helsinki proves to have been no empty one, but the bank’s new home under the ECB could hold some disappointments in store.

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Forget robo-advisers, it’s superhumans that are needed

Forget robo-advisers, it’s superhumans that are needed

In 2003, the average number of high net-worth clients per relationship manager or financial adviser in the US was 170 – today, that figure is expected to be about 280, with advisers regularly claiming to know someone who knows someone who has at least 500.

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Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

Inside investment: We need to talk about pensions

If you want to kill the conversation at a dinner party, one sure-fire winner is pensions, but it is the $25.2 trillion in pension assets that fuel global capital markets and there needs to be some serious thinking on how they will work in the future.

Inside investment: Debt – status quo anti

Inside investment: Debt – status quo anti

Despite political shocks, the issuers of ‘safe’ government debt will continue to have the upper hand over the bond vigilantes, and the great financial repression will continue.

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Macaskill on markets: Curious Qatari tactics

Macaskill on markets: Curious Qatari tactics

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charged Barclays and four former managers with fraud in June, alleging misconduct relating to two capital raising deals in 2008 and a loan to Qatar.

Sideways: The chairman emails, part II

Sideways: The chairman emails, part II

Following news that Barclays chief executive Jes Staley and Bank of England governor Mark Carney were fooled by spoof emails purporting to come from their chairmen, Euromoney’s Jon Macaskill has uncovered more misleading messages from the top.

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Home truths from emerging markets

Home truths from emerging markets

It has been a challenging few years in emerging market banking, so it is hard to blame lenders for wanting to put a positive spin on difficult situations.