Wealth management articles

Talking about wealth

Talking about wealth

Wealth is a contentious issue when seen through the lens of social improvement. Viewed from the position of social equality, it is a recipe for dissatisfaction and, sometimes, disaster. How does a private banker reconcile obligations to clients with social responsibility and ambitions for national improvement? Executive sat down with Jean Riachi, chairman of FFA

All the makings of

It is common to associate wealth management with private banks, family offices, brokers, asset managers, and other financial intermediaries. But the structuring and transmission of wealth also touches upon many that are outside of the financial trade. Interactions between essential sectors in an economy and smaller surrounding activities are normal. Some globally significant industries, such

Private returns

International reports suggest that the Middle East is currently the world’s second fastest growing region in private wealth, trailing only Asia. According to a Global Wealth 2017 report published in June by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), an international management consulting firm, the private wealth segment picked up momentum globally in 2016, but with visible regional

Money magnet

Money magnets

This article is part of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. Read more stories published here, or pick up September’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   “Get on a plane from Middle Eastern Airlines (MEA) from Geneva to Beirut, and see how many bankers you have on that plane going and

Wealth in Lebanon

This article is part of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up September’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. The numbers are clear. There is something deeply wrong with Lebanese capitalism. Yes, there is considerable wealth that is readily visible to all as

Don’t ask for too much

This article is part of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up September’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   Banque Libano-Française, a Lebanese alpha group bank whose assets stood at $11 billion at the end of June 2014, does not operate a

Growing more detailed

This article is part of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up September’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. The GCC continues to be a standout region for wealth creation. Investable and liquid assets grew by 15 to 20 percent each year from

Feeling our presence

This article is part of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up September’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   Roula Habis is a new managing partner at Optimum Invest, a Beirut based financial company. Formerly the general manager of Middle East Capital

On topic: Lebanon’s capital markets

This article is part of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up September’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. With the lack of active capital markets, banks have as of yet provided the largest source of outside financing to private companies, resulting largely

The international edge

This is the first installment of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. The rest of the report will be published here over the coming week. It should not be surprising that combinations of Swiss and Lebanese virtues have a lot of potential for profitable relationships, including some that are taciturn to the

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