Finnish investment bank focuses on wealth

"Evli Bank as a group has been recently refocusing more toward wealth management, and this is also bringing changes to the Baltic opera-tion," says Jolanta Latviene, the new CEO and board chairman of Evli Securities, Evli's Tallinn-based Ba


IFA acquisition brings Web £20m in funds

The acquisition of another Surrey-based firm adds two more IFAs to Web’s personnel, corporate specialist Stuart Smillie and private client expert James Child.


Norway’s wealth fund wants less of Europe, more of Asia

The fund, which holds nearly 2 per cent of all European shares, also has to adjust to lower real-return expectations and the government must cut back on how much of the oil money it spends if it wants to preserve the fund, Norges Bank, which manages the f


Italian tax men blitz the chic in ski resort raids

Italian tax agents donned skis, gloves and goggles to launch an unusual blitz in the chic ski resort of Courmayeur, two months after a similar raid on another playground of the rich, Cortina d'Ampezzo.


Iveagh launches into Northern Ireland

The fund range offers investors access to the investment team who manage the private investment portfolios of key members of the Guinness family office, including Lord Iveagh.


SocGen CEO ‘Happy’ With Start to 2012

Societe Generale Chief Executive Frederic Oudea predicted a better 2012 after the French bank reported a worse-than-expected 88.6 percent fall in quarterly profit in the last three months of 2011 on Thursday.


European family offices invest in India

The deal came less than two years after Verlinvest’s first investment in India. In November 2010, the firm acquired a 15% stake in winemaker Sula Wine.


Falling inflation to keep rates low, yield in demand - Coutts

Annual inflation slowed to a 14-month low in January, as last year’s VAT hike dropped out of the annual comparison and weak consumer demand relieved price pressures. This will help keep interest rates low and real rates, adjusted for inflation, neg