Research firm names wealthiest Swiss executives and top Swiss cities for UHNWs 21/11/2012
The combined net worth of the top 10 Swiss executives crosses $61 billion mark, according to the list published by research firm Wealth-X.
UK millionaire numbers increase by 7.9 percent over past 2 years 19/11/2012
The number of millionaires in the UK has increased by 7.9 percent in 2 years, and 22,338 additional residences became net asset millionaire households between October 2010 and October 2012, according to CoreData’s latest findings.
Skandia reveals the price of happiness 19/11/2012
The amount of net annual income needed for people to feel happy is $161,810, which is 15 times the global average for an individual’s income, according to Wealth Sentiment Survey, a study commissioned by Scandia International, part of Old Mutual Wealth.
Investors favour UK stocks despite ‘lingering fears’ over growth 16/11/2012
Private investors are more optimistic about UK stocks than other investment classes despite the outlook for the UK economy topping their list of concerns, claims Lloyds TSB Private Banking’s latest Investor Outlook survey.
Viewing failure positively is ‘essential’ for economy to grow, says Barclays 12/11/2012
Majority (74 percent) of global high net worth individuals (HNWIs) agree that viewing failure positively is essential for an economy to grow, according to latest edition of Barclays Wealth Insights.
Europe’s wealthy keen on sustainable investment, says new study 08/11/2012
Sustainable investments by Europe’s wealthiest investors has increased by nearly 60 percent over the past two years, rising to EUR 1.15 trillion from EUR 729 billion, according to a 2012 High Net Worth Individuals and Sustainable Investment Study by Eurosif, supported by Bank Sarasin.
Share incentive schemes bolster top executives' earnings 07/11/2012
Senior executives in the UK's biggest companies have seen their average earnings go up by more than a quarter in the past year, with pay averaging at £4 million a year according to Incomes Data Services (IDS).
A feral pit of total war 06/11/2012
Tim Price's commentary piece.
European real estate investors ‘should look to Sweden, Germany and Finland’ for the highest risk-adjusted returns 06/11/2012
Investors in commercial property should look to Sweden, Germany and Finland for the most attractive risk-adjusted returns over the next five years, according to analysis released by Aviva Investors.
US is stuck ‘between a rock and a hard place’, says GAM 05/11/2012
Ahead of the US election, analysis of the two parties’ economic policies gives the impression that voters and investors are stuck between a rock and a hard place, according to Graham Wainer, global head of investments – managed portfolios, and Julian Howard, investment communications director at GAM.