Summit Notebook

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Wealth education: one pretention too much?

October 5, 2009

The ultra wealthy have finally found something that is too pretentious.

 

English-style horseback riding lessons? Fine. Summers split between five different country houses? Also fine. 

No-frills travel is on for private bankers

October 5, 2009

The days of luxury VIP lounges are gone for many private bankers, as the crisis forces them to travel economy to save money.

Private banking: you may be worth it

October 5, 2009

Those who tend to avoid posh restaurants in Geneva’s expensive Rue du Rhone district and famed private banks because they believe they are not rich enough may be given a second chance at century-old wealth manager Julius Baer.

Geneva is for wealth management

October 5, 2009

Even for an American who’s not wealthy, Geneva has a reputation as a global centre for wealth management – the place the world’s rich come to stash their money and (they hope) make it grow.

Politicians get into restructuring

October 1, 2009

It’s a different kind of restructuring business these days, with politicians picking up the phone to try to put their two cents in too, Moelis & Co.’s Thane Carlston said during the Reuters Restructuring Summit.

Restructuring calls heat up

September 30, 2009

After a cool few months, the phones are heating up again for restructuring advisors. 

from LEGACY Reuters Summits:

More sovereign bond issues, more challenging for corporates?

September 29, 2009

Analysts say the worst of the financial crisis that hit Eastern Europe especially hard has passed but new euro bond and sovereign bond issues could make it challenging for corporations looking to tap the capital markets. Cheuvreux's Simon Quijano-Evans explains why.

Impact of new sovereign bond issues from Reuters TV on Vimeo.

“Rich, retired and gone”

September 29, 2009

Veteran insolvency expert Nick Hood gave the restructuring summit a sobering reminder of the shortcomings of corporate finance.

Debt collecting gets…er, sexy?

September 28, 2009

Bank employees working in call centers and reminding clients of their overdue loans used to be as far to the bottom of the banking food chain as you could be. Not any more.

Stop lumping us together! say Central Europeans

September 28, 2009

An invitation to the Reuters Central European Investment Summit may sound perfectly acceptable to many policy makers and executives but not to Czech central banker Mojmir Hampl. It’s not that he objected to visiting our Vienna office and being interviewed by a crew of editors — Hampl was ready and willing to do that. He just questioned the very idea of lumping together all the different countries in a very diverse region.