Video Article - La Banque Postale: comprehensive answers for all territorial players

The 2013/04/01 at 07:51
By widening its offer to enterprises, local authorities and social-economy players, La Banque Postale ha...

Bank offers: a new stance before clients

The 2012/03/09 at 06:10
Major wealth management players are adopting new forms of conduct. More than ever, the qualities of solidity, adaptability and above all attentiveness, are promoted to seduce clients who are increasingly wel...

Video article. Euporos: Silver, a golden investment

The 2012/01/02 at 05:22
A Greek word meaning “rich, ingenious, wealthy”, Euporos is also the name of a young company in the Swiss canton of Valais specialising in the sale and purchase of precious metals. Louis Schneider, Manager o...

Profit-sharing assets have climbed from 19 billion euros in 1995 to 88.6 billion euros in 2010

The 2011/12/28 at 13:19
From pension savings to profit sharing via time-saving schemes, Malakoff Médéric offers companies a panel of investment solutions offering tax and social advantages. A review of the offer from Fédéris, an en...

Christophe Lemarié, Deputy General Manager of Société Générale Gestion: "The performance of our PEA mandates was 6 % higher than that of the CAC 40"

The 2011/11/04 at 10:42
Société Générale Gestion, an asset management company specially for the bank’s clients has notched up impressive performances ever since its creation a year and a half ago. Here follows an interview with Chr...

How do you become a cattle owner?

The 2011/08/26 at 15:13
Investing in cattle to ensure regular profit income without being a farmer oneself – this is possible thanks to the AFIC. Pierre Marguerit, its Secretary, explains how this system can help you to diversify y...

KBL European Private Bankers: pampering assets

The 2011/08/20 at 08:47
Polyvalence and long-term support are the secrets to the success of KBL European Private Bankers. Olivier de Jamblinne, member of the establishment’s executive committee, retraces the specificities of its se...

Public servants: secure retirement with savings

The 2011/05/02 at 16:05
Preparing for your retirement in order to benefit, following a period of professional activity, a lifelo...

Préfon Retraite: prepare for tomorrow today

The 2011/05/02 at 15:53
56 % of the market share of retirement saving products aimed at civil servants and a 72 % progression in...

Brokers: Gras Savoye, a creator of value

The 2011/03/31 at 08:10
Gras Savoye Belgium is one of the five leading Belgian insurance brokers and is up there in the world’s ...

Intuitae: taking good care of big fortunes

The 2011/02/28 at 14:59
Intuitae offers wealthy families comprehensive capital advice and services in the interests of independence and trans-generational sustainability.

Serena Conseil & Développement: close-range support

The 2011/02/28 at 14:48
Serena Conseil & Développement offers individuals and companies diversified and independent capital mana...

"Family offices": towards new competition

The 2011/02/28 at 14:37
In a context where client relations in private banks are being criticised, family offices offering multi-task close-range expertise for the extremely wealthy are emerging as a growing source of competition.

Interview with Paul Thurston, Chief Executive of Wealth Management for the HSBC group

The 2011/02/28 at 14:26
The crisis of confidence in relation to private bank asset managers is forcing the sector to question itself. Paul Thurston, Chief Executive of Retail Banking and Wealth Management for the HSBC group, casts ...

Real estate, a "sure investment"

The 2011/01/04 at 11:52
When wealth management is placed in the hands of independent consultancy firms, the advantage is that capital does not fall captive to a business logic, which is the case in banks. This type of independent m...

Setting up: destination Dubai

The 2010/05/04 at 13:59
Established in the emirate city since 1997, the firm Hélène Mathieu Legal Consultants supports SMEs wish...

IBI: a first step towards moving internationally

The 2010/04/01 at 14:58
The IBI firm, a provider of consultancy services in flotation and capital opening, supports SMEs in thei...

Trusts: objective Luxembourg

The 2010/04/01 at 09:39
Backed by the networks of an international group and by those it has developed on the spot, Intertrust h...

Group stables: today’s owners

The 2010/02/26 at 09:16
France Galop promotes new forms of racehorse ownership. Amongst these: group stables in the form of a si...

Both corporate and private clients: wealth management from A to Z

The 2010/02/26 at 09:00
By drawing together offers aimed at companies and services for private clients, the bank Neuflize OBC op...

Real estate: the right tax exemption scheme

The 2010/02/26 at 08:34
The latest French reforms have complicated real-estate tax exemption schemes by attacking a certain numb...

PERL: a promoter of general interests

The 2010/02/26 at 08:09
Since its creation ten years ago, the company PERL has run over 65 real-estate programmes in France acco...

Initial public offering (IPO) - A partner for SMEs

The 2010/02/26 at 07:25
The Crédit du Nord Group proclaims its ambitions in the small and mid-caps segment.

Tax havens: France publishes its own blacklist

The 2010/02/25 at 17:13
Following the “grey list” drawn up by the OECD in 2009, the French Ministry of the Economy has published...

Deloitte Luxemburg: "Grand Duchy is not a tax haven"

The 2009/10/29 at 10:57
The Deloitte group consists of several independent companies, providing audit, tax, and Advisory & Consu...

Wealth management: not just for the elite

The 2009/10/08 at 13:13
Establishing capital and managing it efficiently are not always very straightforward or simple. JCB Cons...

Investment: investing in holiday real estate

The 2009/06/29 at 13:40
Created in 1876, the Lagrange group has been specialised for over 40 years in holiday residences. Other ...

Financial engineering: polyvalence to counter the crisis

The 2009/06/04 at 10:30
Multidisciplinary companies are doing the best currently in the midst of the crisis. This observation ap...

Modular solutions: a la carte insurance

The 2009/02/27 at 13:54
Thanks to its merger with Swiss Life Belgium, Delta Lloyd Life has secured a solid position in the Belgi...

SG Private Banking: high-class bank services

The 2009/01/05 at 15:14
SG Private Banking from the Société Générale Group offers high-class products and services likely to ple...

Olivier Johanet, La Française des Placements Investissements: "We don’t aim to make a killing on the market"

The 2008/12/01 at 11:59
Since 2000, La Française des Placements has offered clients a sensible investment philosophy allowing ri...

Alma France: a hotel ambiance in exceptional surroundings

The 2008/10/30 at 10:17
Specialised in leisure residences, the Bordeaux-based real-estate developer Alma France stands out for t...

Advice for individuals: making the most of your rights

The 2008/10/29 at 16:52
At a time when tax restrictions raise heated debates, APG Conseils offers a welcome solution. The firm’s...

Life insurance: the unsung assets of contracts from Luxembourg

The 2008/09/29 at 11:14
Thanks to possibilities offered by regulations in Luxembourg, Sogelife has developed products allowing E...

Luxembourg: the benefits of life insurance and private banking

The 2008/06/02 at 13:35
Lombard International Assurance’s wealth development solutions, involving Luxembourg-based life insuranc...

Portfolio management: relationship of trust

The 2008/06/02 at 13:35
It is not only the major banks which deal with portfolio management, many private asset management compa...

Assets management: flexible innovative life insurance

The 2008/05/05 at 12:47
Lex Life & Pension, a Luxembourg-based life insurance company, offers a variety of concepts to individua...

Starting a business in Switzerland

The 2008/01/02 at 14:44
There are many reasons why a French company might wish to move outside France. Businesses receive a warm...

Luxembourg: an independent approach to life insurance

The 2008/01/02 at 13:35
An independent Luxembourg-based company offering life insurance solutions in Europe, Euresa-life present...

Petercam: much more than a private bank

The 2007/12/03 at 14:20
With fund management and commercial activities directed at both private and institutional clients, the P...

Nord Europe Private Bank: innovative assets management

The 2007/12/03 at 14:20
Based in Luxembourg, Nord Europe Private Bank offers its international private clientele a comprehensive...

French regulations: SIIC et SPPICAV, new investment vehicles

The 2007/12/03 at 13:36
Significant developments have taken place recently in the regulatory and tax environment of real estate ...

Provident schemes: life insurance not just popular in France

The 2007/08/29 at 11:37
If the market for provident schemes is flourishing, it is partly due to the success of the life insuranc...

Extra income: profitability guaranteed

The 2007/08/29 at 10:40
Specialists in the design, marketing and running of city-centre business apartments under the Appart’Cit...

FFSA: “Insurance is indispensable in the economy”

The 2007/07/09 at 15:16
On the occasion of the French Federation of Insurance Company (FFSA)’s 70th anniversary, Commerce Intern...

Hottinger, Swiss private banker since 1786

The 2007/07/09 at 10:45
When Pierre Henzien visits his clients in Asia, they are always impressed by the bank’s history. There a...

Family businesses: which model for the future?

The 2007/07/09 at 10:45
For more than 80 years, KPMG has been advising and working closely with family businesses throughout the...

Dexia: insurance for EU expatriates

The 2007/06/08 at 13:48
Dexia Insurance & Pensions Services (DIPS) offers a complete insurance and pension package for expatriat...

Asset management: dedicated to creating wealth

The 2007/05/03 at 13:35
Owned by the property group Akerys, the Toulouse-based company IFB France offers everybody the opportunity of building up their assets to prepare for retirement, to provide for contingencies or to pass on to...

New financial techniques: innovative asset management solutions

The 2007/03/02 at 14:12
Alongside more traditional products, asset management specialists are now using sophisticated tools that...

Luxembourg: life assurance made easy

The 2007/01/02 at 11:50
Equatus, a Luxembourg-based brokerage company, offers its clients a vast range of financial products par...

Private assets management: managing assets with assurance

The 2007/01/02 at 10:36
The private bank subsidiary of the Allianz-AGF Group is celebrating its first year of existence.  Armed ...

Property - Controlled and targeted development

The 2006/10/03 at 10:27
The liquid assets of listed property companies increased in 2005 despite the trend towards concentration...

Tax exemption: a "good" year

The 2006/09/04 at 11:35
In 2006, there are still numerous ways of taking advantage of tax exemptions, although in the long term ...

New investment funds: PPPs take off

The 2006/09/04 at 11:35
The public Ruling of 17th June 2004 on public-private partnerships (PPPs) confirmed the Government’s des...

Investment capital is expanding rapidly across the globe, and especially in Europe

The 2006/09/04 at 10:50
Implying varying degrees of risk, investment capital generates substantial profits for many investors. B...

Anticipation the key to better assets management

The 2006/04/03 at 09:46
Transfers, IFRS norms, optimisation of the payroll budget and the risks run by corporate mandate holders...

Investments 2006: how to be a shrewd investor

The 2006/04/03 at 09:43
Besides multisupport life insurance contracts, indispensable in any sensible assets management strategy,...

Specific funds: everyone’s a winner

The 2006/04/03 at 09:37
Employee savings schemes not only encourage staff loyalty but are also effective motivational tools. Enc...

Corporate transfer - Mutual trust

The 2006/01/02 at 13:36
With the increasing complexity of the economic and legal corporate environment, company directors need a...

Private bank - A family spirit

The 2006/01/02 at 13:36
In light of the fact that entrepreneurs’ business wealth and private wealth are often one and the same, ...

Corporate transfers - Guiding the entrepreneur

The 2006/01/02 at 13:36
A company director, the principal shareholder in his company, is often faced with the restructuring of h...

Asset Management - Tax-exempt property investment

The 2006/01/02 at 13:36
Investing in property is an excellent way to reduce one’s tax bill and build up a healthy assets portfol...

- Preparing company transfers

The 2006/01/02 at 13:36
Concluding the transfer of a production tool can be just as important for an owner-manager as its succes...

Corporate Transfers - « We operate an open architecture system»

The 2006/01/02 at 13:36
Though the world of the company director has undergone significant changes over the last twenty years, t...

Private banking - Developing family assets

The 2005/10/03 at 10:28
At the head of one of the few independent private banking firms in France, the Meeschaert family works h...

MeesPierson BGL SA - Total wealth care management

The 2005/07/01 at 11:46
Founded in 1842, the Fortis Group is active in Switzerland through its subsidiary, the Banque MeesPierso...

Ferrier Lullin - A global approach to wealth care

The 2005/07/01 at 11:45
Ferrier Lullin & Cie S.A., the oldest continuously operating private bank in Geneva, offers its clients ...

Asset management - Banque Privée Saint Dominique: customised asset management

The 2005/07/01 at 11:27
A subsidiary of Natexis Banques Populaires specialising in asset management, the Banque Privée Saint Dom...

Private banking - Bonds of trust

The 2005/07/01 at 10:59
Increasingly global financial markets are at the heart of a risk-based industry in which fluctuating int...

Wealth management - Preparing to hand over

The 2005/07/01 at 08:52
In about ten years time, increasingly large number of company directors, like other active workers, will...

Special report on banking & insurance - Changes in the world of private banking

The 2005/04/01 at 14:46
Shaken by the financial crisis of the last four years, private banks have adapted to the needs of an inc...

Asset management - A broader offer

The 2005/04/01 at 09:49
Specialising in asset management, the Banque Privée Saint Dominique employs a global approach combining ...

Private assets management - A capital of confidence

The 2005/04/01 at 09:47
Located in the heart of Geneva, bastion of the private banking industry, Faisal Finance (Switzerland) SA...

Private banking - Close to customers

The 2004/11/02 at 14:06
Monte Paschi Banque (MPB) is the French subsidiary of Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) and has a network ...

Private banking - Financial advice for the wealthy

The 2004/10/02 at 14:58
Véga Banque privée, known for the exclusivity of its products, has recently become a 100% subsidiary of ...

Private Banking - Global expertise

The 2004/10/02 at 14:57
SG Private Banking is the private wealth management arm of the Société Générale Group. It offers wealthy...

Private banking - Restoring confidence

The 2004/10/02 at 13:44
For some time now Banque d'Orsay, subsidiary of Westdeutsche Landesbank, the 4th largest German bank, ha...

Corporate and Investment Banking - Smooth-running solutions

The 2004/07/02 at 13:19
The Debt Finance Division of SG Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB), headed by Marc Breillout, manag...

Personal assets - Revenue-earning taxes

The 2003/10/02 at 11:59
The tax optimisation consulting agency created by Jean-François Guinot offers non-contributory investmen...

Private banking - Swiss banking tradition in Paris

The 2003/10/02 at 11:59
The international dimension that Sarasin has acquired from its strategic alliance with Rabobank means th...

Asset management - Expertise and accessibility

The 2003/10/02 at 11:58
French banking group BNP Paribas’ Banque Privée concentrates on providing wealthy clients with easy acce...

Asset management - Experts in portfolio management

The 2003/10/02 at 11:58
As the end of the year draws closer, French people's general financial situation is improving although i...

Investment - LBOs: the best of both worlds

The 2003/07/02 at 09:14
When, in 1998, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC) made the decision to extend its activities t...

Private equity - Guaranteeing property investment

The 2003/05/02 at 11:34
Rémy Houtin, sales manager of Selexia, in an interview for Commerce International, explains the principl...

Asset management - An old-fashioned family

The 2003/05/02 at 11:04
A long time ago in rich old families the estate manager was an integral part of the household. To him fe...

Investments & Finance - Enhancing business growth

The 2003/05/02 at 09:17
Whether they are local businesses such as the Banque Populaire de Massif Central, linked to a foreign ne...

Private equity - Natexis Investissement: the model partner for SMEs

The 2003/04/03 at 11:15
Natexis Investissement, the mainstay of Natexis Banque Populaire's Private Equity centre, is ready for t...

Real estate assets - Global investment services

The 2003/01/03 at 14:31
GDP Vendôme specialises in building and running residential care homes for dependent elderly people. The...

Asset management firm - Employee savings schemes for SMEs

The 2003/01/03 at 13:07
Banque Federal Finance was one of the first firms to propose the new employee savings solutions for smal...

Asset management firm - CCR Chevrillon Philippe: asset management for discerning investors

The 2003/01/03 at 13:06
Jean-Marie Leroy, chairman and managing director of CCR Chevrillon Philippe, explains how, although the ...

Investment capital - Go-betweens for investment capital

The 2003/01/03 at 13:06
Founded in 1984, the French Association of Capital Investors (AFIC) works as a go-between for entreprene...

Asset management - A new stance in asset management

The 2002/10/05 at 13:57
After conducting a thorough analysis of why financial markets have  fallen in the past three years, JP M...

Mutual funds - Investing in private equity

The 2002/10/05 at 13:57
In a field that was previously just one of many services offered by commercial banks, new importance is ...

Private banking - Returning to basic values

The 2002/04/05 at 15:18
By extolling the virtues of returning to the basic rules of prudence required by sound asset management ...

Financial products - Customized solutions worldwide

The 2002/04/05 at 15:18
Crystal Finance specialises in financial and insurance products for French people working in the oversea...

Banking and Financing - Asset management the CCR Chevrillon-Philippe way

The 2002/01/02 at 17:19
Jean-Marie Leroy, Managing Director of CCR Chevrillon-Philippe, des­cribes how an asset management compa...

Banking and Financing - Craftsmen in wealth management

The 2002/01/02 at 17:19
Wealth engineering is an integral part of the private banking services provided by Crédit Lyonnais, with...

Banking and Financing - Strong values and tradition

The 2002/01/02 at 17:19
Rothschild is synonymous with banking. Seven generations of the fami­ly have perfected the art of Privat...

Banking and Financing - Optimism for Private Banking in Luxembourg

The 2002/01/02 at 17:19
UBS (Luxembourg) S.A. is a subsidiary of the world's leading private bank. It is preparing to face the s...

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