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Citywealth e-magazine - monthly international country features and people profiles

Citywealth is widely read around the world. Its aim is to provide international features and people profiles on the private wealth management sector including investment managers and intermediaries. It features topical features which have included divorce, footballer wealth, the tax estate repeal bill in the USA and family offices. This audience advise the world's richest people on how to protect and grow their fortunes.

Recent Issues

December 2016 

In the latest issue of Citywealth, we feature Régis Bergonzi, a Monegasque lawyer, who talks about his work with UHNW clients and his burgeoning divorce practice. We also speak with Eric Barnett, CEO of the newly formed Kleinwort Hambros, who talks about the merger. Meanwhile, Claire Coe Smith investigates the private wealth sector in Singapore which is benefiting from mainland Chinese moving their assets there. The reason? Hong Kong is seen to be under the increasing glare of the Chinese government.

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November 2016 

For the third consecutive year, Citywealth is honouring 200 of the most powerful women in government, private wealth, education, private client advisory and philanthropy across the international financial centres (IFCs). The IFC Powerwomen Top 200 list focuses on influencers as well as professionals and celebrates powerful women from diverse backgrounds. It recognises women of achievement who are trailblazers in their field, helping to promote business excellence in their home jurisdiction and consolidating the reputations of the financial services industry globally.

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October 2016 

With only a week until the US election, domestic and international markets are keeping a keen eye on the presidential race which is causing its domestic population ‘psychological and digestive disruption.’ This month, Marcela Kunova also speaks with Craig Marshall, CEO of Irwin Mitchell’s Personal Legal Services, about the firm’s recent mergers and future growth plans; and Belinda Ferré, MD at Bank J. Safra Sarasin, about remaining confident in the UK’s ability to continue to remain a global powerhouse. Meanwhile, Claire Coe Smith investigates the Swiss wealth management industry which is upskilling to tackle the new regulatory environment. Finally, Karen Jones reviews The Sunrise Kempinski Hotel in Beijing, China. It is a magnificent property attracting wealthy domestic tourists and international corporate clients for offsites

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September 2016 

With Claire Coe Smith investigating the private wealth sector in Bermuda this month we talk about the island’s growing fiduciary business which has come to the fore after decades of being dominated by Bermuda’s insurance industry. Marcela Kunova also speaks with Anthony Balniel, founding partner and head of private clients at James Hambro & Partners, who shares his view on Brexit and talks about burgeoning investment opportunities in tech. Rachel Atkins, partner and head of legal at Schillings is also profiled and talks about the increasing problem of data breaches and the reputation of tech companies. Finally, we talk about Muslim charities who are struggling to raise funds in an atmosphere of fear and mistrust created by recent terror attacks, and we update you on senior hires in the news section

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August 2016 

The second edition of the Future Leaders list, which has become our annual feature of rising stars under 40 in the private wealth industry. In this editorial project, we highlight those in the wealth management sector globally. All the young professionals included in this Top 100 list have been gathered by extensive editorial research and are recommended by industry peers, charities and UHNW clients. Although they are still in the early stages of their careers, these recommendations recognize the years of study and hard work that enabled them to reach their current positions.

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June 2016 

In this issue, Marcela Kunova speaks with Mary-Anne Daly, head of UK wealth management at Cazenove Capital Management, about the challenges UHNW clients face in the demanding compliance environment following the credit crunch; and Alexandra Altinger, CEO of Sandaire Investment Office, who gives us her view on their clients and says the majority have widened their thinking on investing. Meanwhile, Clare Coe Smith looks at the upswing in real estate and the digital technology industry in the North West which has benefited from the BBC relocating there, and we also bring you the list of winners from our inaugural Brand Management and Reputation Awards.

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May 2016 

With Claire Coe Smith investigating the private wealth sector in Guernsey, this month we talk about the positive benefits that improved regulation have brought to the island and the continued work flow from the UK. In the UK, Marcela Kunova interviewed Anthony Villis, founder and managing partner, First Wealth, who talks about his vision for the business. She also caught up with Farah Ballands, CEO of Estera which is the former fiduciary arm of Appleby. She tells us about her work and about what she does with her downtime. In lifestyle we have a look at a London property, with the Sofitel St James. It oozes glamour yet creativity when welcoming guests.

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May 2016 

The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards held their eleventh year event on Thursday 12th May 2016, assembling over 400 guests at the five-star Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London. The ceremony saw companies and individuals in the private wealth sector awarded for their outstanding performance. In this special supplement, we bring you the names of all the 2016 winners and the runners-up.

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April 2016 

With Claire Coe Smith investigating the private wealth sector in Hong Kong and Mauritius, this month we talk about the growing interest in China for succession planning. In Mauritius we discover that the number of UHNWs worth more than $30 million has increased by sixty-five percent in the last decade. Closer to home, Marcela Kunova interviewed Michael Shimmin, group chair at Fedelta Isle of Man who talks about his work and the problem of judging our parents legal and financial decisions by today's standards. She also caught up with Patricia White, managing director, at Orangefield Legis who shares her view on the latest trends in the fund management industry.

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March 2016 

With Claire Coe Smith investigating the private wealth sector in Cyprus and Malta, this month we talk about UHNW immigration in the EU which is fuelling private client structuring work in the aftermath of the banking crisis. Meanwhile, Suzanne Isaacs interviewed David Ugur, private client partner at Gowling WLG, who talks about the joint venture for Canadian firm Gowling with established UK firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co. She also caught up with founding partner Michelle Wolfe of Meritus Trust, who shares her views on the latest trends in the Bermuda trust industry.

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February 2016 

Citywealth held its third Powerwomen Awards in February, to highlight the female leaders of today and tomorrow. Inside you will find the winners profiles and a review of the event which attracted 170 attendees and introduced a new, interactive format on the night. Also in this issue, we bring you interviews with Gavin Ferguson, managing director at Appleby Global Guernsey, and Fiona McClafferty, senior manager at Deloitte, Middle East. February has also been busy with a series of senior appointments and mergers across the private wealth sector. We update you with all the highlights in our news section while Claire Coe Smith investigates the wealth industry developments in Jersey and Monaco.

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January 2016 

In this issue, we bring you the profiles of the IFC Awards winners and runners-up, as well as interviews with Clive Dixon, senior partner at Moore Stephens, and Deborah Jude, partner at Bond Dickinson. Meanwhile, Clare Coe Smith analyses the impact of Francois Hollande’s four-year socialist presidency on the French private wealth industry, and reviews the latest trends in the Southwest of the UK. We also update you on the most recent senior hires in our news section. Finally, discover the Lux Le Morne Hotel in Mauritius that boast spectacular views on the white-sand beaches as well as a luxurious spa that will make you forget about the winter cold.

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December 2015 

The 2015 list focuses on influencers as well as professionals and celebrates powerful women from diverse backgrounds. It recognises women of achievement who are trailblazers in their field, helping to promote business excellence in their home jurisdiction and consolidating the reputations of the financial services industry globally. We would like to thank those of you who contributed to the research and are inviting you to take a look at our 2015 IFC Power Women Top 200.

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November 2015 

In this last issue of 2015, Suzanne Isaacs speaks with two prominent female wealth professionals: Emma Turner, head of client philanthropy at Barclays Wealth, about her career advising UHNWs on charitable giving, and Odell Milne who heads Brodies’ agriculture and estates team in Edinburgh about the increase in investors from the Middle East buying property in Scotland. Staying with the Scottish theme, Clare Coe Smith investigates the wealth industry locally, as well as reviewing the latest trends in Russia’s private client sector. We also update you on the most recent senior hires in our news section. Finally, Karen Jones reviews two Four Seasons hotels - one in China’s financial district, Pudong, Shanghai which reveals it has the swimming pool that 007 took a dip in the movie Skyfall, and another Four Season property in downtown Shanghai.

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October 2015 

This month, Suzanne Isaacs speaks with James McNeile, partner at the Bath-based firm Withy King, about the trust industry and the impact of recent UK tax reforms on private client work. She also caught up with Diane Benussi, founder of Benussi & Co., who talks about her firm, ultra-high net worth divorces, and the increase in children work. Meanwhile, Clare Coe Smith takes a close look at the new generation of the UHNW individuals in mainland China, and investigates the latest trends in the Dubai’s wealth industry. We also update you on the most recent senior hires in our news section. Finally, if you want to escape the grey skies of autumn, have a break at Principe di Savoia, a lavish nineteenth-century hotel in sunny Milan, that celebrates old-fashioned luxury.

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September 2015 

This month, Suzanne Isaacs speaks with Simon Duggan, managing director of Knox House Trust, in the Isle of Man about his life and thoughts on the industry. She also caught up with Valentina Tacchino, head of private wealth management international at Kleinwort Benson, who talks about the challenges that UHNW clients face when moving their wealth to the UK. Meanwhile, Clare Coe Smith compares two rival Swiss financial hubs, Geneva and Zurich, and investigates the Indian wealth industry that has soared in the recent years thanks to rapid wealth creation. Finally, Karen Jones reviews The Temple House hotel in Chengdu, China.

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July 2015 

In this last issue before the summer break, Suzanne Isaacs spoke with Eric Williams, head of tax at Mazars, and Deborah Carrivick, partner at Foot Anstey and a winner at this year’s Citywealth Power Women Awards. Marcela Kunova asked Daniel Martineau and Marcus Parker of Summit Trust International why they have decided to invest in Cayman, and caught up with Geoff Melamet, founder of HMSA Group, to talk about his expansion into Switzerland. Clare Coe Smith investigates developments locally in Cayman and Singapore, while we update you on the latest senior hires in our news section.

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July 2015 

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Future Leaders list, which will become our annual feature of the young rising stars in the private wealth industry. In this new editorial project, we have set out to highlight those in investment management, law, trusts and private banking sectors in the UK and the IFC’s. All the young professionals included in this guide have been recommended by their directors, senior peers, or clients. Although they are still in the early stages of their careers, these recommendations recognise the years of studies and hard work that enabled them to reach this position.

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Citywealth Edition 167

June 2015 

This month, Suzanne Isaacs talked to Derwent Campbell of Mogers Drewett Solicitors about his three decade-long career and the growth in value of their UHNW client base. She also interviewed Beatrice Puoti, Partner at Burges Salmon, who won the Lawyer of the Year Award at Citywealth Magic Circle Awards last month, while Marcela Kunova caught up with Milena Ivanova, founder of MONOGRAM. June has also seen some important senior appointments across the wealth sector and we update you with all the highlights in our news section. Clare Coe Smith investigates the North West and the Isle of Man.

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May 2015 

This month, we were celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Magic Circle Awards on the historical election night. The gala dinner attracted the crème de la crème of the wealth management world with names like John Condor of Macfarlanes and Daniel Pinto of Stanhope Capital in attendance. As well as the awards coverage, to keep you abreast with the latest trends in tax, trusts and charity law, Suzanne Isaacs speaks with Stephen Pallister, Senior Partner at Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove, and Catherine Elliott of Clarke Willmott. Finally, Claire Coe Smith investigates Guernsey and Gibraltar, and we update you with what’s been happening in the wealth world in our news section.

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April 2015 

With Claire Coe Smith investigating the private wealth sector in Hong Kong and the Citywealth’s Power China Networking Lunch event, this month we focus on how to successfully deal with Chinese UHNW clients. A little bit closer to home, Suzanne Isaacs interviewed Steve Collins, Partner at Francis Clark Chartered Accountants, who shares his views about the changes in the UK private wealth industry. She also caught up with Amanda Chapman, Partner at Cripps, to ask her about her career.

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March 2015 

In the past few turbulent years, law firms have come, gone, merged and diminished. Not so Michelmores, a British firm with a proud West Country heritage. To pierce the secret of their success, Suzanne Isaacs caught up with Will Michelmore who maintains the five-generation long family legacy while Clare Coe Smith investigates why Cyprus and Malta attract an increasing number of UHNWs.

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February 2015 

February is under the sign of women who excel in private wealth industry. From the winners of our Power Women Awards to the inspirational speakers at the Power Women Lunch, we spotlight successful female leaders who blaze a trail in the financial industry.

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January 2015 

With a series of senior appointments across the private wealth sector and the latest announcements of companies merging, we update you with all the January highlights in our news section. In addition to this, you will find the list of Citywealth’s 2015 International Financial Centre Awards winners and, for the first time, of the runners-up.

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Citywealth November edition 161

November 2014 

LEAD STORY: With three announcements of mergers in a week, this month, Citywealth caught up with Giuseppe Ciucci, the CEO of Stonehage to talk about the big merger between Stonehage and FF&P.

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October 2014 

October’s issue of Citywealth features an interview with Camilla Baldwin and her work as a family lawyer, and that her key to success is taking on clients who want a constructive divorce.

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September 2014 

September 2014’s issue features an interview with Shafik Gabr and his views of the world from his unique vantage point as one of the most influential men in the Middle East.

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July 2014 

July 2014's issue is a 'Power Women' special, featuring a female perspective on topics such as gender diversity and leadership in the wealth sector

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June 2014 

Citywealth Magic Circle Awards pictures; Dubai feature; news and Four Seasons Geneva

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March 2014 

Monaco future leaders and feature. Power Women lunch photos and write up. Dr Alexandra Beauregard on womens programmes in the workplace.

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