This exclusive resource provides the latest news and features on the private banking sector, unique executive interviews and more.


Welcome to Global Finance’s New Private Banking Hub. Here, you will find all of our coverage of the Private Banking sector, including the award winners from our annual Private Bank Awards, industry-focused features from Global Finance magazine and, video interviews with Private Bank Award Winners, exclusive photos from Global Finance’s first annual Private Bank Awards ceremony, and research on the Private Bank industry.

Don’t miss our exclusive interviews with some of the top executives in Private Banking!

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Latest News

Private banking is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the financial services industry worldwide. Here you will find all the latest news on the industry. 

The UHNW Millennial Next Door

Ultra-high net worth individuals of a new generation are changing the face of wealth in the world   
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Western Private Banks Bail on Asia's Wealth

Edmond de Rothschild is only the latest casualty in Asia's increasingly competitive private banking arena.   
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Trends 2017: Inefficiency Weighs On Private Banking

What is the single most critical factor wealth managers must change about their services in the next 12 months?   
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World's Best Private Banks 2017

At a time of turbulence and retrenchment, private banks increasingly seek success by narrowing their focus to design and deliver highly targeted wealth solutions.   
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Under Trump Will Gold Be The New Black?

Will the Trump Tower aesthetic—gilt, glitz and pink marble—take over?   
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Playing For Retirement

Making financial planning like a video game can make robo-advisory more appealing—even fun—for customers, says IBM thought leader Paolo Sironi.   
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Global Finance magazine has announced its second annual World's Best Private Banks Awards for 2017.

A full report on the selections will appear in the December issue of Global Finance, and winners will be honored at an Awards Dinner at the Harvard Club of New York City on February 7.  
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A new report finds billionaires struggle to hang on to their wealth, and especially to keep it in the family.

With great wealth comes a burden of keeping it.  Read More>>

Asia’s Private Banks Spend Now To Save Later, Strained wealth management industry looks to digital solutions

Private bankers looking to grow in Asia are investing heavily in innovation to stave off disruption, at the same time firms are also turning to technology to tackle more fundamental issues in the industry.  Read More>>

Alt Investments Tempt Asia’s Ultra Rich

The wealthy in Asia are ramping up their exposure to infrastructure investments, in a move that illustrates how disappointing returns from traditional asset classes are pushing yield-desperate investors into some of the most illiquid strategies.  Read More>>

Scandal And Risk Drive Private Banks Out Of Russia

Facing reputational risk and poor prospects, private banking operations are bailing on Russia and encouraging its wealthy to park their assets offshore.  Read More>>

Asia: More Wealthy, Fewer Wealth Managers

While Asia recently pulled ahead of the West as home to wealthy individuals, some private banks are pulling out, leaving the field to nimble local rivals and committed global Goliaths. Read More>>

Robo-Advisers Are Here

Picture investment recommendations tailored or customized to individual needs or personality traits, provided cheaply via a highly intuitive digital interface. Read More>>

Asia Has Most Wealthy And Most Wealth

For the first time, Asia’s super-rich have surpassed their North American counterparts in both population and wealth. China and Japan, in particular, stood out as wealth powerhouses despite a volatile year for Asian equity markets. Read More>>


Survey: Wealthy Refocus On Protecting Assets

U.S Trust’s 2016 Wealth and Worth survey of high net worth Americans (those with $3 million or more in assets) revealed a decidedly traditional bent among the country’s wealthiest individuals.  Read More>>​

The Panama Papers And The Offshoring Industry

The so-called Panama Papers, more than 11 million leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm, are shining a spotlight on the scope and financial impact of the offshoring financial industry and global efforts to move assets to tax havens or less-regulated jurisdictions. Read More>>

Exclusive Interviews 

The forecasts for global growth in the wealth of high-net-worth individuals and families suggest a strong underpinning for continued expansion of the private banking industry. In this series of video interviews and Q&As, we speak with the most influential executives in Private Banking and Wealth Management about how volatile markets are affecting their clients and how the industry is changing.

A Conversation With...

We speak with CEOs and executives at some of the top private banking and wealth management firms in the world, to hear how they are dealing with volatile global market conditions and the complex global regulatory environment. 

Private Banking Clients In The Digital Driver’s Seat
with Phil Di Iorio, CEO; J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Global Finance named J.P. Morgan Private Bank as the Best Private Bank in the World

How To Make The Most Of Modest Returns During Volatile Times
with Leo Grohowski, CIO; BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Global Finance named BNY Mellon Wealth Management as the Best Private Bank in North America

VIDEOS: Words From The Winners

The editor of Global Finance spoke with winners of this year’s Private Bank Awards about key issues facing the industry and how they are helping clients to best respond to the changing investment environment.   Watch Now>>

Global Finance Presents: The World's Best Private Bank Award Winners

Global Finance’s Best Private Bank Awards highlight those firms that aim to serve their clients better through the innovative use of technology, new products and service models. Here you will find our full list of winners.    Read More>>

World’s Best Private Bank Awards’ Ceremony

Private Banks Ceremony 2015

Winners' Profiles

The most successful private banks—those that we have honoured as award winners—have well-defined value propositions for different customer segments, and they maintain pricing discipline in serving those clients. In this section, we showcase our award winners—and why they deserve the moniker, Best Private Bank.    Read More>>