• Asia's Richest Families Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 9:42 PM ET
    Asia’s surging wealth is creating more millionaires and billionaires than any other region of the world. Private bank Julius Baer forecasts that the wealth of the region’s 3.3 million high net worth individuals (HNWIs) will triple to nearly $15.81 trillion by 2015.Strong economic growth, coupled with booming stock and property markets, have helped some of Asia’s largest businesses expand at a rapid pace. Given Asia’s culture of family businesses, many of the region’s biggest companies are family

    We’ve compiled a list of Asia-Pacific’s10 richest families. Find out which families are among the wealthiest in the region.

  • India's Rich Manage Wealth With Family Offices Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 8:58 PM ET

    Family offices, a personalized wealth management service, is fast gaining currency with India’s rich who are often reluctant to take professional advice.

  • A trader monitors exchange rates in a dealing room at the Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul on October 4, 2011.

    Asian financial markets have shown in recent months that they remain extremely vulnerable to economic shocks, but some investors have been riding this volatility, using the selloff to shop for cheap stocks and bonds and investing in esoteric products to profit from the turmoil.

  • If the European Union works out a "credible, convincing debt program," sovereign wealth funds may see it as an opportunity to invest, Jin Liqun, chairman of the board of supervisors for China Investment Corporation, told CNBC Friday.

  • World's Wealth Growing, but Not Evenly: Credit Suisse Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 7:26 AM ET

    While the headlines brim with tales of the euro zone debt crisis, rising inflation and people like Nouriel Roubini warning of an approaching hard landing in China, there’s evidence that some market players, at least, are getting richer.

  • The Top 1%: Executives, Doctors and Bankers Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    The “99-percenters” protesting at Occupy Wall Street should think about occupying the C-suites across America as well, at least if their primary complaint is about income inequality. Catherine Rampbell of the New York Times explains.

  • Asset Managers, Learn What Options Are Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 6:43 AM ET
    What's Next?

    Excuses, excuses followed by more excuses. When is the broader asset management industry going to put its hands up and say; "We were wrong," or "We really don’t know what we are doing," or even, "I’m going to fall on my sword, sell my five houses on the Wentworth Estate and distribute the proceeds among those foolhardy enough to believe I could make them money"? The answer of course is NEVER!

  • Freddie Mac Loan Deal Defective: Report Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 2:54 AM ET
    Freddie Mac

    Freddie Mac used a flawed analysis when it accepted $1.35 billion from Bank of America to settle claims that the bank misled it about loans purchased during the mortgage boom, according to an oversight report scheduled for release on Tuesday.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett's estimated fortune dropped by $6 billion over the past year to $39 billion in the just-released Forbes 400 list of richest Americans. He's the only person in the top 20 to see his wealth drop.  But he's also number one on the magazine's ranking of biggest charitable gifts made by members of the Forbes 400 club.

  • A Channel Woos the Man With Spare Cash for Toys Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    When Discovery Communications set out to reformat HD Theater, the nine-year-old home of high-definition documentaries, its executives assessed the crowded cable programming landscape and asked what was missing — where there was “white space,” as one later put it. The New York Times reports.

  • China’s 10 Wealthiest Billionaires Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 12:38 AM ET
    It's been a bumper year for China's super rich, never mind the growing gloom and doom over the global economy. The Shanghai-based Hurun Research Institute's 2011 rich list, which tallies up China's 1,000 richest men and women has, for the first time, a record 271 billionaires on it. The cut-off to make this annual list has doubled from two years ago to $310 million.On the whole, China's 1,000 richest people have an average wealth of $924 million. The country is now also home to about one million

    We've put together a list of the top 10 richest people in China based on the Hurun Rich List. Find out who are China’s top billionaires and which companies they run.

  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett says the two new money managers he hired will be paying taxes at a much higher rate now that they'll be getting a salary from Berkshire Hathaway, but they're not bothered "one bit."

  • Who's Buying Gold? Err, Everyone Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    As demand outpaces the constrained small supply of gold — who has the most?

  • ‘Think Your Way to Wealth’ — Revisiting a Classic Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Napoleon Hill

    Napoleon Hill who died in 1970, remains one of the leading voices in the self-help genre. His books continue to sell worldwide. His 1948 "Think Your Way to Wealth" was recently reissued and still offers new lessons in the importance of teamwork and self-awareness.

  • The Risk of Hiring Risk-Happy Relationship Managers Monday, 15 Aug 2011 | 11:26 PM ET

    Relationship Managers in Asia tend to see themselves more as the clients’ ambassador within the bank than as the bank’s representative with the clients, as they constantly move from bank to bank.

  • China’s New Wealth Spurs a Market for Mistresses Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 2:56 AM ET
    Asian man kissing girlfriend goodbye

    After the downgrade of American debt, many Chinese asked whether their government had invested wisely. The NYT reports.

  • Resisting the Urge to Run Away From Home Saturday, 6 Aug 2011 | 7:50 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Scaling back on stocks in countries with economic woes might be tempting, but few knee-jerk investing strategies born in uncertain times prove wise, the New York Times reports.

  • Pearls, Finer but Still Cheap, Flow From China Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 1:51 AM ET

    Chinese companies are using new techniques that help make pearls cheaper, throwing the industry into turmoil. The NYT reports.

  • Wealthy Are 'Frozen' as Debt Uncertainty Persists: UBS Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 5:02 PM ET

    There is a lot that is getting better about the U.S. economy but the continued uncertainty on the debt ceiling talks is causing UBS' high-net-worth clients to hold on to more of their cash, Robert McCann, CEO of the Wealth Management Americas business, told CNBC Thursday.

  • To Slow Piracy, Internet Providers Ready Penalties Friday, 8 Jul 2011 | 8:25 AM ET
    iPod Touch

    Americans who illegally download songs and movies may soon be in for a surprise: They will be warned to stop, and if they don’t, they could find their Internet access slowing to a crawl, the New York Times reports.


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