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The PWM website, video channel and events hub delivers analysis around Big Ideas shaping wealth and asset management. We speak to family office founders, private banking bosses and fund houses about their businesses, their needs and their challenges. Opinions are canvassed from financial hubs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas.

Cross-border coverage focuses on megatrends – including the rise of the ‘global family’, digital transformation, ESG investing and geopolitics – which define business models in private banking, portfolio management and wealth services. hosts written coverage from our journalists, video interviews, webinars and live events.

We analyse latest thinking around traditional portfolios, also debating alternative investments, including private assets, hedge funds and real estate. PWM compares large banks with boutiques, dissecting an ecosystem including family offices, start-ups and fintechs. Our discussion embraces data and diversity, combined with artificial intelligence and human wisdom.



Yuri Bender

Yuri Bender works at the FT’s Specialist media division as editor-in-chief of Professional Wealth Management, covering investment mega trends. He has written for the FT newspaper from Ukraine, Russia, China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Yuri studied Investment Management at London Business School and is currently a PhD candidate at University College London, researching political and trade relationships between China, Russia and Ukraine. He was named Journalist of the Year for Business Market Commentary in the 2022 State Street press awards.

Elisa Trovato

Elisa Trovato
Deputy Editor

Elisa is deputy editor of Professional Wealth Management magazine, covering wealth and asset management, with a focus on sustainable and impact investing. She chairs panel debates on a range of investment topics and manages research projects, including the annual global asset allocation survey. She joined the FT Group as a researcher in 2004. Previously, Elisa worked for management consulting and research firms in London. She graduated from Pisa University, Italy, with a degree in Economics and Political Science.

Elliot Smither

Elliot Smither
Chief Sub Editor and Senior Writer

Elliot joined PWM in 2008 and is responsible for the production of the print editions of PWM magazine as well as the editorial content on pwmnet. In addition, he regularly covers topics such as emerging markets, family offices, ETFs and alternative investments. Elliot graduated from Exeter University with a degree in History.


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