09 November 2016

Capital without Borders

Wealth Managers and the One Percent

Brooke Harrington
2016, Harvard University Press, 400 pages,
ISBN 0674743806

Reviewer: Ian Bright

This is a useful and engaging book. Its main value is explaining what the wealth managers for the world’s richest people do and how this is changing. Among other things, the book describes how informal arrangements between the wealthy and their trusted advisers are being formalised, with internationally organised management.

This change has been driven by at least four…

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