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The global UHNWI population is forecast to grow by 22% over the next five years

“Despite a darkening economic outlook, wealth creation will remain a constant in 2019,” predicts Knight Frank in its new Wealth Report. “The global UHNWI population is forecast to rise by 22% over the next five years, meaning an extra 43,000 people will be worth more than US$30m by 2023, this is a remarkable performance in the expansion of wealth across the world.”

PEPs, SARs & MLROs: An A to Z of Anti-Money Laundering

As “gatekeepers”, estate agents play a crucial role in the UK Government’s ongoing efforts to stamp out money laundering and terrorism financing. Non-compliance carries the very real threat of prison time and unlimited fines, so here’s a handy guide to everything from beneficial owners to the rules around tipping-off…

Studio Ashby’s Sophie Ashby on inspiration, Instagram & building a successful interior design business

INTERVIEW: Studio Ashby founder Sophie Ashby talks us through her rise to the top of London’s interior design scene – from her very first commission to delivering acclaimed projects at high-profile developments including Battersea Power Station, Holland Park Villas and Greenwich Peninsula – revealing her biggest sources of design inspiration, and the advantages of being the ‘wild card’ option…