**PricewaterhouseCoopers** has launched its 2007 Private Banking/Wealth Management Survey. The survey has been conducted every two years for the past 14 years, and PwC describes the latest as its largest, most successful ever.

PwC points out that many of the questions were structured in similar ways to those posed for previous surveys, allowing the firm to identify clear trends and track changes in the industry in some detail. The Executive Summary is analysed at a global level, but where interesting / differing regional trends have been identified, these have been highlighted. Furthermore, many of the questions have forward-looking elements, giving invaluable insight into future expectations.