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Richard Hubbard is the group editor at Last Word. He is responsible for the editorial content of International Adviser, Portfolio Adviser, Expert Investor and Fund Selector Asia. Richard previously worked for Thomson Reuters and has covered the financial services industry and investment themes from its offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. Richard started his career at the Australian Financial Review in Sydney.

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Globaleye names wealth head in bid to up UAE advice standards

Globaleye names wealth head in bid to up UAE advice...

Dubai-headquartered Globaleye has appointed a new head of wealth management to oversee the quality of its advice to clients, raise standards and ensure the company complies with the new rules emerging in the UAE.

Published : 24, May 2017
Invesco Powershares launches ‘unique’ S&P 500 Ucits ETF

Invesco Powershares launches ‘unique’ S&P 500...

Invesco PowerShares, the exchange-traded funds arm of Invesco, has launched a refined version of an S&P 500 ETF under the Ucits framework.

Published : 23, May 2017
India's return to favour as an investment destination

India's return to favour as an investment destination...Lock icon

Domestic reforms and global growth are opening India back up as an investor hotspot and Neptune India Fund manager Kunal Desai believes this is India’s new dawn and the recovery of its corporate earnings is just the beginning.

Published : 16, May 2017
Clouds linger over mutual fund industry in the UAE

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The mutual funds industry in the UAE is still waiting for clarity from the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) on its recently introduced registration and promotion systems as another regulator, the Insurance Authority, moves ahead with life company and adviser reforms.

Published : 9, May 2017
IA Product & Service Awards 2017

IA Product & Service Awards 2017

International Adviser played host to the Product & Service Awards on Wednesday 3 May at The Waldorf Hilton, London. We are delighted to announce the winners in the following categories are:

Published : 8, May 2017
Generali PanEurope cuts commission on ‘loss making’ product

Generali PanEurope cuts commission on ‘loss making’...Lock icon

Dublin-based Generali PanEurope has announced plans to cut the upfront commission by a third on its Vision regular savings plans which have terms of less than 10-years.

Published : 5, May 2017
Globaleye hires compliance officer as UAE rules tighten

Globaleye hires compliance officer as UAE rules...Lock icon

Dubai-headquartered IFA firm Globaleye has hired a regulatory compliance expert to ensure the company meets the rapidly growing demands of watchdogs in the countries where it operates worldwide.

Published : 4, May 2017
Employee engagement key to IFA people management

Employee engagement key to IFA people management...Lock icon

Business owners often say their people are the key asset in their company, but in the IFA world it's even more important, argues Mike Leeson, head of international distribution development, Old Mutual Wealth.

Published : 4, May 2017
DeVere to keep ‘presence’ in countries where it now operates

DeVere to keep ‘presence’ in countries where it...Lock icon

Nigel Green, the chief executive and founder of deVere, has underscored his firm’s commitment to maintain a presence in each country where it currently operates, including the US, as speculation grows over where changes expected under a strategic review now underway are likely to be made.

Published : 2, May 2017
UAE to push ahead with major life industry overhaul

UAE to push ahead with major life industry overhaul...Lock icon

The main regulator of life companies in the UAE has confirmed it will go ahead with a ban on indemnity commissions, limits to fees and charges on industry products and tighter rules on financial advisers.

Published : 27, Apr 2017
ANALYSIS: Does snap election signal time to cut UK equities?

ANALYSIS: Does snap election signal time to cut...

The murky state of UK politics is cementing wealth manager and asset allocator aversion to the domestic equity market with exposures continuing to shrink.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Focus Financial sells majority stake to two private equity firms

Focus Financial sells majority stake to two private...

Private equity firms KKR & Co and Stone Point Capital have announced plans to take a majority stake in Focus Financial Partners, a US-based network of independent fiduciary wealth management firms, in a deal worth $2bn (£1.6bn, €1.9bn).

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Perfect Storm: UAE advisers must adapt to regulatory truth

Perfect Storm: UAE advisers must adapt to regulatory...Lock icon

The scale of regulatory change facing advisers in the Middle East will force major changes on the advisory industry and survival will require the interests of customer, distributor and provider to become more aligned, argues David Thompson of FPI.

UK regulator to target pension ‘decumulation’ market

UK regulator to target pension ‘decumulation’...Lock icon

The UK’s financial regulator plans to put a greater focus on the drawdown phase of the pensions market in the current financial year, and has promised to do more to tackle pension scams.

Published : 18, Apr 2017

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