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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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Analysis: A new regulatory era in the Middle East

Analysis: A new regulatory era in the Middle East...

As the pace of regulatory change in the Middle East shows no sign of letting up, many operators within the region are predicting unprecedented change for financial services.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Saudi Arabia gets a new bankruptcy law

Saudi Arabia gets a new bankruptcy law

Saudi Arabia is planning to follow the United Arab Emirates in introducing a bankruptcy law to help its efforts to boost foreign investment into the oil-dependent economy, according to the Al Arabiya news channel.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Sales hit possible for IoM life cos when fee disclosure starts

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Isle of Man life companies are already planning for a possible sales dip as major changes for IFAs are expected when worldwide commission disclosure is introduced in January 2019, a top industry player has warned.

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Abusive tax schemes face bigger penalties

Abusive tax schemes face bigger penalties

The UK Government’s latest finance bill includes new penalties targeting advisers who ‘enable’ the use of tax avoidance schemes.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
UAE issues new tax law to implement 5% VAT

UAE issues new tax law to implement 5% VAT

The government of the United Arab Emirates has issued a decree paving the way for its new value added tax (VAT) system to be implemented from 1 January 2018, which will cover the financial services sector.

Published : 29, Aug 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Jersey Finance, T. Rowe Price, State Street

PEOPLE MOVES: Jersey Finance, T. Rowe Price, State...

Jersey finance promotes internally to fill Corrigan's departure, T. Rowe Prices adds to its multi-asset team, State Street expands equity index group in Asia, and former French prime minister François Fillon goes into investment management.

Published : 25, Aug 2017
Inflows stall across emerging market funds in first for 2017

Inflows stall across emerging market funds in...

Emerging Market equity and bond funds ended their longest inflow streaks since 2013 during the second week of August as investors took some of their year-to-date gains off the table.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe

Economics of ESG investing driving demand in Europe...

A growing number of institutional investors in Europe are embedding ESG analysis in their investment processes in response to regulatory pressure, consumer demand and a rising appetite for new sources of investment signals.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Lloyds Bank may expand into pensions and wealth management

Lloyds Bank may expand into pensions and wealth...

UK high street bank Lloyds, which owns Scottish Widows, may be about to announce a major push into pension and investment products as part of a three-year growth plan.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Why the tech sector keeps on giving

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Technology shares worldwide had a roaring first half of 2017, but questions are now being asked about the outlook as concerns grow over the prospects for some of the sector’s biggest names.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
OMI posts sharp rise in Middle East client inflows

OMI posts sharp rise in Middle East client inflows...

Old Mutual International, the offshore arm of Old Mutual Wealth, has seen striking growth in cash inflows from clients in the Middle East during the first half of 2017, according to interim results posted on Friday.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
EU to limit UK expat residency rights post Brexit - minister

EU to limit UK expat residency rights post Brexit...

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davies has revealed that the European Union plans to restrict the residency rights of British expats living within the bloc once the UK leaves.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
Rush for Irish passports gathers pace as Brexit fears rise

Rush for Irish passports gathers pace as Brexit...

The Irish Government said it issued over half a million new passports in the first half of 2017 with the number granted to British applicants set to double this year as people rush to secure their EU residency.

Published : 4, Aug 2017
Invesco rumoured to be in talks to buy US ETF provider

Invesco rumoured to be in talks to buy US ETF...

US-based investment manager Invesco is in talks to buy the asset management business of Guggenheim Partners, according to media reports.

Published : 3, Aug 2017

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