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Richard Hubbard

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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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Gulf nations push up interest rates after Fed move

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Saudi Arabia and the UAE, along with Qatar, Bahrain and Jordan have raised interest rates in line with this week’s decision by the US central bank to hike its Federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 1.25%.

Published : 16, Jun 2017
Qatar blockade to hit UAE expat businesses

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The move by the UAE to join other Gulf nations in cutting ties with Qatar affects travel by expatriate residents between both states and even extends to comments made by individuals on social media.

Published : 14, Jun 2017
CISI partners with Baltic association to boost qualifications

CISI partners with Baltic association to boost...

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has announced it will partner with the Baltic Financial Advisors Association (BFAA).

Published : 12, Jun 2017
Science beats psychology in advice, says S Africa’s PCH

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With South African clients focused on overseas investment opportunities, local wealth manager Private Client Holdings (PCH) uses investment science rather than psychometric testing to advise clients.

Published : 12, Jun 2017
Bob Pain steps down as chairman of Investors Trust Assurance

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Bob Pain has resigned as chairman of the board of Cayman Island-based international life company Investors Trust Assurance SPC as of 1 June 2017.

Published : 9, Jun 2017
UAE securities regulator re-opens door for fund registrations

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Asset managers can now complete the process of registering and promoting funds in the UAE following the release of fresh guidance from the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

Published : 8, Jun 2017
Dubai regulator sees complaints drop but scams still dominate

Dubai regulator sees complaints drop but scams...

There has been a sharp drop in the number of complaints received by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, which regulates of the DIFC, but most of those it receives still relate to scams.

Published : 7, Jun 2017
Strategic Wealth UK ordered by FCA to cease pensions business

Strategic Wealth UK ordered by FCA to cease pensions...

Strategic Wealth UK Ltd, a Wales-based IFA which partners with offshore advisers in Gibraltar to provide Qrops and Qnups services, has been ordered by the Financial Conduct Authority to immediately cease all pension related business.

Published : 6, Jun 2017
Investment groups reassure as Trump pulls plug on Paris accord

Investment groups reassure as Trump pulls plug...

Investment managers have played down Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement, saying the effect on companies will be minimal.

Published : 2, Jun 2017
IMF urges millennials to prepare for 'pension shock'

IMF urges millennials to prepare for 'pension...

For millennials entering the workforce, the public pension system in advanced economies is simply not going to provide the safety net in retirement that it did for previous generations, according to a new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) entitled ‘Pension Shock’.

Published : 2, Jun 2017
Globaleye extends hiring spree to add UK tax expert

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International advisory firm Globaleye has moved ahead with the rollout of its new-look business model by announcing the appointment of tax expert Gary Wright as head of UK taxation.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
South Africa’s RDR to tighten independence rules for advisers

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When South Africa’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is fully introduced, product suppliers to IFAs will be held much more accountable for customer outcomes, according to Caroline da Silva of the country’s main regulator, the Financial Services Board.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
Vanguard to target retail investors in China

Vanguard to target retail investors in China

US mutual fund giant Vanguard has launched a wholly-owned operation in China to target the fast-growing retail investment market in the world’s second largest economy.

Published : 26, May 2017
Nigel Green’s son to lead deVere expansion in Europe

Nigel Green’s son to lead deVere expansion in...

International advisory firm deVere Group has unveiled a plan to expand its operations across western Europe and named James Green, son of founder Nigel Green, as its new regional boss.

Published : 25, May 2017

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