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Monira Matin

Senior Reporter

Monira joined International Adviser in March 2016 from Informa Global Markets where she worked as a eurobond reporter for over two years, covering fixed income markets. She has previously held a number of editorial positions covering politics, insurance and technology. Monira has a degree in Journalism and Economics from City University.

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Striving for diversity and equality in financial services

Striving for diversity and equality in financial...Lock icon

“You can’t be what you can’t see” is the opening gambit for Jocelyn Wright’s campaign to bring more women and ethnic minorities into the financial planning sector.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Four reasons why HMRC had a bumper year

Four reasons why HMRC had a bumper yearLock icon

Latest figures from the UK tax office show that it netted £29bn ($37.6bn, €32.9bn) in the past year just by cracking down on tax evaders, with overall tax coffers up 7% to £580bn in 2016/17. Here’s a breakdown of why HMRC is having a record year in revenues, according to its annual report.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
Generali puts $50bn German life book up for sale

Generali puts $50bn German life book up for sale...

Italian insurer Generali has put its $50bn (£38bn, €44bn) closed book German life insurance unit up for sale as part of a worldwide restructure of its European operations, Reuters has reported.

Published : 14, Jul 2017
UBS AM granted private fund license in China

UBS AM granted private fund license in China

Swiss bank UBS has announced that its Chinese asset management arm has been granted a license to manage money for institutions and wealthy investors onshore in China.

Published : 14, Jul 2017
UK to bring in non-dom reforms ‘as soon as possible’

UK to bring in non-dom reforms ‘as soon as possible’...

The UK government has announced it will introduce long-anticipated changes to the rules governing non-UK domiciles “as soon as possible”, after they were postponed earlier this year because of the snap election.

Published : 13, Jul 2017
Woman jailed for faking own death in £140k life insurance scam

Woman jailed for faking own death in £140k life...

A mother and her son have been convicted of insurance fraud by UK police after the pair faked the mother’s death in Zanzibar to claim £140,000 ($174,387, € 163,557) on her life policy.

Published : 13, Jul 2017
Zurich underlines commitment to Middle East after Cigna deal

Zurich underlines commitment to Middle East after...

Zurich’s Middle East business has said it will continue to sell life policies in the region following the sale of its general insurance unit to healthcare provider Cigna.

Published : 13, Jul 2017
Gay man wins for equal pension rights in landmark UK court case

Gay man wins for equal pension rights in landmark...

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples have the same rights to pension death benefits as heterosexual couples in a landmark case involving a final salary scheme.

Published : 12, Jul 2017
Qrops ‘wide-open to mis-selling’ under FCA transfer reforms

Qrops ‘wide-open to mis-selling’ under FCA transfer...Lock icon

The UK financial services regulator has “failed to deliver a working model” for overseas pension transfers, says industry expert Bethell Codrington, amid concerns the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) planned overhaul leaves products such as Qrops “open to mis-selling”.

Published : 12, Jul 2017
Jailed 1MDB banker sentenced to four more years for cheating

Jailed 1MDB banker sentenced to four more years...

A Singapore court has found former BSI Singapore banker Yeo Jiawei guilty of further charges of money laundering and cheating in relation to billions of dollars allegedly misappropriated from the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) state fund.

Published : 12, Jul 2017
UK eyes ‘intervention’ to allow pension access without drawdown

UK eyes ‘intervention’ to allow pension access...

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said it is looking to work with the UK government to allow savers to access their pension pots without taking drawdown amid fears consumers need greater protection in the non-advised drawdown market.

Published : 12, Jul 2017
Advice firm promoting Ukrainian property fund goes bust

Advice firm promoting Ukrainian property fund...

Cumulus Investment Management, a UK investment firm which has previously come under fire for advising clients to invest in a high-risk Ukrainian property scheme, has officially been dissolved.

Published : 11, Jul 2017
Alleged fraudsters in £172m Abu Dhabi car scam deny charges

Alleged fraudsters in £172m Abu Dhabi car scam...

More than 50 arrested people have denied charges of conducting the biggest scam in Abu Dhabi history, which allegedly swindled more than 2,000 investors out of AED800m (£172m, $218m, €195m).

Published : 11, Jul 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Lombard Odier, Janus Henderson, Axa IM

PEOPLE MOVES: Lombard Odier, Janus Henderson,...

Lombard Odier nabs a former Nomura heavy-hitter as investment firm Janus makes an addition to its multi-asset team. Axa IM appointed a new global head of sales while Tilney names a new regional hire.

Published : 11, Jul 2017

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