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Monira Matin

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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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Brexit database to be launched for British expats in Europe

Brexit database to be launched for British expats...

University of Cambridge academics are compiling a database to enable UK expats living in the EU to receive up-to-the-minute advice throughout the negotiation process once Britain triggers Article 50 later this year.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Malta slammed over ‘aggressive’ tax planning rules

Malta slammed over ‘aggressive’ tax planning rules...

Some of Malta's tax rules may be used in structures of aggressive tax planning, a new report by the European Commission has found.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
South Africa budget targets high earners with top rate hike

South Africa budget targets high earners with...

South Africa finance minister Pravin Gordhan has announced a new top tax bracket of 45% in his 2017 Budget.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Standard Life sees 20% rise in offshore bond business

Standard Life sees 20% rise in offshore bond business...

Standard Life has reported a 20% increase in offshore bond assets under administration (AUA) as the insurer looks to strengthen its foothold in India.

Published : 24, Feb 2017
Axa reports record revenues as CEO rules out Generali bid

Axa reports record revenues as CEO rules out Generali...

French insurer Axa said revenues crossed the €100bn (£84bn, $105bn) mark for the first time in the company’s history as chief executive Thomas Buberl distanced himself from a bid for Generali’s German life insurance business.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
Product providers must crackdown on scams, urge advisers

Product providers must crackdown on scams, urge...

Product providers and trust companies must take more care in ensuring unregulated funds don't end up inside Rops and life company wrappers, Simon Gould, founder and director of Bristol-based Gould Financial Planning has urged.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
UK Budget could see further cuts to lifetime allowance

UK Budget could see further cuts to lifetime allowance...

The UK's lifetime allowance (LTA) for pension savers could be slashed again in the Spring Budget next month, according Markas Gilmartin, founding partner of Bristol-based IFA firm Epoch Wealth Management.

Published : 23, Feb 2017
China to lift 50% foreign ownership cap on life insurers

China to lift 50% foreign ownership cap on life...

China is considering easing the 50% ownership cap on overseas life insurers buying domestic companies in the biggest shakeup of the industry in almost two decades.

Published : 22, Feb 2017
Spanish princess’s husband gets six years over €6m tax fraud

Spanish princess’s husband gets six years over...

The brother-in-law of King Felipe VI of Spain has been sentenced to six years in prison and fined more than €500,000 (£426,565, $530,810) after being found guilty of charges including embezzlement, fraud and tax evasion.

Published : 21, Feb 2017
Victims of investment fraud have specific character traits

Victims of investment fraud have specific character...

People who have fallen victim to investment scams have specific character traits making them more susceptible to fraudsters, according to a new study by US campaign group AARP Fraud Watch Network.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
British widow in France refunded over pension advice

British widow in France refunded over pension...

A British widow has been refunded for poor advice she received from a UK adviser while living in France.

Published : 20, Feb 2017
Luxembourg hits record of €3.7trn AUM despite Brexit jitters

Luxembourg hits record of €3.7trn AUM despite...

Assets under management in Luxembourg-domiciled funds grew by 7% to €3.74trn (£3.18trn, $3.97trn) last year, the latest data from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI) shows.

Published : 17, Feb 2017
Harlequin boss David Ames charged with fraud

Harlequin boss David Ames charged with fraud

The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged David Ames, chairman of the failed Caribbean property group Harlequin, with three counts of fraud.

Published : 17, Feb 2017
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South Korea's ING Life Insurance applies for IPO...

Seoul-based ING Life Insurance Korea, South Korea's fifth-largest life insurer, has applied for an initial public offering (IPO).

Published : 17, Feb 2017

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