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Online wealth manager launches cost comparison tool

Online wealth manager launches cost comparison...

Many investors are not aware how much their wealth manager is charging them for advice and management services, according to online wealth manager Netwealth.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Lawyers warned on aggressive tax avoidance

Lawyers warned on aggressive tax avoidance

Solicitors providing tax planning services face greater scrutiny from HM Revenue & Customs and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), as the UK Government clamps down on aggressive avoidance schemes.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Case study: how trusts can shield non-doms from new rules

Case study: how trusts can shield non-doms from...

With the UK Government now implementing tougher rules for non-doms, RL360°’s head of technical services Neil Chadwick explores the implications and possible solution using a multi-jurisdictional case study.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Labuan, Zedra, Generali

PEOPLE MOVES: Labuan, Zedra, Generali

Malaysia's financial services centre has appointed a director general, while Zedra has named an executive director for its Singapore office and Generali Investments has a new head of investments.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
FCA rejects demand to review point of sale disclosure

FCA rejects demand to review point of sale disclosure...

Calls for a review of the complex and lengthy disclosure documents clients receive at the point of sale (POS) have been rejected by the Financial Conduct Authority despite the regulator admitting that customers can get confused.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Canada Life International targets wider market

Canada Life International targets wider market...

The portfolio bonds from Canada Life International (CLI) have halved the minimum single and additional investment amounts and increased the maximum age of the youngest life assured by 10 years.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
The best way forward for fees and commission

The best way forward for fees and commission

A road plan for adviser remuneration is set out by Phil Billingham in the first of a new series looking at how to thrive amid ongoing regulatory change, including reactions from three IFAs across the globe.

Published : 26, Sep 2017
Proceed with caution over pension transfers, FCA told

Proceed with caution over pension transfers, FCA...

Advisers need clarity and reassurance on defined benefit transfers, the FCA has been told by the pensions industry in response to its consultation on update existing guidelines around advising on DB transfers.

Three ways the UK will go beyond EU insurance sales rules

Three ways the UK will go beyond EU insurance...

The main UK regulator has pledged to go beyond the minimum requirements of the European Union’s new Insurance Distribution directive (IDD).

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Four countries that slash non-dom IHT bills

Four countries that slash non-dom IHT bills

Four countries have long-established tax treaties that give UK-non-doms from these jurisdictions a hugely advantageous opportunity to minimise paying inheritance tax on their worldwide assets.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Gibraltar industry joining forces to tackle stiffer data regs

Gibraltar industry joining forces to tackle stiffer...

The regulatory burden of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has prompted Gibraltar's regulator and insurance association to join forces to tackle the new legislation.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Adviser recruitment under scrutiny in Singapore

Adviser recruitment under scrutiny in Singapore...

In a bid to curb mis-selling and provide a framework for how advisory businesses can recruit from rival firms, Singapore’s Life Insurance Association (LIA) is reviewing its policies and is planning to issue new guidelines.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Disgraced top Chinese insurance regulator expelled

Disgraced top Chinese insurance regulator expelled...

The former chairman of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party following allegations of corruption.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
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
French private bank enters UK wealth space

French private bank enters UK wealth space

Banque Transatlantique, part of French banking group Crédit Mutuel-CM11, is launching a wealth management business in the UK.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Money matters as much as love in later life marriages

Money matters as much as love in later life marriages...

Money is as much a factor as love in later life marriages according to research by Investec Wealth & Investment.

Published : 22, 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
PEOPLE MOVES: Generali, Zurich, Manulife

PEOPLE MOVES: Generali, Zurich, Manulife

Generali has named a replacement for the outgoing head of investments at its asset management division. Meanwhile, the chief executive of Zurich North America is to depart and Manulife has appointed a president and chief executive for Asia.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Levy to hit Hong Kong life insurance

Levy to hit Hong Kong life insurance

Insurance policyholders in Hong Kong will be hit with a rising levy on premiums from 1 January 2018, the special administrative region’s new Insurance Authority (IA) has confirmed.

Published : 22, Sep 2017
Lux fund body hits back at politicised scrutiny of delegation

Lux fund body hits back at politicised scrutiny...

Growing scrutiny of European fund managers delegating portfolio management to other EU countries is motivated by “political reasons”, the chairman of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) told International Adviser.

Published : 21, Sep 2017

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