SMP Partners granted Jersey licence

SMP Partners granted Jersey licence

SMP Partners, the Isle of Man-based international corporate and trust service provider, has been granted a licence by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and opened an office on the island.

Published : 16, Jan 2017
Praemium sees 29% rise in managed funds amid record inflows

Praemium sees 29% rise in managed funds amid record...

Australian-headquartered platform provider Praemium has reported a 29% rise in funds under administration (FUA) for the year to 31 December 2016, driven by record inflows from its international units.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Axa, James Hambro, Fidelity Int’l

PEOPLE MOVES: Axa, James Hambro, Fidelity Int’l...

After 10 years with the business, the chief executive of Axa Global Asset Management has announced she is stepping down. James Hambro & Partners has made three senior staff members partners of the business, with Fidelity International handing five multi-asset open range funds to a new portfolio manager.

Published : 13, Jan 2017
The 2017 FSA Fund Award winners are...

The 2017 FSA Fund Award winners are...

Here are the Hong Kong winners of Fund Selector Asia's third annual fund management awards.

Published : 12, Jan 2017
MitonOptimal swoops on chartered adviser to boost int’l reach

MitonOptimal swoops on chartered adviser to boost...

MitonOptimal International, the Guernsey-headquartered investment management group, has merged with Isle of Man-based investment advisory business, Blythe Financial.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Deutsche Bank, RLAM, J. Safra Sarasin

PEOPLE MOVES: Deutsche Bank, RLAM, J. Safra Sarasin...

After Deutsche Bank’s head of anti-financial crime stepped down just six months into the job, the German bank has named his replacement. RLAM has created a global equity team by poaching three staff from Waverton IM, while J. Safra Sarasin has a new managing director for client advisory in Hong Kong.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Phoenix cashes in £117m from Axa purchase

Phoenix cashes in £117m from Axa purchase

Closed book provider Phoenix has said integrating the recently-bought pensions and protection businesses from Axa has generated more than £117m (€135m, $143m) in cash.

Published : 10, Jan 2017
Old Mutual exits Europe after completing sale of Italian unit

Old Mutual exits Europe after completing sale...

Old Mutual has confirmed its exit from continental Europe after finalising the sale of its Italian operations to Phlavia Investimenti.

Published : 9, Jan 2017
Aisa International moves into South Africa with fee-based firm

Aisa International moves into South Africa with...

Cross-border financial planning firm Aisa International has expanded into South Africa after being granted a licence by the country’s financial services regulator.

Published : 4, Jan 2017
Embark's Adviser Centre snaps up research firm

Embark's Adviser Centre snaps up research firm...

UK online investment intelligence service, the Adviser Centre, has announced its acquisition of research group Scopic Research amid efforts to increase its presence in the UK IFA and wealth management space.

Published : 4, Jan 2017
Aegon to become ‘fully-fledged’ platform after Cofunds buyout

Aegon to become ‘fully-fledged’ platform after...

Dutch-headquartered insurer Aegon has moved a step closer to transforming itself from a traditional life company to a “fully-fledged platform business”, after officially completing the purchase of the Cofunds UK platform.

Published : 3, Jan 2017
 Investors Trust Assurance moves to a bigger office in DIFC

Investors Trust Assurance moves to a bigger office...

Investors Trust Assurance, an offshore insurance and investment company, has moved to a bigger office within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Published : 23, Dec 2016
Sustainable and reliable income is key to returns in 2017

Sustainable and reliable income is key to returns...

There are great opportunities in the coming year for investment in companies that offer sustainable and reliable dividend growth prospects, says James Lamont, managing director, lead global equity product strategist at BlackRock.

Published : 23, Dec 2016
PEOPLE MOVES: Aegon, First Names Group, Amundi

PEOPLE MOVES: Aegon, First Names Group, Amundi...

The chief executive of Aegon Central & Eastern Europe is to retire in 2017, with the Dutch insurer announcing additional senior leadership changes. First Names Group has a new managing director of its Singapore business, while Amundi has appointed a deputy director to oversee the merger with Pioneer Investments.

Published : 20, Dec 2016
Pacific Asset Management bolsters senior team with two hires

Pacific Asset Management bolsters senior team...

Pacific Investments group has hired former HSBC multi-asset portfolio manager Will Bartleet and Deutsche Bank’s former global head of risk factors Louis Cucciniello to help build up its newly formed multi-asset business, Pacific Asset Management (PAM).

Published : 19, Dec 2016
ANALYSIS: Out-of-step Alliance Trust divides analysts with review

ANALYSIS: Out-of-step Alliance Trust divides analysts...

Rumblings of restructure have been ongoing at Alliance Trust for many years. But those looking for seismic shifts from the investment trust’s much anticipated strategic review, are liable to have been disappointed on Thursday.

Published : 15, Dec 2016
Liontrust nears £10bn milestone with Alliance Trust deal

Liontrust nears £10bn milestone with Alliance...

The acquisition of Alliance Trust’s investment management business is projected to add £2.3bn ($2.9bn, €2.7bn) to Liontrust’s assets under management, pushing it past the £8bn mark.

Published : 15, Dec 2016
PEOPLE MOVES: Value Partners, Standard Life Inv., Nordea AM

PEOPLE MOVES: Value Partners, Standard Life Inv.,...

Value Partners has poached the chief executive of Prudential’s Asian investment arm, Eastspring Investments. Standard Life Investment has named a head of investments, with Nordea Asset Management replacing its outgoing chief executive.

Published : 15, Dec 2016
JTC adds Rop scheme to Malta service range

JTC adds Rop scheme to Malta service range

Jersey-headquartered JTC has launched a recognised overseas pension scheme (Rops) aimed at supporting UK expatriates globally through its operation in Malta.

Published : 14, Dec 2016
Feifa unveils new membership for UK advisers

Feifa unveils new membership for UK advisers

The Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers (Feifa) has launched a new membership category, aimed at UK advisers with expat clients.

Published : 13, Dec 2016

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