Big jump in offshore bond sales at Canada Life International

Big jump in offshore bond sales at Canada Life...Lock icon

Sales of offshore bonds rose by 60% in the first half of 2017, with new business through Canada Life International’s Isle of Man and Dublin-based offshore businesses hitting £566m ($736m, €626m).

Published : 10, Aug 2017
Australian boutique eyes London expansion with fund launch

Australian boutique eyes London expansion with...

Australian investment manager Antipodes Partners has launched a global equity fund to the UK market ahead of plans to expand its London office later this year.

Published : 2, Aug 2017
Zurich International unveils target date fund range

Zurich International unveils target date fund...

Pension provider Zurich International has introduced a range of dollar-denominated target date funds (TDFs) aimed at gradually reducing the risk investors are exposed to as they approach retirement.

BMO GAM targets emerging market growth with new equity fund

BMO GAM targets emerging market growth with new...

BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) has announced the launch of an emerging markets equity fund focused on investing in small companies.

Published : 1, Aug 2017
VAM Funds launches online valuation system for DFM fund range

VAM Funds launches online valuation system for...

Luxembourg-based asset manager VAM Funds has launched an online valuation system for IFAs who use the firm’s discretionary fund management services.

Published : 1, Aug 2017
Canada Life launches offshore bond valuation tool

Canada Life launches offshore bond valuation tool...

Offshore insurer Canada Life International (CLI) has launched an online valuation tool for international bonds in partnership with information technology services provider Intelliflo.

Published : 31, Jul 2017
First Trust launches actively managed global currencies ETF

First Trust launches actively managed global currencies...

ETF provider First Trust Global Portfolios (FTGP) has launched what it describes as the first actively managed ETF in Europe focused on investing in global foreign exchange markets.

Published : 31, Jul 2017
Qrops market suffers big hit, further falls expected

Qrops market suffers big hit, further falls expected...Lock icon

The number of Qrops transfers in the last financial year dropped to the lowest level since 2010/11 and is expected to fall further on the back of the UK Government’s 25% charge, as the amount of money accessed via the pensions freedoms hits a record high.

Published : 26, Jul 2017
Zurich Int’l Life adds simplified investment plan to UAE range

Zurich Int’l Life adds simplified investment plan...

Zurich International Life has launched Simple Wealth, a new simplified investment plan that the company says provides an easy way for consumers in the United Arab Emirates to manage and grow their wealth.

Published : 26, Jul 2017
OMI unveils offshore bond for Middle East and Africa

OMI unveils offshore bond for Middle East and...

Life insurer Old Mutual International (OMI) has launched an offshore bond for advisers in the Middle East and Africa as part of a revamp of its global offshore bond range.

Published : 24, Jul 2017
UK platform inquiry a ‘red herring’ says Novia CEO Vasilieff

UK platform inquiry a ‘red herring’ says Novia...Lock icon

The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) inquiry into online platforms risks focusing on the wrong issues and could fail to yield a good result for clients, according to industry expert and Novia chief executive Bill Vasilieff.

Published : 21, Jul 2017
Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence equity fund

Smith & Williamson unveils Artificial Intelligence...

London-based investment boutique Smith & Williamson has launched a global thematic Artificial Intelligence equity fund.

Published : 19, Jul 2017
Defined benefits solvency concerns driving clients into Sipps

Defined benefits solvency concerns driving clients...

Rising concern about the future viability of UK defined benefit (DB) pensions schemes is driving demand for transfers into self-invested personal pension plans (Sipps), according to research published Tuesday.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
DeVere’s Nigel Green criticises high fees—charged by banks

DeVere’s Nigel Green criticises high fees—charged...

Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of the deVere Group, has hit out at the “unacceptably high” charges banks slap on customers when they use their debit cards overseas.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Claims over ‘risky’ Sipp investments up nearly 35%

Claims over ‘risky’ Sipp investments up nearly...

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) forked out £105m ($135.6m, €119.1m) in 2016/17 to compensate clients who were wrongly advised to transfer their savings into "risky assets" held in self-invested personal pension schemes (Sipps).

Published : 13, Jul 2017
M&G bolsters EM range with double fund launch

M&G bolsters EM range with double fund launch

M&G Investments has strengthened its emerging market offering with the launch of two strategies focusing on the region’s hard currency debt and income opportunities, the company has announced.

Published : 11, Jul 2017
DeVere CEO sells remaining STM stake to focus on fintech

DeVere CEO sells remaining STM stake to focus...Lock icon

The founder and chief executive of the deVere Group, Nigel Green, has sold his remaining 2% stake in the specialist Qrops provider STM Group.

Published : 10, Jul 2017
Expat demand for buy-to-let soaring despite UK tax changes

Expat demand for buy-to-let soaring despite UK...

The numbers of British expats looking to invest in a buy-to-let property in the UK is booming despite the government’s changes to mortgage relief, Guernsey-headquartered Skipton International has said.

Published : 30, Jun 2017
M&G shifts four UK funds to Luxembourg over Brexit fears

M&G shifts four UK funds to Luxembourg over Brexit...

UK asset manager M&G Investments is transferring four domestic open-ended funds to its Luxembourg platform over fear and uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Waverton targets US expats with manager portfolio service

Waverton targets US expats with manager portfolio...

Discretionary asset manager Waverton Investment Management has launched a global equity/bond model portfolio service aimed at US expat clients.

Published : 6, Jun 2017

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