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Supermodel Kerr hands over $8m in jewellery linked to 1MDB

Supermodel Kerr hands over $8m in jewellery linked...

Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has handed over $8.1m (£6.4m, €7.2m) worth of jewellery to US authorities that she allegedly received from former boyfriend Jho Low, a person of interest in the 1MDB scandal.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
Why it doesn’t pay to own property in Spain through a company

Why it doesn’t pay to own property in Spain through...

As tax laws have changed in recent years the disadvantages of owning Spanish property through a company have increased, says Jason Porter, director of European IFA firm Blevins Franks.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
£500m divorce market an ‘untapped’ opportunity for UK advisers

£500m divorce market an ‘untapped’ opportunity...

People going through divorce and separation are “crying out” for specialist financial advisers, according to a new report by the UK’s Personal Finance Society (PFS).

Published : 27, Jun 2017
Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management report

Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management...

With the final report from the FCA’s market study of asset management due on Wednesday morning, speculation is rife about what the long-awaited recommendations could say. We look at the five groups who could face the repercussions.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
British expats blast UK’s ‘lacklustre’ offer on Brexit rights

British expats blast UK’s ‘lacklustre’ offer on...

UK citizens living in Europe have condemned the British government’s decision not to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, despite plans to maintain reciprocal healthcare rights and the 'triple lock' on pensions.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
UK expats in EU offered pension ‘triple-lock’ and healthcare

UK expats in EU offered pension ‘triple-lock’...

The British government has announced it will maintain reciprocal healthcare rights and the 'triple lock' on pensions for the 1.2 million UK citizens currently living in the EU.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
ANALYSIS: Brexit one year on

ANALYSIS: Brexit one year on

It has now been a year since the UK electorate made, as a British fund manager put it recently, “a huge strategic error of the like the country hasn’t experienced in maybe a century” by voting for Brexit.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Why the Bank of England is the 'real' public enemy number one

Why the Bank of England is the 'real' public enemy...

The Bank of England is the real reason behind the UK’s rising inequality and soaring asset prices but has been “skulking away invisibly” in the background, according to Tim Price of Price Value Partners.

Published : 26, 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
Schroders launches US focused wealth management company

Schroders launches US focused wealth management...

Schroders has set up a new company as part of its wealth management division called Schroder Wealth US that will sit alongside its existing UK subsidiary, Cazenove Capital.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Old Mutual unveils offshore bond for UK market

Old Mutual unveils offshore bond for UK market...

Life insurer Old Mutual International has launched a new offshore bond in the UK aimed at savers caught out by cuts to the pension allowances.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Harvest Global funds first to get Swiss-HK recognition

Harvest Global funds first to get Swiss-HK recognition...

Specialist China and Asian markets asset manager Harvest Global Investments has become the first firm to qualify funds for the Switzerland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority goes live

Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority goes live

Hong Kong’s newest regulator, the Insurance Authority, was officially launched on Monday, replacing the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) which was disbanded on the same day.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Messi to swap prison sentence for €255k fine in tax fraud case

Messi to swap prison sentence for €255k fine in...

Football star Lionel Messi could see his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud replaced with a €255,000 (£224,313, $285,381) fine, Spanish prosecutors have said.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
Emirates NBD Asset Management making an international push

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The asset management arm of Emirates NBD Bank is making a push into the international market now that its Ucits umbrella has hit the all-important three-year mark, senior executive officer Salman Bajwa tells International Adviser.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
HMRC faces claims of ‘unlawful’ raid on Newcastle Utd

HMRC faces claims of ‘unlawful’ raid on Newcastle...

The seizure of documents from British football club Newcastle United by HMRC tax officials may have been unlawful, a judge has said.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
Regulation must be 'appropriate,’ says advisory body chairman

Regulation must be 'appropriate,’ says advisory...

The incoming chairman of a newly merged trade body for financial advisers in the UK has pledged to fight the industry’s corner in talks with the government and regulators.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
Up to £50bn pulled from DB schemes in pension transfers

Up to £50bn pulled from DB schemes in pension...

The amount of money being withdrawn through transfers from defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK has reached a record £50bn since the pension freedoms came into force, according to new figures released by professional service group Mercer.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
UK IFA promoting Brazilian teak scheme enters liquidation

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Total Wealth Solutions, which has links to the collapsed Brazilian teak forestry scheme Para Sky Plantation, has entered voluntary liquidation, just months after the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) upheld a complaint against the financial advice firm.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
Singaporean firm to build platform for Malaysia’s life insurers

Singaporean firm to build platform for Malaysia’s...

A unit of Singapore-based tech firm Silverlake Axis has won a contract to develop a digital platform for life insurance and takaful providers in Malaysia.

Published : 23, Jun 2017

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