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France’s markets watchdog has set out rules to limit the repayments asset managers make to investors when markets are stressed, making it the latest regulator to shine a light on the industry.
British MPs have criticised HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over its lack of scrutiny on whether tax reliefs are being used effectively, raising doubts about plans to digitise its services.
An ex-Goldman Sachs banker is facing a ban from Singapore’s securities industry , while Standard Chartered and Coutts have been hit with record fines for their roles in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal.
AxiomSL, a firm specialising in regulatory reporting and risk management, has announced it will be opening its first Middle East office in the the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Leading figures from the financial services industry in the Middle East give their views on the proposed cap on commission and the prospect of commission disclosure coming to the region.
The head of a UK IFA firm, which was one of the biggest sellers of the ill-fated Harlequin Property investments, has been fined £233,600 (€274,259, $291,491) for the poor advice he doled out to pension clients.
The British government has approved a new specialist financial adviser apprenticeship standard and will offer employers up to £9,600 ($11,979, €11,270) in financial help toward the training of a competent adviser.
UK wealth manager Tilney for Intermediaries is planning to launch a new range of ‘risk graded, low cost multi-asset funds’ in the first quarter of 2017.
The UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has warned it may impose an interim levy on life and pension advisers over the increasing number of claims related to self-invested personal pension schemes (Sipps).
The price of Brent crude oil surged above $50 (£40, €47) per barrel as rumours became reality that OPEC members had finally reached an agreement.
The director of a bankrupt UK-based IFA firm, who also ran a trading room, has been disqualified for eight years for failing to account for more than £4m ($4.9m, €4.6m) of client’s money, the Insolvency Service has revealed.
Cape Town-headquartered IFA firm Carrick Wealth is expanding its flagship Invictus programme, a training academy launched earlier this year aimed at the company’s would-be advisers.
Australian-listed financial services firm IOOF Holdings has indicated it is interested in buying the ANZ bank’s domestic wealth management business.
Sir John Beckwith’s Pacific Investments group has launched Pacific Asset Management (PAM), which will initially focus on the multi-asset retail space, with institutional fund launches planned at a later stage.
St James’s Place has expanded its presence in Asia as it moves from servicing expats and looks to target the region's high net-worth individuals (HNWIs), said Mike Gravestock, partnership director for Asia and international.
With a December interest rate rise now close to certain, investors will no longer be trying to assess when the Federal Reserve will raise rates next, but what the path will be after this.
The UK’s plan to abolish the 70% ‘income for life’ rule on recognised overseas pension schemes (Rops) will “decimate” the market for such products, according to the head of expat-focused IFA firm, Montfort International.
South African tax authorities may clamp down on the way overseas pension products are taxed, according to Martin Hall, director of Isle of Man-based Optimus.
Financial advisers in the Middle East are finding clients increasingly reluctant to use their services, partly due to growing geopolitical uncertainty but also because of regulatory changes and poor value-for-money products from asset managers and life companies.
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