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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
Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese equities?

Are snap elections a game changer for Japanese...

Japanese equity fund managers are backing small and mid cap companies in the tech space as well as 'online disrupters' ahead of the snap election to be held in October.

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
Has German election killed the European Spring?

Has German election killed the European Spring?...

Many fund managers dismissed the historical German election results as “insignificant for markets”, but they have failed to consider its impact on the status quo and the possible reversal of recent political trends.

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.

Wealth managers swap cash for bonds as caution persists

Wealth managers swap cash for bonds as caution...

Having hit a high of 9% in June, wealth managers cut their weighting in cash to 6.99% in the past three months in the Trustee MPI low-risk mandates.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
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
UK to take £5bn hit as non-doms head for the exit

UK to take £5bn hit as non-doms head for the exit...

UK Government coffers could shrink by £5bn ($6.7bn, €5.7bn) if the rising numbers of non-doms thinking about leaving the UK permanently go through with it, accountancy firm Moore Stephens has found.

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
Partnerships key to growing AUM in India

Partnerships key to growing AUM in India

A strong local partnership is an important part of building up assets under management in India, with eight of the 10 largest fund managers in the country being joint ventures, according to a report from Boston-based research firm Cerulli Associates.

Published : 25, Sep 2017
Ronaldo flogs high-risk scheme to 60m Twitter followers

Ronaldo flogs high-risk scheme to 60m Twitter...

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has recommended a controversial investment brokerage to millions of fans by advertising it on Twitter.

Published : 22, 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
Why you should care about the German elections

Why you should care about the German elections...

You may be forgiven for not staying up late this Sunday to watch the final results of Germany’s parliamentary elections come in. While chancellor Merkel is sure to win, the scale of her victory is likely to impact the future direction of bond spreads.

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
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
Hawkish Fed to taper from next month

Hawkish Fed to taper from next month

The US Federal Reserve announced it will begin to unwind its quantitative easing programme in October, and said another rate hike this year is likely despite persistently low inflation.

Published : 21, Sep 2017

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