Unigestion joins MFEX platform to target intermediaries

Unigestion joins MFEX platform to target intermediaries...

Boutique asset manager Unigestion has “significantly expanded” its fund distribution network by joining the MFEX platform, which offers 50,000 funds to investors in 30 countries.

Published : 22, Aug 2017
Swiss wealth manager pays $5m to settle US tax charges

Swiss wealth manager pays $5m to settle US tax...

Geneva-based investment management and consulting company Prime Partners has agreed to pay $5m (£3.9m, €4.2m) to the United States Attorney’s Office to settle charges for helping US taxpayers dodge taxes.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Deutsche Bank, Liberty Sipp, Aegon

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German behemoth Deutsche Bank has replaced its US chief Bill Woodley, while pension provider Liberty Sipp has a new finance and operations director, and life insurer Aegon UK a new head of marketing communications.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Italy emerging as stand-out haven for the super wealthy

Italy emerging as stand-out haven for the super...Lock icon

A new flat rate tax regime introduced in Italy earlier this year is putting the nation on the map of potential destinations for super-wealth expats of all nationalities, an expert has told International Adviser.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Blacklisted tax havens could face four types of sanctions

Blacklisted tax havens could face four types of...

The European Commission is understood to be looking at four kinds of sanctions targeted at jurisdictions on its planned tax haven blacklist which is due to be finalised at the end of this year.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
DeVere’s Europe expansion continues with first Austria office

DeVere’s Europe expansion continues with first...Lock icon

DeVere Group is to open its first office in Austria as part of its “ambitious expansion” across western Europe, which saw the company re-open its office in Madrid three years after shutting it down.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
ETF pioneers launch 'white label' platform for asset managers

ETF pioneers launch 'white label' platform for...

Asset managers around the world will be able to sell white-labelled ETFs in Europe when the former co-heads of exchange-traded fund provider WisdomTree Europe unveil what they claim is the continent's first such platform.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Allfunds to open Nordics office

Allfunds to open Nordics office

Mutual funds platform operator Allfunds Bank has announced plans for expansion across the Nordic region with the opening of a local representative office.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Aegon sells Irish and Dutch units as Cofunds boosts results

Aegon sells Irish and Dutch units as Cofunds boosts...

Dutch insurer Aegon is selling its Irish offshore bond operation and its Netherlands-based advice business, while a strong boost in earnings from platform Cofunds, according to its latest quarterly report.

Published : 10, Aug 2017
EU to limit UK expat residency rights post Brexit - minister

EU to limit UK expat residency rights post Brexit...

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davies has revealed that the European Union plans to restrict the residency rights of British expats living within the bloc once the UK leaves.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
VAM launches lower charging clean share class for fund range

VAM launches lower charging clean share class...

Luxembourg-based asset manager VAM Funds has launched a clean share class option for its Ucits fund range.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
Hurdles to overcome for 'unwary' Britons retiring in the sun

Hurdles to overcome for 'unwary' Britons retiring...

One in ten UK residents over the age of 50 want to retire overseas, with Spain topping the list of the most popular destinations, but they must do their "homework" first.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
US equities' advance makes European investors run

US equities' advance makes European investors...

The US equities rally has been given a fresh boost this year by continuing earnings upgrades and a weakening dollar, but Europe’s investors are not buying it.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Fighting tax evasion to be priority for Austrian EC presidency

Fighting tax evasion to be priority for Austrian...

When Austria assumes the presidency of the European Council in the second half of 2018, it will prioritise pushing forward European and international measures to prevent profit shifting and international tax fraud, the country’s finance minister said.

Published : 7, Aug 2017
Islamic fintech makes inroads into Europe

Islamic fintech makes inroads into Europe

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has announced two new partnerships with non-profit associations in London and Zurich aimed at strengthening its position as a global fintech hub for the Middle East.

Published : 7, Aug 2017
Analysis: Why professional investors buy multi-asset funds

Analysis: Why professional investors buy multi-asset...

Multi-asset, or asset allocation funds, have been an investor favourite for years. But why would a professional investor invest in these one-stop shop funds?

Published : 7, Aug 2017
High net worth clients to bear brunt of Belgian tax reform

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High net worth individuals might end up footing the bill for the forthcoming corporate income tax overhaul in Belgium.

Published : 4, Aug 2017
Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats

Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats...Lock icon

Summer in the UK this year has been a brief affair, so it comes as no surprise that nearly two-thirds of British expats think about the weather when planning their moves abroad. But sunshine isn't the only factor prospective expats should consider.

Published : 4, Aug 2017
Rush for Irish passports gathers pace as Brexit fears rise

Rush for Irish passports gathers pace as Brexit...

The Irish Government said it issued over half a million new passports in the first half of 2017 with the number granted to British applicants set to double this year as people rush to secure their EU residency.

Published : 4, Aug 2017
Multi asset funds Europe's top sellers but debt does well

Multi asset funds Europe's top sellers but debt...Lock icon

One-stop shop funds that take away responsibility for asset allocation have been the blockbuster sellers with European investors in the last three years, but debt funds have also done well despite record low interest rates.

Published : 4, Aug 2017

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