EU’s new tax avoidance law to target Channel Island schemes

EU’s new tax avoidance law to target Channel Island...

Schemes involving transactions to low tax jurisdictions such as Jersey and Guernsey will need to be reported to the European Union, under new legislation aimed at tackling tax avoidance.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Footballer to pay €2m to settle Spanish tax fraud case

Footballer to pay €2m to settle Spanish tax fraud...

Former Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has agreed to pay €2m ($2.2m, £1.76m) to settle tax fraud charges in Spain in the latest high-profile tax scandal to rock the football industry.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Luxembourg regulator fines Rothschild over 1MDB failings

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Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild has been fined nearly €9m (£7.9m, $10m) by Luxembourg’s financial regulator for its handling of funds reportedly linked to beleaguered sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Five Brexit scenarios for investors to chew over

Five Brexit scenarios for investors to chew over...

Brexit negotiations are officially underway. But what’s the final Brexit going to be – hard, soft, wobbly, red white and blue? Or will the UK economy simply plunge off the cliff edge? Investors weigh in.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Most expensive global expat cities 2017

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Five Asian and three European cities were among the 10 most expensive places for expats to live, with the dubious honour of being the most expensive bestowed on the capital of Angola.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors

Mourinho accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors...

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has become the latest football figure to be accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Columbia Threadneedle expands US equity fund range

Columbia Threadneedle expands US equity fund range...

Columbia Threadneedle Investments is expanding its US equity fund range with the launch of the Threadneedle (Lux) US Disciplined Core Equities Fund in its Luxembourg Sicav.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
Firms must take action now on Mifid II permissions says FCA

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Firms that need to change their regulatory permissions to comply with Mifid II must act now, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has warned.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
British expats top agenda as EU kicks off Brexit talks

British expats top agenda as EU kicks off Brexit...

Securing a deal on reciprocal rights for millions of British expats living in the EU is set to be the “first aim” of Brexit negotiations, which kicked into action in Brussels on Monday.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
Ronaldo eyes Spanish exit in anger over tax fraud charges

Ronaldo eyes Spanish exit in anger over tax fraud...

Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo may have decided to leave Real Madrid amid claims he is angry at his treatment by Spanish authorities and reports that Portugal has launched its own tax fraud probe into the world’s highest paid athlete.

Published : 16, Jun 2017
US asset manager PGIM targets key European markets

US asset manager PGIM targets key European markets...

PGIM Investments, the asset management arm of US insurer Prudential Financial, has registered a range of Ucits funds for sale in five new markets.

Published : 15, Jun 2017
Netherlands urged to slash 30% expat tax break

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The Dutch government may be looking to reduce a 30% tax break used by wealthy expats after it was deemed “too generous”, according to a new report.

Published : 14, Jun 2017
Spain indicts Cristiano Ronaldo on €14.7m tax fraud charges

Spain indicts Cristiano Ronaldo on €14.7m tax...

Spain's Prosecutor's Office in Madrid has filed a tax fraud lawsuit against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Published : 13, Jun 2017
Spain urged to restore 'Beckham' tax law for footballers

Spain urged to restore 'Beckham' tax law for footballers...

Spanish club Real Madrid has called on the country’s tax authorities to reinstate the ‘Beckham law’ for foreign footballers following a string of high-profile tax fraud scandals, engulfing the biggest names in the sport.

Published : 13, Jun 2017
Fecif offers ‘unprecedented’ insight into European IFA sector

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European IFAs will have a better understanding of their industry following detailed analysis of the continent’s advice sector by the European Federation of Financial Intermediaries and Financial Advisers (Fecif).

Published : 12, Jun 2017
CISI partners with Baltic association to boost qualifications

CISI partners with Baltic association to boost...

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has announced it will partner with the Baltic Financial Advisors Association (BFAA).

Published : 12, Jun 2017
EU forges ahead with adviser sanctions over tax avoidance

EU forges ahead with adviser sanctions over tax...

The European Union is pushing ahead with new rules that will force financial advisers to report “aggressive” tax planning schemes which help clients avoid paying tax, as it follows in the footsteps of the UK.

Published : 12, Jun 2017
What do asset managers get paid?

What do asset managers get paid?

New data has revealed the most generous asset managers in terms of salary – so how much exactly does a director, VP, associate or analyst across Europe actually get paid?

Published : 8, Jun 2017
French justice minister calls for end to Qatari tax breaks

French justice minister calls for end to Qatari...

France’s justice minister Francois Bayrou has said France should end tax breaks to Qatari investors on property deals, just days after several Arab countries severed ties with the Gulf Arab state.

Published : 8, Jun 2017
Investors keep pouring money into EM debt

Investors keep pouring money into EM debt

Emerging market debt was the best-selling asset class with European investors for the fourth consecutive month in April, according to Morningstar fund flows.

Published : 6, Jun 2017

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