France looks to tighten rules for asset managers

France looks to tighten rules for asset managers...

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.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
Canada Life Int’l ‘fills gap in market’ with new Dublin bond

Canada Life Int’l ‘fills gap in market’ with new...

Canada Life International has extended the availability of capital redemption bond (CRB) options to its Dublin-based trust products offered by Canada Life International Assurance (Ireland).

Published : 29, Nov 2016
Malta the ‘big winner’ of UK’s extensive Rops reforms

Malta the ‘big winner’ of UK’s extensive Rops...

Malta will be the "main winner" of HM Revenue & Customs' plan to change the 'eligibility criteria' for foreign pensions to qualify as recognised overseas pensions schemes (Rops), according to the director of European IFA firm Blevins Franks.

Published : 28, Nov 2016
Ireland told a French-style wealth tax will raise just €22m

Ireland told a French-style wealth tax will raise...

Ireland’s controversial plans to impose a wealth tax on its super-rich, similar to other European countries such as France and Spain, may yield just €22m (£18.6m, $23.2m), according to a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

Published : 25, Nov 2016
Bond investors wary as Italy referendum risk looms

Bond investors wary as Italy referendum risk looms...

Whereas equity markets have quickly shrugged off the result of the US presidential elections, peripheral bond spreads have widened since. Trump’s election seems to have reminded markets of the possible consequences of an Italian no-vote in next week’s referendum.

Published : 24, Nov 2016
Wells Fargo adds US small cap and equity Ucits to range

Wells Fargo adds US small cap and equity Ucits...

Wells Fargo Asset Management has launched two Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits funds: the Global Focused Equity and US Small Cap Value funds.

Published : 22, Nov 2016
European outflow spree spreads to government bonds

European outflow spree spreads to government bonds...

European equities are now on their longest net outflow streak since 2012. But it is not just equity funds that are being sold off. Bond funds are also under increasing pressure.

Published : 22, Nov 2016
Mifid II time consuming and complex, say asset managers

Mifid II time consuming and complex, say asset...

Mifid II is a big concern for around three-quarters of global asset managers, who think regulators need to provide better guidance and tools to navigate the increasingly complex landscape, according to State Street Corporation.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Not all inflation expectations are equal – Pioneer

Not all inflation expectations are equal – Pioneer...

The sharp jump in global inflation expectations since Donald Trump’s US election success papers over several significant differences in the inflation path for different countries, said Tanguy Le Saout.

Published : 21, Nov 2016
Ailo slams EU over Priips ‘quick fix’ approach

Ailo slams EU over Priips ‘quick fix’ approach...

The trade body representing international life offices has blasted the European Commission’s (EC) handling of the controversial Priips regulation, delayed last week until January 2018.

Published : 18, Nov 2016
LGT Vestra partners with Feifa

LGT Vestra partners with Feifa

UK and Jersey-based wealth management firm, LGT Vestra, has become a partner of the Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers (Feifa).

Published : 17, Nov 2016
Argonaut launches European income fund

Argonaut launches European income fund

Argonaut Capital is set to open a long-only, high-yield European income fund targeting companies yielding 30% above the index after its first year, subject to regulatory approval.

Published : 14, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: With the election over Trump risk heads east

ANALYSIS: With the election over Trump risk heads...

Winter is coming, but instead of flying south, the flock of black swans that has pecked away at 30 years of globalisation this year is heading east toward Europe.

Published : 11, Nov 2016
Zero corporation tax does not 'make' a tax haven: EU ministers

Zero corporation tax does not 'make' a tax haven:...

Jurisdictions that offer zero rates of corporation tax, such as Jersey and Guernsey, may not automatically be considered tax havens, EU finance ministers have said.

Published : 11, Nov 2016
EU to crack down on advisers using ‘aggressive’ tax planning

EU to crack down on advisers using ‘aggressive’...

Financial advisers could be forced to report “aggressive” tax planning schemes which help clients avoid paying tax, according to new plans being considering by the European Commission.

Published : 11, Nov 2016
Priips delay welcomed, 2018 start confirmed

Priips delay welcomed, 2018 start confirmed

The European Commission’s one-year extension to the introduction of key information documents (Kids) for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (Priips) has been welcomed across the investment sector.

Published : 9, Nov 2016
Crown dependencies set out their stall in Brexit talks

Crown dependencies set out their stall in Brexit...

Chief ministers of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man have held the first in a series of meetings with the UK government aimed at setting out their interests in the Brexit negotiations with the European Union.

Published : 7, Nov 2016
Sovereign Group cuts fees on Rops

Sovereign Group cuts fees on Rops

International pensions provider Sovereign Group has removed 'ad hoc' transactional fees from all its new and existing recognised overseas pensions scheme (Rops) products.

Published : 7, Nov 2016
French prosecutor pursues HSBC in €180bn tax fraud case

French prosecutor pursues HSBC in €180bn tax fraud...

A French prosecutor has called for HSBC to stand trial for helping clients hide more than €180bn (£161.3bn, $199.8bn) in offshore tax havens from the country’s tax authorities, French news agency AFP has reported.

Published : 4, Nov 2016
European Banking Authority eyes new investment firm rules

European Banking Authority eyes new investment...

The European Banking Authority (EBA) is seeking industry views on setting up a new prudential regime that is specifically tailored to the needs of investment firms.

Published : 4, Nov 2016

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