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
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
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
Steps advisers can take to avoid €20m data breach fine

Steps advisers can take to avoid €20m data breach...

Financial advisers will have to do a “significant amount of legwork” if they are to comply with new data rules, or face a big fine, according to an expert.

Published : 21, Sep 2017
Lux fund body hits back at politicised scrutiny of delegation

Lux fund body hits back at politicised scrutiny...

Growing scrutiny of European fund managers delegating portfolio management to other EU countries is motivated by “political reasons”, the chairman of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) told International Adviser.

Published : 21, Sep 2017
Sentiment to UK worse than after Brexit vote

Sentiment to UK worse than after Brexit vote

Investors are less confident about the UK now than they were in the aftermath of the Brexit vote or the UK snap election, according to the latest reading from the Lloyds Private Bank Investor Sentiment Index (LPBIS).

Published : 21, Sep 2017
EU single market to be ‘fragmented’ by MiFID II, says KPMG

EU single market to be ‘fragmented’ by MiFID II,...

Stark differences in regulatory interpretation among the 28 members of the European Union means that far-reaching reforms covering all aspects of the financial markets could end up defying their purpose and result in a “fragmented” single market.

Published : 20, Sep 2017
Fake cryptocurrency shut down

Fake cryptocurrency shut down

Switzerland’s financial regulator has shut down three companies for conning millions of francs out of hundreds of investors by selling a fake cryptocurrency and says it has 11 similar companies in its sights.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Analysis: How should expats prepare for post-Brexit times?

Analysis: How should expats prepare for post-Brexit...Lock icon

One key focus in the highly charged and frustrating negotiations between London and Brussels is aimed at securing a deal to protect the rights of those already living abroad.

Published : 19, Sep 2017
Portuguese expat pension tax tabled

Portuguese expat pension tax tabled

Expat pensions transferred to Portugal could take a 10% hit under plans being considered by the country’s government.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Insurers in passporting rights plea to chancellor

Insurers in passporting rights plea to chancellor...Lock icon

Potential problems making pension and insurance payments post Brexit has prompted one member of parliament fight for clarity and the life industry pledge to engage with HM Treasury and EU partners to resolve passporting issues ahead of March 2019.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
Expat pensions on the 'cliff edge'

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The chair of the UK Treasury select committee has called on the chancellor to provide clarity on expat pensions in the event of a “cliff edge Brexit”.

Published : 18, Sep 2017
German passports rule, OK

German passports rule, OK

German nationality is the most desirable and the highly ranked UK is about to dramatically slump according to the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI).

Published : 14, Sep 2017
Generali sells Dutch business to local insurer for €143m

Generali sells Dutch business to local insurer...

Italian insurer Generali has agreed to sell its Dutch operation to the former Fortis insurance arm ASR Nederland for €143m (£129m, $171m).

Published : 13, Sep 2017
Radical shakeup of Swiss private banks needed

Radical shakeup of Swiss private banks neededLock icon

Swiss private banks are failing to address rapidly declining profitability and are too focused on defensive measures to implement a radical transformation that will allow them to generate competitive advantage and sustainable growth, says KPMG.

Published : 12, Sep 2017
When did a 2% dip become a market correction?

When did a 2% dip become a market correction?

Pictet AM’s chief strategist Luca Paolini tried to redefine the concept of a market correction this week, urging investors to take advantage of a 2% fall in asset prices to “rebuild positions in riskier assets”.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
Dublin duo join OpesFidelio advice network

Dublin duo join OpesFidelio advice network

European cross-border financial planning network OpesFidelio has added a Dublin branch run by Nick and Rachel Reid.

Published : 11, Sep 2017
Brexit to hit three times more British than EU pensioners

Brexit to hit three times more British than EU...

There are three times as many Brits over the age of 65 living in other European Union countries than vice versa but they are showing little inclination to rush home ahead of Brexit, figures from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest.

Published : 11, Sep 2017

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