Clients receiving poor advice from inadequately qualified financial advisers has made some parts of Europe like working in the ‘wild west’, according to Andrea Speed, head of Spanish IFA firm Speed Financial Solutions.
France, Germany and Italy are fighting against introducing a complete ban on commission in their financial services industries despite pressure from the EU, according to Michael Lodhi, chairman of Luxembourg-based Spectrum IFA Group.
Isle of Man chief minister Allan Bell has questioned plans by the European Commission to create a blacklist of non-EU tax regimes, branding the move as more to do with the “internal politics of Brussels” than greater transparency.
Capital Group has announced it will make its emerging markets strategy available to investors outside the US this October via a Luxembourg vehicle.
Twenty-three countries in the European Union have backed a 12-month delay to the introduction of the controversial Priips legislation, following a landmark rejection of its regulatory technical standards (RTS) by the European parliament (EP) last week.
HM Revenue & Customs has reported a significant rise in the number of British savers breaching the lifetime pension allowance (LTA) over the past year, collecting £126m ($163m, €146m) in additional tax revenue between 2015/16, up 38% from £78m the previous year.
Two of Belgium’s largest advisory firms for US expats Dunhill Financial and Cross Border Planning have announced they will merge.
Advisers across Europe will be able to stay ahead of regulatory and legislative changes following the launch of a database and documents library by the European Federation of Financial Intermediaries and Financial Advisers (Fecif).
Lyxor Asset Management has found that close to half of European domiciled active funds outperformed their benchmarks last year, a big increase on 2014.
The European Commission has finally been given a “bloody nose”, says the head of the trade body for international life offices, Alan Morgan-Moodie, referring to the European parliament’s decision on Wednesday to overwhelmingly reject the standard for implementing the upcoming controversial Priips regulation.
STM Group has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire UK Sipp provider London & Colonial and its subsidiaries for nearly £5.4m ($7.2m, €6.4m).
A ‘first’ for the EU Parliament ECON Committee took place on 1 September, says Ailo's chief executive Alan Morgan-Moodie in an update on 'what next for Priips?'.
Rathbone Unit Trust Management said it plans to launch an offshore version of the Rathbone Income Fund for investors based in Continental Europe.
Schroders has become the latest associate member to join Fecif, the European Federation of Financial Intermediaries and Financial Advisers.
Fund management group Liontrust has made six of its global fund (GF) range available on European open architecture mutual fund platform, Allfunds Bank.
Kathryn Langridge talks about helming Manulife’s push to become the go-to retail asset manager for emerging market investing in Europe.
Geneva-headquartered Hinduja Bank, part of India’s giant Hinduja Group, said it plans to grow and strengthen its operations in Switzerland.
The Italian constitutional reform referendum this autumn will, or rather should, cause European investors to hold their breath more anxiously than they did on the morning of 24 June.
The Cayman Islands has been added to Italy’s "good tax governance" whitelist, marking a positive step forward for the islands’ financial services industry in Europe, according to Jude Scott, chief executive of Cayman Finance.
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