Legal & General and Aviva opting for Ireland post-Brexit

Legal & General and Aviva opting for Ireland post-Brexit...

Legal & General will shift some of its business to Dublin once Britain leaves the European Union, while rival insurer Aviva is in the process converting its Irish life and general insurance branches into subsidiaries as the firms prepare for the post-Brexit environment.

Published : 26, May 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo faces possible tax fraud charges

Cristiano Ronaldo faces possible tax fraud charges...

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is facing possible tax fraud charges in Spain, days after fellow football legend and Spanish club rival Lionel Messi had his 21-month jail term for similar charges upheld.

Published : 26, May 2017
Spain upholds jail sentence against Lional Messi

Spain upholds jail sentence against Lional Messi...

Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld a 21-month jail term handed down last year to Barcelona football player Lionel Messi and his father, although the pair are unlikely to go to prison.

Published : 25, May 2017
Nigel Green’s son to lead deVere expansion in Europe

Nigel Green’s son to lead deVere expansion in...

International advisory firm deVere Group has unveiled a plan to expand its operations across western Europe and named James Green, son of founder Nigel Green, as its new regional boss.

Published : 25, May 2017
ANALYSIS: Hard truths of a hard Brexit - you could foot the bill

ANALYSIS: Hard truths of a hard Brexit - you could...

Asset manager BlueBay has hit the headlines for shorting sterling on predictions of a likely ‘hard’ Brexit, but as an industry are we still burying our heads in the sand?

Published : 24, May 2017
Feifa announces partnership with Quilter Cheviot

Feifa announces partnership with Quilter Cheviot...

The Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers (Feifa) has announced a partnership with one of the UK’s largest discretionary investment management firms, Quilter Cheviot.

Published : 24, May 2017
French authorities raid soccer stars’ homes in tax probe

French authorities raid soccer stars’ homes in...

The homes of Paris Saint-Germain players Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore were searched on Tuesday morning by French anti-corruption officers, in the latest tax fraud probe to rock the football industry.

Published : 23, May 2017
UK and Spain to probe £120m storage pod pension scams

UK and Spain to probe £120m storage pod pension...

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office is working with the Spanish authorities to investigate the promoters of self-storage investment schemes, warning that £120m (€139m, $156m) of investors’ money could be at risk.

Published : 23, May 2017
Colombia’s Falcao accused of €5.5m tax fraud in Spain

Colombia’s Falcao accused of €5.5m tax fraud in...

Colombian footballer Radamel Falcao faces trial for allegedly defrauding the Spanish Treasury of €5.5m (£4.7m, $6.2m).

Published : 22, May 2017
The naked truth about MiFID II

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The realities of Mifid II are beginning to dawn as advisers across Europe start to realise that commission transparency will be led by product providers, which could leave them feeling a bit exposed, says Shane Wood, business development manager for European IFA network OpesFidelio.

Published : 19, May 2017
Standard Life sets sight on Dublin for EU hub

Standard Life sets sight on Dublin for EU hub

Edinburgh-headquartered Standard Life is expected to choose Dublin as the centre for its European Union operations after the UK government completes the two years of Brexit negotiations.

Published : 17, May 2017
Gibraltar firm fined and directors banned over pension schemes

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A Gibraltar financial services firm with links to the Panama Papers has been fined and had two of its directors banned for providing trustee services to pension schemes despite having been denied permission to do so by the regulator.

Published : 15, May 2017
Dwindling expat packages make health insurance critical

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The demise of the all-inclusive expat package is forcing the globally mobile to secure their own healthcare, with demand for health insurance expected to grow steadily as the number of people working outside their home country is set to double over the next decade.

Published : 12, May 2017
Best countries for expats to raise a family

Best countries for expats to raise a family

Quality of life is the biggest concern for expats when moving abroad with a family, including access to affordable and quality education and childcare, to available leisure activities, and family wellbeing, on top of the more mundane issues such as moving costs, a survey by InterNations has revealed.

Published : 11, May 2017
JP Morgan: It’s time to start loving industrials again

JP Morgan: It’s time to start loving industrials...

The global economy is finally emerging from the doldrums of the financial crisis and it is a prime time to move into more ‘unloved’ industries says Francesco Conte, co-manager of JP Morgan’s European smaller companies investment trust.

Published : 11, May 2017
 Aviva to reduce Spanish presence with €475m life unit sale

Aviva to reduce Spanish presence with €475m life...

Aviva will sell interests in two bancassurance agreements and a life business to Santalucia, raising €475m (£403m, $517m), as the UK insurer looks to wind down its operations in Spain.

Published : 10, May 2017
Hong Kong-Swiss scheme to join fund passport club

Hong Kong-Swiss scheme to join fund passport club...

A Switzerland-Hong Kong fund recognition scheme is looking to gain traction in Asia, following closer links between the two countries in recent months.

Published : 10, May 2017
ANALYSIS: Should you still buy into the emerging markets rally?

ANALYSIS: Should you still buy into the emerging...

Emerging market equities and bonds have outperformed their developed rivals by a large margin year-to-date, resulting in a surge in inflows. An acceleration in global growth and the absence of immediate macro concerns seem to underpin the current rally, but there are some obvious elephants in the room.

Published : 10, May 2017
Gibraltar planning for ‘hard Brexit’ end to EU market access

Gibraltar planning for ‘hard Brexit’ end to EU...

Gibraltar is preparing for a post-Brexit scenario where firms will no longer have access to the European Union single market, focusing instead on maintaining a preferential relationship with Britain, a top government official has revealed.

Published : 9, May 2017
Eaton Vance targets European investors with global HY fund

Eaton Vance targets European investors with global...

Eaton Vance Management International has rolled out a global high yield bond fund, aimed at European investors.

Published : 9, May 2017

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