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Five things you need to know about Trump’s tax plan

Five things you need to know about Trump’s tax...

This week, US president Donald Trump unveiled what he called “the biggest tax cuts in history”. Here’s a look at some of the initial proposals to slash inheritance tax, top income brackets and tax for large corporations.

Published : 28, Apr 2017
ANALYSIS: Is now the time to invest in active US equity funds?

ANALYSIS: Is now the time to invest in active...

After a wide swathe of active US equity funds outperformed the S&P 500 during Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, is now the time for investors to re-think their assumptions on the active approach?

Published : 27, Apr 2017
Invesco boosts global ETF offering with Source deal

Invesco boosts global ETF offering with Source...

US-based investment manager Invesco has announced a deal to buy one of Europe's major Exchange Traded Product (ETP) providers, Source.

Published : 27, Apr 2017
Beware of highly-leveraged US stocks

Beware of highly-leveraged US stocks

Highly-leveraged US companies face a disproportionate rise in interest payments as the Fed has started hiking. But investors aren’t being compensated for this at all.

Published : 26, Apr 2017
Best and Worst US sectors during Trump’s first 100 days

Best and Worst US sectors during Trump’s first...

Trump’s first 100 days in office have been jam packed with outrageous tweets, ‘alternative facts,’ a failed healthcare bill and foreign policy blunders. But, what were the best and worst performing US sectors during Trump's first 100 days?

Published : 26, Apr 2017
American states ‘thriving’ in Panama Papers fallout

American states ‘thriving’ in Panama Papers fallout...

US states including Delaware and Nevada are bucking a trend that has seen the number of new tax shelters drop by a third globally, according to one of the co-founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the epicentre of the Panama Papers fallout.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
Strong demand sees UBS cut fees on inflation-protected ETF range

Strong demand sees UBS cut fees on inflation-protected...

UBS Asset Management has cut the fees on its new exchange traded funds (ETFs) which track a benchmark index for US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (Tips) after recording $470m (£366.4m) of inflows in less than seven months.

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Expat cities among the most expensive for rent

Expat cities among the most expensive for rent...Lock icon

Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore are some of the most expensive cities in the world when it comes to how much people have to earn to pay rent but they do not top the list, research from UK property selling start-up Nested has found.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Focus Financial sells majority stake to two private equity firms

Focus Financial sells majority stake to two private...

Private equity firms KKR & Co and Stone Point Capital have announced plans to take a majority stake in Focus Financial Partners, a US-based network of independent fiduciary wealth management firms, in a deal worth $2bn (£1.6bn, €1.9bn).

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Best and worst expat countries for high pay

Best and worst expat countries for high payLock icon

The best places to earn a decent annual wage without having to work around the clock are in western Europe. Eastern Europe fared badly but Mexico ranked bottom, a recent report by ExpatFinder found.

Key Republicans lobby US Treasury to repeal Fatca

Key Republicans lobby US Treasury to repeal Fatca...Lock icon

Two senior Republicans have called on the Trump administration to commit to repealing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) as they announce plans to overturn the legislation.

Published : 7, Apr 2017
Surge in US expats declaring offshore assets

Surge in US expats declaring offshore assets

The number of American expats in the UK declaring their offshore assets to the US taxman has surged in 2017, amid fears that an Obama-era tax amnesty could be curtailed or ended by the Trump administration.

High hopes for marijuana ETF launch

High hopes for marijuana ETF launch

A ‘Marijuana ETF’ has been launched to track the performance of firms producing or selling the drug, following a boom in its trade across Canada and the US.

Published : 5, Apr 2017
Former adviser faces 20 years in jail for duping ex-Spurs star

Former adviser faces 20 years in jail for duping...

A former financial adviser is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a multi-million dollar fraud case involving retired San Antonio Spurs basketball player Tim Duncan.

Published : 4, Apr 2017
Canada Revenue Agency warns tax protesters after arrests

Canada Revenue Agency warns tax protesters after...

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has issued a warning to residents using tax protester schemes to argue that they don’t need to pay tax after it executed three search warrants with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Published : 31, Mar 2017
US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room scam

US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room...Lock icon

A boiler room scam selling shares in a lottery ticket company that spent investor money on strip clubs, among other things, has had its assets frozen by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Published : 29, Mar 2017
Best and worst countries for expats

Best and worst countries for expats

With the clock now ticking on the UK’s departure from the European Union, some people are rethinking their living and employment situation. Click through the slides below to find the best and worst expat destinations, according to research firm InterNations.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly investors

US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented an emergency asset freeze and temporary restraining order against an investment adviser and his financial management company accused of scamming elderly investors out of millions.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser reforms

BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser...

BlackRock and Vanguard have called on US officials to delay the introduction of landmark rules forcing financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, raising concerns the new regulations will confuse investors and add unnecessary costs to the financial service industry.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
US equity flows reverse as Trump rally falters

US equity flows reverse as Trump rally falters...

Equity funds suffered their first annual weekly outflows from US investors since the election of Donald Trump, according to Lipper fund flows data.

Published : 24, Mar 2017

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