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Isle of Man-based pension provider Optimus has launched a new qualifying non-UK pension scheme (Qnups) aimed at wealthy individuals hit hard by the UK’s lifetime allowance cap as well as the annual tax taper.
Australian-headquartered platform provider Praemium has reported a 29% rise in funds under administration (FUA) for the year to 31 December 2016, driven by record inflows from its international units.
After 10 years with the business, the chief executive of Axa Global Asset Management has announced she is stepping down. James Hambro & Partners has made three senior staff members partners of the business, with Fidelity International handing five multi-asset open range funds to a new portfolio manager.
The asset management industry is facing an innovation dilemma as it struggles to free itself from encumbered business models and embrace industrialisation, says Matthew Lamb, chief executive of Pacific Asset Management.
The UAE Insurance Authority (IA) is to issue a new draft and open a fresh consultation on plans to tackle high fees and hidden commissions in the life industry after requests for a 'two-year delay', sources have told International Adviser.
Investors in the doomed Guernsey-based Providence Investment Funds have been told it is “highly unlikely” they will receive any money back, as a campaign group is set up on their behalf to target an FCA-regulated firm it claims is behind the funds’ promotion.
Opportunity knocks for financial advisers in 2017 as political, economic and regulatory turmoil leaves clients adrift in unknown territory and seeking advice, says Rachael Griffin, head of product law and financial planning at Old Mutual International.
The United States will become the last global tax haven as the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) comes into force, making a repeal of Fatca very unlikely, says Nuri Katz, chief executive and founder of Apex Capital Partners.
More than a third of investors around the world are prepared to use robo-advisers, with an increasing number millennials, those aged 18-35, admitting they would buy insurance from an online provider such as Google or Amazon, a new report by consultancy firm Accenture has revealed.
Retirement income products with guarantees, offered by many life companies in the UK as an alternative to the old fashioned annuity, do not offer value for money in most cases, according to a study by Milliman, an international consultancy group.
The fictional Warrington family faces a death in the family, grapples with lasting powers of attorney and inheritance tax mitigation in the latest case study from Edward Stone, partner at Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) could be forced to abandon plans to shut 170 local branches after the UK government’s spending watchdog accused the tax office of being “unrealistic” over its restructure plans.
After Deutsche Bank’s head of anti-financial crime stepped down just six months into the job, the German bank has named his replacement. RLAM has created a global equity team by poaching three staff from Waverton IM, while J. Safra Sarasin has a new managing director for client advisory in Hong Kong.
Providing best advice in a transparent way, with explicit contracts so that a client expectations are met, is a good starting point for this journey, says James Pearcy-Caldwell, co-founder of Aisa International.
A UK judge has ordered Zurich to pay damages of £223,000 ($275,211, €261,185) over wrong advice given to a British expat looking to reduce her inheritance tax (IHT) liability.
Portugal’s government has removed Jersey, Isle of Man and Uruguay from its latest blacklist of jurisdictions.
South Africa’s Financial Services Board (FSB) will limit upfront commission to 50%, with the remainder set to be paid on an “as and when” basis as further details emerge on how the regulator will introduce the first set of Retail Distribution Review (RDR) measures.
Tricky ethical scenarios faced by financial advisers around the world who take part in the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s integrity-based workshops show some fascinating trends, says Rebecca Doodson, CISI's manager of ethics and integrity.
Cross-border financial planning firm Aisa International has expanded into South Africa after being granted a licence by the country’s financial services regulator.
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