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Emirates NBD Asset Management making an international push

Emirates NBD Asset Management making an international...Lock icon

The asset management arm of Emirates NBD Bank is making a push into the international market now that its Ucits umbrella has hit the all-important three-year mark, senior executive officer Salman Bajwa tells International Adviser.

Published : 26, Jun 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, Aviva

PEOPLE MOVES: BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, AvivaLock icon

BlackRock has lost an ex-Barclays chief executive from its board after he was charged by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. Deutsche Bank has ramped up its anti-financial crime divisionwith two senior hires, while Aviva has appointed its chief executive of international insurance to the company’s board.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
UK IFA promoting Brazilian teak scheme enters liquidation

UK IFA promoting Brazilian teak scheme enters...Lock icon

Total Wealth Solutions, which has links to the collapsed Brazilian teak forestry scheme Para Sky Plantation, has entered voluntary liquidation, just months after the UK’s Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) upheld a complaint against the financial advice firm.

Published : 23, Jun 2017
Luxembourg regulator fines Rothschild over 1MDB failings

Luxembourg regulator fines Rothschild over 1MDB...Lock icon

Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild has been fined nearly €9m (£7.9m, $10m) by Luxembourg’s financial regulator for its handling of funds reportedly linked to beleaguered sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Killik’s Sarah Lord joins Mazars as financial planning partner

Killik’s Sarah Lord joins Mazars as financial...Lock icon

International accountancy and advisory firm Mazars has appointed Sarah Lord, formerly of Killik & Co, as a financial planning partner in London.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Most expensive global expat cities 2017

Most expensive global expat cities 2017Lock icon

Five Asian and three European cities were among the 10 most expensive places for expats to live, with the dubious honour of being the most expensive bestowed on the capital of Angola.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Pension transfer advice rules were ‘past sell-by date’

Pension transfer advice rules were ‘past sell-by...Lock icon

The financial planning industry in the UK has welcomed the FCA’s plans to overhaul advice on pension transfers, with many describing the reforms as long overdue.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
CGT and IHT may fall victim to ongoing UK election stalemate

CGT and IHT may fall victim to ongoing UK election...Lock icon

Attractive exemptions to the inheritance tax (IHT) regime as well as low capital gains tax rates could face the chopping block amid concerns that Britain is heading for a second general election this year.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Overseas pension transfers more complex under new FCA rules

Overseas pension transfers more complex under...Lock icon

Transfers to overseas pensions are likely to become even more complicated following proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority to overhaul pension transfer advice in the UK.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
FCA to overhaul pension transfer advice rules

FCA to overhaul pension transfer advice rulesLock icon

Advice on pension transfers is to be provided as a personal recommendation and transfer value analysis replaced with a comparison to show the value of the benefits being given up under plans announced by the UK regulator on Wednesday.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Jersey’s finance minister out as chief minister clings on

Jersey’s finance minister out as chief minister...Lock icon

Jersey’s assistant chief minister Philip Ozouf has been ousted, having only returned to the political fold on 26 May after he resigned in January, with chief minister Ian Gorst maintaining his slim grip on power following calls for a vote of no confidence.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Cazenove Capital, Legg Mason, Investec AM

PEOPLE MOVES: Cazenove Capital, Legg Mason, Investec...Lock icon

Schroders’ Cazenove Capital has appointed a UK chief executive, while Legg Mason has named a head of UK sales. Investec Asset Management has raided Threadneedle for a portfolio manager for its UK smaller companies fund.

Published : 20, Jun 2017
Firms must take action now on Mifid II permissions says FCA

Firms must take action now on Mifid II permissions...Lock icon

Firms that need to change their regulatory permissions to comply with Mifid II must act now, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has warned.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
Pension transfer values outstripping UK house prices

Pension transfer values outstripping UK house...Lock icon

The value of pensions being transferred out of defined benefit (DB) schemes is greater than the average cost of a house in the UK, research from Royal London has found.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
Bupa’s US healthcare strategy key as Obamacare future in doubt

Bupa’s US healthcare strategy key as Obamacare...Lock icon

Bupa Global managing director Sheldon Kenton talks about the unwinding of Obamacare under president Trump, trends in cross-border business, and the importance of partnerships.

Published : 19, Jun 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Barings, BNP Paribas, PraxisIFM

PEOPLE MOVES: Barings, BNP Paribas, PraxisIFMLock icon

Baring Asset Management’s heads of EMEA wholesale distribution and global marketing have left the business. BNP Paribas AM has a new Asia Pacific head of institutional sales and currencies portfolio manager. Channel Islands-based PraxisIFM is focusing on client risk with its latest promotion.

Published : 16, Jun 2017
US seeks recovery of $1.7bn from scandal-hit 1MDB fund

US seeks recovery of $1.7bn from scandal-hit 1MDB...Lock icon

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is working to recover around $1.7bn (£1.3bn, €1.5bn) in assets linked to an international conspiracy to launder funds misappropriated from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Published : 16, Jun 2017
Guernsey regulator fines and bans directors for incompetence

Guernsey regulator fines and bans directors for...Lock icon

Two current and one former director of Guernsey-based Capital Solutions Limited have been fined and banned by the island’s regulator for serious lack of competence and judgment.

Published : 16, Jun 2017
Aussie advisers to help foot the bill for industry regulator

Aussie advisers to help foot the bill for industry...Lock icon

The Australian Government has approved an industry funding model that will see retail financial advisers pay at least A$1,500 (£890, $1,136, €1,012) each to fund the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic).

Published : 16, Jun 2017
Ex-footballer Shearer settles negligent financial advice case

Ex-footballer Shearer settles negligent financial...Lock icon

Alan Shearer has agreed a settlement deal after launching a £9m ($11.5m, €10.2m) court bid against his former financial adviser for giving the ex-Newcastle United and England striker negligent financial advice.

Published : 15, Jun 2017

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