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Europe ex UK funds beat index over three key timescales

Europe ex UK funds beat index over three key timescales...Lock icon

The average European ex UK fund performance suggests that active managers added value over three, five, and 10 years, despite 2016 being a tough period for active European ex UK funds after the strong outperformance of the previous 12 months.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
HMRC loses Sipp case over pension liberation charges

HMRC loses Sipp case over pension liberation charges...Lock icon

A UK court has ruled that Sipp scheme operator Sippchoice should not pay sanction charges after HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) accused it of being a pension liberation vehicle.

Published : 20, Apr 2017
DeVere denies ‘unfounded claims’ it uses prohibited funds in SA

DeVere denies ‘unfounded claims’ it uses prohibited...Lock icon

International advisory firm deVere has denied claims that it has been investing its South African clients’ money in offshore funds which have not been approved by the country’s regulator, blaming the “unfounded allegations” on a disgruntled former employee.

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Canaccord on bolstering its presence on the Isle of Man

Canaccord on bolstering its presence on the Isle...Lock icon

The acquisition of Duncan Lawrie’s Isle of Man business, which has bolstered Canaccord Genuity’s presence on the island, and its ability to create bespoke personal relationships with clients is helping the specialist wealth management firm stand out from its peers, Dermot Hamill told International Adviser.

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
Provisca signs up asset manager Heptagon to target IFAs

Provisca signs up asset manager Heptagon to target...Lock icon

International product distribution business Provisca has partnered with Heptagon Capital to help the London-based asset management firm actively promote its funds in the retail market for the first time.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Perfect Storm: UAE advisers must adapt to regulatory truth

Perfect Storm: UAE advisers must adapt to regulatory...Lock icon

The scale of regulatory change facing advisers in the Middle East will force major changes on the advisory industry and survival will require the interests of customer, distributor and provider to become more aligned, argues David Thompson of FPI.

PEOPLE MOVES: Lombard Odier, Neuberger Berman, Livingbridge

PEOPLE MOVES: Lombard Odier, Neuberger Berman,...Lock icon

The industry’s revolving door slowed down as the Easter break approached. Lombard Odier IM created a head of third-party distribution role, while Neuberger Berman has a new head of China. The former managing director of Fharlie Advisers has appeared at Livingbridge.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
Nine countries dropped as Qrops list culled by 30%

Nine countries dropped as Qrops list culled by...Lock icon

Nine countries were dropped and one added when HM Revenue & Customs updated its list of qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (Qrops) on Tuesday after it was temporarily suspended following drastic changes to overseas pension transfers.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
UK regulator to target pension ‘decumulation’ market

UK regulator to target pension ‘decumulation’...Lock icon

The UK’s financial regulator plans to put a greater focus on the drawdown phase of the pensions market in the current financial year, and has promised to do more to tackle pension scams.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
Advice businesses must adapt to survive and thrive

Advice businesses must adapt to survive and thrive...Lock icon

Changes in regulation coupled with a transformation in client expectations and increased use of technology means financial advisers need to review their business model to ensure they have a business that is future fit, says Old Mutual Wealth's Mike Leeson.

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.

Old Mutual Int'l and AAM Advisory in court against IFS

Old Mutual Int'l and AAM Advisory in court against...Lock icon

Old Mutual International appeared as a defendant in Singapore’s supreme court alongside its local advice business AAM Advisory on Thursday.

Published : 13, Apr 2017
UK pension transfer risks rise for investors and advisers

UK pension transfer risks rise for investors and...Lock icon

The sharp increase in people transferring out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes poses risks for investors and the industry, says Tom McPhail, head of policy at Hargreaves Lansdown. His warning comes as the UK’s pension transfer industry remains under close regulatory scrutiny.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service awards 2017

Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service...Lock icon

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted companies in International Adviser’s Product and Service Awards 2017.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Adviser pay hits ‘all-time high’ in the UK

Adviser pay hits ‘all-time high’ in the UKLock icon

The average salary earned by UK advisers has hit an “all-time high”, according to latest research by recruitment consultancy firm BWD Search and Selection.

Published : 11, Apr 2017
UK advisers told to clearly signpost ‘advice’ and ‘guidance’

UK advisers told to clearly signpost ‘advice’...Lock icon

UK advisers will need to make clear the difference between “advice” and “guidance”, according to proposals published by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Published : 11, Apr 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Money Advice Service, Schroders, Aviva

PEOPLE MOVES: Money Advice Service, Schroders,...Lock icon

The Money Advice Service has named its new chief executive, while a Schroders veteran confirms his “non-dramatic” departure. Aviva Investors has appointed a senior client solutions director.

Published : 11, Apr 2017
Digging deeper into the rise of ESG investing

Digging deeper into the rise of ESG investingLock icon

ESG is making waves among socially responsible investors but, with some confusion as to the exact definition, Bruce Jenkyn-Jones of Impax says it is about giving a helping hand to companies making a positive change for good

Published : 11, Apr 2017
EEA 'death bonds' investors urged to cash out

EEA 'death bonds' investors urged to cash outLock icon

Investors in the ill-fated EEA Life Settlements Fund have been told it could be more profitable for them to sell off remaining policies in the fund than hold them to maturity, according to David Trinkwon, coordinator of the EEA Investors Group.

Published : 10, Apr 2017

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