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UK accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy is appealing against recent a High Court judgement ordering it to pay $11.6m (£9.5m, €10.8m) to Harlequin Property SCG, the company behind the stricken £400m fund.
The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has teamed up with the Personal Finance Society (PFS) to launch a public awareness campaign on investment mis-selling in response to increasing numbers of local investors losing their savings through high-risk investments.
The Portuguese government has introduced a wealth tax on properties valued over €600,000 (£538,572, $660,108) in a move that could benefit thousands of British expats living in the EU-member state.
Standard Life Investments has launched an international version of its suite of multi-asset funds known as MyFolio, which will be initially available to advisers and their clients in Germany.
Life companies based on the Isle of Man will have to disclose client commission worldwide from January 2019, the head of the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (IoMFSA) has confirmed.
St James’s Place, one of Britain’s biggest wealth managers, has come under fire over claims it will not be caught by an incoming cap on exit charges.
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.
Interest rate volatility has spiked and investors are urged to stay away from bonds with long maturities, especially in developed markets, according to Allianz Global Investors' chief investment officer, Malie Conway.
A leading critic of the Department of Labor’s (DoL) upcoming fiduciary rule, which will require pension advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, putting an end to high-commission investment products, has been named as an assistant to president-elect Donald Trump.
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.
The UK government is to toughen laws governing fraudulent or dishonest activity by financial services companies to make it easier to successfully prosecute criminal offences such as fraud, money laundering and false accounting.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has put retail investor protection and robo-advice at the centre of its examinations programme for 2017.
Axa Investment Managers has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled global fund focussing on robotics and automation systems, following an active, unconstrained, multi-cap, strategy.
Nucleus chairman and Skandia founder Paul Bradshaw has sadly passed away following a cardiac arrest.
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 former BSI banker Yeo Jaiwei, ‘sentenced beyond the norm’ for witness tampering by a Singapore court, used a Seychelles-based company to spend $8.2m (£10m, €7.7m) on Australian Gold Coast property, the Guardian has reported.
Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF/ETP assets hit a record high of $135bn (£110bn, €127bn) in 2016, but still only account for 4% of the industry's global assets, according to ETFGI.
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.
Key financial illustrations (KFIs) that are intended to help people compare pension and investment product charges in the UK are not fit for purpose and are “the worst possible example of information overload”, says AJ Bell marketing director Billy Mackay.
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