UK delays non-dom and IHT reforms in shock election move

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The UK government has delayed the introduction of long-awaited changes to the rules governing non-UK domiciles, which were set to go live earlier this month.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Royal London offers ‘pioneering’ life cover for diabetics

Royal London offers ‘pioneering’ life cover for...

UK insurance giant Royal London has created life cover specifically designed for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, which the life insurer describes as a first for the British protection market.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Argentina 'spying' on footballer Messi over Panama Paper links

Argentina 'spying' on footballer Messi over Panama...

Barcelona football legend Lionel Messi is being followed by an Argentinian government spy, according to a sensational report in the country’s local media.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
PEOPLE MOVES: Momentum UK, Russell Investments, Hermes

PEOPLE MOVES: Momentum UK, Russell Investments,...Lock icon

Industry veteran Peter Mann has reappeared at Momentum UK, while Russell Investments is banking on an ex-BlackRock man to head up its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Hermes has named a head of fixed income.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
UK ombudsman blasts Sipp transfer into Ukrainian property fund

UK ombudsman blasts Sipp transfer into Ukrainian...Lock icon

A UK investment firm provided a client with “unsuitable advice” after recommending he invest nearly £50,000 (€58,937, $63,995) of his savings in an unregulated Ukrainian property scheme that later ran into trouble.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Strong pension business helps SJP net inflows rise to £2bn in Q1

Strong pension business helps SJP net inflows...

UK-based wealth manager St James’s Place (SJP) has reported net inflows of £1.99bn in the first quarter of 2017, bringing assets under management (AUM) to nearly £80bn, helped by solid growth in its pensions business.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Bangladesh life market forecast to grow by $1.5bn

Bangladesh life market forecast to grow by $1.5bn...

Bangladesh's life insurance market is likely to expand by $1.5bn (£1.2bn,€1.4bn) in the next three to four years, according to Chris Townsend, MetLife's Asia president.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
How the Qrops levy will impact UAE pension planning

How the Qrops levy will impact UAE pension planning...Lock icon

Old Mutual Wealth’s David Denton talks about how the shock 25% Qrops charge imposed by the UK last month will affect retirement planning in the UAE.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Abu Dhabi banker probed by Italy over 1MDB scandal

Abu Dhabi banker probed by Italy over 1MDB scandal...

Italian prosecutors are investigating a former Emirati sovereign wealth fund official over allegations of insider trading in UniCredit shares in the Malaysian 1MDB scandal, which has led to a crackdown of a number Swiss banks.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Europe ex UK funds to watch based on their AUM

Europe ex UK funds to watch based on their AUM...

The following funds are among the largest and most established in the European ex UK equities sector, all featuring experienced managers that have established investment processes.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
 Ongoing UK dividend bonanza spurred by sterling weakness

Ongoing UK dividend bonanza spurred by sterling...

The UK equity market pumped out 9.5% more dividends in the first quarter than the previous year as sterling’s weakness continued to magnify the payouts.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Standard Life Aberdeen powerhouse eyes US market for expansion

Standard Life Aberdeen powerhouse eyes US market...Lock icon

A serious push into the US market is a key strategic target for the merged Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management group, according to Aberdeen’s global head of distribution.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Five UK Budget proposals at risk from the snap election

Five UK Budget proposals at risk from the snap...Lock icon

British prime minister Theresa May has called a snap election on 8 June, a decision which may have a knock-on effect on some of the new measures announced in the Spring Budget last month. Here’s a list of proposals which could either be rushed through or delayed as the UK prepares to go to the polls.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Markets celebrate Macron victory in French elections

Markets celebrate Macron victory in French elections...

Equity markets have welcomed Emmanuel Macron’s resounding victory in the first round of the French presidential elections. The euro also rallied, while peripheral bond yields collapsed.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Hong Kong's wealthy missed out on the 'Trump bump'

Hong Kong's wealthy missed out on the 'Trump bump'...

Hong Kong's multi-millionaires failed to adjust their portfolios in time to benefit from strong equity markets after the 2016 US presidential election, a Citi survey revealed.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
UAE joins global fight against offshore tax evasion

UAE joins global fight against offshore tax evasion...

The United Arab Emirates formally signed up to what the OECD calls 'the most powerful multilateral treaty against offshore tax evasion and avoidance', on Friday.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Massive investor shift from US to eurozone equities

Massive investor shift from US to eurozone equities...

Investors’ rotation from US equities into eurozone stocks in April was the fifth largest such shift since 1999, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch fund manager survey.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
Newcomer Europe ex UK funds to watch

Newcomer Europe ex UK funds to watch

The following funds are relatively new launches but feature experienced managers with strong track records running similar strategies elsewhere, according to Morningstar.

Published : 21, 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
Qrops cull expected in shock second suspension of UK list

Qrops cull expected in shock second suspension...Lock icon

HM Revenue & Customs is to temporarily suspend its list of qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (Qrops) for a second time on 2 June, signalling a further cull amid a drastic overhaul of overseas pension transfers.

Published : 21, Apr 2017

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