Insurance and investment giant Standard Life is considering moving its European hub to Dublin as it prepares for the UK to pull out of the EU single market, the firm’s chairman Gerry Grimstone has said.
Harvest Global Investments (HGI), the international arm of China’s Harvest Fund Management, has launched its first Ucits-compliant sub-fund, Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund.
UK-based ETF Securities has said it will focus on expanding its presence in Australia following the asset manager’s exit from Hong Kong earlier this year.
St James’s Place is set to roll out services from discretionary fund manager Rowan Dartington across its Asian operations during the first half of this year, according to Mike Gravestock, international partnership director.
The Irish unit of Malaysia-headquartered CIMB-Principal Islamic Asset Management has launched its first global sukuk Ucits fund.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has slapped a ban on an ex-Goldman Sachs banker while Standard Chartered and Coutts have been hit with record fines for their roles in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal.
With November’s planned production cut by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), global investors have sold down leveraged oil and moved to short the commodity.
Regulation is moving at such a fast pace that within five years all financial services markets around the world will ban commission and implement an RDR-like regime, Jasper Berens, head of UK funds at JPM Asset Management has predicted.
American Citizens Abroad (ACA), a campaign group for US citizens living overseas, has called on the US Treasury Department to amend Fatca regulations which would allow US expats to hold bank accounts exempt from the stringent reporting standards.
The number of would-be investment managers in China entering the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme reached a record high in 2016, overtaking new registrations from the US for the first time, latest figures from the CFA institute show.
More than $12trn has been taken out of emerging economies such as China and Russia and stashed in offshore accounts, new data from advocacy group the Tax Justice Network (TJN) has revealed.
Sun Life Financial (SLF) has announced that it will take 100% ownership of the Indonesia-based life insurer PT CIMB Sun Life (CSL), after signing an agreement to purchase an additional 51% stake on top of the 49% it already owns.