ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helen Burggraf

Helen Burggraf is the editor of International Investment. A US-trained journalist, she has worked in Rome, New York City and London, covering everything from the fashion and retailing industries to the global drinking water and water-treatment sector, private equity, and most recently, the international cross-border financial services/advice industry.

New register to require public disclosure of identity of ‘ultimate owners’ of UK properties

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Jan 2018

The UK this week has unveiled details of a new public register that, beginning in 2021, will require overseas companies that own or buy property in the…

New StanChart entity to invest in fintech, ‘promote innovation’

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Jan 2018

Standard Chartered, the London-headquartered and listed banking group with a major presence in Asia, has established a new business unit that it says will promote innovation and…

FSCS: levy on UK financial, pensions advisers to rise again; SIPP claims cited

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Jan 2018

The UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme said today that it plans to increase the amount it levies on UK financial services businesses by 5%, even though the…

People Moves: PineBridge Investments; Withers LLP; Premier Assurance Group; Carey Olsen

By: International Investment Staff | 18 Jan 2018

Pine Bridge Investments  PineBridge Investments, the US$88.6bn, New York-based asset management division of Hong Kong’s Pacific Capital Group, has named Petra Lugones Targarona, pictured left,  to head…

HMRC’s annual list of best excuses for not filing on time: ‘aliens, vertigo, Glasgow nightclub’

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Jan 2018

Over at HM Revenue & Customs, you’d think they’d have heard every conceivable excuse for why people said they missed the 31 January Self Assessment deadline for…

House of Lords rejects public beneficial ownership registers for six overseas territories

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Jan 2018

The UK’s House of Lords yesterday voted down a proposal that would have called for six overseas territories to implement a publicly-accessible register of beneficial ownership by…

Franklin Templeton Investments to acquire Edinburgh Partners

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 18 Jan 2018

Franklin Templeton Investments, the the San Mateo, California-based, New York-listed global asset manager, has agreed a deal to acquire Edinburgh Partners, a Scottish boutique asset manager founded in…

Thailand unveils ‘Smart Visa’ to attract skilled expats

By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Jan 2018

At a time when a number of G20 countries have recently been tightening up on their visa programmes and other avenues used by foreigners seeking to work…

STM Group hearing called off as ‘workable solution’ arrived at

By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Jan 2018

STM Group, the AIM-listed, Gibraltar-based financial services group, said today that  “regulated entities” affiliated with it that had been due to appear in court in Gibraltar next…

HMRC publishes guidance on its implementation of 2016 ‘serial tax avoidance’ regs

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jan 2018

HM Revenue & Customs has published new guidance on how it implements its so-called Serial Tax Avoidance Regime legislation, which came into force in 2016, and which, in…

EU set to remove eight jurisdictions from tax haven blacklist

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jan 2018

The European Union is expected to remove eight countries, including Panama, from a 17-country “tax haven blacklist” of jurisdictions it published in December, according to a Reuters…

Relying on EHIC could leave Brits in Europe at risk of medical bills ‘mountain’

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jan 2018

British citizens who think their European Health Insurance Card will be enough to ensure they receive all the medical treatment they could need while abroad in Europe…

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