Pedro Goncalves

People Moves: BNP Paribas, Martin Currie, RBC Wealth Management, Mobius, Ogier

By: Pedro Goncalves | 20 Jul 2018

BNP Paribas BNP Paribas Asset Management has announced Jane Ambachtsheer (pictured) as global head of sustainability. In her new role, Ambachtsheer will be responsible for BNP AM’s…

Overseas advice firm targets expats with defined benefit scheme

By: Pedro Goncalves | 20 Jul 2018

Montfort International has launched a venture for members of defined benefit schemes who are moving abroad. The overseas specialist advice firm created Monfort Consult “to provide support…

20% of financial advisers in Australia threaten to quit over exams

By: Pedro Goncalves | 20 Jul 2018

Almost 20% of financial advisers in Australia are threatening to quit the industry if the regulator goes ahead with new rules that will force them to undertake…

£1.6trn investment consultancy sector faces overhaul by UK watchdog

By: Pedro Goncalves | 19 Jul 2018

The UK’s competition watchdog has proposed an overhaul of the £1.6 trillion pension investment consultancy sector to tackle competition weaknesses. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) 330-page…

Allianz Care teams up with Mozambican insurer ICE

By: Pedro Goncalves | 19 Jul 2018

Allianz Care has forged an alliance with Mozambique-based insurance provider ICE Insurance to offer international health-insurance services for expats and locals in the African country. The deal…

Pressure on Dubai to implement stricter gratuity payment legislation

By: Pedro Goncalves | 19 Jul 2018

Several financial advisers in Dubai are calling on the emirate to introduce new legislation that will make it mandatory for companies to set aside capital to be…

Utmost’s parent LCCG to buy Generali Worldwide

By: Pedro Goncalves | 19 Jul 2018

Utmost Wealth Solutions’ parent company, Life Company Consolidation Group (LCCG), has announced that it is set to acquire Generali’s wealth-management and service units in Ireland and Guernsey…

Dubai sees 14% growth in number of registered companies

By: Pedro Goncalves | 18 Jul 2018

The number of companies registered with Dubai’s International Financial Center (DIFC) has grown 14% in the last 12 months, with over 2 thousand firms now active. DIFC…

Expats urged to apply for green card as Beijing launches merit system

By: Pedro Goncalves | 18 Jul 2018

Foreign workers in Beijing who plan to use the city’s new merit-based point system to get permanent residency are being urged to apply between July 23 and…

Hong Kong to bolster talent with new Academy of Finance

By: Pedro Goncalves | 18 Jul 2018

Hong Kong wants to upgrade and deepen the city’s pool of financial talent through an Academy of Finance as China’s economic development continues to grow. The Hong…

Bank of Asia targets British Virgin Islands

By: Pedro Goncalves | 18 Jul 2018

Bank of Asia wants to tap into the growing needs of offshore companies as the world’s first fully digital global cross-border bank and the first digital bank…

More wealthy Australians seeking financial advice: report

By: Pedro Goncalves | 18 Jul 2018

Around 2 million Australians sought financial advice in the 12 months to May, accounting for more than 27% of the total wealth management market, according to a…

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