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Novia Global’s Vasilieff: ‘MiFID II – its impact and implications for our industry’

By: Bill Vasilieff, Chief Executive, Novia Global | 12 Sep 2017

At times, MiFID II seemed destined to be one of those quintessential EU projects that would languish for years in the EU Parliament, as Brussels’ lawmakers agonised…

Bahrain tops latest survey of expats’ favourite destinations; UK, US among biggest losers

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Sep 2017

The small Arab monarchy Bahrain has emerged as the preferred destination in the latest edition of Expat Insider’s annual survey of expatriates, which polled some 12,500 people…

BOOK REVIEW: The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics

By: William Clutterbuck | 08 Sep 2017

David Goodhart is a British journalist who, until recently, was perhaps best known for having founded a political affairs magazine called Prospect in the 1990s. Lately, though,…

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?’

By: Paul Gambles, Managing Partner, MBMG Group | 10 Aug 2017

Economics and economic theories are both a passion and a livelihood for Paul Gambles, an expatriate Briton who heads up the MBMG Group in Bangkok. For this…

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Money Formula: Dodgy Finance, Pseudo Science, and How Mathematicians Took Over the Markets’

By: Gerry Brown | 21 Jul 2017

Successful investors are often viewed like celebrity chefs, with much time and effort spent by their acolytes, students and rivals alike in analysing their “recipes” for success.…

Opinion: Don’t get caught in an unregulated ROPS/QNUPS debacle

By: Bethell Codrington, Global Head Of Pensions At TMF Group | 12 Jun 2017

Unfortunately, there is a huge misunderstanding as to what recognised overseas pension schemes (ROPS, formerly referred to as “QROPS”) and qualifying non-UK pension schemes (QNUPS) are.  For…

UK general election just a ‘brief sideshow’ ahead of Brexit: Jupiter

By: Gary Robinson | 01 Jun 2017

The mangers of the distribution funds at UK fund management giant Jupiter have dubbed next week’s UK general election a “brief sideshow”, arguing that the City is more likely to see…

New insurance regs in Qatar: Clyde & Co’s take

By: Roger Phillips, Clyde Co Legal Director | 17 May 2017

The United Arab Emirates isn’t the only Gulf country in which insurance company executives are agonising over the exact meaning of new regulations affecting their industry. A…

Viewpoint: Offshore financial advice in the post-ROPS, super-transparent era: Part 3

By: Geraint Davies, Managing Director, Montfort International | 28 Apr 2017

As we noted Wednesday and Thursday, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that UK Chancellor Philip Hammond’s unexpected 25% tax on most overseas transfers is already beginning to have…

Viewpoint: Offshore financial advice in the post-ROPS, super-transparent era: Part 2

By: Paul Gambles, Managing Director, MBMG Investment Advisory, Bangkok | 27 Apr 2017

As we noted yesterday, it’s emerged that UK Chancellor Philip Hammond’s unexpected 25% tax on most overseas transfers, taking effect the day after his 8 March announcement, has…

Viewpoint: Offshore financial advice in the post-ROPS, super-transparent era

By: James Pearcy-Caldwell, Chief Executive Of Aisa International | 26 Apr 2017

When UK Chancellor Philip Hammond announced, in his spring budget on 8 March, that a new 25% charge – taking effect the next day – would be…

Prism Xpat’s Darion Pohl: pension transfers to Oz will continue

By: Darion Pohl, Chief Executive, Prism Xpat | 31 Mar 2017

Ever since UK Chancellor Philip Hammond announced, in his spring Budget on 8 March, that a new 25% charge, taking effect the next day, would be levied…

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