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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…

Indonesia tops Asian opportunities for 2017: Cerulli

By: Gary Robinson | 22 Dec 2016

Although the investment-linked product (ILP) business is stagnating in Singapore and Hong Kong, other Asian markets such as Indonesia, China, Taiwan, and Thailand are offering better prospects,…

Client losses at top of Dubai advisers 2017 concerns: report

By: Gary Robinson | 21 Dec 2016

A survey of investment advisers in the Middle East has found many of the region’s investment advisers are concerned about losing clients, amid an uncertain political future…

Jersey lawmakers create ‘regulatory sandbox’ for digital currency industry

By: Sara Johns And Steven Meacher | 20 Dec 2016

Virtual currency trading values, and volumes, are soaring globally, but regulating these virtual currencies – and those who provide virtual currency exchange services – remains challenging, says…

The EU-US ‘Privacy Shield’ heralds new era of trans-Atlantic data transfers

By: Rebecca McNulty, Senior Associate, Bedell Cristin | 13 Dec 2016

A new set of regulations now governs the transfer of data between the US and Europe, in the wake of changes that followed an EU court case…

Barings positive on global oil stocks for 2017 following OPEC cuts

By: Gary Robinson | 09 Dec 2016

Barings has positioned itself to take advantage on the positive outlook for the energy sector and the resource equity market heading into 2017. Duncan Goodwin, head of Global…

Gerry Brown, on the subject of investing in film productions, tax avoidance and ‘potential’ bridge-jumping

By: Gerry Brown | 24 Nov 2016

On Saturday, The Times published a page 1 article about how the UK’s tax authority, HM Revenue & Customs, was planning to come after some 780 investors in…

Is there room for privacy planning in a tax–transparent world?: Maitland

By: Andrew Knight And Anthony Markham, Partners, Maitland | 23 Nov 2016

Many people seem to think that secrecy and tax avoidance – which is not unlawful – are the only reasons why international financial centres exist. This is…

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