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Jersey’s Harris warns of potential knock-on effects to Jersey of Brexit’s impact on UK

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jul 2017

John Harris, director-general of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, has told a recent Institute of Directors gathering that although Jersey’s financial services industry is “doing well” at…

PEOPLE MOVES: Fidelity, Brooks Macdonald, Aberdeen, Weatherbys

By: Eugene Costello | 21 Jul 2017

Fidelity Fidelity International has boosted its multi asset team, with the news that it has appointed of Chris Forgan (pictured left) as co-portfolio manager. Forgan will be…

Canada launches consultation into limiting use of corporations for HNWI tax planning

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jul 2017

The Canadian government this week has launched a consultation into whether the use of private corporations by wealthy individuals for begun consulting on proposals to restrict high-income…

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.…

FCA slam property fund providers amid liquidity risks concerns

By: Gary Robinson | 20 Jul 2017

The UK financial services regulator has warned open-ended property fund providers to improve their practices after finding that they “did not adequately plan” for the spate of fund…

Prudential and CT Corp create Indonesia life insurance JV

By: Gary Robinson | 20 Jul 2017

US life giant Prudential Financial and Indonesian consumer-focused business group CT Corp have created a joint venture to provide life insurance solutions to the Indonesian and Asian marketplace.…

Smith & Williamson launches Artificial Intelligence fund

By: Gary Robinson | 19 Jul 2017

Smith & Williamson has launched a new actively managed global thematic Artificial Intelligence (AI) fund. The fund is a high-conviction, unconstrained equity fund, managed by former Pictet…

FCA sets its sights on offshore insurance failures

By: Gary Robinson | 19 Jul 2017

Andrew Bailey the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has expressed concerns about the failures of offshore insurance companies, whose products have been sold in the…

Isle of Man’s Quadris Environmental Fund suspended

By: Eugene Costello | 19 Jul 2017

Isle of Man-based Quadris Environmental Forestry Fund (Quadris) has been suspended, following a declaration of default by its US lender, leaving 1200 investors fearful of losing all…

Schroders launches climate change dashboard

By: Gary Robinson And Lauren Lamont | 19 Jul 2017

Schroders has launched a new tool for measuring climate change that it aims to use to boost its sustainability stock selections.  The Climate Progress Dashboard has been designed to…

RL360° parent IFGL to buy Friends Provident International

By: Gary Robinson | 19 Jul 2017

Aviva has agreed to sell Friends Provident International (FPI) to RL360° parent International Financial Group Ltd (IFGL) for £340m (US$444m). The £340m deal will be seen as a coup…

Ocorian to acquire fund admin, corporate services biz MAS Int’l

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Jul 2017

Ocorian, the Jersey-based trust services business that rebranded from Bedell Trust last year, has agreed to acquire MAS International, a fund administration and corporate services provider. MAS…

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