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Vatican Bank seeks damages in Maltese court

By: Helen Burggraf | 10 Oct 2017

The Vatican Bank has started legal proceedings in Malta against what it said were  “various third parties deemed liable of having caused significant damages” in connection with…

PEOPLE MOVES: Schroders, Bank of NT Butterfield & Son, Zedra Group, Livingstone Partners

By: International Investment Staff | 10 Oct 2017

Schroders Schroders, the London-based, FTSE-listed asset manager, has named Frank Thormann a portfolio manager within its global equities team. Thormann comes to Schroders from Union Investment, where,…

Around 36 jobs going at RBC Wealth Mgmt Int’l in UK, Channel Islands

By: Helen Burggraf | 09 Oct 2017

RBC Wealth Management International is to cut around 36 jobs from its offices in Jersey, Guernsey, London and Edinburgh, the company said today, confirming reports that emerged…

Deutsche Boerse changes euro clearing rules in bid to attract UK biz

By: Mona Dohle | 09 Oct 2017

Eurex Clearing, which is part of Deutsche Boerse Group, has announced the launch of a new partnership programme, in a bid to capitalise on a potential move…

FINMA’s CEO: ‘Separate regime for Swiss small banks ideal but not possible’

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 03 Oct 2017

Switzerland’s financial markets supervisory authority is keen to intensify its dialogue with the country’s small banks and give them more breathing space,  acknowledging that such institutions are…

Now Israel’s Bank Hapoalim selling its Swiss and Lux private banking businesses, amid regulatory pressures

By: Mona Dohle And Helen Burggraf | 03 Oct 2017

Scarcely little more than a week after Israel’s Bank Hapoalim announced that an “investment company and institutional investors from North America” were to acquire a controlling stake…

PEOPLE MOVES: Barclays, Labuan Financial Services Authority, Bedell Cristin Guernsey, ASB Bank

By: International Investment Staff | 02 Oct 2017

Barclays Barclays, the UK-based, globally-focused banking group, has named  Jean-Christophe Gerard to head up the investments operations of its Private Bank & Overseas Services division. The role is…

New Argentina regs create ‘Global Investment Adviser’ role, as Prez Macri targets onshore investment

By: Helen Burggraf | 02 Oct 2017

Argentina president Mauricio Macri’s government last week unveiled a package of new regulations it said were aimed at enabling Argentinian wealth managers to better compete with rivals…

Singapore tops Expat Explorer survey for third year running

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Sep 2017

Singapore, the chewing-gum free city-state off the southern coast of Malaysia, has topped HSBC’s annual league table of expatriates’ favourite jurisdictions in which to live and work…

Stake in Israel’s Bank Hapoalim to go to ‘North America’ buyers

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 Sep 2017

The heiress behind Arison Holdings, which has a “controlling” 20% stake in Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, has signed an agreement to sell about 49% of Arison’s holdings in…

PEOPLE MOVES: Sandaire, National Friendly, Julius Baer

By: International Investment Staff | 25 Sep 2017

Sandaire Sandaire, the London-based multi-family and international investment office, has named James Fleming chief executive. Fleming, pictured left, who will begin his new role on 1 November,…

Sweden looks to digital currency ‘by next year’

By: Jonathan Boyd | 21 Sep 2017

A continued sharp fall in the use of cash for retail payments in Sweden has led the country’s central bank to consider proposals for an ‘e-krona’, which…

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