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PEOPLE MOVES: Axa Asia, Sanne, Premier Assurance

By: International Investment Staff | 28 Jun 2017

Axa Asia Etienne Bouas-Laurent, Axa Asia Life’ s chief executive, has been named as chief executive of Axa Hong Kong. As of September 1 2017, Bouas-Laurent will take…

Vontobel wealth management arm opens office in New York

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 27 Jun 2017

Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors, part of Zurich-based  Vontobel Holding’s Wealth Management division, has opened an office in New York. The wealth manager started looking after US investors…

Another Aussie state unveils tax on foreign homebuyers

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Jun 2017

The state of South Australia is to introduce a 4% tax on residential property purchases by foreign buyers and temporary residents, joining a number of other Australian…

European Commission unveils tax avoidance crackdown proposal

By: Helen Burggraf | 22 Jun 2017

Tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers that facilitate offshore tax avoidance schemes are the targets of a package of new rules proposed on Wednesday by the European…

BVI favoured for corporate structuring rather than private assets: research

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jun 2017

The British Virgin Islands has become more of a domicile of choice for corporate clients looking to achieve an efficient cross-border structuring than for stashing private wealth,…

Santander launches private offering in UK

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jun 2017

Santander UK, an arm of the Madrid-based Santander banking group, said on Tuesday that it is launching a new private banking operation in the UK for higher-net-worth…

Four charged including former CEOs in Barclays Qatar fraud case

By: Gary Robinson | 20 Jun 2017

The Serious Fraud Office has today charged Barclays Plc and four individuals with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance contrary to the…

US ‘intensifying’ tax evader hunt by data mining: FT

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Jun 2017

The US tax authorities “are intensifying their efforts to find tax evaders and the bankers who assist them” through the use of data collected from the Panama…

Goldman Sachs, RBS planning S Korea branch exits

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Jun 2017

South Korea’s financial regulators last week approved plans by Goldman Sachs and the Royal Bank of Scotland to shut down their branch banking operations in South Korea,…

UAE severance of diplomatic relations with Qatar – How does it affect you and your company?

By: Nichola Reece-Burton, Barrister-at-Law, Senior Legal Consultant, James Berry & Associates Legal Consultants, Dubai | 19 Jun 2017

The recent ending of diplomatic relations with Qatar by a number of its Middle Eastern neighbours, including fellow GCC member countries Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United…

Indosuez WM in talks to acquire CIC’s Asia biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jun 2017

Indosuez Wealth Management, rebranded from Crédit Agricole Private Bank last year, has said that it has entered into “exclusive discussions” with Credit Industriel et Commercial  (CIC) to acquire CIC’s…

PEOPLE MOVES: Overseas Trust & Pension, BNP Paribas Asset Management, BEAMA, Appleby Guernsey

By: International Investment Staff | 14 Jun 2017

Overseas Trust & Pension, the Guernsey-based provider of international pensions and corporate employee benefit products, has named a fiduciary and fund admin expert, Bob Banfield, to its board. Banfield, pictured…

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