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US Labor Secretary says Fiduciary Rule to go ahead on 9 June

By: Helen Burggraf | 23 May 2017

The controversial US “Fiduciary Rule”, which would require brokers and others advising on retirement products in the US to act in their clients’ best interest, will begin…

IA ‘too conflicted’ to develop Cost Disclosure Code: TTF

By: Jonathan Boyd | 22 May 2017

The UK’s Investment Association, which represents the UK’s investment management industry, is “too conflicted” to be able to produce a viable Cost Disclosure Code, the Transparency Task…

IASB publishes long-awaited insurance accounting standard

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 May 2017

The International Accounting Standards Board has today published what one accounting industry expert is calling a “once-in-a-lifetime regulatory change”, and the IASB says is the world’s “first…

Jersey’s JTC expands into Netherlands via acquisition

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Apr 2017

JTC Group, the Jersey-based provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services, has acquired an Amsterdam-based corporate services provider, New Amsterdam Cititrust BV, as it continues its international expansion…

As US tax deadline arrives, IRS tax quotes lend perspective (and humour)

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Apr 2017

Today, 18 April, is Tax Day in the US – as those American taxpayers living Stateside will be only too well aware. This is, of course, the…

FECIF elects team to get ready for ‘regulatory Tsunami’

By: Gary Robinson | 05 Apr 2017

The FECIF (European Federation of Financial Intermediaries and Advisers) has restructured its executive team, as it prepares and assists its members to face what it has dubbed a ‘regulatory Tsunami’,…

Gib tweaks (some) regs to accommodate financial services businesses

By: Peter Body | 03 Apr 2017

Like most jurisdictions that place a high value on their financial services sectors – reflecting the industry’s importance to their local economy – Gibraltar is constantly fine-tuning…

FCA publishes ‘near final’ MiFID II rules, issues call for authorisation applications

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 Mar 2017

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has today published what it says are “near final” rules on the implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, and…

Gibraltar adds private foundations to its toolchest for wealth managers

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 Mar 2017

Gibraltar’s Parliament has approved a bill that will enable trust advisers and others in the jurisdiction to set up private foundations on behalf of their clients. The…

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…

UK tech briefing on overseas trusts postpones some non-dom provisions

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Mar 2017

The UK’s tax authority last week published a technical briefing on changes that were due to come into force next month affecting overseas trusts, which reveals that certain…

AILO unveils ‘outcomes’ committee for member engagement

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Mar 2017

The Association of International Life Offices today unveiled a new committee it’s calling the Proposition & Customer Outcomes Committee, which it says will provide a forum for AILO…

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