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HMRC publishes guidance on its implementation of 2016 ‘serial tax avoidance’ regs

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jan 2018

HM Revenue & Customs has published new guidance on how it implements its so-called Serial Tax Avoidance Regime legislation, which came into force in 2016, and which, in…

EU set to remove eight jurisdictions from tax haven blacklist

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Jan 2018

The European Union is expected to remove eight countries, including Panama, from a 17-country “tax haven blacklist” of jurisdictions it published in December, according to a Reuters…

Moody’s sees MiFID II driving consolidation

By: Jonathan Boyd | 16 Jan 2018

Consolidation of the European asset management industry is likely to accelerate because of the effects of MiFID II on the companies that operate within it, according to…

Holborn opens HK office following acquisition of Globaleye HK

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 Jan 2018

Holborn Assets, the Dubai-based international financial advisory firm, has announced its acquisition of Globaleye Hong Kong as part of its expansion drive into Asia, International Investment can…

People Moves: Fidelity International, Mishcon de Reya, Schroders, Smith & Williamson Holdings

By: International Investment Staff | 16 Jan 2018

Fidelity International Fidelity International, the international arm of the US-based asset manager Fidelity, has named Michael Gibb its first-ever head of stewardship and sustainable investing. In the…

Jersey foundations jump by 9% YoY

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 Jan 2018

The number of foundations registered in Jersey grew by 9% last year, with a total of 357 foundations having now been established in Jersey since the structure’s…

EU Blacklist-named Panama signs up to OECD’s Common Reporting Standard

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Jan 2018

The Central American country of Panama, which last month was among 17 countries “blacklisted” by EU finance ministers for failing to co-operate with the European Union’s efforts…

Ocorian completes acquisition of MAS International

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Jan 2018

Ocorian, the Jersey-based trust, alternative investment, corporate and private client services business that rebranded from Bedell Trust in 2016, has completed its acquisition of MAS International, a…

EU to remove Grenada from offshore ‘blacklist’

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Jan 2018

The Caribbean island of Grenada has confirmed it is expecting its imminent removal from the EU’s list of 17 blacklisted countries. The OECD’s Financial and Economic Unit…

Work permit changes take effect in IoM

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Jan 2018

A new set of regulations takes effect in the Isle of Man today which introduces a “register of exempt persons”, as the island moves to simplify and…

Hong Kong fines Swiss wealth manager HK$2m over offshore licence fails

By: Gary Robinson | 15 Jan 2018

Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has fined EFG Bank HK$2m (US$255,640) for dealing in futures contracts relating to offshore listed index options, without the necessary registration.…

FEIFA partners with Luxembourg insurer

By: Gary Robinson | 15 Jan 2018

International IFA trade body FEIFA has announced a new partnership, with OneLife, a Luxembourg-based life assurance company that has specialised in providing insurance-based wealth planning solutions.  FEIFA…

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