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Comment: The policing effect of consumer power

By: Alexander Machkevitch | 19 Feb 2018

Global trade has done wonders for investors and consumers by reducing prices and increasing returns. By shifting production to low labour cost areas it has helped lift…

Now Ocorian to acquire biz services company in Mauritius

By: Helen Burggraf | 06 Feb 2018

Ocorian, the acquisitive Jersey-based trust, alternative investment, corporate and private client services business that re-branded from Bedell Trust in 2016, has announced its second acquisition in less…

People Moves: Sanlam UK, Aviva Investors, The International Stock Exchange

By: International Investment Staff | 05 Feb 2018

Sanlam UK Sanlam UK, the British arm of the South Africa-based and listed Sanlam financial services group, said it has named David Mason chief operating officer, succeeding…

Now Nigeria’s state of Lagos to roll out mandatory health insurance

By: Helen Burggraf | 01 Feb 2018

The Nigerian state of Lagos is to roll out a mandatory health insurance scheme over the next few months, becoming the latest jurisdiction to introduce such a…

New Zimbabwe leader says country plans to rejoin Commonwealth

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 Jan 2018

Zimbabwe is “open for business” and will seek to rejoin the Commonwealth, its new president has said. Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded the ousted former president Robert Mugabe…

International SOS in key partnership deal with UK-based Chatham House

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 Jan 2018

International SOS, an internationally-focused medical and travel security risks company based in London and Singapore, has announced a “partnership agreement” with the non-profit, non-governmental organisation commonly known…

Angola wealth fund head sacked in wake of Paradise Papers

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 12 Jan 2018

The head of Angola’s sovereign wealth fund, José Filomeno Dos Santos, has been fired for having appointed an offshore company managed by a close friend to oversee…

Stockton to head up Carrick Wealth’s int’l offices

By: Helen Burggraf | 04 Jan 2018

Greg Stockton, who joined Cape Town, South Africa-based Carrick Wealth Management in July, has been named to head up all of the company’s international offices, located in…

UK tax lobbying group dismisses EU blacklist as ‘politically led’ charade

By: Eugene Costello | 05 Dec 2017

The publication of the European Council’s so-called tax haven blacklist served to show a “lack of effective action being taken” by the European Union on widespread tax…

Relief for Crown Dependencies and BOTs as EU blacklist fears prove unfounded

By: Eugene Costello | 05 Dec 2017

The long-awaited European Council’s Code of Conduct (COC) was published today, with relief for UK Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories (BOTs) who do no feature on…

Healy named to head Aetna Int’l’s newly-merged Europe, MEA divisions

By: Helen Burggraf | 29 Nov 2017

David Healy, who until now has been general manager for Aetna International ‘s European operations, has been named chief executive of the company’s newly-combined European and Middle East…

Wealth managers must brace for more regulation post Paradise Papers: GlobalData

By: Gary Robinson | 13 Nov 2017

Offshore wealth managers, particularly those in the Asia-Pacific region, must brace themselves for more regulation in the aftermath of The Paradise Papers according to data and analytics company…

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