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HSBC Private Banking UK revamps international team

By: Eugene Costello | 07 Jul 2017

HSBC Private Banking has ramped up its offer for international clients in London, whether non-domiciled UK residents or overseas investors. Annerien Hurter joins HSBC as desk head,…

International advice market ready for ‘transformation’: OMI survey

By: Gary Robinson | 29 Jun 2017

The majority of international financial advisers are already implementing dramatic changes to their businesses as a result of regulatory change and shifting client expectations, according to a…

Austen Morris: Helping expats find their way in Asia, South Africa

By: Tom Pattinson | 13 Jun 2017

Britons Austen Hempstead and Greg Morris began their expat-focused advisory business in Dubai, but hit their stride after expanding into Asia.  Journalist Tom Pattinson – an Austen…

GMEX Group opens Mauritius headquarters

By: Gary Robinson | 07 Jun 2017

GMEX Group is opening a new regional headquarters in Mauritius. Based in the Mauritius International Financial Centre (IFC), the global multi-asset exchange trading and financial technology firm said that, subject…

Momentum’s international platform adds ‘guided architecture’ fund range, Corporate Savings Plan, new ‘functionalities’

By: Helen Burggraf | 01 Jun 2017

A  new “guided architecture” fund range and a new corporate savings plan for employers are among a number of “product and service enhancements” that have been added to…

Old Mutual says it’s considering a ‘small IPO’ for OMW

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

Old Mutual, the British-South African financial services group that owns Old Mutual Wealth, said today it is considering “the possibility of a small initial public offering” for…

Amundi opens Dubai office as it expands into MENA region

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

Amundi, the Paris-based, Euronext Paris-listed asset manager has opened an office  in the Dubai International Financial Centre, which it said would enable it to better look after…

DeVere to appeal after losing in £217k South African ex-employee court case

By: Gary Robinson | 16 May 2017

DeVere has appealed against a South African court ruling that it must pay ZAR3.7m (£217,380) in outstanding commission, notice paid and an unpaid portion of a bonus,…

Vistra expands into Oz, via acquisition

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 May 2017

Less than three months after announcing its last market-expanding purchase, Vistra Group – the acquisitive, Hong Kong-based corporate services, trust, fiduciary and fund administration services provider –…

Joint UK, Mauritius deals predicted, post London event

By: Gary Robinson | 11 May 2017

More than a 100 delegates from financial services firms in the UK were given a masterclass in how to tap into opportunities arising for Mauritius, with fintech attracting a…

Evans to head up Mideast ops for Old Mutual Int’l

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Apr 2017

Paul Evans has been promoted to head of region for Old Mutual International in the Middle East and Africa, taking over responsibility for the company’s distribution efforts…

Old Mutual in China insurance joint venture sell off: report

By: Gary Robinson | 07 Apr 2017

Old Mutual has reportedly put up for sale its 50% stake in its Chinese insurance joint venture. The South African and UK financial giant which is, as…

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