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Prudential and CT Corp create Indonesia life insurance JV

By: Gary Robinson | 20 Jul 2017

US life giant Prudential Financial and Indonesian consumer-focused business group CT Corp have created a joint venture to provide life insurance solutions to the Indonesian and Asian marketplace.…

US still most popular destination for HNW Chinese investment emigrants: report

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Jul 2017

The United States remains the most popular emigration destination for Chinese HNWI investment emigrants for the third year running, according to a just-released report out of China. Canada,…

Shanghai’s Lufax to set up online platform for Chinese retail investors in Singapore

By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Jul 2017

Lufax, a Shanghai-based peer-to-peer lender and wealth manager backed by Ping An Insurance, is to launch an online-only retail investment platform for the Chinese market in Singapore.…

FPI Singapore formally launches ‘Purpose Saver’ savings plan

By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Jul 2017

Friends Provident International, the globally-focused insurance savings product arm of the Aviva group, has formally launched its new ‘Purpose Saver’ product – designed to help “affluent individuals…

Chinese private client sector admits ‘concern’ about CRS

By: Gary Robinson | 14 Jul 2017

Concerns relating the introduction of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), is the hot topic among wealth management practitioners working for Chinese clients, according to Guernsey Finance. A…

Now Health Int’l adds ‘chatbot’ facility to its client-facing digital toolbox

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jul 2017

Now Health International, the Hong Kong-based international private medical insurance provider co-founded six years ago by IPMI veteran Martin Garcia, has unveiled a “chatbot” facility it has…

Hong Kong and France agree mutual recognition of funds deal

By: Gary Robinson | 12 Jul 2017

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on France-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds…

MAS ‘mystery shopping’ plans for advisory firms amid misconduct concerns

By: Gary Robinson | 10 Jul 2017

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is set to introduce a raft of new measures to quell the rise of misconduct cases in the the financial advisory market.…

China’s financial services charm offensive continues with VAT delay and reduction

By: Gary Robinson | 05 Jul 2017

China’s asset managers will pay a reduced 3 per cent value-added tax (VAT) for returns on assets under management from January 1, 2018. This means that fund managers…

Amundi’s Pioneer acquisition rubber stamped

By: Gary Robinson | 04 Jul 2017

Amundi has finalised the acquisition of Pioneer Investments, which will see the company consolidated into Amundi’s accounts starting from the third quarter of this year. As was previously…

PEOPLE MOVES: Julius Baer, Cameron Hume, HSBC, Vanguard

By: Gary Robinson | 04 Jul 2017

Julius Baer Julius Baer has appointed Ashish Gumashta as its new chief executive in India. Gumashta takes over as CEO following the the departure of Atul Singh…

HSBC gets long-awaited Chinese JV green light

By: Gary Robinson | 04 Jul 2017

HSBC has finally received the go-ahead for its investment banking joint venture from China’s securities regulator. After a period of approaching two years, the UK financial giant…

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