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Jersey’s JTC Group acquires Merrill Lynch int’l trust and wealth structuring biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

JTC Group, the Jersey-based provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services, has acquired Merrill Lynch’s International Trust and Wealth Structuring business (ITWS). Details of the acquisition, including…

Vanguard launches wholly foreign-owned enterprise in China

By: Gary Robinson | 26 May 2017

US investment giant Vanguard has launched a Shanghai-based wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) to target retail investors in China. The newly established entity, located in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is called Vanguard Investment…

Long-awaited ‘FX Global Code’ released

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

In the latest of a growing list of efforts by financial services industry groups to encourage best behaviour on the part of participants, a new FX global…

Vanguard, wealth management fees, active vs passive and ‘transparency’: what it all means

By: Paul Gambles, Managing Director, MBMG Investment Advisory | 25 May 2017

Last week, the US index-tracking giant Vanguard unveiled plans to launch a new UK business that will enable investors to buy its funds directly, thus bypassing online investment…

Singapore’s OCBC unveils new private banking biz in Indonesia

By: Helen Burggraf | 22 May 2017

The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Singapore’s second largest lender, today unveiled a private banking business that will target wealthy individuals in Indonesia, as it continues to expand its operations across…

Major banks collaborate on new platform in Singapore

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 May 2017

Bank of China, DBS Bank, ICICI Bank, UniCredit and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions are among a group of local and international banks that have signed up to…

Hong Kong and UK financial watchdogs sign fintech agreement

By: Gary Robinson | 12 May 2017

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong to allow financial firms easier access…

OCBC Bank to acquire NAB’s wealth biz in Sing, HK

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 May 2017

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, the Singapore-based banking group, said today that it is to buy National Australia Bank’s wealth management businesses in Singapore and Hong Kong, joining the ranks…

800 jobs set to go as Standard Life Aberdeen merger nears

By: Gary Robinson | 10 May 2017

The proposed £11bn merger of the UK and global operations of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management is set to see a 800 jobs cut by the combined group.…

Singapore LIA bids to ‘redefine’ protection and health insurance

By: Gary Robinson | 08 May 2017

The Life Insurance Association Singapore (LIA Singapore) has vowed to “redefine” protection and health insurance in the region with a series of initiatives including plans to champion preventive…

Now China’s regulator calls for tighter regs for insurers

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 May 2017

China’s insurance regulator has called for loopholes in the country’s existing insurance regulatory framework to be closed – joining the growing list of countries around the world that have…

Aberdeen raids Goldman Sachs for new Asia Pacific chief

By: Gary Robinson | 05 May 2017

Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Vance Duigan as new chief operating officer for the Asia Pacific region. Based in Singapore, Duigan has joined the UK investment company…

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