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EU authorities net assets, documents in ‘coordinated action’

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Sep 2017

EU authorities in the Netherlands, Spain and Cyprus moved on 10 homes and businesses yesterday and seized goods, including an automobile, watches, cash and documents, in what…

FECIF endorses draft opinion on EC’s Action Plan for consumer financial services

By: Ridhima Sharma | 19 Sep 2017

FECIF, the Brussels-based organisation which represents more than 245,000 European financial advisers and intermediaries, has endorsed a draft opinion released by the European Economic and Social Committee…

Falcon Private Bank names new chairman as part of reshuffle

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 19 Sep 2017

Falcon Private Bank, the Zurich-based, Abu Dhabi-owned banking entity, has named Roberto Grassi to succeed Christian Wenger as chairman. Wenger stepped down earlier this month in the wake…

‘Expats may lose pensions if no deal on contracts’: Times

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Sep 2017

British expatriates living in Europe “could lose their pensions and have their insurance voided after Brexit”, UK chancellor Philip Hammond has been warned, The Times is reporting today. According…

KPMG finds Swiss private banks under pressure

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Sep 2017

Many of Switzerland’s remaining 114 private banks are facing serious problems, as growing competition and a continuing global crackdown on tax evasion erode their profitability, a report…

BlackRock names new heads for Americas biz, alternatives, EMEA and European ETF ops

By: International Investment Staff | 18 Sep 2017

BlackRock, the US fund management giant, has named new heads for its alternatives business and ETF operations in US and Europe, and shuffled a number of other roles…

‘Russian, Ukrainian elite’ have ‘driven’ Cyprus investment passport scheme: report

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Sep 2017

Members of Russia’s and Ukraine’s “super-rich elite” have helped to drive Cyprus’s citizenship-by-investment programme in the years since it was launched, The Guardian reported over the weekend,…

Schroders latest to reverse research charges plans post MiFID II

By: Eugene Costello | 15 Sep 2017

Schroders has signalled that it has reversed plans to charge investors for external investment research after MiFID II comes into effect next year, following similar decisions by…

Dept of Justice targets Swiss Life over ‘tax evasion’ by US clients

By: Eugene Costello | 15 Sep 2017

Swiss Life could face possible fines in the US after it was approached by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over its cross­ border business with US clients,…

Blacktower expands into fund management with acquisition of Malta-based Libero

By: Eugene Costello | 15 Sep 2017

Leading international financial advisory firm Blacktower signalled its intent to move into the fund management sphere with its acquisition of Malta-based fund Libero from Old Mutual/Quilter Cheviot.…

Utmost Wealth offers capital redemption on its Dublin bonds

By: Eugene Costello | 15 Sep 2017

Utmost Wealth Solutions has launched a capital redemption option on its Dublin-based offshore bonds, the group has announced. Utmost Ireland was launched three months ago as reported…

PEOPLE MOVES: Franklin Templeton, TOBAM

By: Eugene Costello | 14 Sep 2017

Franklin Templeton Investments has appointed Avinash Satwalekar as country head and chief executive of its Malaysia operation, the California-based asset management behemoth has announced. Satwalekar (pictured left) joins…

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