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UBS acquires majority stake in Brazil’s largest multi-family office

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

Switzerland’s UBS Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in Consenso Investimentos Ltda, Brazil’s largest independent multi-family office, in what will be seen as a bet…

Developments in Guernsey’s Providence Investment fund case, as four arrested

By: Helen Burggraf | 14 May 2017

Four men have been arrested in Guernsey on fraud charges in connection with the collapse last year of Providence Global Ltd, a Guernsey-based, international affiliate of a…

Lombard International posts €4.5bn record new business sales

By: Gary Robinson | 11 Apr 2017

Lombard International, the global high net worth life provider, has announced its financial results for 2016 with a record €4.5bn in new business sales written during a 12…

Ecuador votes to bar politicians from keeping assets in tax havens

By: Helen Burggraf | 02 Mar 2017

As expected, voters in Ecuador have officially approved a proposal to prohibit elected officials and other public servants from  being allowed to keep their personal assets, including…

Carlyle exits stake in Bermuda’s Butterfield via secondary offering

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 Feb 2017

The Washington, DC-based Carlyle Group private equity house is exiting its 14.3% stake in Bermuda’s Butterfield Bank, with a sale of its 7.6 million shares. As reported,…

Ecuador poised to bar politicians from stashing assets in tax havens

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Feb 2017

The people of the South American country of Ecuador appear to have voted in favour of banning their political leaders from being allowed to keep assets, companies…

Mossack Fonseca founding partners arrested, plead innocent: reports

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Feb 2017

The founding partners of the Panamanian law firm at the centre of last year’s “Panama Papers” expose have been arrested following a raid of the firm’s Panama…

Now Mexico launches a tax amnesty, ahead of CRS

By: Helen Burggraf | 02 Feb 2017

Mexico has joined the ranks of countries hoping to lure the undeclared offshore assets of their taxpayers back onshore ahead of the OECD’s automatic exchange of financial…

Uruguay now requiring disclosure of ultimate beneficial owners

By: Helen Burggraf | 01 Feb 2017

The South American country of Uruguay is 31 days into a new law that requires resident and non-resident entities that have a permanent presence or “their place…

Providence investors ‘highly unlikely’ to receive any money back: Deloitte

By: Gary Robinson | 12 Jan 2017

It is now “highly unlikely” that investors in the failed Guernsey-based Providence Investment Funds will receive any money back, according to the latest update from administrators Deloitte. Although investor…

Brazil’s Global Index Int’l maps out an even more ‘global’ future

By: Helen Burggraf | 09 Jan 2017

For more than a decade, Brazil rode high on soaring commodity prices – especially for oil – and a global perception that it had entered an era…

LatAm private banks explore options, as turmoil and change roil region’s markets

By: Paul Golden | 06 Jan 2017

These aren’t easy times for LatAm’s private bankers, as commodity prices remain far below their peaks of just a few years ago, and many of the region’s…

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