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ARC Group completes MBO in final stage of restructuring plan

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Feb 2018

ARC today announced the completion of a restructuring plan that results in parent company ARC Group being majority owned by employees, with the largest ordinary shareholder being…

Gibraltar drawing up legislation for ICOs

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Feb 2018

The government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) are developing legislation relating to tokenised digital assets (tokens) created and traded using ledger technology, or…

Report: British Steel pensions targeted by ‘vulture’ advisers

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 15 Feb 2018

British Steel pension scheme members were targeted by “vulture” financial advisers after Indian firm Tata was allowed to offload its retirement fund, according to a report published…

Tencent/Aviva digital JV in HK gets regulatory nod

By: Helen Burggraf | 14 Feb 2018

A previously-announced joint venture that puts UK insurance giant Aviva together with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings, with the involvement of private equity backer Hillhouse Capital, has…

UK’s Old Mutual Wealth acquires A&M Financial Services

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 14 Feb 2018

Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers has announced the acquisition of A&M Financial Services. Clients of the Wiltshire-based financial planning business will be serviced from Old Mutual…

BVI accounts for 25% of UK properties owned by overseas companies: BBC

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Feb 2018

A quarter of the properties in England and Wales that are owned by overseas firms is held by entities registered in the British Virgin Islands, according to…

UK gov’t publishes response to DWP pension scam report

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Feb 2018

The UK government yesterday published an 11-page response to the Department for Work and Pensions’ Select Committee’s report of last year on Britain’s pension scam crisis, which…

FCA, PRA address algorithmic trading, as its use seen to grow

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Feb 2018

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority today published a report and a consultation, respectively, on the supervision of algorithmic trading, as industry experts…

Praemium unveils online account-opening process for UK SIPP biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Feb 2018

Melbourne-based, Australian Securities Exchange-listed platform and technology provider Praemium Ltd has unveiled a new online account-opening process for clients of its UK self-invested personal pension business. In…

Bank of England likely to raise interest rates in May

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 08 Feb 2018

In its quarterly inflation report published today, the Bank of England warned that future increases to interest rates will be larger and more frequent in future. The…

SEI says its UK platform assets leapt 33% in ’17

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Feb 2018

The UK wealth management platform business of US-based, NASDAQ-listed SEI Investments saw a 33% increase in its assets under administration in 2017, to £41.4bn, driven in part…

Man U’s Alexis Sánchez gets suspended sentence for tax fraud

By: Helen Burggraf | 07 Feb 2018

Alexis Sánchez, the Manchester United striker, has been given a 16-month suspended jail sentence for tax fraud, but will avoid having to serve any jail time. The 29-year-old Chilean…

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