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HSBC set to become first foreign firm to float on Shanghai exchange

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 18 Oct 2018

London-headquartered HSBC Holdings looks likely to become the first foreign company to trade on a Chinese stock exchange as part of a long-planned partnership between the Shanghai…

UK sitting on £20bn of unclaimed pension pots

By: Pedro Goncalves | 17 Oct 2018

Some 1.6 million lost pension pots worth nearly £20bn remain unclaimed, with people often losing track of their savings due to job changes or moving house, the…

British citizens to get 5-year Saudi visas

By: Pedro Goncalves | 17 Oct 2018

British citizens travelling to Saudi Arabia will soon be eligible for multiple-entry visit visas valid for up to five years, says a statement from Fragomen, a global…

South Africa loses QROPS status

By: Pedro Goncalves | 16 Oct 2018

South Africa has been struck off the list of financial jurisdictions offering QROPS expat offshore pensions. The latest HM Revenue & Customs QROPS List published this week…

AXA IM to restructure Framlington Financial fund as fintech mandate

By: Beth Brearley, Investment Week | 16 Oct 2018

AXA Investment Managers is restructuring the AXA Framlington Financial fund as a fintech fund in recognition of “the fast-changing financial service landscape”. The £55m fund, which launched…

Pension fund manager found guilty of stealing almost £1m

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 16 Oct 2018

A pension fund manager at the UK’s Westminster City Council has been found guilty of stealing nearly £1m from an employee retirement scheme. Ian Woodall, 47, duped…

Confusion remains over British expats’ post-Brexit status in EU

By: Pedro Goncalves | 15 Oct 2018

The European Union is yet to give British expats reassurance about their status after the UK leaves the bloc as negotiations hit a wall. Last week, the…

Investors fearful of CRS data breaches: OMI survey

By: Pedro Goncalves | 15 Oct 2018

A majority of international advisers say their clients are worried about the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), either because they do not understand it or are afraid of…

Tilney names five in new UHNWI team

By: Gary Robinson | 12 Oct 2018

UK wealth management group Tilney, has recruited a team of five highly-experienced wealth managers to focus on supporting Ultra-High-Net-Worth clients and their families. The team, pictured above*,…

Pensions dashboard raises security issues

By: Pedro Goncalves | 12 Oct 2018

Cybersecurity experts have warned the industry that the implementation of the pensions dashboard might lead to an increase in fraud as personal data is put online. The…

FSCS chief executive Mark Neale steps down

By: Pedro Goncalves | 12 Oct 2018

Financial Services Compensation Scheme chief executive Mark Neale will depart his role in May after nine years at the helm. In an announcement to FSCS staff, Neale…

Standard Life Aberdeen to name Sir Douglas Flint as new chairman

By: Jayna Rana, Investment Week | 11 Oct 2018

Standard Life Aberdeen is due to announce Sir Douglas Flint as its new chairman in the coming weeks, following the announcement that current chairman Gerry Grimstone would…

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