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UBS unveils planned merger of its global and Americas wealth management operations

By: Helen Burggraf | 22 Jan 2018

Switzerland’s UBS will combine its Wealth Management Americas business with its international wealth management business to create a single, “unified” Global Wealth Management operation, the banking group…

Cyber attacks displace theft of physical assets ‘for first time’: Kroll report

By: Helen Burggraf | 22 Jan 2018

Fraud, cyber, and security risks are at an all-time high, according to an annual report on global fraud and risk carried out by Kroll, a US-based corporate…

Withers: What the US tax reforms will mean for US expats

By: Richard Cassell, Jaime McLemore, Partners, Withers LLP | 22 Jan 2018

A little more than three weeks have passed since the US tax reform bill came into force, on 1 January. Much has been written about it since…

People Moves: PineBridge Investments; Withers LLP; Premier Assurance Group; Carey Olsen

By: International Investment Staff | 18 Jan 2018

Pine Bridge Investments  PineBridge Investments, the US$88.6bn, New York-based asset management division of Hong Kong’s Pacific Capital Group, has named Petra Lugones Targarona, pictured left,  to head…

Franklin Templeton Investments to acquire Edinburgh Partners

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 18 Jan 2018

Franklin Templeton Investments, the the San Mateo, California-based, New York-listed global asset manager, has agreed a deal to acquire Edinburgh Partners, a Scottish boutique asset manager founded in…

What’s in a word? US and China limit use of ‘blockchain’

By: Eugene Costello | 17 Jan 2018

The past year has seen bitcoin become a dirty word in certain quarters but now the US regulator and the Shenzen Stock Exchange have separately moved to…

People Moves: Fidelity International, Mishcon de Reya, Schroders, Smith & Williamson Holdings

By: International Investment Staff | 16 Jan 2018

Fidelity International Fidelity International, the international arm of the US-based asset manager Fidelity, has named Michael Gibb its first-ever head of stewardship and sustainable investing. In the…

US Taxpayer Advocate publishes annual list of IRS’s shortcomings

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jan 2018

Nina Olson, the US National Taxpayer Advocate, released her Annual Report to Congress this week, and as usual, included mention of failings in the way the Internal…

US expats hit as Hargreaves Lansdown platform drops funds

By: Gary Robinson | 08 Jan 2018

More than 180,000 US expats based in the UK could be affected by fund supermarket Hargreaves Lansdown’s decision to remove hundreds of investment trusts and exchange traded…

Girls’ charity wins big on Warren Buffet wager

By: Eugene Costello | 05 Jan 2018

In 2007 well-known Berkshire Hathaway chairman and philanthropist Warren Buffett made a most unusual bet with Protegé Partners, a US investment firm that backs hedge funds, and…

Relief for some US bankers in Switzerland as court blocks tax case info disclosure

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 Jan 2018

Switzerland’s highest court has ruled against the transfer of information about their employees and other third parties by Swiss banks to US federal tax investigators, in what…

Merrill Lynch joins roll-call of Wall St players banning bitcoin

By: Eugene Costello | 04 Jan 2018

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the latest global financial player that has banned bitcoin buying across the firm, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The firm’s…

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