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Dubai to reduce DFSA regulation for fintech firms with new licence

By: Gary Robinson | 26 May 2017

The Dubai International Financial Centre’s regulator has announced the launch of a new ‘lighter touch’ financial services licence for fintech firms, that will enable them to temporarily operate…

IASB publishes long-awaited insurance accounting standard

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 May 2017

The International Accounting Standards Board has today published what one accounting industry expert is calling a “once-in-a-lifetime regulatory change”, and the IASB says is the world’s “first…

Major banks collaborate on new platform in Singapore

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 May 2017

Bank of China, DBS Bank, ICICI Bank, UniCredit and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions are among a group of local and international banks that have signed up to…

UK pension transfers and double tax agreements: opportunity, or false promise?

By: Gerry Brown, Tax Commentator | 10 May 2017

Ever since March 8, when UK chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new 25% tax on most pension transfers out of the UK, social media venues like LinkedIn…

The UAE IA’s Circular No. 12: ‘Advisers, get ready to be registered, tested’

By: Gordon Robertson, Director, Investme Financial Services LLC, Dubai | 04 May 2017

Towards the end of last month, the United Arab Emirates Insurance Authority quietly went public with a 26-page synopsis of its latest thoughts with respect to its…

Dubai ‘regtech’ event to highlight how to halve compliance costs

By: Gary Robinson | 03 May 2017

The use of disruptive regulatory technology (regtech) to reduce compliance costs for financial institutions by as much as 50%, will be one of a number of subjects…

Looking after Aussies in America

By: Brett Evans | 20 Apr 2017

Recent US efforts to crack down on tax evasion through overseas accounts are catching out expatriates living there, particularly Australians with existing superannuation funds back home, according…

Gibraltar adds private foundations to its toolchest for wealth managers

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 Mar 2017

Gibraltar’s Parliament has approved a bill that will enable trust advisers and others in the jurisdiction to set up private foundations on behalf of their clients. The…

First fund fully managed by AI to be launched

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule And Gary Robinson | 17 Mar 2017

German investment firms Acatis Investment and BayernInvest have partnered the BayernInvest Acatis KI Aktien Global Fonds, which is said to be the first fund entirely controlled by…

Gib’s stock exchange unveils two developments aimed at broadening its offering

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 Jan 2017

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange has unveiled two developments it says are aimed at broadening its offering for companies looking to list their shares, ahead of the UK’s…

Foreign owners of single-member US LLCs now to report to IRS

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Dec 2016

Final regulations that will require foreign owners of single-member US limited liability corporations, or LLCs, to report the fact of their interest to the US tax authority…

Channel Islands exchange claims first-ever Bitcoin fund listing

By: Jonathan Boyd | 19 Dec 2016

In what it says is probably a stock exchange industry first, the Channel Islands Securities Exchange has admitted to its official list a regulated Bitcoin fund: Jersey’s…

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