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Vistra expands into Indonesia via acquisition of Jakarta biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Mar 2018

Less than two months after it opened its first-ever office in Sweden – in what it said was its first step towards entering the Nordic market – the…

Singapore MAS in bid to regulate ‘large scale movement’ of advisers

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Mar 2018

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has published a consultation document in which it seeks comment on proposed new regulations that it says would “address the risks associated…

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…

Concern over US tax bill’s treatment of expats’ overseas biz interests growing

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 Feb 2018

A clause in the US tax reform bill, which came into force on 1 January, is attracting growing concern in the American expatriate community, as it imposes…

UK gov’t publishes IDD transposition consultation response document

By: Helen Burggraf | 02 Feb 2018

While Europe’s insurance industry waits to learn whether a proposed seven-month postponement of the long-awaited Insurance Distribution Directive’s implementation deadline will go ahead, the UK Treasury has…

Pensions Institute’s latest report contains warning of potential crisis

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Nov 2017

The UK government’s recent reforms and rapid market changes, coupled with other changes such as the move away from defined benefit plans, have left the UK facing a…

FCA consults on new anti-money laundering supervisory body

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 Jul 2017

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority today has today asked for comment on its plans to create a new “supervisor of supervisors” office, to determine whether anti-money laundering…

Jersey adds beneficial ownership compliance regtech tool

By: Eugene Costello | 06 Jul 2017

Jersey’s fight against money-laundering and tax evasion has taken what it calls “a significant” leap forward with the launch of a new regulatory technology (regtech) beneficial ownership compliance…

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…

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