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New regs mean range of UK businesses now risk fines for not reporting ‘sanctioned’ clients

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Aug 2017

New regulations that have now come into force mean that a range of businesses and professions could face significant financial penalties if they don’t inform the UK…

HMRC’s Trusts Registration Service: Up and running

By: Gerry Brown, Tax Commentator | 09 Aug 2017

HM Revenue & Customs’  new online Trusts Registration Service is now up and running, and beginning to get the attention of trust providers in a big way.…

‘Positive migration trend’ of finance entities cited in Guernsey

By: Helen Burggraf | 02 Aug 2017

Guernsey has seen a “notable inward migration of companies, funds and other structures” in the first six months of this year, financial industry executives said today. In…

Under-performing funds mismanaging US$10bn groan at latest Spot the Dog report

By: Eugene Costello | 31 Jul 2017

You can run but you can’t hide, as the song says (The Razz, back in 1979, for trivia lovers), a feeling wearily familiar to under-performing funds mismanaging…

Jersey’s Harris warns of potential knock-on effects to Jersey of Brexit’s impact on UK

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jul 2017

John Harris, director-general of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, has told a recent Institute of Directors gathering that although Jersey’s financial services industry is “doing well” at…

Ocorian to acquire fund admin, corporate services biz MAS Int’l

By: Helen Burggraf | 18 Jul 2017

Ocorian, the Jersey-based trust services business that rebranded from Bedell Trust last year, has agreed to acquire MAS International, a fund administration and corporate services provider. MAS…

Jersey Finance’s Cook: A beneficial ownership update

By: Geoff Cook, Chief Executive, Jersey Finance | 10 Jul 2017

Just how much information governments – and more controversially, the public – should be entitled to have about the ultimate owners of companies, properties, trusts, bank accounts…

PEOPLE MOVES: Axa Asia, Sanne, Premier Assurance

By: International Investment Staff | 28 Jun 2017

Axa Asia Etienne Bouas-Laurent, Axa Asia Life’ s chief executive, has been named as chief executive of Axa Hong Kong. As of September 1 2017, Bouas-Laurent will take…

BVI favoured for corporate structuring rather than private assets: research

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jun 2017

The British Virgin Islands has become more of a domicile of choice for corporate clients looking to achieve an efficient cross-border structuring than for stashing private wealth,…

Wealthy ‘turn their backs on offshore tax havens’: FT

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Jun 2017

UK wealth managers “are quietly scaling back access to offshore accounts for their clients”, as the global crackdown on tax havens, of which the OECD’s Common Reporting…

PEOPLE MOVES: Overseas Trust & Pension, BNP Paribas Asset Management, BEAMA, Appleby Guernsey

By: International Investment Staff | 14 Jun 2017

Overseas Trust & Pension, the Guernsey-based provider of international pensions and corporate employee benefit products, has named a fiduciary and fund admin expert, Bob Banfield, to its board. Banfield, pictured…

Jersey’s JTC Group acquires Merrill Lynch int’l trust and wealth structuring biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

JTC Group, the Jersey-based provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services, has acquired Merrill Lynch’s International Trust and Wealth Structuring business (ITWS). Details of the acquisition, including…

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