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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…

Vanguard launches wholly foreign-owned enterprise in China

By: Gary Robinson | 26 May 2017

US investment giant Vanguard has launched a Shanghai-based wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) to target retail investors in China. The newly established entity, located in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is called Vanguard Investment…

Long-awaited ‘FX Global Code’ released

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

In the latest of a growing list of efforts by financial services industry groups to encourage best behaviour on the part of participants, a new FX global…

Report: More non-Australian workers eyeing Australia

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

 Political and economic uncertainty in the US and UK is resulting in a shift away from these countries on the part of expat job seekers, in favour…

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…

Former Jersey financial services boss heads new UAE financial centre

By: Gary Robinson | 26 May 2017

Joe Moynihan,a former Jersey government financial services boss, has been named to head up a new initiative by the Ras Al Khaimah government, which plans to offer financial…

Old Mutual says it’s considering a ‘small IPO’ for OMW

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

Old Mutual, the British-South African financial services group that owns Old Mutual Wealth, said today it is considering “the possibility of a small initial public offering” for…

UBS acquires majority stake in Brazil’s largest multi-family office

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

Switzerland’s UBS Group has agreed to buy a majority stake in Consenso Investimentos Ltda, Brazil’s largest independent multi-family office, in what will be seen as a bet…

Amundi opens Dubai office as it expands into MENA region

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

Amundi, the Paris-based, Euronext Paris-listed asset manager has opened an office  in the Dubai International Financial Centre, which it said would enable it to better look after…

Vanguard, wealth management fees, active vs passive and ‘transparency’: what it all means

By: Paul Gambles, Managing Director, MBMG Investment Advisory | 25 May 2017

Last week, the US index-tracking giant Vanguard unveiled plans to launch a new UK business that will enable investors to buy its funds directly, thus bypassing online investment…

DeVere: targets Europe for development, names Nigel Green’s son regional head

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

The deVere Group, which is coming to the end of a “comprehensive strategic review” announced in March, has announced plans to “extensively expand and develop” its operations…

Quilter Cheviot signs up to a ‘Bronze’ partnership with FEIFA

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 May 2017

Quilter Cheviot, the London-based discretionary fund manager owned by Old Mutual Wealth, has signed up to a partnership deal with the Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers,…

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