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Richard Hubbard

Group Editor

Richard Hubbard is the group editor at Last Word. He is responsible for the editorial content of International Adviser, Portfolio Adviser, Expert Investor and Fund Selector Asia. Richard previously worked for Thomson Reuters and has covered the financial services industry and investment themes from its offices in London, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. Richard started his career at the Australian Financial Review in Sydney.

Middle East 19 Mar 18

Vexed UAE firms act over Insurance Authority rule delays

As the Abu Dhabi headquartered Insurance Authority drags its heals on finalising sector reform, many businesses are anticipating what the incoming regulations will mean for them and pressing ahead with new strategies.

Best Practice 19 Feb 18

Are UAE advisers facing an era of greater regulatory scrutiny?

Following a landmark Dubai court case where an adviser was convicted of operating without a licence, there are indications that regulators in the UAE are about to step up their enforcement efforts.

Middle East 1 Feb 18

Who needs the new UAE promoter’s licence?

The UAE has introduced more regulations to clarify the rules surrounding the promoter’s licence, but while applications are already in, some areas could still be open to interpretation.

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Europe 11 Jan 18

M&G begins Brexit-linked shift of funds to Luxembourg

Fund manager M&G Investments has begun to transfer the assets of four UK-domiciled open-ended funds with assets of around €10.5bn (£9.3bn) to equivalent funds on its Luxembourg platform.

Asia 4 Jan 18

Morgan Stanley IM offers China A-shares access in new Sicav

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) is to offer access to its well-established China A-shares fund through a Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav.

Best Practice 22 Dec 17

Happy Holidays from Last Word

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Last Word. We will take a holiday break.

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Middle East 18 Dec 17

UAE regulator details new financial promoters licence

The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) in the UAE has released long-awaited details of its new Financial Promoters licence, boosting hopes that the permits for financial advisers and banks will soon be issued.

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