News 20 Jul 18
Failed Columna fund targeted by financial investigator
Switzerland-based financial investigator David Mapley has launched a campaign to seek the return of $400,000 (£307,092, €343,963) for a client who invested in the failed Columna Commodities fund.
News 19 Jul 18
UK compensation scheme battles death bond fund
The UK’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), which helps consumers when authorised financial services firms fail, is battling to recover money paid out to investors in a fund that went into liquidation but has since resumed making distributions.
News 28 Feb 18
Offshore bond consolidation rattles advisers warns Canada Life
The recent trend of closed book market consolidators buying up international life company books of business has distracted its competitors and can be an issue for adviser firms, the managing director of Canada Life International, Sean Christian, has warned.
News 23 Feb 18
Standard Life offshore bond survives sale to closed book firm
The offshore bond sold by Standard Life will still be available via Phoenix Group after the firm’s life insurance business is acquired, a company spokesperson told International Adviser.
News 23 Feb 18
Phoenix £6bn offshore bond grab opens market to last players
The acquisition of Standard Life Aberdeen’s UK and European insurance arm will net closed book insurer Phoenix Group around £6bn ($8.35bn, €6.8bn) in offshore bonds, Phoenix Group’s head of corporate communications, Shellie Wells, confirmed to International Adviser.
Analysis 19 Jan 18
Make America indebted again
On the one-year anniversary of president Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration is more divided than ever with growing murmurs of a government shutdown. One thing the president seems to have unwavering support on is his tax bill, but with treasury yields rising should investors be more concerned?
Analysis 2 Jan 18
Swiss advisers on life after Fatca
Five years after the US introduced stringent regulations that required foreign financial institutions to report the assets of US-domiciled clients, Swiss IFAs tell International Adviser the move has created greater specialisation across the industry and is still having an impact.