News 17 Nov 17
The plus and minus of China’s new foreign ownership rules
China recently announced it would ease foreign ownership limits for fund management firms, but huge challenges await foreign players that want to enter China’s retail investor market, industry sources said.
News 14 Nov 17
China to allow full foreign ownership of insurance companies
In a move to grow its status as a major global finance hub, the Chinese government has announced it will raise foreign ownership limits in insurance companies to 51% in three years’ time, while full foreign ownership will be allowed in five years.
News 13 Nov 17
Paradise Papers: expect regulation despite little wrongdoing
While the Paradise Papers reveal little in the way of wrongdoing, they will likely stoke political appetites for increasing regulatory scrutiny of the wealth management industry, says an analyst from research firm GlobalData.
News 10 Nov 17
PEOPLE MOVES: Rothschild, Moore Stephens, Fidelity Int’l
A BlackRock alum has joined Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management as global head of business development. Accountancy network Moore Stephens has launched a US tax offering in London and appointed a triple qualified tax specialist to head it up. Fidelity International has lost a 13-year veteran.
News 9 Nov 17
The Fry Group launches Singapore discretionary service
Global financial advisory group The Fry Group has launched a discretionary investment service in Singapore, giving clients the option to delegate some or all of their ongoing investment decisions to the firm.
News 9 Nov 17
Charles Schwab targets Asian investors with Singapore office
US investment and financial planning firm Charles Schwab has opened an office in Singapore to provide local and Asian investors greater access to the US market.