News 17 Nov 17
Mauritius acquisition boosts Sanlam’s pan-Africa strategy
South African financial services group Sanlam is focusing on Mauritius offshore services as part of its pan-African growth strategy.
Analysis 17 Nov 17
Will Europe’s most popular fund continue to steal the show?
This year alone, the Pimco Income fund has attracted more than €28bn in net new money from European investors, according to Morningstar data. This is almost half of all net inflows into unconstrained bond funds this year, and has made the $64.3bn (€54.6bn) strategy the world’s largest actively managed fund. There are few, if any examples of funds that have attracted so much money in such a short time. Even the inflows the Standard Life GARS fund saw in its heydays are peanuts compared to the money the Pimco Income Fund has attracted this year. Can it continue?
News 16 Nov 17
Regulator calls on STM to ‘work together’ over failings probe
Gibraltar’s financial regulator has called on STM Group to “work together” after the firm ordered lawyers to block a probe into potential failings at the firm.
News 13 Nov 17
Guernsey fiduciary strikes UAE strategic partnership
Louvre Group has formed a strategic alliance with M/HQ Dubai to enhance its specialist fiduciary services offering from the United Arab Emirates.
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 10 Nov 17
Lombard Int’l buys HSBC Life Assurance portfolio for €1
HSBC Life Assurance (Malta) has entered into a portfolio transfer agreement with Lombard International Assurance to sell part of one of its insurance portfolios for €1 (£0.89, $1.16).