News 18 Jan 18
DeVere expands into Latin America, opens Mexico City outpost
DeVere Group is to open an office in Mexico City, headed up by an ex-Guardian Wealth man, its first step in an ambitious plan to expand throughout Latin America.
Tax pariah Panama introduces fresh anti-avoidance measures
The controversial central American jurisdiction is poised to toughen its tax fraud penalties, a year and a half after it came under worldwide scrutiny for the Panama Papers leak.
Trust acquisition adds Asia presence to $95bn offshore specialist
Bermuda-based Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son will establish an Asia presence following its acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s Global Trust Solutions (GTS) business.
Guernsey waives promoter licences for over 100 territories
Investment promoters from a host of countries and territories will no longer have to obtain a licence from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) if their main place of business is in one of more than 100 jurisdictions.
Generali signs $172m agreement to sell Panama business
Generali has entered into an agreement to sell its business in Panama, the latest in a series of exits from Latin American markets for the Italian insurer.
Gallery 4 Aug 17
Top destinations for sun-seeking British expats
Summer in the UK this year has been a brief affair, so it comes as no surprise that nearly two-thirds of British expats think about the weather when planning their moves abroad. But sunshine isn’t the only factor prospective expats should consider.
Barcelona striker Neymar cleared in $20m tax evasion case
Brazilian football star Neymar has been cleared of any criminal charges in a long-running tax evasion case in Brazil, with the judge citing a “lack of just cause”.
Hansard grows despite dip in Middle East & Africa activity
Specialist long-term savings provider Hansard Global has continued to grow on a year-on-year basis despite a halt in new business expansion from the Middle East and Africa region in the fourth quarter.