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Companies | News 18 Jan 18

International robo firm launches low cost advice offering

Scalable Capital, a UK and European digital wealth manager, has launched a financial advice service.

Industry | News 18 Jan 18

FCA blasts ‘sleepwalking into another scandal’ accusations

The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has wholly rejected a report from the Work & Pensions Select Committee that said the UK watchdog of “sleepwalking into another mis-selling scandal”.

Europe | News 18 Jan 18

Another blow to Swiss secrecy

Plans to scrap a class of anonymous shares in Switzerland could deal another blow to the country’s traditionally secret banking practices.

Companies | 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.

News 18 Jan 18

Regulation is a ‘sideshow’ – international pension chief

Regulation is a sideshow in wealth management, according to Embark chief executive Phil Smith. 

News 18 Jan 18

Globaleye committed to Asia just not HK for now, Searle says

The impact of new regulations and the high cost of operating in Hong Kong prompted international advice firm Globaleye to make the strategic decision last year that its local operation had no “viable future”, says chairman Tim Searle.

Companies | 17 Jan 18

STM agrees to Deloitte probe

STM Group has agreed to cooperate with the regulators and allow auditors Deloitte to probe its books.

Companies | 17 Jan 18

Brexit must not hinder fraud investigations, UK watchdog warns

Brexit must not interfere with the way criminal professionals are pursued throughout the UK and Europe, the head of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has warned.

Industry | 16 Jan 18

‘Fear’ drove Swiss banker’s 6-year fraud

Fear led a 54-year-old Swiss banker to shuffle wealthy clients’ funds around in order to disguise losses, a Geneva court has heard.

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