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Africa | 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.

Industry | News 17 Nov 17

DeVere CEO demands FATCA repeal as Americans hand back passports

Donald Trump’s administration must scrap the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca), deVere Group chief executive Nigel Green has said, as record numbers of Americans renounce their US citizenship.

Companies | News 17 Nov 17

PEOPLE MOVES: OMGI, Manulife, First Names

The London Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department has appointed a head of department, while a Newton Investment alum joins Old Mutual Global Investors as head of responsible investment, and a restructure at Jersey firm has reportedly lead to several job losses.

Best Practice | News 17 Nov 17

UK offshore tax evaders face 200% penalties

Offshore tax evaders face “much higher” penalties for non-compliance under new Right To Correct (RTC) rules revealed by HM Revenue & Customs.

News 16 Nov 17

Regulator gives STM more time ahead of failings probe

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission has agreed to stand inspectors down ahead of a new court date.

News 16 Nov 17

Pensioners opt for financial advisers over Pension Wise

Consumers entering income drawdown are three times more likely to seek professional financial advice than they are to use the government’s free Pension Wise service, according to new research by AJ Bell.

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 16 Nov 17

We’re SJP’s ‘only credible scale competitor’ claims Old Mutual

Old Mutual Wealth claims a period of rapid growth means it is now the UK’s second largest advice business and only major competitor to St. James’s Place.

News 16 Nov 17

DeVere’s Middle East head steps down, Nigel Green takes over

David Hughes, deVere Acuma’s regional director, has departed after two years in the role and more than a decade with the group.

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