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Asia | 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.

Fixed Income | News 10 Nov 17

FCA orders £66m refund for collapsed Connaught investors

The UK financial watchdog has publicly censured Capita Financial Managers (CFM) and ordered it to pay up to £66m ($86.6m, €74.6m) to investors who suffered losses from investing in the firm’s now-liquidated Connaught Income Fund, Series 1.

Asia | 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.

Asia | News 8 Nov 17

PEOPLE MOVES: Aviva Investors, VAM Funds, Robeco

Aviva Investors has appointed a head of marketing for Asia Pacific, while Vam Funds has named an investment director. A JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs alum has joined Robeco as head of global distribution and marketing.

News 7 Nov 17

The race for the Isle of Man’s new banking licence is on

Competition to become the first Isle of Man company to gain an Alternative Banking Regime (ABR) licence is hotting up and Capital International Group is optimistic about its chances.

News 7 Nov 17

Isle of Man chief minister defends tax treatment

After bearing the brunt of media scrutiny over the Paradise Papers, Isle of Man chief minister Howard Quayle has said an internal review “found no evidence of wrongdoing”.

News 7 Nov 17

PFS strikes ‘gateway’ deal for international clients

The UK’s Personal Finance Society has struck a deal with the European Financial Planners Association to align its qualifications framework with counterparts across the continent.

Gallery 7 Nov 17

Financial centres slam Paradise Papers backlash

The UK’s crown dependencies and overseas territories have hit back at international media scrutiny and allegations that they facilitate tax avoidance and evasion following the leak of the Paradise Papers.

News 6 Nov 17

Prosecutions unlikely following Paradise Papers leak

Recent legislative changes to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion are not retroactive, so it is unlikely that there will be any prosecutions in the UK arising from the cyber attack on Bermuda-headquartered law firm Appleby, a partner at law firm Corker Binning has said.

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