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Africa | News 21 May 18

Carrick Wealth names Botswana head

Financial adviser firm Carrick Wealth has appointed one of its own to lead its Botswana operation, with a remit to ensure the firm maintains and grows its strong presence in the nation.

Companies | News 21 May 18

Two Malta trust directors banned for a year

Two directors of Malta trust company Confiance have been banned from financial services for multiple failings.

Best Practice | News 21 May 18

FCA warns firms of robo-advice failings

Firms offering robo-advice have been accused by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of using unclear charging structures and failing to protect vulnerable clients.

Europe | News 21 May 18

Russian dirty money entering UK through BOTs, report says

Money laundering is a matter of national security for the UK, and it therefore has the constitutional right to make British Overseas Territories (BOTs) introduce public registers of beneficial ownership, according to a select committee report.

News 21 May 18

Old Mutual sees 25% growth in DB pension transfers by 2028

Old Mutual Wealth is predicting defined benefit pension transfers will accelerate, with an estimated 25 to 30% of those eligible switching out of their schemes in the next 10 years.

Asia | 21 May 18

J Safra Sarasin in U-turn on Japan equities

Bank J Safra Sarasin has drastically changed its view of Japan equities from being optimistic on the asset class six months ago, according to Philipp Bärtschi, the private bank’s Zurich-based chief investment officer.

Europe | 18 May 18

Denmark targets Airbnb tax evaders

Sharing economy pioneer Airbnb will automatically report any income earned by homeowners in Denmark to the Danish tax authority in a bid to help it clamp down on tax evasion.

Europe | 18 May 18

We need mutual recognition over equivalence post Brexit: Pimfa

The UK investment management industry needs to access the European Union via mutual recognition, not equivalence, after Brexit, argues Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association policy adviser Alex Merriman.

News 18 May 18

EU tax haven blacklist to lose two more names

The much-maligned European Union tax haven blacklist is set to shrink to seven jurisdictions following the removal of the Bahamas and St Kitts & Nevis.

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