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United Kingdom | News 17 Nov 17

Financial adviser’s killer ordered to pay £1

A killer who abducted, tortured and murdered a financial adviser has been ordered to pay the Crown £1 ($1.32, €1.12).

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.

Alternatives | Analysis 17 Nov 17

Will Europe’s most popular fund continue to steal the show?

This year alone, the Pimco Income fund has attracted more than €28bn in net new money from European investors, according to Morningstar data. This is almost half of all net inflows into unconstrained bond funds this year, and has made the $64.3bn (€54.6bn) strategy the world’s largest actively managed fund. There are few, if any examples of funds that have attracted so much money in such a short time. Even the inflows the Standard Life GARS fund saw in its heydays are peanuts compared to the money the Pimco Income Fund has attracted this year. Can it continue?

News 17 Nov 17

Hong Kong advisers says no to fee-based model

A majority of the industry responding to the SFC’s proposal on “enhancing industry regulation” were against introducing the fee-based model in Hong Kong.

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 17 Nov 17

The plus and minus of China’s new foreign ownership rules

China recently announced it would ease foreign ownership limits for fund management firms, but huge challenges await foreign players that want to enter China’s retail investor market, industry sources said.

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

UK’s worst manager shuts up shop

Jayesh Manek will be shutting his flagship growth fund after 20 years, following years of being one of the UK’s worst performing managers.

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