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UBS announced today that it will merge its American and international wealth businesses into a new division called Global Wealth Management, with effect from 1 February.... read more
When a financial adviser leaves a firm, clients often get caught in the middle of what amounts to a messy divorce. A squabble now playing out in the wealth management industry suggests that many of those splits could get messier.... read more
Later this week, President Trump is slated to travel to an alpine corner of Switzerland to address world leaders, business elites and celebrities. The government shutdown in the United States may yet derail Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum...... read more
Luxembourg’s finance minister Pierre Gramegna said on Friday the European Commission should stick to the current rules that allow funds managed in London to be domiciled and regulated in another country... read more
The jobs will be funded by the islands citizenship by investment programme, and will be separate from the government’s National Employment Programme.... read more
Some fund managers’ costs have been shown to increase at least two times beyond the ongoing charges figure, as Mifid II rules around fee disclosure take effect.... read more
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A Destination of Choice for Non-UK Companies
In the past decade, Guernsey has established its reputation as the destination of choice for non-UK incorporated companies listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons in Guernsey
The Beneficial Ownership (definition) Regulations, 2017 (the Regulations), made on 25 July 2017, define the persons or classes of persons (whether legal or natural) who will be a registrable person in respect of a Guernsey Entity.
China’s Belt and Road: Offshore Involvement
The financing of the anticipated US$5 trillion needed over the next five years for the Belt and Road through loans and capital-raising will require the investment of a variety of financial institutions and firms.
An Offshore Perspective on Hong Kong and Shanghai: Rivals or Partners?
A look at recent trends in the bonds and funds markets to illustrate how cities such as Hong Kong and Shanghai may benefit from the use of offshore structures.
Nowhere to Hide
“The collaborative signing and willingness to adhere to the measures of the MLI by so many countries across the globe, is nothing short of miraculous. Once ratified, how effective will the MLI prove to be?” writes Lisa Brunton
Q&A with Mark Pragnell of Capital Economics
IFC Economic Report spoke with Mark Pragnell, lead author of the Jersey and BVI reports to investigate the research findings’ cogency and value and to ask about the importance of specialised third-party intelligence.
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Latest Articles
A Destination of Choice for Non-UK Companies
  In the past decade, Guernsey has established its reputation as the destination of choice for non-UK incorporated companies listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). (31/12/2017)
The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons in Guernsey
  The Beneficial Ownership (definition) Regulations, 2017 (the Regulations), made on 25 July 2017, define the persons or classes of persons (whether legal or natural) who will be a registrable person in respect of a Guernsey Entity. (31/12/2017)
A Modern Finance Environment for a Complex World
  Guernsey Finance Chief Executive Dominic Wheatley explains how Guernsey’s financial services sector has remained at the forefront of innovation in the past year and is utilising its expertise across a variety of asset classes. (30/11/2017)
Q&A with William Mason, Director General of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission
  In an interview with IFC Guernsey, William Mason discusses the obstacles and opportunities that maintaining a robust regulatory regime presents for the Island’s financial services sector and its reputation on the international stage. (30/11/2017)
Latest Articles
Ireland: The Place to do Business
  Ireland is recognised as one of the most attractive locations for international companies to access the EU internal market. (18/09/2017)
Ireland: A post-Brexit Stepping Stone into the EU
  Ireland is positioned as one of the leading European locations offering UK managers the ability to avoid, in Prime Minister May's words, a ‘disruptive cliff edge’. (13/09/2017)
Ireland: Consolidating the Public Finances
  With Ireland beginning to see the offshoots of growth, Brian Broderick examines how Ireland has consolidated its public finances. (01/05/2015)
Q&A with Simon Harris, Minister of State for the Irish FSC
  The IFC Review speaks to Minister Harris about Ireland’s success as an international finance centre and looks at the challenges facing the small but robust European IFC going forward. (01/10/2014)
Latest Articles
What May the Trump Presidency Mean for the Future of International Financial Centres?
  Simplification of the US tax code, FATCA, De-regulation, Immigration: Alicia Nicholls discusses the various implications of US Tax Reform for IFCs. (01/12/2017)
The Bermuda Stock Exchange: Strong, Stable and Thriving
  Following the modernization of its regulatory and operational infrastructure in 1993, the BSX has emerged as a leading niche focussed exchange supporting the listing and trading of a variety of capital market instruments. (19/09/2017)
Succession Tips and Traps
  How families prepare for the transfer of wealth to the next generation impacts whether family wealth will last beyond a single generation. (29/08/2017)
Trump to the Left Of Us, Brexit to the Right: Stuck in the Middle With You
  2017 is likely to be a critical year for Bermuda, with a general election fast approaching, a significant national debt, and heated political exchanges on issues ranging from same sex marriage rights to private finance initiatives. (29/08/2017)
Latest Articles
What May the Trump Presidency Mean for the Future of International Financial Centres?
  Simplification of the US tax code, FATCA, De-regulation, Immigration: Alicia Nicholls discusses the various implications of US Tax Reform for IFCs. (01/12/2017)
Should there be a mandatory register of beneficial ownership of corporate structures in every country?
  Jason Allison and Lucy Frew from Walkers Global reveal their stance. (30/11/2017)
Q&A with Jude Scott, CEO of Cayman Finance
  Jude Scott discusses the latest in the Cayman Islands financial sector, and reveals his views on compliance issues. (02/10/2017)
The Cayman Islands' Light Continues to Shine Bright
  The Caymans islands is addressing and adopting the evolving global initiatives and will continue to develop new vehicles responsive to the needs of stakeholders. (19/09/2017)