Regulation & Tax
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Why is the US (and UK) so reluctant to take action against tax evaders and their banks? 08:05 GMT Mrs Margaret Hodge, the House of Commons very own pantomime villain, will probably be remembered best for her grandstanding activities rather than incisiveness, especially in her role as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, its senior backbench committee.
MiFID II – uncertainty could stifle innovation, experts say 19/05/2015 MiFID II, a pan-European piece of legislation that seeks to stop financial advisers benefitting from retrocession payments from investment product providers, is likely to lead to attempt by clients to drive down costs. This has the potential to drive innovation and new market entrants disrupting the wealth management market, delegates at a London conference heard last week.
US authorities settle another Swiss tax evasion case 19/05/2015 Zurich-based Finter Bank Zurich AG has become the latest Swiss bank to reach a settlement with the US’s Department of Justice (DoJ) over tax evasion.
The week on eprivateclient 18/05/2015 A roundup of stories on thewealthnet's sister publication, eprivateclient, last week Franklin Templeton pension survey examines IFA opportunities 15/05/2015 According to Franklin Templeton’s Retirement Income Strategies and Expectations (RISE) survey, the government’s anticipated pension freedom reforms will create a series of new opportunities for financial advisers. UK benefits from Guernsey fund market - KPMG research 12/05/2015 A KPMG report titled ‘International Capital Flows’ has revealed that Guernsey funds expedite £25 billion of inward investment to the UK from global investors Swiss bank settles over US tax evasion 12/05/2015 St. Gallen-based Vadian Bank has reached a resolution with America’s Department of Justice’s (DOJ) as part of its Swiss Bank Program.
The week on eprivateclient 11/05/2015 Lloyds sells Isle of Man offshoot 08/05/2015 Lloyds Banking Group has sold offshore life insurer Clerical Medical to investment manager RL360 for an undisclosed sum.
Under the microscope: What the FCA's new social media guidelines mean for advisers 30/04/2015 Hearsay Social’s vice president for legal and compliance, Yasmin Zarabi, takes a look at the regulator’s new guidance around social selling
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