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Rothschild Bank joins US Swiss bank programme 04/06/2015
Rothschild Bank AG and Banca Credinvest have joined the Justice Department's list of Swiss banks seeking to avoid criminal charges in the US, the latest Swiss-based banks to accept fines in exchange for freedom from criminal prosecution.

SocGen and other banks pay US fines under Swiss tax probes 29/05/2015
Société Générale and three other banks together paid more than $2.2 million under an agreement with the US Department of Justice, the latest settlement under the American assault on Swiss private banking.

EU and Switzerland sign exchange of banking information accord 28/05/2015
In another blow to Swiss banking secrecy, the European Union and Switzerland signed a sweeping agreement to end banking confidentiality for EU residents and prevent them from concealing undeclared income in Swiss banks.

Why is the US (and UK) so reluctant to take action against tax evaders and their banks? 26/05/2015
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.

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.

Swiss asset managers 'in danger of breaching new regulations' 27/04/2015
Boutique alternative fund management firm Managing Partners Limited has launched a new service to help Swiss asset management firms meet new rules introduced by regulator FINMA. MPL believes thousands of these firms are struggling to cope and may already be breaching the rules.

Election uncertainty leads Julius Baer to underweight UK 31/03/2015
Christoph Riniker and David Alexander Meier of Julius Baer outline why the bank is underweight on the UK and discuss the likely outcome of the election on May 7.

One in five Swiss believe privacy is 'evasion tool' - SBA 30/03/2015

The week on eprivateclient 23/03/2015
The major news from our sister site eprivateclient.

Wealth Management reacts to yesterday's Budget 19/03/2015
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced ahead of yesterday’s (18/03/2015) Budget that there would be “no gimmicks and no giveaways”. Nevertheless his final announcement before the election featured several surprise strategies aimed at getting Britain “out of the red and into the black” by 2019. Amongst these were a crackdown on tax evasion, an extension of pension freedoms and another increase in the bank levy. thewealthnet has taken a look at of some of the key responses from the wealth management sector.

 
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