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Former Baer banker found guilty of breaking Swiss secrecy but avoids jail 19/01/2015 Rudolf Elmer, a former Julius Baer banker who revealed details of client accounts via WikiLeaks was convicted of violating Swiss banking secrecy laws but avoided jail.
The week on eprivateclient - First Names, Collas Crill, Waverton among others 12/01/2015 A selection of stories featuring on thewealtnet's sister publication - eprivateclient - last week Italian police investigators search Credit Suisse Milan offices 08/01/2015 Credit Suisse confirmed that its offices in Milan were searched by Italian tax police last month, following reports of an investigation into whether a subsidiary of the Swiss bank in Bermuda aided wealthy Italians in hiding undeclared funds.
Is banking secrecy obsolete, asks Coutts? 06/01/2015 Coutts Trustees unequivocally supports the commitments of countries all over the world to combat tax fraud and evasion, declares Martin Hall the chief executive of the Coutts offshoot.
The week on eprivateclient 22/12/2014 Highlights from last week on eprivateclient
Could UK's new pension regime expose wealth managers to compensation claims if tax situation is ignored? 22/12/2014 Many have heralded the new UK pension regime as a golden opportunity for the wealth management sector. However, careful consideration needs to be paid to tax concerns or it could become a serious issue for the sector, a tax expert has warned.
Putin sets all-out amnesty to attract offshore cash back home 05/12/2014 President Vladimir Putin, faced with a plunge in the ruble and an economy hit by Western sanctions, announced what he termed an all-out amnesty to encourage offshore capital to return Russian capital from abroad.
Argentina charges HSBC with helping citizens evade taxes 28/11/2014 Argentina has charged HSBC with helping more than 4,000 clients to evade taxes by holding their assets in Swiss bank accounts.
HSBC pays $12.5 million to settle US claims over wrongful client business 26/11/2014 HSBC is to pay $12.5 million to settle accusations that its Swiss private banking arm solicited US investors without being registered.
HSBC Private Bank confirms formal French tax evasion investigation 24/11/2014 HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) has confimed it is under formal investigation by French magistrates over it aiding clients in tax evasion. As a result the bank has deposited a bail bond of EUR 50 million.
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