Members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes took significant steps during a meeting in Jakarta, to implement a global call for greater international co-operation against tax evasion, the OECD reports.22 Nov 2013
The final shape of Fatca will be determined by bi-lateral agreements arrived at between the US and other countries around the world, as part of a pragmatic decision by the US authorities to make the new rules workable.11 Oct 2012
Technology provider Cinnober Financial Technology has criticised moves by the European Parliament to curb high frequency trading, saying they are ‘populist' and backed by ill-informed politicians.01 Oct 2012
Andrew Law, CEO of The Bahamas-based International Protector Group, discusses the importance of the Bahamas Executive Entity Act in the global private wealth planning industry. He highlights some complex governance issues in managing fiduciary and wealth management structures, and looks at how the Act can be used to resolve these issues, offer flexibility and reduce personal liability.15 Aug 2012
Debora Revoltella, director Economics Department at the European Investment Bank (EIB) was among those taking part in the latest European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussion on finding a lasting solution to the ongoing European financial crisis.08 Jun 2012
Bermuda has signed a double taxation agreement (DTA) with Qatar, raising hopes for increased cross- border trade between the nations.11 May 2012
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that foreign investment funds that invest in French companies should not be liable to pay a discriminatory withholding tax on dividends.10 May 2012
Various German investors as well as American and British ones could be hit by provisions in a tax agreement signed between Berlin and Luxembourg and expected to take effect from next year, according to lawyers Dechert.08 May 2012
A withholding tax ruling expected from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could lead to investment funds receiving a €4.2bn tax rebate, says Deloitte, the business advisory firm.08 May 2012
UK tax authorities have increased the pressure on UK resident holders of undisclosed Swiss bank accounts, by amending the UK/Swiss tax agreement to require banks to freeze 40% of assets in cases where they learn the account holder has died, then potentially transfer those funds to authorities as an inheritance tax charge.27 Apr 2012
Lombard Odier has entered the Australian private banking market through a partnership with local private wealth management company, JBWere.22 Mar 2012
The UK financial services sector contributed an estimated £63bn in UK government taxes in the 2010/11 financial year, accounting for 12.1% of total UK tax revenue, according to a report for the City of London Corporation by PwC.16 Dec 2011
The recent tax deal between Bern and London still allows UK taxpayers with undeclared Swiss accounts to remain anonymous, but a lawyer says finer details contained in the agreement published last week suggest opting for secrecy will generally cost them more in the long run.18 Oct 2011
Guernsey has signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with the Republic of Slovenia, the third TIEA signed by the island in under a month.03 Oct 2011
Swiss bank Credit Suisse has warned volatility could rise, and liquidity fall, if plans of the president of the European Commission to tax many EU financial transactions go ahead.29 Sep 2011
Selectors are increasingly being asked to consider the merits of ‘smart beta’ on behalf of their clients, but opinion on its role in providing superior risk adjusted returns is not clear cut.
A selection of key moments caught on camera from InvestmentEurope's recent Fund Selector Bond Focus Italy, which took place in Milan on 4 March.
Helene Williamson, head of Emerging Market Debt at First State Investments, is set to contribute to the discussion at the upcoming Fund Selector Forum Sweden in Stockholm on 7 May.