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UK Businesses Must Abandon their Late Payment Culture

UK Businesses Must Abandon their Late Payment Culture

Britain’s late payment culture is leaving businesses with millions of pounds of unpaid bills. This in turn is leaving many of them short of working capital, impacting their ability to innovate and grow.

May 10, 2018
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Storefronting in investment banking – technology and the rise of ‘window-shopping’

Storefronting in investment banking – technology and the rise of ‘window-shopping’

People’s interactions with their banks have undergone an extraordinary transformation. From the emergence of app-only challengers such as Monzo to the evolution of physical branches, technology has dramatically changed the age-old relationship.

January 30, 2018
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Duke Energy Renewables enters New York, purchasing one of the largest solar projects in the state from Invenergy

Duke Energy Renewables enters New York, purchasing one of the largest solar projects in the state from Invenergy

Duke Energy Renewables enters New York, purchasing one of the largest solar projects in the state from Invenergy

August 21, 2017
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Jasper Capital International Becomes Second China-Based Signatory to Hedge Fund Standards Board

Jasper Capital International Becomes Second China-Based Signatory to Hedge Fund Standards Board

Jasper Capital International Becomes Second China-Based Signatory to Hedge Fund Standards Board (HFSB)

August 14, 2017
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Multifaceted, Passionate and Professional

Multifaceted, Passionate and Professional

Judy Joost is a multifaceted, passionate marketing and communications professional with 8+ years of experience. She is an ambitious, result-oriented, creative individual with the motivation to succeed at any level or industry while continuing to feed her desire to learn.

June 05, 2017
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EWM - Own the life that fits your style

EWM - Own the life that fits your style

Founded in 1964, EWM Realty International (EWM) is one of the largest real estate services firms in America. The full-service firm has 10 locations spread through MiamiDade and Broward Counties. EWM’s 900 associates and staff members offer residential and commercial real estate services, corporate relocation, and international services, as well as home mortgage and title closing services through affiliated companies HomeServices Lending, LLC and Columbia Title of Florida.

June 05, 2017
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Multifaceted, Passionate and Professional

Multifaceted, Passionate and Professional

Judy Joost is a multifaceted, passionate marketing and communications professional with 8 years of experience. She is an ambitious, result-oriented, creative individual with the motivation to succeed at any level or industry while continuing to feed her desire to learn.

June 05, 2017
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Great Expectations Ahead

Great Expectations Ahead

To celebrate the success of Azizi Bank winning the Finest in Finance - Best Bank in Afghanistan award, Mohammad Salem Omaid, President and CEO writes about this bank’s amazing array of services, plus their emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, as well as women’s emancipation in the workplace.

April 24, 2017
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Driving Force

Driving Force

Opening its first location in 1972, today Meineke operates nearly 1,000 locations across the globe. It is also a member of the Driven Brands family, the largest automotive aftermarket franchisor with more than 10 brands and 2,500 locations. Meineke offers overall car care maintenance and repairs to customers, with services including fluid, filters and belts as well as brakes, tires, suspension and steering.

February 27, 2017
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The Real Estate Market

The Real Estate Market

McKafka Development Group is a boutique fully-integrated real estate company which has been established since 2009 by two Harvard graduates, namely Stephan Gietl and Fernando Levy Hara.

February 27, 2017
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Interaction in Investing

Interaction in Investing

Described by the co-founders as the “e-Harmony for real estate fundraising,” Peloton Street is focused on how technology can make the process of marketing deals and deploying capital more efficient by helping the investment community focus only on the opportunities that are right for them, so they can close more deals faster

February 20, 2017
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Lloyds Bank trials British Sign Language translation technology

Lloyds Bank trials British Sign Language translation technology

Lloyds Bank has become the first financial services company to undertake a trial with Signly – a British Sign Language (BSL) translation tool. Lloyds Banking Group’s Innovation Labs trialled the technology to understand how Signly could offer an alternative option for up to 250,000 people in the UK who use BSL each day. Since undertaking the trial, the Bank is now looking to test the technology with a wider group of customers.

January 31, 2017
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21 Credit Unions Benefits from Lloyds Banking Group Development Fund

As part of its commitment within its Helping Britain Prosper Plan*, Lloyds Banking Group is awarding a further £1m in grants to an additional 21 credit unions through the Lloyds Banking Group Development Fund, run in partnership with the Credit Union Foundation.

January 20, 2017
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The 2017 Banking Excellence Awards Press Release

January 06, 2017
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Darlingtons Solicitors: Raising the Bar

Darlingtons Solicitors LLP is a London based law firm with a reputation for dynamism and practical advice, valued by both business and individual clients throughout the city and beyond. We invited Partner Debbie Serota to tell us more.

December 21, 2016
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Banking Industry Should Learn from Telecoms Sector in Approach to Product Sales

Banking Industry Should Learn from Telecoms Sector in Approach to Product Sales

Specialist management consultancy Baringa Partners responds to the news that HSBC has closed 200 branches this year.

December 12, 2016
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Leading the FinTech Challenge

Leading the FinTech Challenge

Advanced Payment Solutions Limited, trading at APS financial (APS) is not a bank, but a regulated digital banking services provider that has been leading the FinTech challenge to banks for more than 10 years. As a company, APS provide current accounts to SMEs and consumers, along with credit propositions which are alternatives to traditional bank accounts.

December 05, 2016
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Lloyds Banking Group - Member of the Council for Digital Inclusion

Lloyds Banking Group - Member of the Council for Digital Inclusion

Lloyds Banking Group is now playing a vital role in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Council for Digital Inclusion.

November 02, 2016
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Cryptocurrency; flash in the pan or long-term investment opportunity?

Cryptocurrency; flash in the pan or long-term investment opportunity?

Cryptocurrencies have dominated media headlines over the past few months, and no wonder with the value of a single Bitcoin – the original digital currency – growing by more than 1000% in 2017. It would be hard to think of another investment opportunity capable of delivering those returns.

January 24, 2018
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The 2017 Finance Awards Press Release

December 15, 2017
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The 2017 Wealth & Finance Business Awards Press Release

December 13, 2017
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QICGRE and Clean Energy Finance Corporation Partner In An Australian First

QICGRE and Clean Energy Finance Corporation Partner In An Australian First

In an Australian retail property first, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will invest $200 million into QICGRE’s flagship Shopping Centre Fund (QSCF) to undertake improvements in energy performance across the QSCF shopping centre portfolio.

December 11, 2017
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The 2017 FinTech Awards Press Release

August 22, 2017
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SWIFT Response To Cyber Attacks | International Business Payments

SWIFT Response To Cyber Attacks | International Business Payments

Learn why businesses making international business payments via wire transfer should familiarize themselves with SWIFT’s mandatory security requirements to mitigate fraud risks.

August 10, 2017
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International Payments: Remittances From Migrants

International Payments: Remittances From Migrants

See how remittances via international payment solutions by migrant workers have provided a stable flow of income for many developing countries.

August 10, 2017
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A Passion for Real Estate and Architecture

A Passion for Real Estate and Architecture

Directors Fernando Levy Hara and Stephan Gietl realised their shared passion for real estate and architecture, while attending the Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (AMDP) at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. AMDP is exclusively for entrepreneurs and senior-level professionals, with minimum 15 years of real estate-related experience. Both Levy Hara and Gietl are in the meantime, highly sought after speakers at Harvard University, especially on real estate cycles.

July 03, 2017
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CFSandy

CFSandy

June 05, 2017
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A Wealth of Specialist Services

A Wealth of Specialist Services

TCA Asset Management is a specialised investment boutique, established in Geneva during 2011. Managing Director Ludovic Bonnamour discusses the firm’s work, following their success in achieving the accolade of the Most Outstanding Investment Advisory Firm – Switzerland, as part of the Fund Manager Elite 2017 series.

May 16, 2017
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From Online Deal-Sourcing to Due Diligence - The next Level of Investment

From Online Deal-Sourcing to Due Diligence - The next Level of Investment

Drooms, the virtual data room provider, has recently strengthened its expertise in the field of lifecycle asset management with the acquisition of DealMarket. Here, Jan Hoffmeister tells us more about the purchase and Drooms’ plans to utilise its new-found assets going forward.

May 03, 2017
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Successful Placement of the €300 Million Notes Offering

Successful Placement of the €300 Million Notes Offering

Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, has successfully placed €300 million of its 2.625% unsecured senior notes due 2024.

April 18, 2017
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Quality, Value and Integrity

Quality, Value and Integrity

Lennar International is a division of one of America’s largest homebuilders, Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Lennar International raises and directs foreign investments in Lennar through home sales and the United States’ EB-5 immigrant investor program and matches foreign capital with opportunities throughout the Lennar platform.

April 11, 2017
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Earning Their Stripes

Earning Their Stripes

Zebra Technologies is a global technology firm that specialises in building tracking technology and solutions that generate actionable information and insight, giving companies unprecedented visibility into their businesses by giving physical things a digital voice.

February 27, 2017
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Fundamental for Success

Fundamental for Success

Coupland Cardiff (CCAM) is a specialist Asian and Japanese fund management group, focused on managing capacity constrained, performance focussed funds within a risk controlled framework.

February 27, 2017
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Winners Directory January 2017

Winners Directory January 2017

Click here to see all of our January Winners for 2017!

February 15, 2017
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World-Class Quality Services

World-Class Quality Services

Swiss International is a financial services company that facilitates the entire process of participating in global financial markets. Being an integrated service provider - they cover the entire process from ‘research and advisory’ services - to the ultimate ‘execution and clearing’ of a transaction.

January 04, 2017
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The Cutting Edge of Finance and Technology

The Cutting Edge of Finance and Technology

The reporting and analytics team at Qtrade is the other half of the finance team along with the corporate accounting team. While each team has their core responsibilities, the two teams are tied at the hip and have a reliance upon each for information and data exchange.

January 04, 2017
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Real Estate Investments Delivering Mixed Fortunes

Real Estate Investments Delivering Mixed Fortunes

Statistics from the Office of National Statistics, released this February, have shown what many experts in the property sector had been discussing for some time. With prime central London districts in desperate need of further housing, investments into this area would seemingly be a ‘no-brainer’. A large influx of property developers should be praised however it seems that their market positioning hasn’t left them in as good stead as they would have previously hoped.

February 23, 2018
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The 2017 Fund Awards Press Release

August 04, 2017
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Champion for Public Health

Champion for Public Health

“My ‘firm’ is located at my home office. I am a life-long writer. In the course of my 40-plus year-long career I have authored, co-authored, edited and co-edited 36 books (see my book-list on Amazon), as well as numerous columns/articles in the lay and professional periodical press. Although technically retired, I have not stopped writing and continue to do so in a variety of venues, on a variety of subjects.”

April 03, 2017
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Keeping Your Options Open

Keeping Your Options Open

Third Friday Management, LLP is the investment manager of The Third Friday Total Return Fund, L.P. (the ‘Fund’). The Fund was founded in May 2007 and follows a proprietary rules-based market neutral options strategy designed to generate strong risk-adjusted returns in all market environments. The Fund does not employ leverage and does not take a view on market direction. Excess collateral is invested in a diverse portfolio of income-generating securities.

March 28, 2017
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Libero Development Fund: Absolute Excellence in Absolute Returns

Libero Development Fund: Absolute Excellence in Absolute Returns

Managed by LIB Management Ltd, the Libero Development Fund offers investors a truly unique investment strategy. We invited CIO Iain Cahill to talk us through this innovative strategy and the opportunities it presents for investors.

January 04, 2017
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The Dawn of Major Technological Breakthroughs in Cancer Medicine?

The Dawn of Major Technological Breakthroughs in Cancer Medicine?

Inception Capital Management is a venture capital firm specialising in private equity of emerging brand name technology companies and cancer biotech companies. They manage several venture capital funds. Currently, they are excited and busy with their underwriters at Network 1 Financial preparing Genprex (www.genprex.com) for a potential IPO on Nasdaq in Q1 2017 after 3 years of development and clinical trials in stage 4 lung cancer with great results.

January 04, 2017
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ClearlySo Launches ATLAS Impact Assessment Solution for Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors

ClearlySo Launches ATLAS Impact Assessment Solution for Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors

ClearlySo, Europe’s leading impact investment bank, announced today that it has launched ClearlySo ATLAS, an impact assessment solution for private equity and venture capital investors. Octopus Ventures, a London based venture capital firm, focused on backing unusually talented entrepreneurs, is the first customer to go-live and is in the process of rolling out the solution across its portfolio.

December 08, 2016
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Real Estate Asset Investment

Real Estate Asset Investment

Ethika Investments is a real estate private equity firm formed to provide investors access to a unique platform by tactically investing in opportunistic real estate assets primarily in the United States. We invited Ethika President Jean Paul Szita to talk us through the firm and how it came to win this prestigious accolade.

November 30, 2016
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The 2016 Fund Awards Press Release

October 31, 2016
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What are The Main Benefits of a SIPP Investment?

What are The Main Benefits of a SIPP Investment?

A self-invested personal pension (SIPP) is one of the most popular long term investment options when preparing for retirement. They are very similar to standard personal pension plans, except they offer a lot more hands-on experience for those taking one out.

October 28, 2016
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Fund Manager Elite 2016

Fund Manager Elite 2016

Wise Investment, founded in 1992, is an independent investment company based in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. We got in touch with John Newton at Wise to find out more about the company and to hear his thoughts on winning this award.

July 26, 2016
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Investing in a post-Brexit World

Investing in a post-Brexit World

The UK's new Prime Minister made it clear during her leadership campaign that ‘Brexit means Brexit'. And with negotiations on the UK's divorce from the EU now firmly underway between Theresa May and counterparts in Germany and France, it's clear that the new leader intends to honour this pledge.

July 22, 2016
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FCA Launches call for Input on Crowdfunding Rules

FCA Launches call for Input on Crowdfunding Rules

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is seeking input on which areas should be considered as part of its upcoming review of the rules surrounding both investment-based and loan-based crowdfunding.

July 08, 2016
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Hedge Fund Manager of the Month - Vanuatu

Hedge Fund Manager of the Month - Vanuatu

During the darkest days of the global financial crisis (GFC) one thought kept going through my mind. What if the only way to beat the market was to “Forget the Market?”. Honestly, just then all I wanted to do was forget the market. I was terrified of what the new trading day would bring. Everywhere I looked, it was a sea of red and the concept of diversification didn’t mean a damn thing! Established market, emerging market, none of it offered protection for my clients. Previously uncorrelated assets fell in tandem and there was literally nowhere to hide.

June 30, 2016
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Hedge Fund Manager of the Month - USA

Hedge Fund Manager of the Month - USA

The Tradex Group is a minority-owned alternative asset management business located in Greenwich, CT.

June 30, 2016
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FundAdministration - Challenges Facing Hedge Fund Start-ups

FundAdministration - Challenges Facing Hedge Fund Start-ups

Fundadministration is a full-service fund administration firm dedicated to providing accurate, timely and comprehensive accounting and administration services to the financial services industry. Denise DePaola gives her thoughts on the work of the company and imparts her thoughts on the key challenges facing Hedge Fund Start-ups today.

June 30, 2016
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60 Seconds with SCM Direct

60 Seconds with SCM Direct

As a modern investment manager SCM Direct offer low cost access to high end wealth management via Exchange Traded Funds. We got in touch with the Founder of the company Gina Miller to find out more about the company itself and the challenges which lie ahead for the company.

June 30, 2016
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Equity Markets May Still Price-In “Britin” or Shake-Off “Brexit”

Equity Markets May Still Price-In “Britin” or Shake-Off “Brexit”

This year’s “Brexit” and last year’s “Grexit” have one common theme: referendums create uncertainty. And generally speaking, markets hate uncertainty.Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s decision whether or not to leave the EU is starting to test traders’ nerves. Implied volatility of the GBP/USD spiking to 29% – a level comparable to the extreme highs seen in the 2008 financial crisis – and 10 year gilts yielding less than 1.1% to reach new historic lows (see Chart 1) means risk-off positioning is now starting to build up.

June 21, 2016
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Digital Odyssey

Digital Odyssey

Odyssey New Media is a digital marketing agency, based in Birmingham. Set up by Robert Stoubos in 2010, the firm has enjoyed success and has several high profile clients.

May 23, 2017
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An Alpine Luxury Resort of the Highest Calibre

An Alpine Luxury Resort of the Highest Calibre

The high Alpine luxury resort St. Moritz is 1,800 metres (5,910 ft) above sea level, a place I recently visited to enjoy luxury hotel facilities, as well as winter sports including skiing not to mention the gastronomic wonders of the region.

May 05, 2017
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EBRD Launches Pioneering Index-Linked Eurobond in Kazakh Tenge

EBRD Launches Pioneering Index-Linked Eurobond in Kazakh Tenge

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has broken new ground on international capital markets with the first issue of a local currency Eurobond linked to the three-month consumer price index (CPI).

April 16, 2017
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The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

CHAVA Wind LLC is an innovator in the field of energy technologies and has developed a new business approach with a breakthrough product to succeed in the rapidly growing deployment of smaller-sized Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) around the world.

April 05, 2017
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The 2017 Brazilian Business Press Release

April 04, 2017
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UK Investors Chase Tech Stocks While Tech Founders Shun Aim for Exits

UK Investors Chase Tech Stocks While Tech Founders Shun Aim for Exits

An AIM listing is the planned exit strategy for less than a quarter (23%) of UK technology entrepreneurs, according to new research from Nabarro, the international law firm. This is despite the strong demand from AIM investors for opportunities to invest in the tech sector. Technology sector stocks made up an average 31% of the portfolios of the investors interviewed by Nabarro, with 88% planning to increase (53%) or maintain (35%) their exposure to AIM tech stocks in the next five years.

March 01, 2017
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Precious Metals Shine As Bonds Lose Their Lustre

Precious Metals Shine As Bonds Lose Their Lustre

Gold and silver futures are rebounding – most likely due to the demise of high grade bonds, rather than on supply-demand fundamentals for precious metals.

July 21, 2016
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Shenton International Asset-Backed Mini Bond Launches

Shenton International Asset-Backed Mini Bond Launches

Today sees the launch of the Shenton International Asset-Backed Mini Bond, an opportunity for UK-based investors to potentially benefit from carefully selected real estate projects in Germany, North America and Brazil. The mini bond, a form of corporate loan that pays ten per cent per annum gross interest for four years, is issued by Shenton Holdings, the Singapore-based alternative investment house. With more than 10,000 customers, Shenton has invested more than £390m into 51 international real estate projects in four years.

July 20, 2016
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European Broker of the Year 2016 & Best for Long-Term Investments 2016

European Broker of the Year 2016 & Best for Long-Term Investments 2016

FXFINPRO Capital is a highly innovative Financial Brokerage company with its headquarters located in Cyprus. The company was established by an experienced team of finance, technology, legal, marketing and sales professionals who are dedicated to providing unbiased, client-centred investment solutions and outstanding service and professionalism through an “out-of-the-box” approach. We spoke to them to find out more about their company, and the ever-increasing demand in forex trading.

May 13, 2016
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Institutional Investors’ Exposure to Investment Grade Bonds Expected to Rise

Institutional Investors’ Exposure to Investment Grade Bonds Expected to Rise

39% believe institutional investors will raise exposure to investment grade credit in next three years versus 16% who expect a reduction

December 18, 2015
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Freedom Finance Becomes Zmarta Group and Enters the German Market

Freedom Finance Becomes Zmarta Group and Enters the German Market

Zmarta Group will be the new corporate name of the company group including brands such as Zmarta and Freedom Finance, who have offered loan brokering services since 1999.

November 27, 2015
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New Research Finds Investors Regaining Risk Appetite

New Research Finds Investors Regaining Risk Appetite

Investors have regained some appetite for risk with a strong consensus over a U.S. rate rise next month, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for November.

November 23, 2015
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China Slowdown Hitting Business Growth Prospects

China Slowdown Hitting Business Growth Prospects

New research from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report (IBR), a quarterly survey of 2,500+ business leaders in 36 economies, reveals the extent to which contagion caused by China’s economic slowdown is spreading to businesses around the world.

October 27, 2015
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US Money Market Funds' Exposure to China Slowing

US Money Market Funds' Exposure to China Slowing

The recent stresses striking the Chinese capital markets do not pose an immediate credit threat to Fitch-rated money market funds holding Chinese-backed paper, says Fitch Ratings.

September 14, 2015
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Oilfield Services Market Worth $144 Billion by 2020

Oilfield Services Market Worth $144 Billion by 2020

New report suggest that Oilfield Services Market is projected to reach $144.36 Billion by 2020

September 08, 2015
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Enterprises in EMEA Prefer Integrated Conferencing Solutions

Enterprises in EMEA Prefer Integrated Conferencing Solutions

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, EMEA Conferencing Services Market, finds that the EMEA market earned revenues of $1.9 billion in 2014 and estimates this to reach $2.6 billion by 2019.

September 04, 2015
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PayPal to Trade on Nasdaq

PayPal to Trade on Nasdaq

Nasdaq announced that trading of PayPal Holdings, Inc a digital payments leader, commenced on The Nasdaq Stock Market on July 20th.

July 28, 2015
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TIER REIT to List on NY Stock Exchange

TIER REIT to List on NY Stock Exchange

The company has announced that it is authorized to list its shares of common stock on the New York Stock Exchange.

July 24, 2015
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Compliant E-Invoicing Now Available in Brazil

Compliant E-Invoicing Now Available in Brazil

OB10, the global e-Invoicing network that is part of Tungsten Corporation plc, now delivers compliant e-Invoicing in Brazil through its partnership with Comprova

April 04, 2017
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The 2017 Legal Awards Press Release

March 29, 2017
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Businesses Could face £2,675 Foreign Worker Recruitment Charge

Businesses Could face £2,675 Foreign Worker Recruitment Charge

Brexit has prompted a surge in enquiries to immigration lawyers with businesses and workers concerned for their future one week on from the EU Referendum.National law firm Simpson Millar’s Head of Immigration Emma Brooksbank has reported a huge rise in calls from EU migrants hoping to secure permanent residence and a similar surge in enquiries from businesses employing foreign workers who face a significant new tariff as the UK exits the European Union.

March 17, 2017
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Qtrade Financial Group

Qtrade Financial Group

Following up from the opportunity to speak with the CFO of Qtrade Financial Group about the challenges of running the finance department of a B2B fintech operation, we took a closer look at how other components have journeyed towards their current day status and how they operate as an important cog in the company’s success. This is how Shayne Kong, Controller, recounts the past few years of the Finance - Corporate Accounting Team.

December 07, 2016
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AI Global Media, Publishers of Wealth & Finance Magazine have Become CPD members.

AI Global Media, Publishers of Wealth & Finance Magazine have Become CPD members.

In exciting news, AI Global Media Ltd. is delighted to announce they have become a member of the CPD Certification Service. In short, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities.

May 20, 2016
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Defining good Corporate Governance

Defining good Corporate Governance

Dr. Antonius Alijoyo of the Enterprise Risk Management Academy and CRMS Indonesia shares his thoughts on the importance of corporate governance today, the recent trends and developments in the field, and how his company implements it.

May 20, 2016
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2016 Asia Pacific Legal Guide

2016 Asia Pacific Legal Guide

Thiru & Thiru is a full service mid-size law firm with nine partners and 50 plus associates. We got in touch with Thiruvengadam B.C, Senior Partner at Thiru & Thiru, to find out more about their firm and got his insight into the Indian legal landscape.

May 13, 2016
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THe.MiS Attorneys -at-Law

THe.MiS Attorneys -at-Law

THe.MiS Attorneys-at-Law is a Taiwanese law firm specialising in domestic and international family law, human rights law, litigation and dispute resolution.

May 11, 2016
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2016 Asia Pacific Legal Guide

2016 Asia Pacific Legal Guide

Rosetini Ibrahim established Rosetini & Partners (the “Firm”) in the beginning of 2005.The Firm’s tagline is: passionate, committed and reliable. It is passionate about assisting the legal needs of its clients and committed to deliver the best outcome for them. It is reliable because it values the trust of its clients and put their needs and interest as first priority.

May 05, 2016
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Overview of UAE’s new Commercial Companies Law

Overview of UAE’s new Commercial Companies Law

The UAE’s new Commercial Companies Law No. 2 of 2015 (the “New Law”) was issued on the 25th of March 2015 and came into effect 3 months following its issuance date (the “Effective Date”) repealing the old UAE’s Commercial Companies Law No. 8 of 1984 (the “Old Law”).

April 28, 2016
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2016 Asia Pacific Legal Guide

2016 Asia Pacific Legal Guide

YOU ME Patent & Law Firm was established in 1981 and is now currently one of the largest IP firms in Korea with over 34 partners, 54 associates, and 170 engineers and administrative staff. We spoke to David Hunjoon Kim, Partner at YOU ME, to find out more about their firm, and how they have grown to become leaders in their industry.

April 15, 2016
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Arbitrator of the Month

Arbitrator of the Month

Betto seraglini is a boutique dispute resolution law firm specialising in international arbitration and commercial litigation. They launched in 2013 with Professor Christophe Seraglini, in order to provide tailored high-quality legal services to sophisticated clients. They work for high profile clients, mostly in the defence, energy, civil aviation, construction and investment sectors in disputes requiring very particular technical and legal expertise.

March 03, 2016
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Setting up a Business in the UAE

Setting up a Business in the UAE

James Berry & Associates is one of the longest established legal practices in Dubai, offering an overall solution for the highly diverse needs of their clients. We spoke to them to find out more about their region, and how they assist businesses in the UAE.

March 02, 2016
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Mediator of the Month - Globis

Mediator of the Month - Globis

My new book ‘How to Master Employment and Workplace Mediation’, published by Bloomsbury is now available on www.bloomsburyprofessional.com writes Clive Lewis OBE DL of Globis Ltd.

March 01, 2016
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Homebuyers save Hundreds of Millions from Stamp Duty Reform

Homebuyers save Hundreds of Millions from Stamp Duty Reform

Over 780,000 homebuyers saved an estimated £657 million on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the year since the tax was reformed, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced today.

February 29, 2016
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European Commission Adopts Position on Portugal's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan

European Commission Adopts Position on Portugal's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan

The European Commission says that the Portuguese government's 2016 Draft Budgetary Plan is at risk of non-compliance with the provisions of the Stability and Growth Pact.

February 05, 2016
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Arbitrator of the Month

Arbitrator of the Month

Jacques Werner is a senior arbitrator for Werner & Associés.

January 27, 2016
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Financial Conduct Authority Chief Executive Appointed

Financial Conduct Authority Chief Executive Appointed

Andrew Bailey will become Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), succeeding Tracey McDermott, who has acted as interim CEO since Martin Wheatley stepped down from the post in September 2015. Mr Bailey is being appointed for a five-year term, and will take up his new role once his successor at the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has been found.

January 26, 2016
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Darlingtons Solicitors: Raising the Bar

Darlingtons Solicitors: Raising the Bar

Darlingtons Solicitors LLP is a London based law firm with a reputation for dynamism and practical advice, valued by both business and individual clients throughout the city and beyond. We invited Partner Debbie Serota to tell us more.

January 04, 2017
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The Business Elite UK CEO of the Year 2016

The Business Elite UK CEO of the Year 2016

Gable Insurance celebrates its tenth birthday in 2016 with record growth as one of Europe’s leading players, providing insurance to a range of SME sectors in the EU. We talk to CEO, William Dewsall, about the challenges of building a successful financial services brand.

June 30, 2016
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CEO of the Month

CEO of the Month

Everbridge provides enterprise software applications that automate processes for dealing with critical situations in order to keep people safe and businesses running. The company’s focus is on automating the exchange of critical information — to ensure the rapid and reliable distribution of notifications to employee populations, customers, citizens and communities when events such as severe weather or an active shooter could endanger people, or IT outages, cybersecurity attacks, or equipment failures might disrupt businesses.

May 04, 2016
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Survey Reveals Misconceptions About Investment Performance and Risk

Survey Reveals Misconceptions About Investment Performance and Risk

More than Half Surveyed Think Short-Term Measures of Performance Are Most Important

November 26, 2015
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Impact Investment Market Opportunities for Wealth Management Sector

Impact Investment Market Opportunities for Wealth Management Sector

Insight Report: Impact Investments 2015 - Global Opportunities is a market research analyzing the potential of impact investment in six regions covering North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.

November 12, 2015
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Impact Investing Cleared for Take-off

Impact Investing Cleared for Take-off

Improving Data and New Labor Department Guidance Address Two Big Hurdles for Investments Tied to Social and Environmental Issues; Merrill Lynch Wealth Institute Whitepaper and Investor Survey Examine the Evolution of Impact Investing

November 10, 2015
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Continued Expansion of the Calvert Responsible Index Series

Continued Expansion of the Calvert Responsible Index Series

Developed Markets Ex-U.S. and U.S. Mid Cap Latest Introductions

November 05, 2015
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Shifting the Risk Landscape

Shifting the Risk Landscape

Despite market fluctuations occasionally drawing deep breaths from investors as global economies endeavour to move on from the global financial crisis, investment managers have generally enjoyed returning stability and significantly improved trading conditions in recent years.

October 02, 2015
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U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 6 Percent in August

U.S. Foreclosure Activity Decreases 6 Percent in August

A total of 109,561 U.S. properties with foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions -- in August, down 12% from the previous month and down 6% from a year ago.

September 17, 2015
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64% of Leading APAC Bankers Feel Unprepared for a Cyberattack

64% of Leading APAC Bankers Feel Unprepared for a Cyberattack

FICO survey reveals that only 41% of APAC banks have a cyber-incident response capability in place, leaving financial institutions vulnerable to online crime.

July 28, 2015
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Land Insurance Industry Boosted Thanks to Merger

Land Insurance Industry Boosted Thanks to Merger

National Land Realty has announced its merger with Mississippi Land & Lakes offering further boost for investors in industry.

July 17, 2015
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Economic Confidence Rebounds amongst Italian Business Leaders

Economic Confidence Rebounds amongst Italian Business Leaders

Confidence amongst Italian CEOs bounced back in the first quarter of 2015, following continued low commodity prices and the European Central Bank’s significant quantitative easing package. The YPO Global Pulse Confidence Index for Italy rose 5.3 points to 61.6, its highest level for a year.

May 05, 2015
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Life Insurers Challenged by Competitive Landscape

Life Insurers Challenged by Competitive Landscape

Chief financial officers (CFOs) at North American life insurance companies say they continue to face sizable competitive challenges to their profitability, yet only a small number (20%) believe they are well prepared to respond to this competitive environment.

May 05, 2015
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Business Owners Save 300 Hours a Year with Automated Accounting App

Business Owners Save 300 Hours a Year with Automated Accounting App

IP Commerce, Inc., developer of innovative products and services that automate business processes for small business owners, launched the newest version of Commerce Sync today. Commerce Sync is a software application that automatically transfers sales information from a point of sale (POS) system or e-commerce solution directly into accounting software on a daily basis.

April 29, 2015
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Zurich Responds to International Demand for Comprehensive Cyber Policy

Zurich Responds to International Demand for Comprehensive Cyber Policy

Zurich have launched their 'Security and Privacy' policy and 'DigitalResolve' an innovative cyber-protection policy and a global breach response service that will support companies facing cyber risks.

March 16, 2015
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Insurers Say Predictive Modeling Is Boosting Their Profits

Insurers Say Predictive Modeling Is Boosting Their Profits

Predictive modeling has notably increased in value across several areas of property & casualty (P&C) insurers’ business over the past six years, according to global professional services company Towers Watson’s annual Predictive Modeling Survey.

February 10, 2015
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Investment Managers: Fill Your Stockings with Big Data and Real-Time Analytics

Investment Managers: Fill Your Stockings with Big Data and Real-Time Analytics

KPMG has today warned that investment managers must invest in big data and real-time analytics, or risk being caught short in 2015, as the firm predicts an increasingly volatile geopolitical landscape.

December 19, 2014
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Report Identifies Key Risks for Financial Institutions Across EMEA

Report Identifies Key Risks for Financial Institutions Across EMEA

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, released an EMEA focused industry report today, highlighting the top risk factors facing EMEA financial institutions.

December 10, 2014
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ATED - Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings

ATED - Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings

The new ATED legislation came into force on 1st April and will now apply to UK residential properties that are completely or part owned by a company, partnership, or collective investment scheme which are worth between £500,000 and £1 million.

April 08, 2016
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Sturgeon – Tax Powers must be Used for a Purpose

Sturgeon – Tax Powers must be Used for a Purpose

Addressing an audience at the David Hume Institute on Tuesday evening, Scotland’s First Minister argued that tax powers must be used for Scotland’s long-term social and economic benefit.

February 24, 2016
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Revenue Scotland Receives 100,000th tax Return

Revenue Scotland Receives 100,000th tax Return

Revenue Scotland has received its 100,000th tax return, ten months on from the creation of the first Scottish taxes in more than 300 years.

February 15, 2016
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Committee Support for new Property tax

Committee Support for new Property tax

Legislation that would levy a supplement on the purchase of additional residential properties has been given the backing of MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee today.

February 12, 2016
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UK Taxman Seizes more than £2 Billion from tax Avoidance Scheme Users

UK Taxman Seizes more than £2 Billion from tax Avoidance Scheme Users

Over £2 billion has been collected from users of tax avoidance schemes as a result of new government measures to collect disputed tax upfront.

February 08, 2016
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EU Engages in Tough Debate on Corporate Tax Practices

EU Engages in Tough Debate on Corporate Tax Practices

MEPs grilled eleven multinational companies on their corporate tax practices in a five-hour debate with the Special Committee on Tax Rulings on Monday.

November 19, 2015
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Taxing Times to Hold Assets Abroad and for Accidental Evaders

Taxing Times to Hold Assets Abroad and for Accidental Evaders

Whilst it has never been acceptable to evade tax, the UK has been allowing people to regularise their affairs with favourable amnesty terms. That toleration is about to change. As has been observed: a ticking time bomb now exists under tax dispensations.

October 12, 2015
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Colombian Corporates: Low Oil Prices Lead to Rising Corporate Taxes

Colombian Corporates: Low Oil Prices Lead to Rising Corporate Taxes

Fitch Ratings expects Colombian corporates cash flows to continue seeing pressure from rising taxes as the Colombian government seeks to offset declines in tax revenues from the oil sector.

September 24, 2015
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New Inflation Estimates Offer First Look at Impact for Taxpayers in 2016

New Inflation Estimates Offer First Look at Impact for Taxpayers in 2016

An early glimpse at the income tax picture for 2016 is now available from Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US.

September 21, 2015
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Don’t Lose your Business just Because You’ve lost your Marriage

Don’t Lose your Business just Because You’ve lost your Marriage

Divorce can end up being a 50 per cent “tax” on your entire wealth. That’s far, far worse than the tax rate you’ll pay when you eventually sell your company for billions.

July 17, 2015
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PMQs: Harman Targets Tax Credit Loss

PMQs: Harman Targets Tax Credit Loss

Harriet Harman today argued that Tax Credit losses would hit the poorest in society hardest, arguing ‘You don’t get higher pay by cutting tax credits’.

June 24, 2015
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July Budget: Higher Earners Should Review Pension Tax Relief Perks

July Budget: Higher Earners Should Review Pension Tax Relief Perks

Britain’s higher earners should urgently consider reviewing their tax relief on pensions, affirms the chief executive of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

May 28, 2015
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BPR Offers Renewable Investors Timely Solution for IHT Mitigation

BPR Offers Renewable Investors Timely Solution for IHT Mitigation

April 20, 2015
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Conservative Tax Cuts Worth Ten Times More to High Earners Than Basic Earners

Conservative Tax Cuts Worth Ten Times More to High Earners Than Basic Earners

New TUC-commissioned analysis published today (Thursday) of tax policies in the Conservative Party manifesto shows that the party has chosen to prioritise unfunded tax giveaways to the wealthy over support for the low-paid and middle earners.

April 16, 2015
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(UK) Happy New Tax Year - the Resolutions You Need to Know

(UK) Happy New Tax Year - the Resolutions You Need to Know

With the new tax year starting on Easter Monday (6 April), changes to some tax rates and allowances will be introduced that individuals can take advantage of. ICAEW advises taxpayers to check which changes could make a difference to their personal finances and to get expert advice if unsure.

April 02, 2015
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(US) Using Tax Refunds for GAP Waivers Offers Peace of Mind

(US) Using Tax Refunds for GAP Waivers Offers Peace of Mind

Receiving a hefty tax refund can be as joyful as Christmas in March or April. The goods you can buy are endless. Maybe even treat yourself to that new car you've had your eye on – after all, you work hard and deserve it.

March 31, 2015
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Unfilled Vacancies Costing UK Economy £18bn p.a.

Unfilled Vacancies Costing UK Economy £18bn p.a.

New research reveals the scale and economic impact of unfilled vacancies on the UK economy – representing a staggering annual cost of over £18bn.

December 08, 2014
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UK Remains One of the Most Competitive Tax Destinations

UK Remains One of the Most Competitive Tax Destinations

The UK remains one of the most competitive tax destinations according to over 100 of the largest British-based businesses participating in KPMG's annual survey of tax competitiveness 2014. But Ireland has leapfrogged the UK to take the number one position this year.

December 01, 2014
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The Women in Wealth Awards 2017 Press Release

The Women in Wealth Awards 2017 Press Release

October 12, 2017
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The 2017 Wealth & Money Management Awards Press Release

August 02, 2017
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Man About Town

Man About Town

Founded by Andrew Heiberger in 2010, Town Residential has cemented its position as New York’s foremost luxury real estate services firm with an exhilarating foundation and seamless execution of best-in-class customer service by an unparalleled team of more than 500 Representatives and professionals strategically located in ten prime Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens locations.

June 05, 2017
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The 2017 Alternative Investment Awards Press Release

The 2017 Alternative Investment Awards Press Release

May 31, 2017
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A World of Opportunity

A World of Opportunity

Kehrli & Zehnder is a multi-family office that advises wealthy individuals and families on how to manage, organise, allocate and protect their wealth. The firm oversees all aspects of its clients’ wealth with core strengths in asset management and the selection of correlated and non-correlated alternative investments.

April 25, 2017
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UK Employers Favour Initial Tax Relief for Pension Contributions

UK Employers Favour Initial Tax Relief for Pension Contributions

March 16, 2017
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Adar Capital Partners: Hedging Their Bets

Adar Capital Partners: Hedging Their Bets

Adar Capital Partners (ACP) specialises in asset management and wealth management, seeking strong returns for investors by identifying undervalued opportunities that markets sometimes assign without basis. We invited Diego Marynberg to tell us more about the firm and its investment strategy.

January 04, 2017
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10 Relationship Challenges in Family Businesses and Legacy Families

10 Relationship Challenges in Family Businesses and Legacy Families

At Aspen Consulting Team (ACT), we work with family businesses and legacy families as they walk the balance beam between love and money, socio-emotional wealth. Using a metaphor from the golf course—we go into the deep weeds and thicket of family dynamics and get the ball out to the short grass—so family members and their financial and legal advisors can move it forward. We work with family businesses and legacy families at the top 1% financial level.

January 04, 2017
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The 2016 Wealth & Finance Business Awards Press Release

December 01, 2016
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2016 Women In Wealth Awards Press Release

2016 Women In Wealth Awards Press Release

November 29, 2016
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Winners Announced October 2016

Winners Announced October 2016

Winners Directory 2016

October 27, 2016
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Wealth and Money Management Awards Press Release

September 26, 2016
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Rising Cost of Risk in Wealth Management

Rising Cost of Risk in Wealth Management

SCM Direct is an innovative online investment manager offering clients direct low cost to high-end wealth management that is smart, common sense and modern. First launched in 2009 as a reaction to the 2008 financial crisis SCM is based just off Sloane Square, Westminster, London. We spoke to the firm’s Founding Partner, Gina Miller, to find out more about the company and the key issues around the rising cost of risk in wealth management

June 30, 2016
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Investment Solutions for Asset Managers

Investment Solutions for Asset Managers

Quartal Financial Solutions is a market leading provider of revenue and expense management systems, specialising in commission and fee management. Established in 1999 we are headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and have offices in London, Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg.

June 30, 2016
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Three Quarters of High-net-worth Individuals plan to Invest more in 2016

Three Quarters of High-net-worth Individuals plan to Invest more in 2016

Three quarters of high-net-worth individuals plan to increase contributions to their investment portfolios in the first half of 2016, reveals a new global poll.

February 04, 2016
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BlueCrest to Become Private Investment Partnership

BlueCrest to Become Private Investment Partnership

BlueCrest Capital Management Limited "BlueCrest" announces it will, over the next several months, transition to a Private Investment Partnership, and will return to its clients the $8 billion it currently manages on their behalf.

December 07, 2015
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Wealth Management Tech Firm WDX Reports 115% Revenue Growth

Wealth Management Tech Firm WDX Reports 115% Revenue Growth

Demand for Digital Transformation and Business Intelligence Drives Technology Innovation in the UK Wealth Sector

December 02, 2015
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Outliving Money is Top Retirement Concern According to New AICPA Survey

Outliving Money is Top Retirement Concern According to New AICPA Survey

Americans are fearful of outliving their money in retirement and feeling stressed about healthcare costs, according to a new survey from the American Institute of CPAs.

November 23, 2015
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