Wealth Management

Richard Murphy: Companies have forgotten how to make money

“Make the money, then worry about paying the tax,” says the tax researcher, arguing that with businesses sitting on cash piles with no investment plans, there’s no point cutting corporation tax

Zero corporation tax - a concept put into practice in many of the world's top tax havens: the United Arab Emirates, Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. Places that have been less affected by the global financial downturn. Is there a correlatio...

The global tax system continues to grow in complexity. Thierry Afschrift, Partner at Afschrift law firm, tells World Finance how recent changes are affecting the industry

Afschrift: how to navigate new waves of tax regulation

The global tax system continues to grow in complexity. Thierry Afschrift, Partner at Afschrift law firm, tells World Finance how recent changes are affecting the industry

Joint initiatives like the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project, and the US crackdown on tax inversions demonstrate authorities increased commitment to clamping down on incidents of tax evasion and avoidance. As governments try to reco...

Komerční Pojišťovna: a trusted voice in the Czech insurance market

While financial markets remain uncertain globally, consumers in the Czech Republic can utilise the insurance options directly available to their advantage by keeping a close eye on interest rates

In today’s low interest rate climate, those in the insurance industry are waking up to a shift in consumer attitudes. In the Czech Republic companies such as Komerční Pojišťovna (KP) have been quick to capitalise on a market that has taken some hea...

HSBC retirement report: onus now on individuals to prepare

World Finance speaks to Michael Schweitzer, Global Head of Sales and Distribution at HSBC to discuss what its latest report means for pensioners

Now is the time for Nordic pension innovation, says Nordea Liv

Norway’s leading pensions provider, Nordea Liv, is not resting on its laurels, but forging ahead with a swathe of innovative new products

Will copying the Dutch pension system help the UK?

Pension reforms in Britain aim to copy a 70-year-old system that works well in the Netherlands. But will its implementation prove as successful today?

Finanz Konzept: masters of the EU asset management market

Even in spite of the global financial crisis, investors like Finanz Konzept have been able to successfully navigate the European asset management market

Emerging markets key to high returns, says Argo

Argo – the alternative asset management firm – has been investing in emerging market distressed securities for over ten years, with great results

Adapt or die: Finles’ savvy approach to investment management

Finles Capital Management are experts when it comes to providing successful opportunities for investors globally

Though penetration is still extremely low, recent improvements by Peru’s insurance companies have created a host of new opportunities across the country

Rimac Seguros provides catalyst for change in Peru’s insurance market

Though penetration is still extremely low, recent improvements by Peru’s insurance companies have created a host of new opportunities across the country

Kuwaiti insurance group GIG expands across the Gulf

The insurance market in Kuwait is small but has potential. The Gulf Insurance Company is taking advantage of that and leading the market

AEC launch opens insurance opportunities in the pan-Asian market

Viriyah Insurance is the best-regarded non-life coverage provider in Thailand. Now it is looking to the rest of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) for more opportunities

Wheelock Properties, a company committed to the development of premier commercial buildings, here showcases a landmark deal for Hong Kong, and the strategy and collaboration needed to complete it

Wheelock Properties makes biggest en bloc office purchase in HK’s history

Wheelock Properties, a company committed to the development of premier commercial buildings, here showcases a landmark deal for Hong Kong, and the strategy and collaboration needed to complete it

Intelligent city Cyberjaya rises to become the ‘Silicon Valley of Malaysia’

The city of Cyberjaya has been identified as Malaysia’s tech-hub for quite sometime, but recent developments will take the city to the next level, writes Emily Cheng of Osk Property Holdings

US new home sales at a six year high

Existing home sales have fallen, but an 18 percent climb in the sale of new homes has offset the decline

Richard Murphy: Companies have forgotten how to make money

“Make the money, then worry about paying the tax,” says the tax researcher, arguing that with businesses sitting on cash piles with no investment plans, there’s no point cutting corporation tax

Afschrift: how to navigate new waves of tax regulation

The global tax system continues to grow in complexity. Thierry Afschrift, Partner at Afschrift law firm, tells World Finance how recent changes are affecting the industry

The true costs of tax avoidance

For as long as leaders from low-income countries are excluded from the solution, tax avoidance will inflict costly and sometimes life-threatening consequences on millions of individuals