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From Financial Centres August 20, 2018

International critics fail to stem growing CBI industry

CBI schemes offer wealthy individuals freedom of movement while providing vital funds to what are often cash-strapped nations, yet continue to draw criticism

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From Financial Centres June 6, 2018

Private banking centres face up to compliant future

While the City of London comes to terms with the potential impact of Brexit, other centres sense a chance to expand their own financial services industries. But Swiss stalwarts Zurich and Geneva still have much to offer

Mark Lewin, IOM
From Financial Centres June 6, 2018

Isle of Man’s digital dreams

Although financial services remain a key component of the Isle of Man economy, technology is increasingly important to the island's future

Anjalika Bardalai, TheCityUK
From Financial Centres June 6, 2018

A tale of two cities: London and Paris battle for fund supremacy

The French and UK capitals are both running initiatives designed to raise the profiles of their asset management industries with domestic and external audiences  

Abhishek Sharma, Foundation Holdings
From Financial Centres April 11, 2018

Gulf states experience growing pains as region transforms

The Gulf states and the family run businesses, where much of the region’s wealth is concentrated, are confronting similar challenges as both face up to an era of change

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Oil price fluctuations hampering GCC reforms

The oil-rich states of the Gulf Cooperation Council may talk about the need to diversify their economies and open themselves up to foreign investment, but any pick-up in the oil price seems to go hand in hand with reforms being put on the back burner

Denise Voss, Alfi
From Financial Centres February 26, 2018

ESA proposals could harm European fund industry warns Luxembourg fund body

The European Commission’s proposals to strengthen financial supervision are likely to prove costly and are trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist, according to Alfi

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From Financial Centres February 19, 2018

Malta strides ahead despite recent setbacks

PWM travelled to Malta to meet the prime minister, key members of his cabinet and the financial regulator, to discuss the future of the island as a financial centre and to identify the challenges ahead

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From Financial Centres October 9, 2017

Cyprus basks in glow of economic recovery but CBI clouds gather on horizon

The eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus has staged a remarkable economic turnaround, although its citizenship by investment scheme has come in for criticism

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From Financial Centres June 28, 2017

CBI schemes can prove passport to stability in an uncertain world

CBI schemes are attracting a huge amount of interest among wealthy families and the institutions serving them, but they are not without controversy

Clive McDonnell, head of global equity strategy at Standard Chartered Private Bank, tells Elliot Smither why he is bullish on US stocks, cautious on Europe and how private clients are feeling this late in the economic cycle.

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