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New models needed for Hong Kong’s new insurance game

Mark Christal discusses the impact the change in regulation will have on the Hong Kong market. Topic:Financial advice
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Structured products – leading the change towards better outcomes for customers

Prakash Chandramohan explains why OMI have introduced new criteria for structured products, aimed at making them simpler and more transparent. The ultimate goal however, is a better outcome for clients. Topic:Financial advice
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The Lifestyle Trust – Happy first Birthday to a modern day trust solution

January marks the first anniversary of the launch of the Lifestyle Trust. Topic:Trust & Taxation
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Trump inauguration investing in the era of ‘The Donald’

The uncertainty surrounding the new US president’s plans reinforces our belief in the validity of seeking to position our portfolios to perform well under a variety of scenarios. Topic:Multi-Asset
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Key dates to look out for in 2017

Technical Manager, Rachael Griffin, looks ahead to some of the key dates and events that will be happening over the next twelve months. Topic:Financial advice
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Government looks to equalise foreign and UK pensions

The Finance Bill, issued on 5 December 2016, announced the UK Government’s intention to treat any qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme (QROPS) more in line with an equivalent UK registered pension scheme (RPS). Topic:Retirement
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Italian banks: kicking the can (again)

As far as Italian bank reform is concerned, the result of Sunday’s referendum means that nothing has really changed, and as such the status quo will prevail, explain OMGI’s Richard Buxton and Rob James. Topic:Global Equity
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Italy’s outlook darkens even as markets shrug off referendum

Italy’s government bond market faces multiple risk from the country’s politics, troubled banking sector and growth outlook, says Nick Wall. Topic:Global Equity
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Investment reactions

Links to expert assessment, opinion and commentary that will help answer some of the questions you and your clients may have about the implications of the result of the US Presidential Election. Topic:North American Equity
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Future of QROPS following EU referendum

What impact could the EU referendum result have on pensions and on tax relief, and more specifically the future of QROPS? Topic:Retirement

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