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January  2021  (15)

  • How Intertrust Group’s tech-enabled fund services empower clients

    Intertrust logo OCT20Technological progress will be a key factor in the success of the funds industry in the coming years. Financial services more broadly haven’t been as quick to adopt high-tech solutions as other industries, but a sea change is under way that will give clients access to a wider range of data tha...     [read more]

    By Intertrust on  29 January 2021 
  • Realising the digital promise

    BLDigital_fintech illo2With financial institutions motivated for change, a supportive regulatory environment and high levels of investment, are businesses in the Channel Islands ready for digital transformation? And are the islands ready to cement themselves as the world’s leading fintech location? Launched in Nove...     [read more]

    By Gill Wadsworth on  27 January 2021 
  • Vaccine breakthroughs: light at the end of the tunnel

    Quilter Cheviot logoSheena Berry, Equity Research Analyst at Quilter Cheviot, looks at the wider impact of the imminent arrival of Covid-19 pandemic vaccines (written November 2020) By most accounts, the news from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna that their coronavirus vaccines are around 95% effective gave the world a rea...     [read more]

    By Quilter Cheviot on  26 January 2021 
  • Cloud cover

    BLDigital_cloud illoThe benefits of using the cloud to host your business’s data and information are well established, But there are plenty of steps that firms should take to ensure a smooth transition to the cloud – and that their data remains safe once there Threats to our data and personal information c...     [read more]

    By Alexander Garrett on  25 January 2021 
  • The future of banking

    RBSI logoThe global pandemic has reinforced the need for businesses to be ‘shock-ready’. Jamie Broadbent, Head of Digital and Innovation at RBS International, considers where the banking industry fits into this digital world No one in the banking sector is unused to disruption – the past d...     [read more]

    By RBS International on  22 January 2021 
  • Invest in the future of humans

    UBS logoNeil Buesnel, Senior Client Advisor at UBS Wealth Management in Jersey, discusses how lifestyle changes across education, healthcare and consumer preferences can result in investment opportunities Humanity is facing a demographic expansion alongside large structural shifts, including the Fourth Ind...     [read more]

    By UBS on  19 January 2021 
  • More than one way to skin a cat

    BLDigital_Transformation illoFinancial services organisations have long known they must transition to a digital future. Hampered by legacy systems and threatened by the rapid rise of digital-native competitors, time is critical. But there are plenty of things they can do to find an immediate fix The Covid-19 pandemic has force...     [read more]

    By Richard Willsher on  18 January 2021 
  • Fintech's eastern promise

    BLASIA_fintech illoFrom large corporates looking to drive innovation, to emerging markets seeking ways to serve the underbanked, there are plenty of opportunities for Asian fintech developers. But will strict governments and regulators stifle their attempts to deliver? Fintech adoption in Asia is rife. In fact, there...     [read more]

    By James Tall on  15 January 2021 
  • Go West

    BLASIA_GoWest illoAsian investors, from pension funds to HNWIs, are as keen as ever to steer their capital to the West, so what does that mean for the Channels Islands as the structuring jurisdiction of choice? There is currently a wall of capital from Asian investors focused on European assets. But why the interest...     [read more]

    By David Burrows on  13 January 2021 
  • Comment: Jersey's digital Registry

    BLDigital_JulianLamb_JFSC_jan21Julian Lamb, Registrar at the Jersey Financial Services Commission, on building a resilient digital Registry for Jersey The past year has been a year like no other. But it didn’t stop us at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) from taking on one of our most substantial and ambitiou...     [read more]

    By Jersey Financial Services Commission on  12 January 2021 
  • A matter of trust

    BLASIA_Matter of Trust illoWhy are wealthy Far East families and entrepreneurs increasingly turning to the Channel Islands to set up trusts and protect their assets? This year, Channel Islands-based law firm Bedell Cristin launched a comparative analysis into the trust structures of Guernsey, Jersey, Singapore and Hong Kong....     [read more]

    By David Craik on  11 January 2021 
  • Assessing inward investment into the UK from emerging markets

    Hawksford logoSteven Landes, Managing Director, Corporate Services, at Hawksford, explains why investors from emerging markets are significantly investing in and supporting the UK economy To really understand the role that investors from emerging markets play in foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK, we ne...     [read more]

    By Hawksford on  8 January 2021 
  • Hong Kong rides the tide of uncertainty

    BLASIA_HKtrustees illoPolitical and social unrest in Hong Kong may have made the world’s headlines – but this hasn’t unsettled the territory’s key role in structuring and succession planning for wealthy Chinese families It is now almost 25 years since Britain passed Hong Kong over to China and, a...     [read more]

    By Steve Falla on  6 January 2021 
  • Expat banking made easy

    SkiptonInternational _logo_aug19 thBecoming an expat can be an exciting adventure. And it’s important to find a banking partner who can support your needs and keep you connected to home Over the past 20 years, Asia has become a powerhouse of global growth. Investments in technological breakthroughs and entrepreneurs seizing ev...     [read more]

    By Skipton International on  5 January 2021 
  • We are the world

    BLASIA_global investment illoFrom education to assets, Asian family wealth has a tendency to traverse multiple countries. So what impact will this have on the Channel Islands and what specialist support and knowledge is required to ensure success? Kofi Annan once said that to argue against globalisation is like arguing against...     [read more]

    By Sophie McCarthy on  4 January 2021 

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