Top of Today’s Agenda
The Bank Holiday weekend (in the UK, that is) is well and truly over. This means there’s less time to get a head-start on the rest of the week now that it’s officially Hump Day! But, relax – we’ve got you covered. Read the global financial news highlights here, from “healthy” no Brexit deal discussions to Hong Kong’s new tax incentives – and more!
MiFID II Misfire: Are the New Regulations Right?
Can the new regulatory directive cause more harm than good? Portfolio Adviser examines how the impact of MiFID II affects independent research and creates more confusion than clarity, which the FCA are reportedly looking into.
Tax Incentives Shake-Up the Financial Sector in Hong Kong
The finance industry is gaining momentum with a series of tax incentives on the Hong Kong horizon. The South China Morning Post highlights its initiative, which will focus on promoting reinsurance, marine and specialty insurance, to make Hong Kong the hub for regional risk management.
And the Asset Management Winner of 2018 Is…
Did you make the list? The Financial Times has published its nominees for the European Asset Management Awards 2018. The winner will be revealed at the prestigious gala dinner, which takes place at London’s V&A Museum on Tuesday 30th October.
You Say FinTech, I Say TechFin
The collaboration between financial firms and FinTech companies is on the rise – but what is the difference between a Fintech and a TechFin solution? Forbes looks at how the two terms can be explored by banks who are forging a digitally disruptive future.
There’s a New RegTech Tax Product on the Market
What does it do? Finextra announces that Apiax, the new RegTech startup in Zürich, has rolled out a wealth management solution, which aims to increase the quality and frequency of client interactions, plus tailored investment advice too.
How Healthy Can a “Healthy” No Brexit Deal Be?
In the Express, Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Senior Investment Manager, James Athey, explains how a no Brexit deal is a necessary power move against the EU to get a healthier result, which will see the value of the pound sterling soar.