Understanding Corporate Governance

By Stanley Epstein, Eureka Financial Not so long ago a successful company was simply one that was profitable. How that company was managed, the ethics of its owners and management were simply of no interest or consequence to the public at large. Things have changed in the last couple of decades. It is no longer […]

Exploring GATCA – The Global FATCA

By: Treasury Insider Last month, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) came into effect, forcing overseas banks that accept US payments to disclose account information to the IRS or face 30% withholding tax. The OECD has now introduced Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) guidelines to help countries standardise these rules for non-US transactions.   Nicknamed “GATCA”, […]

Best Practices in Corporate Governance

Boards are essential for making sure that shareholders are able to properly hold the management team to account. Getting the boardroom dynamics right is the key to success. Is your board well structured? What kind of person should you take on as a chairman, and do you need non-executive directors? What is the role and competencies […]

Are you ready for FATCA?

  FATCA came into effect on 1st of July requiring foreign banks to report their offshore accounts. To facilitate an orderly transition the United States IRS will refrain from rigorously enforcing many of the requirements during 2014 & 2015, as long as foreign financial institutions (FFIs) are making a good-faith effort to achieve compliance. This […]

New buying patterns amongst the Middle Eastern HNWIs

By: AMEInfo The Middle East luxury industry is witnessing a shift in buying patterns of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs), says Erwin Bamps, chief operating officer at Gulf Craft, while speaking the arab luxury world conference that took place in the first week of June. UHNWIs are looking for bespoke experiences, but in a family oriented context, […]

The evolving position of the Investment Performance Measurement

By: Bill Humphreys The role and position of Performance Measurement in the Asset Management In many asset management businesses Performance Measurement (and attribution) has been hidden in the middle or back office departments and isolated from the investment process itself. Some asset managers rationalize this by saying that the function needs to be totally independent […]

International Securities Settlements and Custodial Services Program in London

  Register for a practical 2 day International Securities Settlements & Custodial Services course in London – 7-8 of July 2014. This 2 day training program is designed to provide delegates with practical  knowledge about the key concepts, systems, processes and procedures in international securities settlement and custodial services as well as operational risks involved.   […]

10 Questions each Risk Manager should ask himself

By Stanley Epstein The whole aspect of Risk Management has taken on a much higher profile over the past few years, driven by many new factors. In the financial industry the crisis that so unpleasantly arrived on our doorstep in 2008 has been a major catalyst while other recent events such as 9/11, the recent […]

How to create a successful family office?

By Bill Humphreys, Eureka Financial We are often asked the question “How do you create a successful family office?” This is a complex, multi-dimensional issue that cannot be fully addressed or “solved” in a short article but I will outline some of the key considerations. Defining family success and values First of all it is […]

EU policy makers are closer to agree on securities settlement rules

European policy makers are increasingly confident that regulations for Europe’s €800tn securities settlement market will be finalised and passed into law by the end of the year. The new rules governing region’s central securities depositories aim at creating better competition between national entities and cut cross-border settlement costs. The ECB is planning to make operational the Target2Securities (T2S), […]

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