Wealth

Financial watchdogs in Europe and Asia are investigating Standard Chartered Plc over the transfer of $1.4 billion of private bank client assets from Guernsey to Singapore ahead of new tax transparency rules, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Guernsey’s Financial Services Commission are looking into the
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Insurance giant Aviva has bought a majority stake in a British start-up that manages diversified investment plans. The insurer said Thursday it would allow customers to access “robo” investment firm Wealthify’s services via its app MyAviva. Based in Cardiff, Wales, Wealthify is targeted at millennials and offers five different investment plans via tax-free Individual Savings
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Researchers have identified more than 100 behavioral biases that can undercut effective investment decision-making, according to Michael Pompian, founder and partner at Sunpointe Investments and author of “Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management: How to Build Optimal Portfolios That Account for Investor Biases.” In a course taught for the CFA Institute, Pompian identifies seven biases as
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Manhattan apartment sales were the strongest in two years, although prices at the top end continue to come under pressure. Total sales increased 13 percent in the third quarter compared with a year ago, according to a report from Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers and Consultants. Yet stronger sales were
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Most of the wealth was in Asia-Pacific, but North America came just 0.8 percent short with 18 percent of the global wealth. Europe placed third with 14.7 percent. Similarly, most millionaires resided in the Asia-Pacific region, 5.5 percent of them in total. North America followed suit, hosting 5.2 percent of the world’s millionaires and Europe
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America’s top 1% now control 38.6% of the nation’s wealth, a historic high, according to a new Federal Reserve Report. The Federal Reserve’s Surveys of Consumer Finance shows that Americans throughout the income and wealth ladder posted gains between 2013 and 2016. But the wealthy gained the most, driven largely by gains in the stock
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As a New Yorker, I am picky and personal about my pizza. I like a thin crust, fresh tomato sauce that’s not too sweet and whenever possible, fresh basil on the mozzarella. So it was with some reticence (and mild horror) that I found myself picking up a slice of pizza in downtown Manhattan recently
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Singapore landed the top spot for the third year running in 2017, thanks to its strong performance across the full range of economic, experience and family criteria. The city scored especially highly with regards to improving earnings and job prospects. The average annual salary comes in at $117,904. This is $18,000 higher than the average
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John Leyba | The Denver Post | Getty Images The Dallas Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones The controversy over the National Football League and President Donald Trump over the weekend has cast a spotlight on the earnings of the top players. But the big bucks from the NFL continue to flow to
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JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon has laid into bitcoin and digital currencies once again, warning that governments will shut them down if they grow too large. “Right now these crypto things are kind of a novelty. People think they’re kind of neat. But the bigger they get, the more governments are going to close them
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Daniel Zuchnik | Contributor | Getty Images Philanthropist Warren Buffett is joined onstage by 24 other philanthropist and influential business people featured on the Forbes list of 100 Greatest Business Minds during the Forbes Media Centennial Celebration at Pier 60 on September 19, 2017 Michael Bloomberg ranked third, with 10 percent of his $45 billion
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Allocations to hedge funds declined, falling to 6.2 percent of the average family office portfolio, the survey found. Among multi-year participants in the survey, the allocation fell to 7.1 percent in 2016 from 8 percent in 2015 amid concerns over their ability to generate satisfactory returns, it said. That came despite better performance, with the
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A Swiss financial watchdog has closed down providers of a “fake” cryptocurrency called E-Coin. The latest regulatory step follows a series of moves from China to toughen up on bitcoin and other digital tokens, signaling frustration in the continent over the phenomenon. According to the central European country’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), at least
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“The market is realizing that it doesn’t really matter what happens in China anymore, the exchanges based there no longer dominate trading activity and more mature liquidity from institutional players in Japan, Korea and Europe is providing a boost to this next bull cycle,” said Aurelien Menant, founder and CEO of Hong Kong-based token exchange
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Emerging markets (EM) have continued to grow faster than developed markets and produced higher returns this year, but analysts have conflicting views about the sector’s growth outlook. EM gross domestic product growth is around 4.5 percent year on year and is holding at its best level since the first quarter of 2015, compared to developed
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