How Solid are Canada’s Big Banks?

25 Mar
Canada’s Big Banks - BMO Reflection

The World Economic Forum consistently ranks Canada’s banks among the world’s safest[1]. Competent regulators have overseen stress tests, tightened lending standards and delinquency rates are low. Demographics are good and the country’s diversified economy is backed by a treasure of oil, wood, gold and other natural resources. So the experts say. Institutional investors, relying on […]

Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers

24 Mar
Improving Women's Retirement Security and US taxpayers

Sanctions unlikely, lobbyist says The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws. Washington-based anti-FATCA tax-lawyer and lobbyist James Jatras said European efforts to pinpoint U.S. taxpayers through the Organization […]

Transamerica Institute Announces “Improving Women’s Retirement Security”

23 Mar
Women's Retirement Security

Women face unique challenges and circumstances that put them at an even greater risk of not achieving a financially secure retirement, compared to men. A special one-hour edition of ClearPath – Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth will offer insights into the particular risks women face and clear-cut steps they can take to improve their […]

Brazilian investment manager, Captalys, launches its first offshore fund

22 Mar
Brazilian investment manager - Landscape, Sol, Horizon, Panorama, Brazil, Afternoon

Brazilian investment manager, Captalys, launches its first offshore fund with the support of Apex Fund Services as administrator. Captalys has BRL 1.5BN in AUM and invests in Brazilian private credit. The onshore fund has a six-year track-record (returning 20.2% last year and 19.3% in 2015) and started 2017 positively, gaining 1.7% in January. The recently […]

The Heavens. Annual Report

21 Mar
The Heavens

“The Heavens. Annual Report” Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti Centre Assas | Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas AS A PART OF THE MOIS DE LA PHOTO DU GRAND PARIS 2017 The Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas and the Rencontres d’Arles are teaming up for a groundbreaking approach to the debate over major social issues by bringing specialists […]

First U.S. Bank Robbery was on Wall Street

18 Mar
First Daylight Bank Robbery Marker

Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FIRST U.S. BANK ROBBERY Profile America — Sunday, March 19th.  Banks had operated in America for about a half century before someone tried to make an unauthorized withdrawal. On this date in 1831, Edward Smith committed the first bank robbery in the U.S. […]

Concierge Auctions Unveils Impressive Spring Lineup With Seven Real Estate Opportunities Across The U.S. And Israel

17 Mar
The Trophy at The Heritage | 14105 Biscayne Place San Diego County, CA

Leading global luxury real estate marketplace Concierge Auctions is kickstarting the spring season with seven stunning real estate opportunities, the majority of which are oceanfront spanning the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean shores. The industry leader’s impressive March/April 2017 roster features an immaculate beachfront estate with a neighboring lot in Florida; a contemporary “Trophy” estate in […]

European Parliament: The U.S. is a Haven for Tax Cheats and Money Launderers

15 Mar
The European Union flag in the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Earlier this week, we blogged about how the United States recently declared the Philippines to be a “major money laundering country.”  On the same day of our post, March 7, the European Parliament (EP) issued a Report which describes the United States as a growing haven for tax evasion and money laundering.  Specifically, the Report […]