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Farringdon to open new office in Labuan and appoints a new CEO

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April 9, 2019

Over the past 11 years, we have amassed a client bank of well over USD1 billion across our offices and with a recent addition of Dubai, we are now proud to announce our new set up in Labuan. Labuan FSA announced at the beginning of 2019 that all companies registered in Labuan, will need to… Read More ›

Farringdon Asset Management secures Dubai licence

Following the opening of a wealth business in Singapore The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has granted a category 3C fund management licence to Farringdon Asset Management, International Adviser can reveal. Farringdon’s branch office will be based in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and is headed up by Stuart Yeomans, who was formerly chief executive of… Read More ›

Market Wrap 2018

The past year has officially been the worst year for investments since 2008 and it was capped off by the worst December since 1931. Despite strong economic and job performance from most major economies, markets have been thrown off balance by the actions of Donald Trump and his interactions with the US Federal Reserve as… Read More ›

International Expansion in the Banking Industry

The Banking industry is ever changing and versatile. Banks are constantly looking to adapt to the pressures they face, and one way to do so, is by adding or removing aspects of their international operations. Canadian offshore assets have increased by 38% in the last 10 years and there’s now over $1trn offshore in Chinese… Read More ›

Receiving funding from a Venture Capital firm, is it as good as it seems?

One of the major difficulties that small businesses and new start-ups face is obtaining funding. In our contemporary society and with the use of technology, new firms have access to a plethora of fund sources. These include using the Internet for crowd-funding or even peer-to-peer lending. However, these sources are often uncertain as the firms… Read More ›

Quantitative Easing (QE)

What exactly is QE? Economic growth has been correlated to both volume and velocity of money. When banks reduce their borrowing and lending to each other (as they did in 2009 due to high interbank interest rates) and when individuals rather save than spend, the flow of capital dries up and the economy contracts. The… Read More ›

Bitcoin’s Existence and the Banking Industry

As I’m sure you’re all aware, Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, developed mid financial crisis, in 2009. Historically, banks have been cynical and untrusting of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, but there are a number of positives to be considered. Despite it being labelled as “a fraud” and “ponzy scheme” by CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, it… Read More ›

ETF’s & Smart Beta strategies……..do they work?

The banking industry has seen a countless variety of marketable assets and securities. The introduction of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) has brought a more passive approach to investing, with lower management fees, whilst still being able to be actively traded, on exchanges. The growing popularity of such products means ETFs now form an integral part… Read More ›

UK ‘Shatters’ Tax Secrecy of Offshore Territories

  The tax secrecy practices of Britain’s Overseas Territories have been “shattered” by the UK government, which in a dramatic turn of events, put its support behind an amendment that will introduce public ownership registers.   In the House of Commons today (1 May) foreign office minister Alan Duncan said the government would not oppose… Read More ›

Week 15 2018 – In Review

  Stocks recorded solid gains and reversed the previous week’s losses. Markets remained volatile, however, as investors appeared to remain focused on the turbulent political environment rather than the upcoming release of first-quarter corporate earnings reports. The Nasdaq Composite Index performed best, helped by a rally in Facebook shares as investors seemed to react favorably… Read More ›