5 November 2015

SWITZERLAND – Revised Money Laundering Rules Formally Adopted

In February 2012, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the revised international standards concerning the combating of money laundering and terrorist financing (FATF recommendations). Parliament […]
19 May 2015

BVI Financial Services Commission Introduces Two New Funds Products

With the introduction of the Securities and Investment Business (Incubator and Approved Funds) Regulations, 2015 (the Regulations), the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the FSC) […]
21 October 2014

JTC Group Invests In Asian Alliance Partner, Kensington Trust Group

JTC Group (JTC) and Kensington Trust Group (KTG) have enhanced their strategic alliance, which commenced early 2013, via the investment by JTC in a strategic interest […]
18 September 2014

Kensington Trust Group Secures Malaysia Trust Licence

Kensington Trust Group is pleased to announce that Kensington Trust Malaysia Berhad is registered as a Trust Company under section 4 of the Trust Companies Act, […]
19 June 2014

Malaysia & Hong Kong Enhance Cross Border Partnership On Islamic Capital Market

The Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) will continue its close cooperation with the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) and other stakeholders to strengthen […]
13 June 2014

UK To Be First Non-Muslim Nation To Issue Sukuk

Britain plans to sell £200 million (RM1.08 billion) of Islamic bonds in the coming weeks as it seeks to become the first non-Muslim nation to issue […]
7 April 2014

Malaysia – Goods And Services Tax (GST) Bill 2014 Passed

The Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) Bill 2014 was tabled for its first reading in the Malaysian Parliament on 31 March 2014 and was passed by […]
26 March 2014

Cayman Islands To Introduce New Directors Registration And Licensing Regime

The Cayman Islands government has announced, by way of a Gazette dated 21 March 2014, its intention to introduce a registration and licensing regime for directors […]
30 January 2014

Seychelles – Amendments To The International Business Companies Act

The International Business Companies (Amendment) Act 2013 (the “Amendments”) came into force on 16 December 2013. Below we set out a summary of the Amendments.   […]
15 January 2014

Hong Kong Government To Issue Islamic Bonds

Hong Kong has gazetted the Loans (Amendment) Bill 2014 that seeks to accommodate the issuance of Islamic bonds under the Government Bond Program (GBP), to promote […]