There’s talk of an Alternative Universe

Earth scientists are learning more every day about the World we can see and increasingly, the World we can’t see.  Nano-technology and electron microscopes are helping them to discover new life forms and ecologies almost daily. Meanwhile, astro-scientists are learning more each day about the Universe we can see – and apparently, the Universes we…

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 9 THINGS CURRENTLY SPOOKING FUND MANAGERS

Happy Halloween to everyone who is celebrating or has been celebrating the day of fun and spookiness! Our good friends at Citywire recently posted an article on 9 things that are currently making Fund Managers shudder during the Halloween season and for your convenience, here they are! (Stay safe out there!) The Texas Hedge Massacre?…

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MELLSTOCK’S BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS WITH CYPRUS PROFILE MAGAZINE

Mellstock’s very own business development director, Tony Trescothick has recently interviewed with the Cyprus Profile magazine. Tony was selected to speak about his thoughts on the funds industry in Cyprus, the various challenges it faces and the key opportunities that it presents to potential investors both local and abroad. We here at Mellstock are passionate in…

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GIBRALTAR ‘IN DANGER’ OF LOSING QROPS STATUS

As reported in the International Adviser, Gibraltar has been told that they must put in place a system for regulating personal pensions in just over two weeks, to enable the jurisdiction’s Qrops to retain their status and continue to operate in the market. The head of technical services at Friends Provident International, Brendan Harper has…

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CYPRUS LEADS THE WAY IN ANTI-CORRUPTION TRANSPARENCY

Global anti-corruption movement, Transparency International, has published its latest report containing a review on progress made in the battle against corruption in government, business, civil society and everyday peoples’ lives. Cyprus was hailed as one of a very small number of countries that excelled in providing good public availability of information on sanctions applied, and…

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MALTA SLAMMED OVER ‘AGGRESSIVE’ TAX PLANNING RULES

By Monira Matin  for the INTERNATIONAL ADVISER  24th February 2017   Some of Malta’s tax rules may be used in structures of aggressive tax planning, a new report by the European Commission has found. The country-specific report, published earlier this week by the Commission, found that the absence of certain anti-abuse rules and a lack…

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BOE HAS RENEWED OPTIMISM IN THE MIRE OF BREXIT AS IT INCREASES GROWTH FORECAST FOR 2017

By Emily Trescothick As reported on CNN Business, the U.K.’s economic future is looking well, brighter. The Bank of England (BoE) has recently increased its growth expectations for 2017, offering some comfort of Britain’s economic prospects after the gloomy forecasts it predicted after the initial impact of Brexit. The BoE expects growth to hold constant…

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CYPRUS – MYTHOLOGY IS IN OUR PAST, NOT IN OUR FUTURE

By Tony Trescothick To many holiday visitors to this warm and friendly Mediterranean island nation, Cyprus is an idyllic, picture-book retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  With its many classical sites such as Kourion,  Kalavasos and Kition and numerous other wonders from the pages of history, clear bathing waters and uncrowded beaches,…

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