Amazon Stock Watchers Should Keep an Eye on the Pentagon


Donald Trump does not conduct the business of government in a conventional manner. Whatever you think of the 45th President of the United States, it difficult to argue with that statement. It is also fair to say that the President is pugnacious, perhaps prone to a grudge or two. So, it should be with great interest that we hear the decision of the Pentagon on the award of a $10 billion “JEDI” cloud computing contract, which is expected to be announced sometime in July. … Continue Reading

The number of British bankers and financial services workers migrating to Britain has risen by nearly a third, according to data compiled by a UK TV news channel.

Channel 4 News said, according to figures from the Swiss Federal Migration Office, 383 British citizens working in banking and financial services moved to Switzerland in 2010, an increase of 28% on the previous year.

Financial institutions and politicians have lobbied the UK government against increased taxation, arguing that the changes would drive the banking industry overseas. Switzerland, with its low personal and business taxes, is a favored destination.

Under the broader rubric of banking, insurance and consulting, which includes IT, 1,379 Britons were given permission to work long-term in Switzerland in 2010. This is an increase of 29% over the 2009 … Continue Reading

The Finance Lounge passes 100,000 memebrship mark

The Finance Lounge, the premiere business network platform for the wealth industry has surpassed 100,000 members. We encourage anyone interested to broaden his/her network to join and start developing relationships with like-minded professionals. Basic membership is complimentary.

We look forward to seeing you join.

The Team

New York Private Equity Forum, 18 November 2010

Our forums are exclusive invitation-only events designed to assemble a select group of business visionaries, entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, investment professionals, and money managers.

These prestigious events are designed to be an ideal setting for new business development, exchange of ideas, creation of deal flow, location of capital sources and ultra high-end networking.

Guests at the conferences will see several later-stage and emerging growth companies from throughout the U.S. These firms, featuring new breakthrough technologies and innovative business models, have been pre-screened to address the “common sense” criteria of value, proof of concept, proprietary edge, … Continue Reading

16th Annual Fall Life Settlement Conference

The Most Influential Event of the Year

The Fall Life Settlement Conference is LISA’s premier annual event. In a show of the industry’s continued strength, LISA will convene its 16th consecutive conference in Miami Beach, FL. As 2009 came to a close, the settlement industry contemplated a year of unprecedented events and trends. Public awareness of life settlements is at an all time high. The two largest markets, California and New York, are now fully regulated and Capitol Hill is primed to consider how the capital … Continue Reading

Tax Planning for Non-Domiciles Conference 23 November 2010, Marriott Marble Arch Hotel

Tax Planning for Non-Domiciles Conference

Gain Practical Guidance on the Opportunities for Tax Efficient Planning for Non-UK Domiciles

The 3 Key Reasons to Attend the 10th Annual Tax Planning for Non-Domiciles conference:

Longest running conference in the UK on Non-Domicile Taxation
Only conference to have 3 top barristers and authors in the Non-Domicile sector including: James Kessler QC, Stephen Brandon QC and Emma Chamberlain

7 Key Topics covered including recent issues on Foreign Currency & Offshore Companies & 2 Interactive Discussion sessions and networking breaks

Download the Latest Event Brochure for IBC’s Tax Planning for Non-Domiciles Conference

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Indexing & ETF Investments Asia 2010, 22-23 November, Hong Kong

Are you profiting from this investment revolution?
The 4th annual Indexing & ETF Investments conference being the most established event of its kind in the region is where leading index providers, ETF issuers and users of these investment vehicles choose to convene on a yearly basis.
Price increase after 1 October 2010. Register early and save more!

In the first five months of this year, BlackRock’s ETF Landscape, Industry Highlights, reported that the number of ETFs in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) has grown by 34.1% from 133 to 177 ETFs and assets have increased by … Continue Reading

China Wealth Management and Private Banking Forum 2010 – Shanghai 22nd October 2010

China Wealth Management and Private Banking Forum 2010 – Shanghai 22nd October 2010

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are cordially involved to join the China Wealth Management and Private Banking Forum 2010. Attend to gain more insight into what your Asian clients expect of their private bankers and wealth advisors.

Why Attend?

Largest gathering of senior Chinese wealth management professionals ever held – over 150 senior decision makers from 38 Chinese Banks are confirmed as attendees
China is the fastest growing wealth market globally and is set to have client assets of US$3.50 trillion by the end of 2013 according to … Continue Reading

Euromoney Private Banking Survey 2011

Euromoney magazine is conducting its eighth annual Private Banking and Wealth Management Survey.

Please click on the link to complete the online questionnaire.

The deadline is Friday, October 22nd 2010.

Participation is free and will increase your firm’s score. On submitting your vote you will also receive free access to until February 25th, 2011 where the full results of the survey will be published. Headline results will also be published in the February 2011 issue of Euromoney magazine.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact

Real Asset Investing Forum

Conference Details:

The Real Asset Investing Forum will provide education and information on real estate and real assets to key decision makers and other representatives of the nation’s largest pension, endowment and foundation funds. Discussions will focus on reproducible assets such as farmland, buildings or machinery, and irreproducible assets such as land, mines, or work of art. The real asset conference will offer a chance for investors and managers to exchange ideas and to learn from other delegates and presenters within this niche investment community. Institutional … Continue Reading