Category: BlackRock

Banks, MFs ask US NRIs to submit FATCA certificates

MUMBAI: Indian banks and mutual funds have in the past fortnight started warning NRIs who hold an American passport or are working in the US that their accounts could be frozen unless they get a tax-compliant certificate from US authorities, thanks to a treaty signed by New Delhi and Washington…. – Continue reading

Real Estate Investment into London and Europe

The Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey) have long been known as leading offshore centres for the establishment of investment funds and other investment structures. In particular, Channel Island vehicles are often used for alternative investment structuring – including private equity, infrastructure and real estate. This article explains the trends in… – Continue reading

More paper work for MF investors from Nov 1

With effect from November 1, mutual fund investors will have to make additional declaration pertaining to foreign account tax compliance act (FATCA) and common reporting standards (CRS) for all new accounts opened, failing which their applications will get rejected. Under FATCA and CRS, Indian financial institutions will be required to… – Continue reading

MF investos have to give info under FATCA from Nov

Come November 1, mutual fund investors will have to provide details and declaration pertaining to Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and common reporting standards (CRS) for all new accounts opened, failing which fund houses are likely to reject their applications. While some fund houses have already started this process… – Continue reading

Foreign portfolio investors seek stable tax policies to set up fund management businesses

NEW DELHI: Foreign portfolio investors have sought stability in taxation policies as the government looks to lure them to set up fund management business in the country. They have made a number of suggestions, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said after a meeting of the finance ministry with representatives of… – Continue reading

American Dream Relocates to Bermuda, Says Fishman, Blaming Taxes

Jay Fishman, who built New York-based Travelers Cos. into one of the world’s biggest insurers, lamented that disparities in tax rates are pushing established rivals and industry newcomers outside the U.S. Over the past 15 years or so, “we’ve counted 10, 12, maybe even 15 Bermuda-based startups that ultimately became… – Continue reading