Officers from HM Revenue & Customs are paying more visits to Mayfair –
the heart of the hedge fund industry – to investigate the tax arrangements of
what is considered a lightly regulated industry.
Hedge fund managers have earned enormous wages through finance complex deals
and the Revenue is now demanding to know more about their tax arrangements,
according to The Observer, which quoted ‘industry sources.
Assets in UK-based hedge funds have grown threefold in the past five years
and now total $130bn (£68.4bn) although they have not performed as well
Managers of these funds, while mostly adding to the wealth of their
super-rich clients have become very wealthy themselves, as they generally take a
20% slice of profits,
The Revenue ‘is now trying to get up to speed and understand the industry’
which has complicated tax affairs as many managers are not domiciled in the UK,
and a lot of hedge-fund business is international.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.