How to get 7% returns using Schroders’ maximiser range

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Amar Patel, a fund manager at Schroders, talks about the importance of value investing and how it can be used in retirement planning.

Published : 28, Apr 2017
UAE to push ahead with major life industry overhaul

UAE to push ahead with major life industry overhaul...Lock icon

The main regulator of life companies in the UAE has confirmed it will go ahead with a ban on indemnity commissions, limits to fees and charges on industry products and tighter rules on financial advisers.

Published : 27, Apr 2017
Top challenges facing advisers in the UAE

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Advisers working in the Middle East can no longer afford to be a “one-trick pony”, says Phil Story, SEO and head of distribution for EMEA at Investors Trust Assurance, as he urges them to focus on “holistic financial planning” to boost their income stream.

Published : 27, Apr 2017
Zurich on how to become a millionaire by 65

Zurich on how to become a millionaire by 65Lock icon

Starting early with pension saving and using the benefits of compound interest is one of the best ways to ensure you become a millionaire by 65, says Amrita Seth, head of marketing at Zurich International Life.

Published : 26, Apr 2017
How the Qrops levy will impact UAE pension planning

How the Qrops levy will impact UAE pension planning...Lock icon

Old Mutual Wealth’s David Denton talks about how the shock 25% Qrops charge imposed by the UK last month will affect retirement planning in the UAE.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Abu Dhabi banker probed by Italy over 1MDB scandal

Abu Dhabi banker probed by Italy over 1MDB scandal...

Italian prosecutors are investigating a former Emirati sovereign wealth fund official over allegations of insider trading in UniCredit shares in the Malaysian 1MDB scandal, which has led to a crackdown of a number Swiss banks.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
UAE joins global fight against offshore tax evasion

UAE joins global fight against offshore tax evasion...

The United Arab Emirates formally signed up to what the OECD calls 'the most powerful multilateral treaty against offshore tax evasion and avoidance', on Friday.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
Mike Coady heading up Guardian Wealth’s new UAE division

Mike Coady heading up Guardian Wealth’s new UAE...

Ex-deVere UK managing director Mike Coady is heading up Guardian Wealth Management’s new corporate solutions division in the UAE.

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Expat cities among the most expensive for rent

Expat cities among the most expensive for rent...Lock icon

Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore are some of the most expensive cities in the world when it comes to how much people have to earn to pay rent but they do not top the list, research from UK property selling start-up Nested has found.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Paul Evans to replace Brendan Dolan as UAE head at Old Mutual

Paul Evans to replace Brendan Dolan as UAE head...

Paul Evans has been named as Old Mutual International’s new head of region for the Middle East and Africa, taking over from Brendan Dolan, who was recently promoted to global sales director.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Perfect Storm: UAE advisers must adapt to regulatory truth

Perfect Storm: UAE advisers must adapt to regulatory...Lock icon

The scale of regulatory change facing advisers in the Middle East will force major changes on the advisory industry and survival will require the interests of customer, distributor and provider to become more aligned, argues David Thompson of FPI.

Goldman Sachs AM first to register foreign retail funds in UAE

Goldman Sachs AM first to register foreign retail...

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has become the first firm to register foreign investment funds for retail investors in the UAE under the new mutual fund regulation introduced by the Emirates' Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA).

Published : 12, Apr 2017
IVCM on why Australia is still a ‘huge market’ for Qrops

IVCM on why Australia is still a ‘huge market’...Lock icon

IVCM’s Cameron Law talks about how British expats retiring to Australia and New Zealand can still transfer their UK pensions into a qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (Qrops) without incurring the UK's new 25% tax charge.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
UAE's Oman Insurance offers life bond with capital protection

UAE's Oman Insurance offers life bond with capital...

Dubai-headquartered Oman Insurance Company (OIC) has launched a new single premium insurance plan which offers a portfolio of exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) with built-in downside protection.

Published : 5, Apr 2017
Dubai advisers share challenges facing retirement planning

Dubai advisers share challenges facing retirement...Lock icon

From the new Qrops tax charge in the UK to the growing international mobility of clients, financial advisers in Dubai give their views on the challenges they face in helping clients plan for their retirement.

Published : 5, Apr 2017
Advisory firm PWS shuts Qatar office, to expand in Barcelona

Advisory firm PWS shuts Qatar office, to expand...Lock icon

Middle East advisory firm Prestige Wealth Solutions (PWS) has decided to close its Qatar office following the completion of its annual strategic business review.

Published : 3, Apr 2017
Best and worst countries for expats

Best and worst countries for expats

With the clock now ticking on the UK’s departure from the European Union, some people are rethinking their living and employment situation. Click through the slides below to find the best and worst expat destinations, according to research firm InterNations.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
Financial advice hit by UAE value-added tax, not life products

Financial advice hit by UAE value-added tax, not...

Details of the VAT system to be introduced for the first time in the UAE reveal that the standard rate of 5% will be levied on fee-based financial advice but not on the sale of life products.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
Deadline approaches for Dubai health insurance

Deadline approaches for Dubai health insurance...

Dubai residents who fail to secure mandatory health insurance cover before 1 April will face a fine of AED500 (£109, $136, €126) per month and risk their visa status.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
Petition against South African expat tax launched

Petition against South African expat tax launched...Lock icon

A petition against new legislation that would force South Africans working in countries with no income tax to pay tax in their home nation went live on Sunday.

Published : 27, Mar 2017

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