Five common mistakes UK expats make about domicile and tax

Five common mistakes UK expats make about domicile...Lock icon

British expats still have some crucial misunderstandings about their domicile status and tax position that could leave them and their loved ones financially exposed and even land them in trouble with HM Revenue & Customs, warns Rachael Griffin, financial planning expert at Old Mutual Wealth.

Will 2017 be the year of the active manager?

Will 2017 be the year of the active manager?Lock icon

Within the fund industry, 2017 was widely heralded as ‘a year for active managers’ after a long period when central bank policy and geopolitical concerns had driven asset prices. Click on the slides below to see whether, with more than half of the year gone, active managers across asset classes have been able to beat their benchmarks.

Published : 18, Jul 2017
Four reasons why HMRC had a bumper year

Four reasons why HMRC had a bumper yearLock icon

Latest figures from the UK tax office show that it netted £29bn ($37.6bn, €32.9bn) in the past year just by cracking down on tax evaders, with overall tax coffers up 7% to £580bn in 2016/17. Here’s a breakdown of why HMRC is having a record year in revenues, according to its annual report.

Published : 17, Jul 2017
Fixed income: winners and losers in H1

Fixed income: winners and losers in H1

As we move through the halfway point of 2017, many investors have grown wary of the risk asset rally and are returning to the relative safety of fixed income funds. But which have performed the best year-to-date? And which have not fared so well?

Published : 14, Jul 2017
Five things you need to know about Qnups

Five things you need to know about QnupsLock icon

For years, qualifying non-UK pension schemes (Qnups) have been seen as a niche product relegated to the realms of ‘aggressive tax planning’, says Martin Hall, director of Isle of Man-based pension provider Optimus. Here he reveals five reasons why it’s time for advisers to re-evaluate their position.

Published : 10, Jul 2017
Ten ways HMRC is catching tax cheats

Ten ways HMRC is catching tax cheatsLock icon

Recent high-profile wins against tax evaders prove that when it comes to cracking down on tax dodgers, HMRC is serious about stepping up not only its surveillance but also about finding innovative ways of catching out tax cheats. Here are some the methods the UK tax office employs.

Published : 7, Jul 2017
UK finance industry conflicted over asset management review

UK finance industry conflicted over asset management...Lock icon

Plans by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to crackdown on excessive asset management fund charges and improve competitiveness in the sector has been met with a flurry of contradictory responses from different parts of the financial services industry.

Why it doesn’t pay to own property in Spain through a company

Why it doesn’t pay to own property in Spain through...

As tax laws have changed in recent years the disadvantages of owning Spanish property through a company have increased, says Jason Porter, director of European IFA firm Blevins Franks.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management report

Five groups most at risk in the FCA asset management...

With the final report from the FCA’s market study of asset management due on Wednesday morning, speculation is rife about what the long-awaited recommendations could say. We look at the five groups who could face the repercussions.

Published : 27, Jun 2017
What next after China's MSCI inclusion?

What next after China's MSCI inclusion?

Wealth and asset managers give their views on the implications of the MSCI inclusion of A-shares and where they find investment opportunities onshore.

Published : 22, Jun 2017
Five Brexit scenarios for investors to chew over

Five Brexit scenarios for investors to chew over...

Brexit negotiations are officially underway. But what’s the final Brexit going to be – hard, soft, wobbly, red white and blue? Or will the UK economy simply plunge off the cliff edge? Investors weigh in.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Most expensive global expat cities 2017

Most expensive global expat cities 2017Lock icon

Five Asian and three European cities were among the 10 most expensive places for expats to live, with the dubious honour of being the most expensive bestowed on the capital of Angola.

Published : 21, Jun 2017
Five things to expect from the new UK government

Five things to expect from the new UK government...

After an astonishing general election that delivered a hung UK parliament, there has been nothing but political uncertainty in recent weeks. All eyes now turn to the delayed Queen’s Speech on 19 June, setting out the legislative programme for this year. Click on the arrows in picture below to see five things likely to come up in her speech.

Published : 14, Jun 2017
What do asset managers get paid?

What do asset managers get paid?

New data has revealed the most generous asset managers in terms of salary – so how much exactly does a director, VP, associate or analyst across Europe actually get paid?

Published : 8, Jun 2017
How do Tory and Labour financial election pledges stack up?

How do Tory and Labour financial election pledges...

With only a few days to go until the results of the 2017 snap UK election are revealed, we looked at the Tory and Labour party manifestos to see how their pledges on business, tax and pensions stacked up.

Published : 5, Jun 2017
Top unusual insurance requests from the rich and famous

Top unusual insurance requests from the rich and...

An ornamental Formula One car, a life-sized dinosaur statue and a Star Wars collection are some of the more unusual insurance requests that Aviva has handled over the past 10 years.

Published : 2, Jun 2017
Expat hotspots top global competitive ranking

Expat hotspots top global competitive rankingLock icon

Hong Kong and Singapore ranked first and third as the most competitive countries in the world, with Switzerland coming in second, according to the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking.

Published : 1, Jun 2017
How the UK election could impact pensions

How the UK election could impact pensions

What looked like a sure thing when UK prime minister Theresa May called the snap election back in mid-April has turned somewhat muddy. Aegon pensions director Steven Cameron has taken a look at what the parties’ manifestos mean for pensions.

Published : 31, May 2017
Five views on Moody's downgrade of China

Five views on Moody's downgrade of China

Asset managers comment on Moody's decision to lower China's sovereign credit rating by one notch to A1 from Aa3, with stable outlook.

Published : 25, May 2017
What do investors use ETFs for?

What do investors use ETFs for?

The use of index trackers by professional investors has skyrocketed in recent years. Investors have been attracted by the easy access to ETFs, their transparency and of course their low fees. But what do they exactly use ETFs for? Greenwich Associates asked 132 institutional investors the question.

Published : 19, May 2017

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