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

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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
Will MSCI include China's A-shares? Five views

Will MSCI include China's A-shares? Five views...

Asset management professionals share their views on the MSCI's upcoming decision about whether or not to include China's A-shares in its emerging market indices with our sister publication Fund Selector Asia.

Published : 18, May 2017
Labour's 17-point tax avoidance clampdown plan

Labour's 17-point tax avoidance clampdown plan...

As voting day for the UK general election rapidly approaches, the Labour party has spelled out a wide-ranging 17-point plan to tackle tax avoidance and public filing of the tax returns of wealthy individuals earning more than £1m.

Published : 15, May 2017
How to find a good financial adviser

How to find a good financial adviser

It is vital to get any new relationship off on the right foot, especially when money is involved. Understanding the questions that prospective clients should be asking, can help advisers ensure they are the right person to meet that client’s needs.

Published : 12, May 2017
Six key pension priorities for UK election manifestos

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Pension scams, DB schemes and retirement support should all feature in the party manifestos the UK political parties publish ahead of the snap election on 8 June, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has said.

Published : 3, May 2017
Five things you need to know about Trump’s tax plan

Five things you need to know about Trump’s tax...

This week, US president Donald Trump unveiled what he called “the biggest tax cuts in history”. Here’s a look at some of the initial proposals to slash inheritance tax, top income brackets and tax for large corporations.

Published : 28, Apr 2017
Five tips to consider when using an overseas pension

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Given the recent dramatic changes to rules governing overseas pension transfers, Martin Hall, the director of Isle of Man-based pension provider Optimus, gives his tips on what to consider when using an international pension scheme.

Published : 28, Apr 2017
Best and Worst US sectors during Trump’s first 100 days

Best and Worst US sectors during Trump’s first...

Trump’s first 100 days in office have been jam packed with outrageous tweets, ‘alternative facts,’ a failed healthcare bill and foreign policy blunders. But, what were the best and worst performing US sectors during Trump's first 100 days?

Published : 26, Apr 2017

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