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

Six key pension priorities for UK election manifestos...Lock icon

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
Five UK tax changes postponed by the snap election

Five UK tax changes postponed by the snap election...Lock icon

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has put on hold some significant changes relating to IHT, deemed domicile rules, and life insurance policies due to the snap election in June, that will impact the international advice market.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
Best and worst expat countries for high pay

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The best places to earn a decent annual wage without having to work around the clock are in western Europe. Eastern Europe fared badly but Mexico ranked bottom, a recent report by ExpatFinder found.

Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service awards 2017

Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service...Lock icon

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted companies in International Adviser’s Product and Service Awards 2017.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Top 10 best performing funds in the UK

Top 10 best performing funds in the UK

The first quarter of 2017 extended the hectic end to last year with plenty of macro and market events to keep fund managers on their toes. Here, based on data from FE Analytics, are the top 10 performing UK retail funds by three-month performance.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
Best performing sectors for UK funds in 2017

Best performing sectors for UK funds in 2017

The results are in - here are the 10 strongest-performing sectors on a total return basis according to the UK's Investment Association and data from FE Analytics.

Published : 10, Apr 2017
Top 10 changes for the UK’s new tax year

Top 10 changes for the UK’s new tax yearLock icon

To hail in the new tax year, International Adviser has compiled the top 10 changes to remember for planning this year’s finances.

Published : 6, Apr 2017
What the changes to the UK nil rate band mean for IHT planning

What the changes to the UK nil rate band mean...

A staggering 70% of people have no understanding of the new residence nil rate band allowance coming into force on 6 April, which could have serious implications for their inheritance tax planning, warns Old Mutual Wealth financial planning expert, Rachael Griffin.

Published : 31, Mar 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
Understanding tax residency in Portugal

Understanding tax residency in Portugal

If you have recently moved or are moving to Portugal, you need to understand the tax implications of living there as a British national, says Jason Porter, director of European IFA firm Blevins Franks.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Five key questions to ask following the US Fed rate hike

Five key questions to ask following the US Fed...

The third 0.25% interest rate hike of this upcycle from the US Federal Reserve begs five questions, all of which have implications for the US, the globe and portfolios.

Published : 17, Mar 2017
Four key IHT planning tips for residential nil rate tax band

Four key IHT planning tips for residential nil...

Some changes in inheritance tax law can affect wills and trusts, including the introduction of the first tranche of the Residential Nil Rate Band (RNRB) of £100,000 on 6 April 2017, says Karen Clark, tax partner in charge of the London private client team at RSM.

Published : 15, Mar 2017

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