The top five contrarian plays of the year so far

The top five contrarian plays of the year so far...

From betting on Europe over the US to sticking by emerging market debt, we look at five ways portfolio managers have stepped outside the box early on in 2017.

Published : 16, Feb 2017
Is there still opportunity to be found in the FANGs? (or Apple?)

Is there still opportunity to be found in the...

They are used to double-digit revenue growth and boast some of the most well-known brands in the world, but do the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (FANG) still offer opportunities this year?

Published : 15, Feb 2017
Five things you should know about estate planning in Portugal

Five things you should know about estate planning...

For British expats living in Portugal, or for those with Portuguese assets, the local equivalent of inheritance tax maybe relatively straightforward, says director of Blevins Franks Jason Porter, but succession law is very different. If advisers do not understand the rules, their client’s estate may not be distributed in line with their wishes or could attract more taxation than necessary.

Published : 14, Feb 2017
Four tips for end of year tax planning

Four tips for end of year tax planning

As the UK approaches the end of another tax year, Tony Müdd, divisional director for development and technical consultancy at St James’s Place, talks through how to make the most of all the allowances and exemptions available.

Published : 8, Feb 2017
Four strategies to reject hidden fees and commissions

Four strategies to reject hidden fees and commissions...

We are very conscious that expats are often unfamiliar with the Singapore environment and that they are not protected by the same regulation that they are familiar with in the UK, says David Pugh, director of The Fry Group (Singapore).

Published : 7, Feb 2017
Six year-end tax issues for non-doms in the UK

Six year-end tax issues for non-doms in the UK...

The approaching tax year-end applies equally to those born in the UK and to foreign expats living there. This year, expats may have even more to consider given the new non-dom rules coming into force from 6 April 2017, warns Old Mutual Wealth’s financial planning expert, Rachael Griffin.

Trump’s inauguration and the effect on equities

Trump’s inauguration and the effect on equities...

As Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the US, International Adviser has compiled the latest views on how his inauguration may effect your investments.

Published : 20, Jan 2017
Advisers urgently need to get clients IHT planning

Advisers urgently need to get clients IHT planning...

Wealthy British residents over the age of 45 are forgetting or ignoring simple estate planning tools that could help them to pass on more of their estate to their families, according to Canada Life’s annual IHT survey.

Published : 20, Jan 2017
Five tech trends advisers need to watch

Five tech trends advisers need to watch

Adviser platforms, wealth managers, and financial advisers need to keep five key technology trends in mind as they navigate the ever-shifting financial services landscape, according to Alex Kerry, head of Winterflood Business Services.

Published : 9, Jan 2017
Top HMRC criminal cases of 2016

Top HMRC criminal cases of 2016

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed its 10 most significant fraud and organised crime cases of 2016. In the ongoing fight against tax evasion, HMRC prosecuted a range of tax fraudsters leading to 679 individuals being convicted for their part in tax crimes, with sentences for 2016 totalling more than 730 years.

Published : 9, Jan 2017
The best and worst FTSE sectors in 2016 revealed

The best and worst FTSE sectors in 2016 revealed...

New data from Financial Express Analytics reveals a stunning year for miners and oil companies and persistent trouble for telecoms and retailers.

Published : 3, Jan 2017
Scams and rogues of 2016

Scams and rogues of 2016

International Adviser revisits some of the biggest investment scams and scandals reported in 2016 as we look forward to the day when greater transparency delivers better client outcomes.

Published : 28, Dec 2016
The top five asset classes to target in 2017

The top five asset classes to target in 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, these are some of the key areas investors are pinning their hopes for the new year on.

Published : 22, Dec 2016
HMRC reveals 10 worst excuses for late tax returns

HMRC reveals 10 worst excuses for late tax returns...

Each year HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) receives a number of unusual excuses from people who failed to file their self assessment tax return before 31 January.

Published : 22, Dec 2016
Which asset classes lost investors most money in 2016?

Which asset classes lost investors most money...

Thanks to the end-of-year ‘Trump rally’, 2016 has been a pretty good year for investors in risky assets. However, not all asset classes have fared so well.

Published : 20, Dec 2016
Top challenges facing global IFAs in 2017

Top challenges facing global IFAs in 2017

Advisers around the world give their views on how regulation, M&A activity and technology will affect their business in 2017.

Published : 20, Dec 2016
Which asset classes performed best in 2016?

Which asset classes performed best in 2016?

2016 has been a remarkable year. The two best performing large equity markets this year are countries that have been mired in recession for years. At the same time, the stock market of the world’s fastest growing large economy has been delivering some of the lowest returns.

Published : 19, Dec 2016
Six things the UK gov’t can do to deter pension scammers

Six things the UK gov’t can do to deter pension...

The UK Government’s proposed ban on pensions cold-calling will deter scammers but must be just the start of a concerted effort to drive fraudsters out of the market, says AJ Bell.

Published : 9, Dec 2016
The 12 stocks to cash in on this Christmas

The 12 stocks to cash in on this Christmas

With Christmas is just around the corner, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, gives his tips on the 12 companies that could offer investors a present this festive season.

Published : 5, Dec 2016
Three financial adviser initiatives: Holborn Assets

Three financial adviser initiatives: Holborn Assets...

In the latest of our series of insights from financial advisers across the world, Keren Bobker, senior partner of Dubai-based Holborn Assets sets out three initiatives she is taking to build the business along best practice lines.

Published : 30, Nov 2016

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