Investment

An Expat Guide to Moving to Dubai from the UK

With the popularity of Dubai steadily on the rise, more Brits are making the leap-of-faith and moving to the region. Although moving abroad can provide excitement and a drastic change in lifestyle, it can often be challenging, fraught with paperwork and overwhelming. However, if you prepare early and carefully consider all aspects of the move,…

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July 8, 2019 Investment
Why Expats Are Unable to Save Up While Living in Dubai

Saving and investing money is key to providing yourself with security in an unpredictable future. It can provide an emergency buffer, fund a large purchase such as a house, and can yield an income stream in retirement. It can also increase your peace of mind, assist you in becoming financially independent, and ensure that your…

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A Guaranteed way to boost your financial goals

So, here you are, out in the Gulf, enjoying a different lifestyle to those that chose to stay behind in Britain, Canada, Australia, Europe – wherever. Let’s face it, you are a pioneering ex-pat with adventure in your veins, enjoying a different tax regime and probably better weather (especially if you’re British!) You have probably…

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Four Cognitive Biases That May be Affecting Your Portfolio

Being a successful investor takes a great deal of skill and knowledge. Hours of studying, insight and initiative are needed to be able to consistently make high (or better yet market-beating) returns on your savings. However, perhaps the most important aspect of all is to do with our psychology! Benjamin Graham, the ‘father’ of value…

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Why real returns are crucial for retirement planning

Interest rates can be expressed in two ways, as nominal rates or real rates. The difference is that the nominal rate of return is the percentage change, whereas the real rate of return is the percentage change adjusted for changes in prices due to inflation or other external factors. This keeps the purchasing power of…

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February 22, 2018 Market UpdateInvestment
Trends to Watch in Global Wealth Management in 2018

In 2018, just like it has been in the past years, changes and trends in wealth management will be inevitable. Amongst the trends that wealth managers should prepare themselves for includes changes in regulations, intergenerational changes in property ownership and innovation. Then, there is the impending issue of Common Reporting Standards (CRS) and Markets in…

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