Category archives for: Finance and money matter

Water – while stocks last!

Water – while stocks last!

by Tim Whiteley
Water is a basic survival commodity for us humans and just about everything else living on our little blue planet. But how does this sector shape up when it comes to investing?
What are the facts?
Estimates suggest that the world population will increase by 40 percent to 9 billion by 2050. As their [...]

Is the party over in Asia?

Is the party  over in Asia?

With Quantitative Easing (QE) tapering off in the near future, a significant amount of the colossal sums injected into economies like the US and the UK that made its way to Asia is repatriating. This has already put downward pressure on a number of currencies in the region which had previously enjoyed the influx.
The economic [...]

Holiday Leisure Parks – a ‘Bull’ Market

Holiday Leisure Parks – a ‘Bull’ Market

by Tim Whiteley
In fund managers’ on-going attempts to cherry pick sectors that will offer consistent, worthwhile returns to investors over the recent turbulent years, funds have been set up to specifically avoid the machinations of the worlds’ stock markets in arenas that enjoy a very strong demand curve, despite the economic conditions. Although stock markets [...]

QROPS – the dust settles

QROPS – the dust settles

by Tim Whiteley
After the debacle with Guernsey and HMRC last year, the whole QROPS market went into a frenzy of activity, the various jurisdictions looking to be the front runner in this huge market.
Prior to this, Guernsey was rightfully a market leader. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the bone of contention between [...]

Will the Banks make us money?

Will the Banks make us money?

by Tim Whiteley

Fund managers looking after our investments and pensions are divided as to whether bank shares are on the road to recovery. Banks remain as hot a topic with fund managers as they do with everybody else as the UK economy continues to struggle in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
You might have thought [...]

Where there’s muck there’s brass!

Where there’s muck there’s brass!

Increasingly, in the wake of the debacle that has taken place in the traditional stock markets over recent years, more and more niche funds have been established to take advantage of particular sectors where the demand/supply curve is heavily weighted in their favour, whilst not being connected to the volatile markets.

One such niche is waste [...]

Basics to Bvlgari

Basics to Bvlgari

by Tim Whiteley
In previous articles we touched on the unpredictable state of the markets in today’s financial climate.
Should the world return to any kind of normalcy in the next year or two, which is a reasonable possibility, given that Europe, including Britain, is still the largest trading block on our green earth and, although saddled [...]

Reasons to be cheerful?

Reasons to be cheerful?

by Tim Whiteley
According to Goldman Sachs, there is some slight optimism for the Global economy in the second half of 2013. It seems likely that the first half of the year will be dominated by the old chestnuts, The US ‘fiscal cliff, now round 2, and the tortuously slow to resolve ‘European debt crisis’.
The deal [...]

Family Inheritance…

Family Inheritance…

Expatriate Financial Planning, back to basics
In our earlier articles we covered asset protection structures through the use of offshore trusts, and inheritance planning vehicles. Often overlooked, however, are the most basic foundations of any financial planning review, especially relevant for international families taking up residence overseas, or already living outside their home country.
Could your [...]

Offshore Trusts…

Offshore Trusts…

Protecting accumulated wealth and providing for beneficiaries using offshore trusts available from prime, regulated jurisdictions.

Here we look at ways to protect accumulated wealth during one’s lifetime and beyond, and also how to mitigate multi jurisdictional probate issues for beneficiaries.
Many expatriates and international investors will have assets of one form or another in more than one [...]

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