What does a financial adviser actually do?

Our consultants sometimes get asked this question by people who make the assumption that a financial adviser is something reserved for the filthy rich who have so much money that they need a dedicated person to look after it. Yes, those clients exist but the vast majority of our clients…

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Five Common mistakes expats make with their money

Many expats come to Asia on generous salary packages and often they benefit from tax advantages too which means that they have an unparalleled opportunity to accumulate significant wealth while they are working abroad. If you are in the fortunate position to have increased your disposable income as a result…

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The US Election – Economic Insight

Do you have difficulty thinking about your retirement? Does the world of no more work, endless spare time and unstructured days seem completely alien to you? If you’ve answered yes to those two questions, you’re not alone. Plenty of my clients, working busy jobs and with infinite pressures on their…

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What gets measured gets managed

This saying, usually attributed to management consultant Peter Drucker, sums up perfectly to me the absolute foundation of financial planning. Many people think that they haven’t got enough disposable income to save and give up on a financial plan before they even start. In fact, we can all probably rein…

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Divorcing? You need a financial adviser

As we wave goodbye to the force of nature that is Brangelina and the two heartthrob millionaires begin the painful process of unpicking their lives together and dividing up their vast fortune it seems timely to reflect upon how divorce can play havoc with your financial planning. When you are…

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