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Technical articles | 01 Mar 2006
The reign of Spain as premier destination for overseas property purchase is plain to see. Advances in regulation and business practice look set to stimulate further interest among advisers' clients, as Bernardo Moya reports.  Spain remains firmly the number one destination for buying p...
Technical articles | 01 Mar 2006
This article highlights the factors to be considered before a VCT investment is made and points out that advisers should ensure that investment via a VCT is consistent with the client's risk profile.  A VCT is just one of a series of investments.  Members should be aware that the ...
Technical articles | 01 Mar 2006
Working with clients overseas may seem daunting, but follow a few essential guidelines and you can open a valuable new market.  Robert Parker explains.  The market in providing professional financial advice to UK expatriates and to overseas nationals is enormous and growing at a t...
Technical articles | 01 Feb 2006
It may be known as an outsourcing mecca but India is also a fastgrowing insurance market and one of the CII's top areas of focus, says Liz Booth.
Technical articles | 01 Feb 2006
The bond bubble may be about to burst. This raises several important issues. It does not make sense to invest in bond funds or conventional annuities if you think yields will be higher in a year's time. As we pointed out last month, February's 3.75% income drawdown yield has produced a situ...
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2006
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Technical articles | 01 Jan 2006
The majority of investors are interested in ethical investment, but most advisers give the matter only passing mention on their client fact-finds.  So how can you bridge the gap?  Research undertaken by MORI in 2004 on behalf of Friends Provident in 2004 suggested that 65% of peop...
Technical articles | 01 Jan 2006
NURS now qualify for PEPs and the stocks and shares component of the ISA, provided they are not quasi-cash funds and they allow investors to access their funds at least twice a month. The NURS category covers retail funds that did not meet UCITS requirements, for example, property funds and...
Technical articles | 01 Dec 2005
Much has already been written about the new investment opportunities for pensions savings post A-Day.  A lot of the attention has focused on residential property opportunities.  However, there has also been a lot of hype.  For advisers this is likely to become one of the key ...
 

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