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Greed and the fear of missing out

23 April 2019
By the end of the first quarter of 2019, every major stock market was comfortably up for the year and several US indices were a whisker away from their all-time highs of September 2018. This is a huge change co ...

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Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1

23 April 2019
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceed ...

Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1

23 April 2019
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceed ...

Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1

23 April 2019
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceed ...

Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1

23 April 2019
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceed ...

Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1 »
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceedings.
Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1 »
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceedings.
Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1 »
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceedings.
Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1 »
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceedings.
Trusts and protecting assets on divorce - Part 1 »
With new legislation recently proposed to make divorce easier, it is appropriate to consider how trust assets are treated in divorce proceedings.
Retirement planning in the new tax year »
Although the pensions tax regime has remained relatively stable over the last few years a new tax year always brings a few changes along with a fresh set of allowances to make the most of.
Tax year 2019/20 and all that »
In this article we focus on some changes to taxation, effective from 6 April 2019, of relevance to financial advisers and their clients.
Trusts and estates case law - interesting decisions from 2018 - part 2 »
As mentioned in last month's article, there have been some interesting Court decisions in 2018 in the area of trusts and estates law. Last month we considered three such cases and this month we will conclude this thread by looking at some cases involving claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
In 2018 central banks purchased the highest amount of the precious metal in nearly 50 years. Why? »
During 2018, the world’s central banks bought over 650 tons of gold, according to the World Gold Council. It was the second highest amount on record. Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Hungary led this trend as they sold US Dollar reserves in preference for gold. One can argue about why they did this, but it is noticeable that these countries are more autocratic and follow a foreign policy that is more adversarial with western interests. This probably makes sense for these countries to reduce their reliance on US Dollar reserves and hold gold, something which is not dependent on the goodwill of the US financial system.
Tax year end is fast approaching »
The end of a tax year is fast approaching. Although the pensions arena has been reasonably stable for the last few years there are still areas that need careful consideration in the run up to the tax year end. 
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