Advisers should learn to be ‘never knowingly undersold’
Advisers and planners have a key role in explaining the benefits of financial services and demonstrating the industry’s trustworthiness, according to an advice guru.
News 30 Nov 17
Guernsey Finance: ‘Not sure what more we’re supposed to do’
Guernsey Finance chief executive Dominic Wheatley is “not sure what more we’re expected to do” to help improve transparency in the fight against offshore tax evasion, he told International Adviser.
News 23 Nov 17
What does fairer, simpler, more transparent trust taxation mean?
With the budget lacking much detail, the financial services industry has been left to ponder what the chancellor actually meant when he said the government will publish a consultation in 2018 on how to make the taxation of trusts simpler, fairer, and more transparent.
Global life premiums growth led by Asia acceleration
Global life premiums growth in 2018 and 2019 will continue to be carried by the strong performance of emerging markets, in particular China, as advanced markets continue to experience sluggish growth, according to a report by Credit Suisse.
Goldman Sachs’ three factors driving EM millennials
A report by Goldman Sachs Asset Management into the impact of millennials in emerging markets (EM) has identified three key trends for this increasingly affluent group.
Global wealth surges in 2017 – Credit Suisse
Total global wealth has now reached $280trn (£213.4trn €238.2trn) and is 27% higher than a decade ago at the onset of the financial crisis according to the latest edition of the Global Wealth Report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI).
Risk profiling, made simple
It is widely accepted that asset allocation is the primary driver of long-term returns in any investment portfolio, although long-term strategic asset allocation is not just about economic fluctuations, it is also about having a deep understanding of the long-term relative behaviour of asset classes. Unfortunately, the behaviour of asset classes (across the world, in countless different sectors), is as predictable as a new puppy, or the Great British weather.