Archive for June 2016

Oh BREXIT

Uncertainty was probably the biggest “winner” coming out of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU). As anticipated, the immediate financial and related tumult – with the pound losing ground.   But it is the uncertainty on so many fronts of what will follow over the longer term that has everyone playing the guessing…

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Brexit: What will happen to QROPS?

The United Kingdom have voted in favour of leaving the EU. This undoubtedly brings a wave of uncertainty and numerous questions that will remain unanswered for up to 2 years. What we do know is that GBP will devalue (already at its lowest levels since 1985) and that markets all around the world will drop…

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S&P Global Ratings – A Warning to South Africa

For many weeks the pending S&P Global Ratings’ decision on South Africa was a major talking point here. Well, that has come and gone for now, with another by Fitch Ratings waiting in the wings as I write. The stay of execution means there remains much to be done over the next six months.  …

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African Dream: Craig Featherby in International Adviser

  Craig Featherby, group managing director of Carrick Wealth, was recently interviewed by International Adviser, the leading website for IFAs who distribute international fund, life & banking products to high net worth individuals.   Craig Featherby’s startup, Carrick Wealth, has hit the ground running, benefiting from South Africa’s burgeoning offshore funds market. He shares his inside…

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Sovereign named International Retirement Provider of the Year

  A hearty congratulations to Sovereign Retirement Solutions, who recently received the “International Retirement Provider of the Year – Product” award at this year’s International Adviser Product and Service Awards in London.   Sovereign are one of our esteemed Trust Providers, and, as with all our providers, we have enjoyed an excellent relationship with them in…

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