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Home / Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ethics in Finance – Award
03.11.2010

Promoting the Ethics in Finance-Robin Cosgrove Prize is going ahead well. Since the launch in London and Madrid in the spring, we have received many expressions of interest in the Prize. We hope that the competition, which closes with a deadline of March 31 2011, will attract more young finance professionals than ever before. For more information, go to the website: www.robincosgroveprize.org Looking ahead, we are ever more convinced that …

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Guardian Sponsors WIN Conference Paris 2010
03.11.2010

Realizing Visions: with Clarity, Enthusiasm and Care For those of you who may not know what the WIN (Women’s International Network) conference is, it is one of Europe’s leading and most profound annual events for women in business. WIN 2010 was set in the iconic city of Paris. With over 800 delegates from around the world flying in to participate, it was a motivating, inspiring and visionary event. Guardian Wealth …

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QNUPS
03.11.2010

Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes (QNUPS) were introduced in February this year. They came about through amendments to the Inheritance Tax Act, which made provision for certain offshore pensions to be Inheritance Tax (IHT) exempt. Why use a QNUPS? QNUPS are a great planning tool and can be used by both UK residents and ex-pats. QNUPS for ex-pats. Any ex-pat with a Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) that has been …

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China isn’t waiting
03.11.2010

“China isn’t waiting!” – That’s my verdict after a recent visit to the country. Whilst, I only had a very small taste of this vast country one thing was abundantly clear, China has set its sights on becoming mainstream by 2020. My trip from the tradition of the capital City, Beijing, to the mind‐blowing development in Chongqing, and then finally to the glitz and glamour of Shanghai seemed to confirm …

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Uncapped University Fee’s could see more student debts
03.11.2010

In our last Newsletter we spoke about the ever increasing costs of a child’s education and how to prepare for their future. This information is even more significant with the latest revelations regarding the University fee structuring in the UK. A major change of tack by the government could see university fees increasing to as much as £12,000 per annum. Although capped at present, university fees are often funded by …

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Control your investment future
03.11.2010

With a wide range of investment types available, having the correct mix in your portfolio to suit your individual circumstances and the current global climate is key to successful investing. Lifetimes looks at asset allocation and how investment managers can help you make the most of your money. The concept of asset allocation is by no means a new investment philosophy. In fact its roots go back 2,000 years when …

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