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Tim Mertens

Unpacking financial emigration

Financial emigration, also known as formal emigration, is the process whereby a South African resident changes their status with the Reserve bank to that of a non-resident. One of the most important benefits of this is that retirement savings and annuities can be withdrawn and transferred offshore, even if the person is still under the […]

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What taxes do I pay when I invest offshore?

By Carla Rossouw, tax manager, Allan Gray. Investing offshore allows you to diversify and benefit from a broader universe of investment ideas, but what about the tax you may have to pay? As with any other investment, it is important to get the full picture before you make any decisions. When you invest offshore, the […]

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Grant Meintjes, Head of Securities, PSG Wealth.

Key considerations when investing offshore

By Grant Meintjes, Head of Securities, PSG Wealth. It’s 10 years since the beginning of the global financial crisis, and investors are more aware than ever of how portfolio diversification can help protect their investments. These days, a diversified investment portfolio should include both local and international shares. (more…)

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Monarch & Co on options for individuals should South Africans working overseas have to pay tax locally as well

SA scholars seek international education

As another school year draws to a close, many parents and scholars are beginning to think about their tertiary education options and future career opportunities. (more…)

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Reyneke van Wyk, Head of Investment Management, South Africa at Stonehage Fleming.

Why you should invest 100% of your surplus assets offshore

Wealthy South African investors should look to invest 100% of their long-term surplus assets offshore. This is according to Reyneke van Wyk, Head of Investment Management, South Africa at Stonehage Fleming. (more…)

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George Cipolloni

Why SA investors shouldn’t fear international markets – or even Trump

South Africa represents only 1% of the world’s market capitalisation, according to the World Bank. Given this statistic, it’s not hard to see why investing offshore has such diversification benefits for South Africans. However, the uncertainty and unknowns of investing in international markets is still too overwhelming for many. George Cipolloni, sub-investment manager of the […]

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Mel Roberts1

Relocating to Malta, ‘the Mediterranean Jewel’

Considering relocating? Looking for somewhere that has a low crime rate, good climate, affordable housing, excellent health services, and a reasonable cost of living? According to Mel Roberts, Consultant at Maitland, Malta ticks all the boxes! (more…)

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Dr Andrew Golding, Saleh Said at Zanzibar Amber Resort1

At last – an opportunity to buy a home in Zanzibar

Up to now, it hasn’t been possible for a person who is not from Zanzibar to buy a property on this magnificent island. (more…)

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