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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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How much is enough to hold offshore?

Representing less than 1% of the global economy and expecting less than 2% growth in GDP per annum over the next two years, the South African economy appears unlikely to offer local investors the chance of decent returns, which remain hindered by socio-political and economic factors.  (more…)

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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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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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Rising demand for international residency and citizenship

Pam Golding Properties’ International Division has partnered with global investment-migration firm Henley & Partners to provide buyers seeking international property assets with a view to acquiring dual residence or citizenship, an end-to-end service. (more…)

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Second passports ‘no longer just talk’

The recent credit downgrades by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s ratings agencies, and the potential effects of junk status, has wealthy South Africans seriously reviewing the available options for diversifying their personal interests and investment assets beyond the country’s borders. (more…)

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Financial planning considerations when investing offshore

By Andrew Brotchie, MD of Glacier International. Investors wanting offshore exposure have various routes they can take – including rand-denominated funds and asset swap investments – but having decided to use discretionary savings to obtain direct foreign exposure, there are a number of considerations from a financial planning point of view that need to be […]

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UK businesses regaining pre-referendum momentum

UK business confidence is rising fast on the back of an upbeat outlook for the UK economy, according to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP. (more…)

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