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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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Who’s spying on your investments?

The Panama Papers and, more recently, the Paradise Papers have been cause for a few worried brows amongst the offshore investment world. Wealthy individuals who have used offshore jurisdictions such as Jersey, Guernsey and Mauritius as means to evade tax are finding themselves swimming naked as these hiding places are exposed and leaked information is […]

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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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Figures announced by SARS for SVDPs

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced on Tuesday 10 October 2017, that with the close of the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) on 31 August 2017, over 2,000 SDVP applications were made and a tax liability of R1,181,734,842 had been calculated. (more…)

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Offshore investing: One Will or two?

South African fiduciary practitioners regularly find that their clients or estates have an international element, says Oliver Phipps of Lester Aldridge Solicitors in the United Kingdom.  He was speaking at the 7th Annual FISA Conference in Sandton today. (more…)

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Prescient Investment Management discusses global assets in investment portfolios

The importance of global assets in your investment portfolio

As South Africans, our daily diet of news is a concoction of South African political intrigue mixed with fast-changing world events at the hands of unpredictable personalities like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-Un. (more…)

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Henley and Partners on second citizenships

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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Round one of French election is market friendly

Independent centrist, Emmanuel Macron won the first round of Sunday’s French presidential voting with 23.9% of the vote, just ahead of the far-right’s candidate Marine Le Pen on 21.4%. The two will go head to head in the final round on 7 May. (more…)

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