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Are you Paying Unnecessary Tax and Letting Agent Fees on your UK Property?

Inheritance Tax

Income from a property in the UK is usually subject to UK tax wherever you reside. However, depending on your nationality and country of residence, you may be entitled to the UK personal tax allowance.

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The 2017 South African Tax Season Has Officially Started!

This year there have been changes to South African Tax and we list below some of the things to look out for during this filing season (covering the tax year from 1st March 2016 to 28th February 2017).

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Is Keeping Your Final Salary Pension Really The Safest Thing To Do?

savings and investments - money for retirement.

The benefits and pitfalls of transferring a Final Salary Pension; what should you watch out for and what should be included in the report you receive.

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The AAM Approach To ETFs

The Rise of ETFs: What You Need to Know Part Three: The AAM Approach to ETFs Parts One and Two in this series outlined the reasons why so many investors are turning to passive strategies instead of actively managed funds, but also that there are several considerations and […]

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Opportunities for Active Managers

The Rise of ETFs: What You Need to Know Part Two: Opportunities for Active Managers Part One of this series on the rise of ETFs outlined the limitations of actively managed funds, namely, the difficulty they have in delivering returns that justify the fees they charge. While […]

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The Death of Active Managers

The Rise of ETFs: What You Need to Know Given the tremendous growth in investing through Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in recent years, AAM has prepared a three-part series of articles aimed at providing investors with everything they need to know about ETFs.  In this first instalment, [...]Read more

Four Ways To Reduce Your US Taxes As An Expat

In this article, we review four ways you can reduce your US taxes as an Expat.

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Choosing the Right Amount of Life Cover

How do you calculate the amount of cover that you need to ensure your loved ones are adequately protected should the worst happen? There are two key elements in assessing the level of cover that is appropriate. The first is the amount of debt that you have and what your essential living..

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Do You Know If Your Final Salary Pension Scheme Is Right For You?

Savings and Investments Singapore AAM Advisory

There are many issues to consider when considering whether to transfer out of a Final Salary scheme and the complexity of these mean that you need advice from a fully qualified specialist in UK pension transfers. Here are the potential advantages and disadvantages of Final Salary Pensions and why a transfer might be in your interests.

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South Africa Introduces the Concept of “Double Non-Taxation”


As expatriates, we are all familiar with the concept of Double Taxation Agreements which prevent the same income being taxed twice. Now the South African Government wants to set a dangerous precedent by introducing the concept of “Double Non-Taxation”.

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