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  • Alexander Beard Group - 30th Anniversary Party

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  • Germany Update - September 2017

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    For the first time since WW II we will have a party in parliament right of the Christian Democrats (Conservatives): AfD “Alternative for Germany” (which in fact is not one!). However I don’t see it so much dangerous, as the voters for this “anti” party did not really have a program, they just needed to open their arms in order to collect all those...
  • Netherlands Update - September 2017

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    On September 19th 2017, the Dutch Government has published its spending plans for 2018. However this year the situation is different than normal for several reasons. First of all there is still no new government in place. After the elections from March this year several attempts have been made to form a new coalition, but so far without result. New...
  • PRE-ELECTION SUMMARY 2017

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    Polls, policies, Brexit and your finances: what to expect in the run up to 8th June November brought us the election of President Trump. Earlier this month, Emmanuel Macron became President of France. Apparently not wanting to be left out, Theresa May took to the Downing Street lectern reserved for important announcements and called for a UK Genera...
  • We are pleased to announce the launch of our new International Savings Plan

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    Why Might You Need It? Because; You want a savings plan with the option to add to your plan or make withdrawals at any time to suit your lifestyle. You would like to save, perhaps for a specific purpose. For example: Private education or university fees. A deposit to buy a property. A wedding. A gap year. The new Alexander Beard International Sa...
  • Alexander Beard France are pleased to announce the launch of €uvest

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    Following the success of their USA facing SIPP – AMVE$T - for US based Brits with pensions left behind in the UK with no cross border transfer options other than QROPS. A similar scenario now exists in France with most UK pension providers refusing to transfer funds to French PERPS because they believe that they do not meet the QROPS rules. In resp...
  • Happy New Year to everyone!

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    We begin the year with some news of various developments and changes at Alexander Beard Group of Companies… In Australia we have moved our offices from Sydney to Perth and replaced Stewart Ruppert with a new Managing Director – Dave Stone. This better reflects where the larger percentage of our emigration related market resides and is also home to...
  • Remember this?: “RBS advised clients to brace for a ‘cataclysmic year’ ” (Telegraph 11 January 2016)*

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    It is an inescapable fact that all investment advisers must take a view on the future. Even a simplistic approach of avoiding ‘fund managers’ and using stock market index tracking funds relies on a view that stock markets will out-perform everything else in the long run. When RBS predicted a cataclysmic year for 2016, with US and EU markets predict...
  • Good news from the other side of the channel:

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    I am pleased to say that Alexander Beard (France) is out of the starting blocks and busily doing business. Obviously a significant part of 2016’s activities focussed upon establishing the legal and regulatory approvals for the launch of our French office in Lyon; since then the employee benefit side of the French office has secured our first two co...
  • Alexander Beard Group - Press Release

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    Senior appointments at ABG: Former Nordben CEO to join Alexander Beard Group (ABG) Board ABG Founder and Executive Chairman, Paul Beard, is delighted to announce that Nordben Life and Pension's former CEO, Paul Cutter, is to join the main ABG Board as a non-executive Director. Speaking yesterday Paul Beard said: “Paul is a respected figure in the...
  • Alexander Beard Group’s EU Referendum summary and viewpoint

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    Britain Takes Back Control. Or Does It? This somewhat, necessarily, lengthy note covers the likely consequences of Britain’ historic decision. It our attempt to give you an overview of how things currently stand following the Leave campaign victory; but you will appreciate that events are moving very quickly. ‘I declare that the total votes cast f...
  • Brexit the Movie...

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    Sliding Doors Yesterday we saw a rising pound and markets shored up by polls indicating that Remain was likely to prevail.  Then, like the plot in “Sliding Doors”, an alternate reality took over.  The vote to Leave sent markets sliding, the pound tumbling and the movement was all the more extreme because of the about-turn from last minute polls to...
  • IN OR OUT?

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    'IN OR OUT?' - A special report on the EU Referendum Depending on when you read this article, there’s a month – or less – to go until the UK votes in the EU Referendum. The exact question, proposed by the Electoral Commission and accepted by the Government in September 2015, will be: Should the UK remain a member of the European Union or leave the...
  • How Andrew Moore creates his portfolios

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    Citywire's new video series looks at how advisers create their portfolios. This week, Andrew Moore, investment director and partner at London-based Alexander Beard Wealth, explains how his firm created its own technology to help build client portfolios.   Original Source: http://citywire.co.uk/new-model-adviser/news/asset-house-how-andrew-mo...
  • Health Care….. “Our children are able to start College, what are our options”?

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    We hear regularly from parents how difficult and time consuming it is researching suitable Health Care plans for sons and daughters. Children leaving home can be a very stressful time for all. We are now very pleased to be able to offer The ABG International Students Healthcare Plan. At least you can have peace of mind that appropriate medical cove...
  • Investment Portfolios and the EU Membership Referendum

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    Good news - the impossible task of predicting the future just got easier! Usually there are many different potential outcomes to events making it hard to say exactly what will happen in the future.  With the EU Membership Referendum there’s only two possible outcomes: LEAVE or REMAIN.  So you have a 50/50 chance of calling it right.  The value of y...
  • To Brexit or not to Brexit? – that is the question

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    If you have any views on the following please do engage with me through pdb@abg.net 1. How did we arrive at the present situation? The glib response would be “have you got a week?” but to bring it down to its basic level, it seems to be a case of “realpolitik“, at the recent General Election David Cameron had little choice but to offer the citizens...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - January 2016

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    I will of course begin by wishing all our clients and business partners a happy, healthy and successful 2016. A new year is always a time for reflection as well as looking forward and we can reflect on a difficult and turbulent year for the world, encapsulated in awful fashion by the tragic events in Paris. It seems right now that there is very lit...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - October 2015

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    Welcome to the Autumn edition of our quarterly newsletter. The last three months have, as always, been blighted by the holiday season, when it sometimes seems like everyone but me is sunning themselves…! Seriously though I hope everyone enjoyed a good summer. The investment climate in the last quarter has largely been established by events in China...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - August 2015

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    Welcome to our summer edition, there are a number of important articles relating to UK matters as well as some interesting copy on various international issues that may face some of our overseas clients. Here at ABG head office the bulk of the year so far has been taken up with completion of the integration of Bogaard Pensioen and Lepretre and Part...
  • Alexander Beard Group participate in the People-in-Aid Humanitarian HR Europe 2015 conference

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    Humanitarian HR Europe 2015 conference - June 3-5 in Antwerp, Belgium Our International Schools and Aid Agencies Division Sales Director , Lesley Stevens, attend the above conference as part of our sponsorship of People-in –Aid. PIA are one of two international charity and aid umbrella organisations that endorse our International Retirement Plan fo...
  • Quarterly Newsletter – May 2015

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    Spring has finally arrived, the daffodils are blooming and the sun is shining (for now at least!) The first 3 months of this year at ABG have been taken up with integrating the new acquisitions we announced in our last newsletter and we now have a fully functioning office in Central London, a new Investment Director in the form of Andrew Moore (see...
  • Quarterly Newsletter - January 2015

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    We begin 2015 having made a number of highly significant changes to Alexander Beard Group at the year-end... - In mid-October we completed the merger of our Employee Benefit business with Bogaard Pensioen B.V. of the Netherlands and the new merged business will trade as Alexander Beard International Benefits B.V. - On December the 19th we completed...
  • Alexander Beard International Benefits Division announces merger with Bogaard Pensioen Consultancy BV to form new company

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    Alexander Beard are delighted to formally confirm the merger of our international benefits division with Netherlands-based Bogaard Pensioen Consultancy BV, into a new company named Alexander Beard International Benefits BV (ABIB). The newly merged business can report current revenues of €1 million per year. For regulatory reasons, the business will...
  • Alexander Beard to co-host series of seminars across the U.S.

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    There’s excitement building here at Alexander Beard as we can confirm we are organising a series of seminars across the U.S in November. Alexander Beard will be taking its place alongside legal giants, Pillsbury and world leading accountants, WeiserMazars, for a series of three events in San Francisco, Houston and New York, on the topic of Speciali...
  • Thank you for attending our emigration seminars

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    Alexander Beard Group would like to thank all of our fellow advisers who joined us at our seminars on advising clients who are emigrating. The seminars took place across the UK during the course of the week commencing 2nd June and we hope those of you who attended gained an insight into the ways in which you can continue to look after your clients...
  • A series of events for advisers to learn how to help clients who are moving abroad

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    Alexander Beard are delighted to announce a series of four seminars at various locations during June, designed to help fellow financial advisers and financial planners to realise the opportunities to advise clients who are emigrating in areas such as QROPS. Whilst traditionally it has been difficult for advisers to get involved in these areas due t...
  • Paul Beard - Interview with International Adviser

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    Please click on the following links to see Paul Beard's interview with International Adviser... Part 1 - Paul Beard, founder and chairman of the Alexander Beard Group, on the fastest growing international markets... Alexander Beard Group’s Paul Beard explains where in the world his business is doing best and why he exited from the Isle of Man, Mal...
  • ... A New Year Begins

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    Well, we enter the new world of retail financial services this month with some trepidation and also some excitement. Like most so called ‘seismic changes’ I suspect that that it won’t be as bad as many firms suspect but there will certainly be casualties, but there will also be huge opportunities. However, whilst I deplore some of the unnecessarily...
  • Another Year Ends...

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    This is my final blog of the year, and what a year! Where did it go? It is certainly true that the older you get the quicker time seems to pass; this time last year I was preparing to leave to spend Christmas in New Zealand, and as the tied old cliché goes “it only seems like 5 minutes ago” As you may have read in my last missive, we have spent mos...
  • USA reflections - by Paul Beard (Executive Chairman and Founder)

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    Having just returned from a three week trip to the USA (two weeks of which was for business reasons) and with the Olympics getting underway I felt that amid the darkening economic skies, a lighter tone was called for to open this U.S. centric Blog. So, on this light note, I am continually amazed, amused and occasionally mildly aggravated by the ina...