Paul Beard

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...