Good news from the other side of the channel:
by Alexander Beard, on Jan 9, 2017 11:02:54 AM
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 corporate clients and following the niche market established by our UK and Dutch colleagues, both these were major American - Silicon Valley based - companies whose French employee benefits’ strategy we are now delivering.
On the personal financial planning side, looked after by my colleague Guillaume Hublot, as the international context remains very uncertain, we have designed a personal pension transfer product called €uVEST; this has been designed an alternative strategy to QROPS so that our cross-border clients will now have the choice between different (but still attractive) options where currency denomination (considering the uncertainty following Brexit). For more details please follow this link - http://www.abg.net/uploads/publications/EuvestBrochure/index.html.
Also on this side of the business I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Gilles Velcin as our UK/French cross border adviser; Gilles has many years of experience and is fluent in English. Gilles will be based partly in the parent company’s London office and partly here in France and importantly has recently acquired the final stage in his qualifications to allow him to be recognised and authorised by the UK regulator as well as his French authorisation.
Managing Director: France - Alexander Beard (France) SAS