Archive: February 2020

Coronavirus: the impact for global markets

28th February 2020

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is of great concern to us all and of course our first thoughts are with all of those affected. For us at The Fry Group, with colleagues and clients living and working in Asia, the impact of the virus on both day to day... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News

The global economy

26th February 2020

The global economy is not growing fast enough for the comfort of policy makers in most of the major economies. It is likely that the coming years will be marked by a grand experiment when governments become more significant contributors to global growth. As a result governments and central... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News

Where should I retire?

17th February 2020

One of the most frequently asked questions from our expatriate clients is “Where should I retire?”.  Climate, language and a low cost of living are often some of the first factors considered, but it is important to carefully think about the broader, long-term immigration and financial and tax planning... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News, Tax

An investment outlook for 2020 and beyond

14th February 2020

In a rapidly evolving world, when it comes to investment and tax planning it is vital to understand and take account of the global factors which impact world markets. Julian Broom, our Chief Investment Officer, shares his thoughts following our 2020 Investment Series, held in a number of locations... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News

Pride in rugby

13th February 2020

For many years The Fry Group’s Singapore team has actively supported rugby sponsoring a range of international and local events. Rugby shares many of our own values – integrity, skill, determination and an ultimate focus on the importance of the team. As a result we were delighted to learn... read more

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UK property – tax trap or good investment?

12th February 2020

With significant changes to UK property tax rules coming in April, the landscape will be very different in a few months. Julian Smith, Head of Tax, reviews the tightening of the rules and how the changes may impact on the perception that UK property is a good investment option.... read more

Posted in: Capital Gains Tax, News, Tax

A tax perspective on the UK Budget

7th February 2020

With the new Government’s first UK Budget coming in March, Julian Smith, Head of Tax, explores what is likely to be featured, together with a round-up of the changes already scheduled for April 2020. With a sketchy Conservative manifesto when it came to detail, it will be interesting to... read more

Posted in: News, Tax

Wonderfully British things

6th February 2020

There are a number of things which make Britain quintessentially unique. After helping British expatriates for over 120 years our team has enjoyed hundreds of conversations with clients about what they miss most when away from ‘home’. So in the spirit of national pride, some of our staff have... read more

Posted in: News

Ten places to visit in 2020

5th February 2020

When it comes to choosing where to explore in the world, there are a wealth of options. Our friends at Lightfoot Travel, a specialist company offering tailored holiday planning for discerning and well-informed travellers, share their thoughts of the best destinations to visit in 2020. 1. Sri Lanka After... read more

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Tricky questions to ask your financial adviser

When markets are buoyant, and investment returns are as expected, it’s unusual for investors to dig deep for information when it comes to choosing a financial adviser. When markets are more challenging, there tends to be greater scrutiny of fees, practice and investment style. Julian Broom, our Chief Investment... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning