When the President of the United States opted not to sign into law a bipartisan bill to fund several government agencies (a bill which was overwhelmingly supported in both the House of Representatives and the Senate), the US Government entered a partial shutdown at midnight on the 22nd of December. A government shutdown isn’t a unique event anymore. Shutdowns go all the way back to President Carter, and the only period in which there wasn’t a shutdown was during the George W Bush Administration. The current shutdown is the longest in US history.
Andrea Solana, Head of Advanced Planning, features in the American once again, as is a regular fixture, discussing how to review your wealth goals and objectives in the new year. Please click here for the full article.
As an American living in the UK, there are several things to take into consideration to avoid unnecessary tax charges and complexities.. Click here for the full article by Andrea, Head of Advanced Planning, featured in The American Magazine.
As an American living in the UK, there are several considerations to think about when it comes to taking distributions from your UK pension. Click here for the full article by Andrea, Head of Advanced Planning, featured in The American Magazine.
As is a regular feature, Andrea, Head of Advanced Planning, featured in the American in Britain discussing how to give effectively as an American living in the UK. For the full article, please click here.
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There are some challenges for Americans living in the UK that are important to understand in order to develop optimal wealth planning strategies. Click here for the full article, featured in the May-June edition of The American.
For many investors it can be tempting to focus only on equity prices when thinking about the returns from their portfolios, particularly during turbulent periods such as the one we have witnessed since the start of February this year. The media often fosters this behaviour through the use of dramatic headlines that are designed to grab the attention of the viewer. Recent headlines in this vein that I have seen include, “The Stock Market is Having its Worst Second Quarter Since the Great Depression”. This sounds scary but the reality was more prosaic. As you can see here, this story was written two days into the new quarter and all because of just over 2% move in the S&P 500 index!
Andrea, Head of Advanced Planning, features in the March-April 2018 edition of The American discussing Trump tax reform and how it will impact inheritance tax for Americans living in the UK. A US domiciliary resident for gift and estate tax purposes now enjoys a lifetime allowance double that of 2017 thresholds. For the full article, please click here.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios.
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and no regulator or nation state stands behind it.