Welcome to our E-Bulletin archive. Our E-Bulletins are sent regularly to keep subscribers up to date about important financial news. Click on the link below to view some of our most recent updates. Some significant past E-Bulletins are also here for you to download as a PDF.
International Bulletin Spring 2015 Known Unknowns There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know. It is impossible (for The […]
Financial Planning If not do not worry – have a spring clean instead! The beginning of the year is a fantastic opportunity to evaluate, take stock and put in place plans for what we want to achieve.
Spring or Winter? The harsh winter which some had predicted seems to have passed us by and as we move into February there are hints of spring with early buds on the trees and flowering tulips and daffodils. Maybe this is an apt metaphor for the investment markets (the recent cold wind excepted) but not […]
Investments Autumn Investment Opportunity and Events A Cautious Investment Opportunity With the current low interest rate environment we have had a number of enquiries looking for low risk alternatives to cash. Treasury bonds have traditionally been seen as a low risk asset class, but for the last year or so have been yielding less than […]
Taking the emotion out of investing Investing is a very rational process, after all it’s all about numbers and money. Wrong! For the vast majority of people it is the very opposite and most investment decisions are made based on emotions. And as such, those decisions may often be the wrong ones.
Tax Returns Are you in the process of completing your tax return for 2012? New requirement to declare the existence of non-Belgian life assurance policies. A series of tax laws were passed at the end of 2012 which included one (second paragraph in § 1 of art CIR/9.307) which states that: Individuals are obliged to […]
Opportunities Continued low interest rates and increased taxation on what little is earned, combined with inflation, means that money in the bank is losing value in real terms. Here in Belgium, the introduction of higher taxation on dividends, insurance products and pensions also adds to investor concern.