What the Belgian ‘Wealth Tax’ means for you…

21st June 2018

Marc Quaghebeur, De Broeck Van Laere & Partners The Act of 7 February 2018, one that essentially is a ‘wealth tax’, sees the introduction of an annual 0.15 percent tax on financial instruments held in securities accounts valued over €500,000. On the surface this seems fairly straightforward, on further... read more

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QROPS – Caveat Emptor!

20th June 2018

Since April 2015, with the lowest interest rates in history, pensions have become a lot more interesting for all. The current excitement is around Defined Benefit transfers and QROPS, or more recently, ROPS. Acronyms are generally a succinct way to summarise a concept, and there appears to be no... read more

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Brussels Childbirth Trust

13th June 2018

On Tuesday 5th June, Amanda Newell spoke at an informal interactive event for the BCT (Brussels Childbirth Trust) on the topic of ‘What happens if I die in Belgium and Understanding Life Insurance.’ She was accompanied by our Belgium Director Ed Read Cutting. Amanda outlined the procedures required to... read more

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Supporting the Friends of the British School of Brussels Summer Ball

On 2nd June, Julie Hartland-Swann represented The Fry Group at the Friends of the British School of Brussels Summer Ball. This is an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics Belgium held at the Colonial Palace. Rene Peeters, Vice-President of the General Assembly of the Special Olympics Belgium, was in... read more

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An update on all things tax…

6th February 2018

A number of regulatory changes are afoot this year in Belgium. The coming months will bring the reduction of some taxes and the introduction of others. And do watch out if you take out Belgian nationality. A overview of the main changes follows: Reduction: Corporation Tax reduces in Belgium... read more

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Global Best Practice Adviser Firm of the Year 2017

20th December 2017

We are delighted to announce that The Fry Group is the overall winner of International Adviser’s Best Practice Adviser Awards 2017. International Adviser commended us on our dedication to upholding Chartered status, especially in an ever-changing global market. As well as this, The Fry Group was recognised for providing... read more

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Ruffer Total Return Fund Presentation

22nd November 2017

Ruffer Total Return Fund Presentation Benjamin Boucher-Ferté and Jacques Hirsch came and spoke to clients on Thursday 16th November. The joint presentation was a view of the world through Ruffer’s eyes as well as a look back over how events over the last few years have affected performance and... read more

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ORBIT Golf Day 2017 – Results

11th October 2017

Seán O’Connor and his golfing partner, Christian took part in the Orbit golf day of which The Fry Group was proud to be a sponsor. In an act of potential self-sabotage,  Seán picked a golfing partner on the day who may or may not have arrived on time for... read more

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