Time Out Magazine Interview

If you missed the magazine, fear not you can download the entire interview here. Following a referendum that will go down in history, on Friday June 24 it was revealed the UK public had voted an incredibly close 52 percent in favour of leaving the European Union. The impact was rapid, with the value of the pound plummeting to its …

June/July Bumper Newsletter

This months newsletter reviews the Brexit so far. To receive my newsletter regularly complete the form on the home page and it will be sent to you. Thank you for following!

In the Press

This summer I have gathered the courage to start sharing my views with local media, online and in print. It is very important especially here in the Middle East people can find an advisor to trust, who not only say’s he is trustworthy but also has social credibility. I am very excited about this and will keep you all updated …

Will the UAE abandon its currency peg?

Will the UAE drop it’s currency peg to the Dollar? It’s a question that begs our discussion every now and again. Most people understand that the dirham is pegged to the dollar. Let’s not get technical here, (which I may add is very easy to do in this context) about how or why this is done. Let’s discuss the impact …

Moodys Downgrades GCC

The credit reference agency Moodys took the decision to downgrade Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman, and changed it’s outlook for Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE. Firstly this is a catchup by Moodys to downgrades by other credit references agencies in October last year, which is a result of the oil price slump. However this should be put into context. Most …

May’s Newsletter

This months newsletter looks at funding University fees as well as continuing my spring theme on financial protection. To receive my newsletter regularly complete the form on the home page and it will be sent to you. Thank you for following!

Financial Stability

Despite your best intentions, have you found yourself in a more stressful life than you’d like? Thankfully there are a few ways you can develop your finances to relieve some of the worry. When you know you are financially stable a strange thing happens, you become more focused more comfortable, issues that would have bothered you in the past are …

Economics 101 – Deflation

360,000 people are born worldwide every day. Each life will need food, shelter, water, and an education. The net effect has to be growth over the longterm, this is good. In the short term the value of money or a currency can change due to political, financial, and even social reasons and this can be disastrous. Inflation, deflation, disinflation, stagflation, …

Panama

A giant leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records of an offshore law firm called Mossack Fonseca exposes a system that enables crime, corruption and wrongdoing, hidden by secretive offshore companies. Mossack Fonseca is a Panama-based law firm whose services include incorporating companies in offshore jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands. It administers offshore firms for …

US creates 215,000 jobs in March

SATURDAY 02.04.2016 The US economy added 215,000 jobs in March, while the unemployment rate rises to 5% from 4.9%. Source: US creates 215,000 jobs in March – BBC News What does this mean to you? Often US economic data moves markets and has an impact on your investments. Are you a buy and hold investor or is your portfolio actively managed? …