Thursday, 28 May 2015
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Market Insight - May 2015In this edition of the Private Fund Management Market Insight we cover the following issues:

• The UK enters deflation - the first time s - page 1.
• Economic & Market Overview - page 2.
• The UK election and its consequences - page 3.
• Investment - looking for income - page 3.
• Our InvestClever Portfolio Stats - page 4.

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Weekly Financial Update

Local elections in Spain sent the odd shudder through the markets as it seems everyone was worried about Spain being another Greece.
This certainly does seem unlikely as Spain has made a conscious effort with its austerity methods. Anyway, the Euro weakened on this and in the Interbank market we have seen STG/EUR at 1.41.

HMRC Change To QROPS ConditionsRecently HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) sent a ‘legal request letter’ (dated 17th April) to all global providers of Qualifying Recognised Qualifying Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS). In the letter HMRC asked that a QROPS provider must satisfy itself that it meets the Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (ROPS) rules. Specifically it asks three questions:

HiFXGBP surges after Tory win! Did you take advantage of the sharp rises in the market on the back of the landmark election result?

With sterling continuing its strength its not too late to talk to us about how you get more for your money!

All you need to know about the Winter Fuel PaymentIn December 2012 the Met Office delivered their report to the DWP on the average winter temperatures of every country within the EEA. It took us a whole year to get sight of a copy of that document, having to use Freedom of Information requests, and it makes for some interesting reading.

Market InsightIn this edition of our Financial Market Insight we cover the following important economic issues:

UK Election and Stock market uncertainty, The FTSE 100 record high, Economic & Market Overview, The UK Inflation record low, Most common investment errors and Our InvestClever Portfolio Stats.

More Taxing Times AheadFrom April 6th this year (2015), individuals who do not spend sufficient time in the UK, or have insufficient ties with the UK to be resident there for tax purposes, but who nonetheless own a home in the UK, may now need to pay capital gains tax (CGT) on any gains arising on the eventual sale of the property.

The ever changing panorama – how do we keep up?Plenty of news to read currently – some not so good - the loss of life following the German airline going down is extremely distressing; then you have the press going mad over the likes of Jeremy ‘Top Gear’ Clarkson being sacked and even Zayne leaving One Direction – not so interesting or important on the scale of things.

What many of my peers have been commenting on recently is all around the subject of Pensions and the Pensions reforms coming into the UK from 6th April.