deVere Group generates the news – March 2014

deVere Group, one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, has been setting international news agendas throughout March.

deVere has once again been featured in the international, national, regional and local media worldwide countless times in recent weeks.  Here is just a flavour of the deVere Group’s coverage in March 2014:

Comments made by deVere Group’s Chief Executive, Nigel Green, on how the markets are likely to respond to the crisis in Ukraine were splashed across The Daily MailForbesThe GuardianCNN,Yahoo! Finance, The ScotsmanEconomic VoiceThe Denver Post,Voice of AmericaLes AffairesThe StreetBusiness Report,Business Review EuropeFinancial Mail (South Africa) Swedish Wire, and Caijing (China) amongst many others.  

The Group’s International Investment Strategist, Tom Elliott, was also interviewed on this subject by CNBC, The Voice of Russia(radio), and Business News Network (Canada).  Tom also wrote a column for the Financial Times on the Ukraine issue. 

Of course, March’s other major financial event was the 2014 Budget.  Before the Chancellor’s statement to Parliament, Financial Reporter magazine, Global Banking & Finance ReviewEconomic Voice, and others, covered observations made by Nigel Green regarding the 40p rate of tax. 

After the Budget was delivered, the deVere Group CEO’s responses to it were reported by The IndependentITV News, The Daily Express, Emirates 247Expat ForumExpat Briefing, and The Star, to name a selection of media outlets.  In addition, Tom Elliott was interviewed by ITV’s Daybreak and ITN’s News at Ten to give deVere’s Budget reaction.

At the beginning of March, a month before the new lifetime allowance (LTA) came into effect, deVere reported a surge in retirees looking to transfer pension funds overseas.  This trend was featured in The Sunday TimesThe TelegraphFinancial Times AdviserProfessional AdviserIFAonline, and IFA magazine, amongst others.  

The results of a deVere poll which concluded that high net worth investor confidence is at its highest level since the global crash were featured in Mindful MoneyInteractive InvestorFinancial Planner MagazineMoney News (U.S.), Global Banking and Finance ReviewMoney ObserverThe L.A TimesCPI FinancialOn Wall StreetInsurance Gateway (S.A.), Emirates 24/7 and Financial Planning Magazine (U.S.).  Tom Elliott was also interviewed about this survey by First Business News, a nationally syndicated business and finance television programme in the U.S.

Another deVere survey last month revealed that money is the subject least discussed amongst individuals with investable assets of more than £1m (or the equivalent).  These findings were reported by BloombergCNNMSN MoneyiAfricaBiz NewsThe StreetMoney News (U.S.), EuroMoneyFinance Offshore, and many others.

Similarly, International Adviser and Financial Times Ignites Asia, were two of the industry publications which led with the news that a deVere Group study discovered that the majority of clients in Hong Kong prefer paying ongoing fees for financial advice.

Other observations about potential and incoming changes to tax and pension policies, and how these might affect retirees, expats and savers, were covered in March by The Sunday Times, The Independent on Sunday (Money Section, page 4), The Telegraph, Financial Times Adviser (page 34 printed edition), Economic Voice,Gulf NewsThe Business Information PortalAll VoicesGlobal Banking and Finance ReviewEmirates 24/7Mortgage Introducer, and IFA Magazine, to name just a selection.

In addition, in March, Tom Elliott was invited to give his outlook on global markets by CNBC in London, and an opinion column by Peter Hobbs, deVere Group’s Non-Executive Director, was published byInternational Adviser



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