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 Mail, Forbes, The Guardian, CNN,Yahoo! Finance, The Scotsman, Economic Voice, The Denver Post,Voice of America, Les Affaires, The Street, Business Report,Business Review Europe, Financial 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 Review, Economic 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 Independent, ITV News, The Daily Express, Emirates 247, Expat Forum, Expat 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 Times, The Telegraph, Financial Times Adviser, Professional Adviser, IFAonline, 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 Money, Interactive Investor, Financial Planner Magazine, Money News (U.S.), Global Banking and Finance Review, Money Observer, The L.A Times, CPI Financial, On Wall Street, Insurance 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 Bloomberg, CNN, MSN Money, iAfrica, Biz News, The Street, Money News (U.S.), EuroMoney, Finance 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 News, The Business Information Portal, All Voices, Global Banking and Finance Review, Emirates 24/7, Mortgage 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.