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Open Your Third Pillar Pension Account

Open Your Third Pillar Pension Account Today With the end of the year fast approaching, it is important that we all start planning for our tax return of 2017.  If you do not currently have a Third Pillar Pension Plan in place you are missing out on essential tax relief. Your Contributions Opening your Third Pillar account allows you to contribute up to 6,768 Swiss Francs and receive income tax relief on this amount.  If you live in the Canton of…

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WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THE MARKETS IN Q4?

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR THE MARKETS AS WE CLOSE IN ON Q4? For those of us old enough to remember the Financial crash of 2008, this month brings us a very important 9-year anniversary On September 15th 2008 Lehman Brothers filed for section 11 bankruptcy protection with $639Bn in assets, and $619 in debt. The stock immediately plunged 93% from its previous close on September 12th. One interesting point is that on the morning of September 15th Standard and…

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HOW TO BENEFIT FROM POSITIVE RETURNS?

HOW TO BENEFIT FROM POSITIVE RETURNS? With interest rates at 0%, where should you hold your capital? This is one of the most common problems our clients face and as a result we have a number of solutions available. With inflation on the rise you need to make sure your capital is also benefiting from positive returns in order to ensure it grows either inline with or above inflation. Emergency Fund Firstly you need to make sure you have acquired…

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Reduce your Swiss taxes

Reduce your Swiss taxes Utilising your tax relief while working in Switzerland is extremely important and can save you a great deal of capital when done correctly. Many expatriates are simply not maximising what is available to them and the main reason for this is because they are unaware of their entitlements. How can I reduce my taxes? There are many ways of reducing your tax liabilities and seeking professional advice could end up saving you thousands of Swiss Francs.…

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How to generate returns in a falling market

How to generate returns in a falling market With equity markets reaching all time highs, most of our prospective clients are reluctant to start investing their capital due to the fear of a sharp market correction.  Even when we speak to fund managers from the likes of Rathbones in london they are also extremely wary of current valuations and are having to tread very carefully when placing their long positions. Seeking value in large bluechip companies such as VISA and…

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