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Le Tour de Finance – spring 2017

By Spectrum IFA - Topics: Events, France, Le Tour de Finance, Spectrum-IFA Group
This article is published on: 7th April 2017

07.04.17

The final three Le Tour de Finance events of the spring season finished in La Roche sur Yon, Niort Bssines and Magnac sur Touvre. The venues for these past three events were spectacular bringing even more enjoyment to the days events for the attendees. The weather was sublime and the events were a huge success.

Thus far, Le Tour de Finance in 2017 is proving to be the most popular series of events ever. The seminars offer English speaking expats a chance to meet various experts from fields including; specialist expat independent financial advice, wealth management, currency exchange, QROPS/pensions and expat tax advice. The experts represent a range of international institutions giving attendees unprecedented access to ask those nagging questions about living as an expat in France.

Representatives from a wide range of international companies such as Tilney, SEB Life, Standard Bank, Rathbones, Prudential International, Momentum Pensions and AXA attend the events for a small presentation but more importantly, the events allow attendees to ask direct questions to these experts. This unprecedented access to the experts is what really sets Le Tour de Finance events apart.

The events will re-commence in June visiting the Alpes Maritime and Var regions. The events locations are Roquefort les Pins, Cabris and Frejus. Keep an eye open for events in France, Spain and Italy or contact us here to receive updated information on events in your region.

The objective of Le Tour de Finance is to provide expatriates with useful information relating to their financial lives. We try and cover frequently asked questions that we receive from our clients, however, it would be helpful for us to know what your particular areas of interest might be.

If you have any specific question please contact us here – Le Tour de Finance Questions

Spectrum sponsor the DFAS event – Costa del Sol

By Charles Hutchinson - Topics: Costa del Sol, Events, Spain, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 16th December 2016

16.12.16

The Spectrum IFA Group again co-sponsored an excellent DFAS (Decorative & Fine Arts Society) lecture on 14th December at the San Roque Golf & Country Club on the Costa del Sol.  We were heartily represented by one of our local and long-serving Advisers, Charles Hutchinson, who attended along with our co-sponsors Richard Brown, Lewis Cohen and Harriette Collings from Tilney Bestinvest. Tilney Bestinvest also very kindly hosted a lunch afterwards for selected potential clients, the DFAS Chairman and the Lecturer.

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Society (NADFAS) is a leading Arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local societies (such as DFAS in Spain) and national events throughout the world.

With inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the country’s top experts, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, NADFAS is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

At this event, over 120 attendees were entertained by a talk on Dutch Genre Painting by Lynne Gibson who is one of the UK’s top experts in this field. She was excellent and kept the audience gripped and entertained with her knowledge and humour – especially the hidden saucy side to the art which she revealed to great effect!

The talk was followed by a drinks reception which included a free raffle for prizes including CH produced Champagne, mince pies and a lovely coffee table book on Dutch Genre Painting.  Tilney Bestinvest also supplied a wooden permanent calendar designed and beautifully crafted by Viscount Linley, the Queen’s nephew, which caused a further stir after their last year’s prize!

All in all, a great turnout and a very successful event at a wonderful venue.  The Spectrum IFA Group were very proud to be involved with such a fantastic organisation and we hope to have the opportunity to do so again.

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Le Tour de Finance – British Embassy Paris 19th October 2016

By Spectrum IFA - Topics: BREXIT, Events, France, Le Tour de Finance, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 12th October 2016

12.10.16

The Spectrum IFA Group, as one of the participants of Le Tour de Finance, is proud to announce that the event of 19th October will be held at the British Embassy in Paris.

This prestigious event brings together a number of experts from major British financial institutions on subjects such as UK/French Tax Issues, BREXIT and what this could mean for British expats, Pensions/QROPS and Tax Efficient Investing and Estate Planning for expats.

The popular Tour de Finance events are an excellent opportunity for expats living in France to get those all important questions answered by specialists in their respective fields. The events will also give you a chance to meet other like minded expatriates in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

The event will commence at 18.00, with a complimentary buffet in the Embassy from 20.00 – 21.00.

If you would like further information or would like to book a place, please contact us

The objective of Le Tour de Finance is to provide expatriates with useful information relating to their financial lives. 
We try and cover frequently asked questions that we receive from our clients, however, it would be helpful for us to know what your particular areas of interest might be.

Send us your questions and the event you will be attending and we will try and cover them on the day:

Please click here Le Tour de Finance Questions

British Chamber of Commerce, Spain and The Spectrum IFA Group

By Spectrum IFA - Topics: Barcelona, British Chamber of Commerce, Events, Spain, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 3rd July 2016

03.07.16

Here in Spain, the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) is a very strong and successful organisation. In fact, it has just won an award for being the best Chamber in the World for promoting British trade! It was therefore no surprise to hear that the Summer Cocktail was UK themed and included Mini Cars, Scottish Beers and British Gins, amongst other things.

At the party, The Spectrum IFA Group were honoured to be presented with a plaque to thank us for 20 years of membership of the Chamber. The award was presented to Jonathan Goodman, Development Director of Spain, who has overseen our business here for the last 20 years. During this time we have worked closely with the Chamber on a large number of matters and events. In addition to the more formal associations it is always a pleasure to meet other members at their many social gatherings.

We would like to thank the BCC for their recognition of The Spectrum IFA Group and we look forward to working with them for at least another 20 years!

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Le Tour de Finance spring events

By Spectrum IFA - Topics: Events, France, Le Tour de Finance, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 16th June 2016

16.06.16

The final three Le Tour de Finance events of the spring season finished in Pezenas, Nimes and Frejus. The venues for these past three events were spectacular bringing even more enjoyment to the days events for the attendees. The weather was kind and the events were a huge success.

So far, Le Tour de Finance in 2016 is proving to be the most popular series of events ever. The seminars offer English speaking expats a chance to meet various experts from fields including; specialist expat independent financial advice, wealth management, currency exchange, QROPS/pensions and expat tax advice. The experts represent a range of international institutions giving attendees unprecedented access to ask those nagging questions about living as an expat in France.

Representatives from a wide range of international companies such as Tilney BestInvest, SEB Life, Standard Bank, Rathbone Brothers plc, Prudential International, Momentum Pensions and AXA attend the events for a small presentation but more importantly, the events allow attendees to ask direct questions to these experts. This unprecedented access to the experts is what really sets Le Tour de Finance events apart.

The events will re-commence after the summer break in September and October. Keep an eye open for events in France, Spain and Italy or contact us here to receive updated information on events in your region.

The objective of Le Tour de Finance is to provide expatriates with useful information relating to their financial lives. We try and cover frequently asked questions that we receive from our clients, however, it would be helpful for us to know what your particular areas of interest might be.

If you have any specific question please contact us here – Le Tour de Finance Questions

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Spectrum sponsored DFAS lecture – Costa del Sol, Spain – Wednesday 16th March.

By Charles Hutchinson - Topics: Costa del Sol, Events, Spain, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 7th April 2016

07.04.16

The Spectrum IFA Group co-sponsored an excellent NADFAS (National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) lecture on 16th March at the San Roque Golf & Country Club on the Costa del Sol. The Spectrum Group was represented by our local adviser, Charles Hutchinson, assisted by his wife Rhona who attended along with our co-sponsor George Forsyth from Prudential International.
The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local societies and national events.

With inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the country’s top experts, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, NADFAS is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

At this event, around 150 attendees were entertained by an immensely interesting and informative historical talk on the Russian royal family and Fabergé’s Easter Eggs made for the Imperial Russian Court, by Toby Faber of the publishers Faber & Faber.

The talk was followed by a drinks reception which included a free raffle for prizes including CH produced Champagne and a coffee table glossy book on Fabergé. Prudential also supplied a presentation bottle of 12 year old malt whiskey and smaller gifts.

All in all, a good turnout and a very successful event at a wonderful venue. The Spectrum Group were very proud to be involved with such a fantastic organisation and we look forward to next season this Autumn.

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Le Tour de Finance Italy

By Spectrum IFA - Topics: Events, Italy, Le Tour de Finance, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 30th March 2016

30.03.16

We know our clients well and can tell you what their main
financial concerns are in today’s world.

  • What will happen to my money if Italian banks go bust?
  • What will the impact of BREXIT be on my money and should I change my Sterling into Euro now or wait until until later?
  • Is it possible to pay less tax in Italy?
  • Do I have the right financial products for a resident of Italy, even if I have finances in other countries?
  • Am I invested in the correct financial markets given the ups and downs at the moment? Is it really possible to protect my money from recent falls in value like that of the oil price?

If you would like to know the answers to any of these questions, you are invited to a FREE seminar where The Spectrum IFA Group will bring you a cross section of experts in International and Italian financial matters.

Le Tour de Finance Italy

  • April 13th – the Santa Caterina Hotel,Las Spezia
  • April 14th – the UNA Hotel Tocq, Milano

The events will commence at 10:30 with a welcome caffè and end at approx 14:00 following a FREE buffet lunch including wine and a chance to speak with the experts one on one. The discussion will start at 11:00 with brief presentations followed by targeted questions for the speakers by Gareth Horsfall of the Spectrum IFA Group (Italy). During this time, we openly welcome questions from the attendees and even welcome questions in advance of the event.

The speakers on the tour will be:

Chris Wanless: Associate Director at Rathbones Investment Managers (UK)
Answering questions on the state of world financial markets and how to protect yourself from further falls in the markets.

Andrew Lawford: From SEB life International.
Explaining how to utilize the Investment Bond as a way to minimize taxes on assets for Italian resident expats.

Judith Ruddock: Representing cross border tax experts, Studio del Gaizo Picchioni
Judith will be taking questions on being ‘in regola’ in Italy.

Gareth Horsfall: Manager of The Spectrum IFA Group in Italy
Discussing financial planning issues that concern all foreigners living in Italy.

For further information on Le Tour de Finance Italy and to book your place please click here

 

 

Le Tour de Finance

By Spectrum IFA - Topics: Events, France, Le Tour de Finance, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 21st March 2016

21.03.16

The first spring leg of Le Tour de Finance has finished in France, with three events being held in Limoges, Poitiers and Mouzeil.

The events were a resounding success with attendance up on last year and an extended pool of international guest speakers present for the three events. The organisers work hard to bring representatives from large international financial institutions to these events, giving attendees unrivaled personal access to these experts and asksome of those ‘need to know’ questions in a small and informal group. Each event ends with a complimentary buffet and offers attendees even more personal access to the experts.

Le Tour de Finance will return to France in May with events in Toulouse, Bergerac and Brantome with further events in June.

 

Le Tour de Finance – Italy

Le Tour de Finance continues in April with events in La Spezia on the 13th April and in Milano on the 14th April. More information and booking information can be found here.

 

Le Tour de Finance – London

We are also pleased to announce that Le Tour de Finance will be running an event in London. This is the perfect opportunity for those of you who are thinking of making the move to France and will allow you to ask these experts direct questions about becoming an expat.

For more information about Le Tour de Finance in London please click here

Spectrum sponsors the NADFAS event in Costa del Sol

By Charles Hutchinson - Topics: Costa del Sol, Events, Spain, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 24th February 2016

24.02.16

The Spectrum IFA Group co-sponsored an excellent NADFAS (National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies) lecture on 17th February at the San Roque Golf & Country Club on the Costa del Sol.  The Spectrum IFA Group was represented by our local adviser, Charles Hutchinson, assisted by his wife Rhona who attended along with our co-sponsors Ignacio Ortega & Tricia Anderson from Currencies Direct.

The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies is a leading arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local societies and national events.

With inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the country’s top experts, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, NADFAS is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

At this particular event, over 100 attendees were entertained by a fascinating talk on Indian Textiles Art & Design by Jasleen Kandhari, Head of Department, Oxford University.

The talk was followed by a drinks reception which included a free raffle for prizes including CH produced Champagne and a coffee table glossy book on Indian Fabric Design.  Currencies Direct also supplied a presentation box of Cognac and Chocolates and desk diaries.

All in all, a good turnout and a very successful event at a wonderful venue.  The Spectrum IFA Group were very proud to be involved with such a fantastic organisation and we shall also be sponsoring next month’s event on the subject of Fabergé’s Imperial Easter Eggs from the Russian court.

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Le Tour de Finance – Spring Seminars

By Spectrum IFA - Topics: Events, France, Le Tour de Finance, Spectrum-IFA Group, Uncategorised
This article is published on: 23rd February 2016

23.02.16

The spring run of Le Tour de Finance seminars in France is kicking off this week on the 8th March in Limoges and then moves on to Poitiers on the 9th March and Mouzil on the 10th March.

Le Tour de Finance in 2015 proved to be the most popular series of events ever and we celebrated the 100th event in November. The seminars offer English speaking expats a chance to meet various experts from fields including; specialist expat independent financial advice, mutli-asset wealth management, currency exchange, QROPS/pensions and expat tax advice. The experts represent a range of international institutions giving attendees unprecedented access to ask those nagging questions about living as an expat in France.

The events commence at 10am with a welcome coffee followed by a series of short and informative presentations. The seminars are wrapped up with a free buffet lunch and the chance to personally meet these experts and mingle with other like minded expats.

The next events are:

8th March 2016 Haute-Vienn Limoges Register Now
9th March 2016 Poitou-Charentes Poitiers Register Now
10th March 2016 Pays de la Loire Mouzeil Register Now

 

If you would like further information or would like to book a place, please contact us

The objective of Le Tour de Finance is to provide expatriates with useful information relating to their financial lives. We try and cover frequently asked questions that we receive from our clients. It would be helpful for us to know what your particular areas of interest might be.

For further details and to book your place at a future event please register here or complete the form below.