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Expat investment webinar - what would you like to learn?

Thursday, July 26, 2012 (15:24:50)
Expat Focus is delighted to announce that our expat investment partner and Registered Investment Advisor, Tom Zachystal, will shortly be delivering a free webinar (i.e. online presentation) for Expat Focus members who are interested in learning more about the basics of expatriate investment.

In order to make the webinar as relevant as possible we're keen to learn more about the specific areas you'd like to see Tom cover in his talk. Please add your suggestions here or email admin@expatfocus.com and we will forward them to Tom.

Managing US Pension Accounts When No Longer Resident in the US

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 (16:52:06)
If you have worked in the United States for any length of time (either as a US citizen or a foreign national) it is likely that you have paid into a US pension account such as an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) or a 401k (an occupational pension plan). The question arises as to what should be done with such an account once you give up US residency.

There are three alternatives: You can transfer it to another pension account, you can distribute the money, or you can leave it in the current account...

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The Pitfalls of Exotic Expat Investment Strategies

Sunday, January 01, 2012 (22:19:21)
by Expat Focus investment partner, Tom Zachystal

For the better part of this year investment markets have been largely trendless. There have been many ups and downs but no clear breakout to either the down-side or the up-side. The current state of things, a slowing and fragile economy in Europe as well as issues with sovereign debt, better economic data in the US, and perhaps a more stable outlook in Asia with lower inflation and still good growth, support the view that we may be in for an extended period of up and down investment market performance. In such a market, and...

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Worldwide Cost of Living 2011: Which city is the most expensive to live in?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 (11:51:40)
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living June 2011 Summary is now available here.

The EIU cost of living survey compares the cost of living in 140 cities in 93 countries providing invaluable information for both expat executives and HR managers.

Expat pension funds and currency exposure

Friday, July 15, 2011 (08:50:30)
"The geographical distribution of assets such as equities, bonds and property has taken a more global path in recent years as pension funds seek to spread their risk. As a result, the currency exposure of assets under management has become an increasingly important factor in the investment equation..."

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