Has the office had its day, and what could that mean for your investments?

It’s a scene that’s familiar across Europe: spreadsheets piled up on the dining room table, laptop open on a kitchen worktop, and reports sitting on the sofa or the bed.

Here’s everything you need to know if you want a UK foreign national mortgage

Guest article by Altura Mortgage Finance According to government data, in 2019 there were approximately 6.2 million people with non-British nationality living in the UK and 9.5 million people who

How to make the most of your bonus: how expats can manage a lump sum windfall

At this time of year, many expats receive an annual bonus in the form of cash, company shares or both. How you deal with this additional capital can have a

Does money make you happy?

Is the common saying “money can’t buy happiness” true? Research had said it was true to a point and that beyond a certain level of income additional wealth did not

What is inflation and how can it disrupt your investment plans?

Inflation is one of those topics that is important; it can be quite impactful on your investments and spending power, but, for many it is not very interesting or exciting.

Americans in Europe: 3 things to avoid and 1 must-do

We know that it can be particularly difficult as a US citizen living in Europe when it comes to managing your money. The US non-resident tax and reporting laws are

Why market volatility is not always bad

The uncertainty of the last year, as the world has adapted to the many impacts of the coronavirus, the oil price war of 2020 and the impacts of Brexit, have

Buying a property as an expat in Europe – the pros and cons

“Should I buy a property when I am living as an expat in Europe?” This is a question we are frequently asked at Black Swan Capital by expats living in

Americans in The Netherlands: an exclusive webinar

At Black Swan Capital, we work with a number of US citizens and American connected people living in Europe. We know that managing your finances, can be particularly complicated. As

5 ways to manage working from home so work doesn’t take over your life

For many people, the way we work has been through a seismic shift in the last year. Many expats across Europe have stopped commuting to their office and are now

5 ESG investment trends for 2021

At Black Swan Capital, we speak a lot about ESG investing and apply the philosophies to the way we operate ourselves, including how we recommend and manage client assets. ESG

Living and working abroad: 5 things expats should know about international schools

Maybe you’ve just got the overseas posting and now it’s time to plan the details of family life, or perhaps you are already living abroad and have made the decision

5 financial challenges for internationals and expats

The chance to live and work abroad is an enriching experience, bringing excitement and satisfaction in many ways. It also causes challenges and some of these have been notably intensified

This is not a new year’s resolution article.

The new year resolution is a rather cliché topic for this time of year, so we won’t write an article about that. Many people have gone into 2021 with a

The economics of Covid-19 and lockdowns

For our first article of 2021, we are taking a serious look at the economics of Covid-19 and lockdowns, and what it might mean for our societies and therefore for

4 lessons from 2020 and what it means for expat investors in 2021

As we come to the end of an extraordinary year, we want to wish you the very best of Season’s Greetings, however you are celebrating this time of year and