Good reads – 5 book recommendations for investing in your downtime

It’s not all about finance. Sometimes it’s good to read a good book and escape into a well-written story. With the Booker Prize releasing its shortlist ahead of the 2021

4 powerful reasons why ESG funds could help the planet and your wealth

In the run up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) 2021 later this year, it seems Europe has been experiencing first-hand the effects of global warming. In July,

Money Management: Why it’s even more important for women to have control of their finances

According to research quoted in the Financial Times this week, women are found to have more concerns about retirement and meeting their income needs than men.  Looking at some of

How to keep saving after lockdown?

We have all been through an extraordinary period in the last 18 months, and by all accounts and expectations, we will remain in a changed way of life. With freedom

The most important question expats in Europe need to know the answer to

For people living in Europe, away from their home country, there are many uncertainties that go along with the excitement of expat life. One of the major uncertainties is often

10 vital money lessons that will make your children financially savvy adults

It’s said that most children have learned the financial habits they’ll use as an adult by the time they are seven. This means it’s never too early to teach your

Understanding investment reports – 6 areas to make sure you understand

At this time of year, investors will receive mid-year investment reports. This article helps you break through the jargon, understand what you are reading and to know what it all

5 reasons expats don’t seek financial advice and why they should

As an expat in Europe, there are several ways of doing things that you need to get used to. This includes, managing your money, your pensions and investments, and undertaking

5 times when you can really benefit from speaking with us

The most gratifying part of what we do at Black Swan Capital is spending time with our clients, whether that is new clients coming to us for the first time,

7 nations leading the way to a cashless society are in Europe. Do you live in one?

One of the more unexpected effects of the world’s battle with Covid has been the way we pay for the things we buy. According to media reports, Europe’s trend of

3 things that can impact your investments for the 2nd half of 2021

As we look towards the second half of 2021, after a strong first half of the year in many financial markets, we focus here on what we believe could be

Going Home? What you need to know if you are an Australian in Europe

It has been estimated that approximately 1 million Australians are living and working overseas at any point in time and Europe is one of the leading destinations for expats. However,

The link between your wellbeing and how you think about money

Money has a substantial impact on our wellbeing. The uncertainty many people faced in the last year due to Covid, demonstrated that. To understand the nature of this uncertainty a

The Risk Gap

We are always told that all investments carry risk and that any asset can go down in value as well as up. We know that different people have different attitudes

The importance of communication in investing

Communicating effectively is one of the universal challenges, and some would say, problems in communicating are the root cause of much tension and conflict at all levels of society and

World Environment Day: Why restoring ecosystems is important

This weekend, on 5 June 2021, it is World Environment Day. It is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. It aims to