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

Seasonal Affective Disorder – what it is and how to address it

As we approach the winter solstice, with shorter days and the nights drawing in from mid-afternoon, the season can affect our mood. If you’re suffering from the winter blues, there

Employer Share Schemes – 4 things you need to know

Several of our clients are in the fortunate position of participating in employer share schemes. As many schemes enter their last trading window for 2020, we discuss some of the

Black Swan Capital win two Europe Best Practice Awards 2020

Black Swan Capital is delighted to announce that we have been awarded two European Best Practice Adviser Awards for 2020 by International Adviser. We won both the excellence in marketing

Special report: When is an investment opportunity too good to be true? 5 questions to spot the red flags

We are often asked by clients about investment opportunities they might have received from a friend, a special offer or even directly from a company promising high guaranteed returns (over

5 steps you can take if you are an expat in Europe and have been made redundant

If you are an expat or international professional living in Europe away from your home country, the prospect of redundancy can cause far bigger complications to your life. As economic

How your financial wellbeing is connected with your emotional wellbeing

As Coronavirus continues with many European countries enforcing stricter lockdown restrictions as we head into winter, we think it is an important time to talk about emotional wellbeing. 2020 has