October 31, 2018

Developments in the Vintage Wine Market Oct, 2018


September 26, 2018

Canadian Real Estate Market Update 2018 Q2

In Q2 of 2018 we saw the condominium market across the major cities continue to flourish, as well as townhomes starting to prosper.  Single detached market prices are experiencing year-on-year…

July 10, 2018

Tax Changes Impacting Ownership of UK Residential Property

There has been a flurry of changes to UK tax laws that, along with additional proposed changes, significantly impact the ownership of UK residential property through off-shore structures. The tax…

June 20, 2018

Will Others Adopt Canada’s CRS Fix for Investment Entities?

  When the OECD drafted the Common Reporting Standard and related Commentary it paid special attention to areas that were likely to be exploited by offshore investors trying to avoid...
April 26, 2018

Spin-Offs Regularly Outperform

Your investment statements may include a group of companies that share an attribute that has been a reasonably good predictor of out-performance. These are “spin-offs”, and as a broad class...
March 9, 2018

New Real Estate Policies Introduced by the British Columbia Government

It hasn’t even been two years since the first Foreign Buyers Tax was implemented in Vancouver on August 1st 2016. To increase their chances of being re-elected, the Liberal party...
February 12, 2018

Canadian Real Estate Market Update 2017 Q4

It has been a very busy 2017 for Canadian real estate: Vancouver recovered from the Foreign Buyer’s tax implemented in early August 2016; Toronto experienced an extremely hot market, resulting...
January 30, 2018

The EU Succession Regulations May Impact Your Estate Planning

Introduction We previously recommended that families create a written list identifying, and noting key details of, their financial and personal assets. The importance of this in support of drafting a...
December 20, 2017

Developments in the Vintage Wine Market Dec, 2017

2017 is already well-known to be a complicated year for both winemakers and vineyard owners. As mentioned in our July update, there were severe frosts in many wine regions earlier...
November 10, 2017

ChapmanCraig’s Diversified Global Portfolios Are Core Investments For Wealthy Asian Clients

ChapmanCraig's Diversified Global Portfolios Are Core Investments For Wealthy Asian Clients  Asia-Pacific is home to the largest population of high-net worth individuals (HNWI) in the world. With HNWI wealth in...
October 27, 2017

Canadian Real Estate Market Update 2017 Q3

The major Canadian real estate markets have continued the similar trajectory experienced in Q2 2017. Vancouver prices continue to increase in all sectors as the impact of the foreign buyer...
October 19, 2017

Start Thinking About An Estate Plan

Start Thinking About An Estate Plan It is not uncommon for an entrepreneur or business executive, despite a laser-like focus on business affairs and investment strategies, to continuously procrastinate when...
September 6, 2017

Canadian Real Estate Market Update 2017 Q2

The Q2 2017 Canadian real estate market update can be highlighted by three headlines.  The Toronto market starting to go through a significant slowdown as a result of new provincial government real estate...
July 11, 2017

Recent Developments in the Vintage Wine Market

Any thoughtful understanding of the vintage wine domain begins in the vineyard, on the vines themselves.  Recent severe frosts in many areas of Bordeaux have all but destroyed the entire,...
July 6, 2017

First Note in a Series on the Impact of CRS

The OECD has championed a framework for the multilateral automatic exchange of financial account information amongst participating countries.  This framework is referred to as the Common Reporting Standard (or “CRS”). ...
July 6, 2017

HK’s Voluntary Pension Scheme Could Benefit Expats

Could a Hong Kong-based voluntary pension scheme be a useful component to your estate plan? Hong Kong resident employees who intend to retire outside of Hong Kong may obtain significant...
July 5, 2017

New Tax in Vancouver and Toronto

Vancouver’s new foreign buyer tax did not really come as a surprise.  For many local Vancouverites, it was a necessary measure long overdue.  For some, it was unwarranted and brash...

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