What do new bank regulations mean for investors?

On 31 March 2017, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the body that regulates how banks operate, further clamped down on Australian banks and their ability to lend, by implementing new rules to curb the pace of activity in the Australian housing market. The measures are particularly designed to manage the heat being experienced in[…]

Key Considerations when Establishing a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)

Self-Managed Superannuation Funds offer a number of key advantages for investors over industry, public offer and corporate superannuation funds. So much so that many of the investment strategies we recommend at United Global Capital (UGC) simply can’t be implemented within any other superannuation structure. Advantages of SMSFs include: Trustees have unlimited discretion to invest in[…]

Discretionary Family Trusts

Discretionary Family Trusts are used strategically in estate planning and investment as a means to facilitate flexibility in managing income tax, capital gains tax and succession planning issues. A trust is an obligation where a person/entity (trustee) is legally bound to hold and deal with property for the benefit of other people (the beneficiaries). This[…]

CEO Shares Insight at NYC Symposium

On September 30th, UGC Chief Executive and Founder Joel Hewish shared his insights at the SIBOR Global Real Estate Symposium in NYC discussing: Why investing in US real estate as a foreigner makes sense? What challenges we experienced as foreign investors and how we overcame them? What benefits our clients attained as foreign investors? Discussing[…]