Are you ready? | Have you future proofed your tomorrow?
If you are born in the mid-2000s you will live beyond 100
The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that we all will face.
(Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott – The 100-year life)
The 100-Year Life is the challenges and the intelligent choices everyone of any age must make to turn greater life expectancy into a gift and not a curse.
Whilst life expectancy has increased for decades, society continues to structure lives in the same way as the past; we learn, we work, we retire.
The way forward is a multistage life, not determined by our actual age; rather by the phase of life we are experiencing.
Gone is the traditional retirement age of sixty-five; now with healthy choices and medical advances we will outlive our parents by 10 years, and our children will outlive us by 20 years!
Longevity is no longer about getting older; it is really about getting younger!
The 100-year life makes it imperative to future proof tomorrow as our finances must stretch not for the traditional 10-15 years after retirement, but rather 15-30 years!
This is a call to action for individuals; people like you and me, that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one. If you have planned? Are prepared? Have you future proofed tomorrow, beginning today?
Steps to FUTURE-proof your tomorrow… the goal being Personal and Financial FREEDOM
1. Protect self and family from the financial consequences …
Death of the breadwinner(s) … Severe or Critical illnesses … Inability to work ….In your business … Loss of key people, partners … Planning an exit strategy from the business … Use the business to provide for retirement planning.
2. Estate and Tax Planning …
Take extra care if you have assets in multiple countries
Wills, take steps to minimise inheritance taxes, ensure heirs have access to cash
Selecting executors and guardians wisely, living & testamentary trusts
3. Savings & Investments to meet certain goals …
Invest monthly and or with lump sums
To educate children
Invest in property
For that special holiday
Create savings and wealth in hard currency
4. Retirement planning for a 100-year life …
Traditionally retirement was sixty-five. No longer as you will live much much longer. The question is, “Will you be able to retain your quality of life? ”
Healthy living, better lifestyle choices and medical advances means we will outlive our parents by 10 years, and our children will outlive us by 20 years!
The 100-year life demands working longer. How much longer depends on your wealth and the passive income it provides (Money at work while you are doing your favourite “things.”) It is not safe and is risky to keep money in a bank. Inflation is mostly higher than bank interest rates. If you do not earn more than inflation on your investments you are going backwards, getting poorer. Wealth must grow above inflation! Look at the table and the years it takes to double wealth.
One job, One career, One home, One retirement location … is a disappearing way of life!
Diversification in investments is key …
Africa represents 3%, South Africa 0,6% of global GDP; The USA 13,6% The EU 15,4% The UK 2,1% No one country or asset class is the complete investment solution.
Protection of wealth …
Cost effective solutions exist to protect wealth from creditors, partnerships that have gone bad, governments and tax authorities that are overzealous from estate, probate costs, executors’ fees, and inheritance taxes
START … now, BE in control!
Why invest in USA Commercial Real Estate | USD Income
Investors seek certainty and predictability. Profitable, from DAY 1, medical commercial real estate in fast-growing states and cities across the USA provide stable dividend income that is above average!
USA Essential Medical Services is booming
The trend toward USA outpatient care is unrelenting! Healthcare providers view this as a primary strategy for keeping down patient costs and increasing the productivity of medical facilities.
Populations in advanced economies are living longer
Medical technology and better Lifestyle choices for this ageing population translates to increasing amounts being spent on healthcare. In the USA 10 000 people are turning 65 every day (Requiring 4x as many physician visits as the younger population).
And, millennials are settling down and forming families; this will add further pressure on essential medical services.
The Sunshine States
The Southern states (And Cities) in the USA are tending to grow faster than the USA average. Populations are migrating south following lifestyle choices and economic opportunity. Like retiring and near retiring citizens, and young families seeking the “sun.” Certainly, there are areas in the north like New Jersey that are bucking the trend, and the Group has invested in these states, however the majority of investment is in states like Arizona, Texas and Florida.
The group business model is to purchase medical infrastructure facilities, in states and cities that offer above average yield and future growth over 5-6 years. As the medical building(s) start to offer optimal returns, it is sold, and investors share in the profit. Importantly, from Day 1 the investment provides “cash on cash” dividend income, paid quarterly. On sale, most investors choose to roll into the next available project.
Arbitrage by Crypto | Ultra-low risk investment
Arbitrage is a risk-free investment that profits from inefficiencies in the market.
What is Arbitrage?
Arbitrage is the practice of buying and selling an asset in order to profit from a difference in price. Arbitrage can exist because of inefficiencies in the market. The secret to successful arbitrage is knowing in advance what the asset can be purchased for and what it can be sold for! This becomes a risk-free way to earn a profit.
This concept can be used to describe any asset being bought and sold for a profit; it refers to apples, oil, gold, stocks, bonds, currencies, and other financial instruments including crypto. Watch the short video on arbitrage.
What is Crypto arbitrage?
The concept of crypto arbitrage is to buy crypto while simultaneously selling it at a higher price, profiting from the difference in price. Since the transactions occur at the same time, there is no holding period; this is a risk-free profit strategy.
Why is Crypto ideally suited to arbitrage?
The price of cryptos are quoted on electronic exchanges and electronic transactions occur in milliseconds and can be recorded on the blockchain ledger.
What is Blockchain in simple words?
Blockchain defined: Blockchain is a shared, immutable ledger (Cannot be changed) that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network. An asset can be tangible (a house, car, cash, land) or intangible (intellectual property, patents, copyrights, branding) This includes arbitrage by Crypto.
With crypto transactions, information is decentralized, meaning no single person or group has control; rather, all users collectively retain control. Decentralized blockchains are immutable, which means that the data entered is irreversible.
Why is Arbitrage by Crypto an ultra-low risk investment? With crypto arbitrage, it is possible to lock in the buy and sell trade prices, then execute the trade simultaneously; this is risk free arbitrage. Unlike other assets that are bought and sold for profit, the huge advantage of crypto is the ability to lock in the buy and sell price n advance. If the trade is not suitable it is not executed.
Trades are only executed if the result is positive profit for the investor
Golden VISA | Permanent Residency | Citizenship
Enjoy the freedom of MULTI-Residency and Citizenship
In exchange for an investment in the economy of the chosen country, investors are granted residency and citizenship. This includes the immediate family (Spouse/partner, children, parents and parents in law)
Golden VISA programs are invested in for many reasons and many benefits
► Travel Visa Free | Pleasure & Business
► Work | Business Opportunities
► First world | Healthcare | Education
► Holiday Home | New Beginnings
► Plan B security | “In the back pocket”
► Property Rentals | Currency Hedge
Quality Group is well versed on Residency and Citizenship programs on offer around the world and provide a full service from start to finish, including property investment and applications for Golden VISA for residency and citizenship.
For Cyprus, Greece and Portugal check out our inspection trips
Europe | EU Cyprus
The Cyprus EU citizenship program is for life and future descendants. A desirable destination for those who wish to establish a PLAN B or relocate and enjoy the familiarity of law, sports & hobbies, customs, and the English language as found in former British colonies.
Regarded as one of the premier residency programs for EU Europe; approval is within 60-90 days and residence permits are issued thereafter. Residents have the same rights as citizens to healthcare and Education.
Europe | EU Portugal
Since the program’s inception in 2012, more than 18 000 investors and family members have benefited from the Portugal Golden Visa program. The programs minimum stay requirements to acquire EU citizenship is fantastic .
Investors and families can holiday in Portugal easily meeting the required 35 days of residency over 5 years. This qualifies investors and families to Permanent Residency and EU citizenship after 5 years.
The quality of life, the low cost of living, and personal safety are some of reasons that place Portugal at the top of the list of EU Golden VISA programs. Families immediately can work in Portugal and have immediate Schengen VISA travel rights.
Europe | EU Greece
The most affordable Golden VISA program in the EU. At €250 000 invested in property the program offers residency and Schengen VISA free travel in the EU countries. There are no minimum stay requirements for Greece. One can come and go with no restrictions. Property may be rented.
The program launched in 2013 and enables non-EU nationals and their family members to obtain permanent residence in Greece. The duration of this type of Residence Permit is 5 years and it can be renewed indefinitely (for a 5-year period each time) provided that the property is owned by the applicant.
Grenada Caribbean, a Commonwealth Country
The Grenada citizenship program offers amazing visa-free travel to over 140 countries including the European Union Schengen zone (27 countries), the UK, China, Russia, and USA access.
The program includes children up to age 30, unmarried siblings and parents. In addition, the special treaty with the USA enables Grenada citizens to live and invest/start a business in the USA (E2 visa) This this can evolve into USA green card residency and citizenship
COMBO | EU Residency (Cyprus or Greece) & Grenada
The COMBO has been developed in response to persons and families requiring immediate global citizenship, travel rights VISA free, and EU residency rights.
The COMBO brings to life the practical, affordable, value for money, concept of the Global CITIZEN
The Key Benefits of the COMBO EU Golden VISA and Grenada Citizenship
►Grenada Citizenship & EU Residency
►For Life & Future generations
►Travel VISA free to over 140 countries, including the UK, Schengen countries, Russia, China, USA (Long stay tourist visa)
►Huge Tax and Estate planning incentives
►Education including medicine.
►Long stay rights, UK up to 6 months, Schengen 90 days every 180 days
►USA E2 VISA, start a business, work, education, no minimum stay requirements. After 5 years can apply for USA Green card status (Leading to citizenship)
Only proof of clear criminal record and supporting family documents required. No age, education, occupation, nationality, restrictions.
Contact Quality Group for more information on the combo or other countries.
Hard Currency Secured Income | £ : $ : €
Earning a reliable and predictable return uncorrelated to markets is the huge attraction of fixed income investments.
What Is Fixed Yield Income?
Fixed Yield Income broadly refers to those types of investments that pay investors fixed interest, or dividends, or profit-sharing payments until the maturity date. At maturity, investors are repaid the principal amount (The capital) they had invested.
Government and corporate bonds are the most common types of fixed-income products. The payments of a fixed-income return is known in advance, unlike equities that may or not pay to investors.
What class of assets is this?
Often referred to as alternative asset investment, that is uncorrelated to market forces; like cash, bonds and equities
Why are alternative assets like Fixed Income attractive?
Their returns have a lower correlation to traditional asset classes (Cash, Bonds and Equities) and are increasingly being used to offset market volatility and generate higher returns, especially during periods of low yields.
Many alternative assets also provide a hedge against inflation.
Should I invest in alternative investments?
Alternatives are independent of broad market trends and rely more on the strength of each specific investment; With the low correlation to traditional asset classes, alternatives is a beneficial method to diversify your portfolio.
USD Risk Protection | Self - Family - Business
Global individual and family protection is a necessity
Severe illness | Disability | Death.The BEST medical care can be obtained, if one can afford it, as it is priced in US Dollars. If one suffers a dreaded disease or severe illness the costs are normally calculated in hard currency and in soft currency countries it a very real problem.
Severe illness | Disability | Death. A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities. This can be temporary or permanent. Money is needed for resources to help the person recuperate or adjust to their impaired lifestyle.
Severe illness | Disability | Death. The financial impact caused by death can be enormous. From providing cash for “food and shelter” to relocation, paying off debts, education of children, to lifestyle consequences! Two “breadwinners” becomes one or one “breadwinner” becomes none! The monthly bills don’t change much. And then there is taxes and fees to wind up an estate. A family might be asset rich but cash poor. Result assets are sold off at discounted prices to pay debts, executors fees and inheritance taxes.llar life pays into any nominated bank account in the world.
Student Accommodation | Guaranteed Income
The Question – “Is student accommodation still a good investment?”
The closure of campuses during the height of the pandemic meant less demand for student accommodation, but that has all changed, as students get to return to universities. Now the demand is outstripping supply, which makes student accommodation an opportunity for investors. In fact, it is one of real estate sectors that has proved resilient for many reasons!
There is continued strong investor interest in PBSA (Purpose Built Student Accommodation) across Europe and the UK, driven by rising total numbers of students and a strong growth in international student numbers – Savills Oct 2022 Global Report
Higher Education Demand
“We expect this trend to continue over the coming years, as the number of young people (15 -19-year-olds) is forecast to rise by 5.8% by 2027. At the same time, many European markets are facing a significant undersupply of PBSA stock, which is resulting in strong rental growth.
These factors are driving investment in student accommodation, which has risen by 16% in 2022 – Q3 compared with 2021. The average undersupply across European cities is currently 12.5%.
Across the European cities Savills monitors, approximately 14 500 PBSA new beds were delivered in 2022, yet this was still not enough to meet the increase in student numbers
Public Student Accommodation
The public student housing market represents 63% of total student beds, on average across Europe, meaning the vast majority of existing stock is outdated and of relatively poor quality compared to private student accommodation (PBSA)
Investment in Private Student Accommodation (Q3-2022)
● €11.7 Billion invested in PBSA across Europe
● Return to investors 4.15% across Europe
● From 3.5% in Copenhagen to 6.0% in Sevilla
● Yields have remained stable over the past 12 months
● Forecasted growth in young population across Europe 302 000 (2027)
A Hedge for Investors
The PBSA sector has continued to show that it is counter-cyclical, with student numbers increasing in uncertain economic times. A good opportunity for investors to balance their portfolios in times of economic downturn. It represents a strong asset class and the positive sentiment in this sector demonstrates the confidence investors have in its resilience and ability to provide secure returns.”
Future Growth in Student Numbers
According to Oxford Economics, UK, the student-aged population (15-19) in the major European cities is forecast to rise on average by 5.8% over the next five years (compared to a decline of 0.7% from 2017-2022), reversing the declining trend
The positive trend will be seen in the majority of European cities, but mostly in Southern Europe as well as in Ireland.
The increasing availability of English-taught courses and the wealth of cultural experiences on offer in Europe will continue to attract domestic (European) and international students.
Demand for Quality PBSA
International students often enjoy higher budgets, and more are demanding for quality facilities. We expect to see a rise in demand for purpose-built student housing. Current annual average occupancy rates are high across Europe, ranging from 95% to 98%, unchanged from last year. With thanks to Marcus Roberts, Head of Europe – Savills Operational Capital Markets
►PBSA is one of the only real estate sectors to have seen a positive increase in total investment volume in 2022.
►The sector has continued to show that it is counter-cyclical, with large numbers of young people entering higher education during challenging macroeconomic periods (likely linked to their perceptions of a weakening job market and so employment prospects).
►PBSA represents a good opportunity for investors to balance their portfolios, with strong demand feeding through to high occupancy levels and resilient income streams.