Interview with Financial Advisor, Marc Ikels

Interview with Financial Advisor, Marc Ikels

One of the great things about running Expat Investing Coach is that I get to meet lots of world-class financial advisors. One of which is Marc Ikels, who I recently recorded a video interview with.

Marc and I discussed different ways that expats can manage their money and what makes his approach different to other advisors in Asia.

BEWARE OF THE COFFEE CHATS

BEWARE OF THE COFFEE CHATS

Jason Butler, in a Financial Times article entitled ‘British expats, your financial adviser may well be a bandit’, provides a scathing summary of the Asia financial adviser landscape: “As for an obligation to give the client suitable advice, forget it. In the world of lightly regulated retail financial services, anything goes. There is systematic, widespread and damaging mis-selling being carried out by overseas financial advisers.”

How are they getting away with it and what can we do to protect ourselves and our savings?