On Wednesday 15 April PWS hosted a seminar that centered on the effect that the UK budget changes will have on expatriates; we also gave a brief introduction to investing while living offshore. This was the first seminar that we hosted in Doha, and it was held at the prestigious Intercontinental Hotel Doha City in West Bay.

What are the key issues that expatriates could face regarding their UK-based pensions, and what opportunities are available to them while they live and work offshore? These questions were addressed in the opening presentation by Alex Cockerill, Pension Division Manager for Sovereign.

Ben Moxon, Regional Sales Director for Old Mutual International, followed with a presentation that covered taxation on UK assets as well as the key differences between residency and domicility. He also included the options available for British Expatriates. The seminar came to a close with Nabeel Ashraf, Regional Managing Partner for PWS, who highlighted and explained the incredible tax-efficient and capital-protected lump-sum investment options that are offered by PWS, and which are popular among our clients worldwide.

The event was a resounding success, with attendees stating that the information provided was invaluable as an expatriate living in Qatar.

At PWS Qatar we are committed to hosting a number of seminars through the year and we would love to see you at the next one.