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Spotlight On … Robert Mancera – Group Director

What is your special interest or particular field of expertise in the financial services sector right now?

Now I prefer to pass on my experience; I have been in this industry for over 30 years. I like to ‘coach’ and ‘support’ others and help them get the best from their roles. At the same time, I love being able to work at the forefront and help support the direction the business is going in.

What is the most important aspect of your work, in relation to clients, or the part of your day-to-day role which gives you the most satisfaction?

Adding value; however big or small.

What’s special about working at Blacktower?

What isn’t! It is a brand I have had the honour to support and help mould for the last 11 years. I am passionate about the Brand and our Reputation; and the principles we stand for.

Right now, what is your one piece of invaluable information for expats or anyone seeking retirement planning and wealth management advice?

Do your homework; check and double check on the firm and adviser you are dealing with. I have spent 11 years helping build and protect the brand and reputation of this business – prospective clients need to feel safe with the people that are giving them advice. We have a robust approach to business and advice.

Blacktower already has a long and successful history in the sector, how will you and your colleagues continue to offer value to clients in the next 20 years and beyond?

By being involved; by being an important part of this industry and at the forefront of change and development.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.

I love to cook; and be creative in the kitchen!

 

 

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Never too late to take control of your financial future

Blacktower Financial Management

One of the biggest challenges that expatriates confront when moving abroad is the complexity of expat finances. According to HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey, 75% of respondents (9,288 respondents worldwide) say that their finances have become more complicated since they left their home country.

Compounding this, many expats don’t consider all aspects of their finances before, during and after moving abroad, therefore making organising their finances even more complex than it needs to be. What are the common mistakes seen time and time again?

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Auto-Enrolment increases number of savers, but are they saving enough?

Piggy bankStatistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that a record number of savers are now members of workplace pension schemes.

The figures show that the proportion of employees who are contributing to a company pension has risen significantly in the five years since Auto-Enrolment (AE) began.

AE was introduced in 2012 and makes it compulsory for employers to automatically enrol all eligible employees into a pension scheme unless the employee actively opts out. An employee is eligible for AE if they are aged between 22 and the state pension age and have a salary of more than £10,000.

In 2012, prior to AE, 47 per cent of UK employees were enrolled on a company pension scheme. This figure has now risen to 73 per cent in 2017. In other words, there are over 9.5 million more people saving for their retirement than there were five years ago, and it’s mainly thanks to AE.

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