Archive for June, 2013

A routine to ensure success / happiness

I was reading a quote on British military mantra :
” we train hard to fight easy ”

And it got me thinking the discipline of the British army could be used in business

Eat good ,
Train hard ,
Live passionately
Sleep well

Let’s lock and load



Which Is Better – A Property Fund Or Buy To Let? Re blogged iExpats

I recommend reading the below if you want to know about whether to buy property or invest in property .

Which Is Better – A Property Fund Or Buy To Let?

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”Emerson

Great quote , but firstly goals are needed to be set then we can work towards ,

Tony Evans


Join us! We’re recruiting in #Tokyo – Click to find out more – #Jobs #Job #Career #Careers #deVere #Japan

Join us! We’re recruiting in #Tokyo – Click to find out more – #Jobs #Job #Career #Careers #deVere #Japan

Have you always dreamed of living and working in Tokyo? Then this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for!  deVere Group is recruiting in Japan.

deVere Group is the world’s largest independent international financial advisory firm with more than 70 offices worldwide and a client base of over 70,000 in 100 different countries.
We are looking for highly motivated, driven sales professionals to join our winning team in Tokyo.

Tokyo is the world’s largest metropolitan economy, and is at the helm of the lively economic revival led by Premier Shinzo Abe.

If you’re a young graduate looking to start a career in financial services, Tokyo is an ideal place to work.   Japan’s immigration policy is simple, making the acquisition of a yearlong work visa for 18 to 30 year olds an easy process.
All deVere recruits are trained to gain industry standard qualifications with CISI.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Thomas A. Edison

We all know people like that that want to trappings of success but won’t pay for it ( hard work )

There’s no greater feeling that coming home after a hard days work and saying / feeling that’s was a hard days work .
Lets lock and load ,

Tony Evans


Peter Hobbs joins deVere Group board as non-executive director

Peter Hobbs joins deVere Group board as non-executive director.

Peter Hobbs joins deVere Group board as non-executive director

The deVere Group, the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisation, has today confirmed the appointment of Peter Hobbs as a non-executive director to its board, with effect from 1st July 2013.

Previously responsible for the Generali Group’s global innovation network and strategy across 60 countries worldwide, and as a former director of Generali International and Generali Pan Europe, Mr Hobbs brings with him a wealth of top level experience in the financial industry.

Of the appointment, Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of the deVere Group, says: “It is great news that Peter Hobbs has decided to join us. I’ve enjoyed communicating with Peter for a number of years, and was always impressed by his vision for our industry. I am therefore delighted that he’s accepted our offer to join our organisation.

“The board will benefit greatly from Peter’s valuable strategic insights and experience within the financial industry and we look forward to his continued involvement in the company.”

For his part, Mr Hobbs comments: “I am looking forward to working with the deVere Group in meeting the challenges and opportunities that are ahead in the fast changing market of international financial services.”


The deVere Group is the World’s Largest Independent International Financial Consultancy. International investors and expatriates employ us to find financial services products that suit their medium to long term requirements for investments, savings and pensions. With in excess of US$9 billion of funds under administration and management, deVere has more than 70,000 clients in over 100 countries. Our independence and ability to offer financial products that are tailor-made to fit an individual’s needs are behind our success.


Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Albert Einstein

Any sort of weakness is bad , weakness in some part will have weakness in all part as it effects the integrity of oneself / building .

Don’t accept any weakness in yourself or anyone ells .

Lets lock and load

Tony Evans


Could Italy be next for EU bailout ? Strike 2 in new credit crunch .

Italy’s former PM Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from public office for having sex with an underage prostitute.This was the main headline out of Italy but there was also another that didn’t get much attention .Mediobanca, Italy’s second largest bank, said its “index of solvency risk” for Italy was already flashing warning signs as the worldwide bond rout continued into a second week, pushing up borrowing costs,less supply demand high = HIGH price )

The Italian macro situation has not improved over the last quarter, it has actually gotten worst . With a new anti austerity government , looks to get even worst .

Italy has €2.1 trillion (£1.8 trillion) debt is the world’s third largest after the US and Japan.but is only the world 8th largest economy .

Rank Country/Region GDP (Millions of $US)
1 United States 14,991,300
2 China 7,203,784
3 Japan 5,870,357
4 Germany 3,604,061
5 France 2,775,518
6 Brazil 2,476,651
7 United Kingdom. 2,429,184
8 Italy 2,195,937
Source -Wiki

Any serious stress in its debt markets threatens to reignite the eurozone crisis. This may already have begun after the US Federal Reserve signalled last week that it will begin to withdraw QE and the ECB Mario Draghi has also been pulling liquidity . The cracks has started with Sibor in China last week , could this be the start for round 2 of the global crisis ?

Mediobanca is particularly concerned about the gap that between yields on short-term bills (BOTs) and longer-term bonds (BTPs) near maturity that expire at the same time. BOTs retiring on July 31 are trading at a yield of 0.48, while the equivalent BTP is trading at 0.74pc. The reason is that BOTs are protected from debt restructuring.

Italian 10-year yields spiked to 4.8% .

The key number before was 6/7% that meant a country needed a bailout . Looking at the situation 5% / 5.25% is looking more realistic .

Could it be time to call ” Super Mario “ back again to sort it out . We could but the problem is in a democracy is voters vote with their heart and not there head which is totally understandable people need to live today as tomorrow is just a promise .

Lets see but I am calling this strike 2 , first one was China credit problem my blog on it :

1.Is the Chinese bubble bursting ?! Perfect storm ahead

Cash is king ,


Tony Evans


I don’t regret the things I’ve done, but those I didn’t do when I had the chance

I do not regret the things I’ve done, but those I did’t do when I had the chance

Today’s a day I’m not regretting anything ,

Lets lock and load .

Tony Evans


Profits And Growth – Is Japan On The Right Track With Abenomics – iExpats

Just saw this article on Abenomics and how’s it’s helping the country move forward .

Good read

Tony Evans


Profits And Growth – Is Japan On The Right Track With Abenomics – See more at:


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