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Paring financial risks when buying UK property

A pound-denominated loan provides a natural currency hedge and greater leeway when things don't pan out as planned.

Overseas property investments provide a good source of alternative income and offer diversification to an investment portfolio - especially in key global markets such as London, where there has always been demand due to the systemic shortage of housing.

NOTHING rattles markets like uncertainty. Investors get nervous when they are unable to assess the impact of an economic or political development. Often their immediate reaction is to either sell or put their investment plans on hold. This is true for almost all kinds of assets, including real...

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