How smart investors execute wealth management and make a profit in a turbulent economic times

According to the Financial Times, Turkish Lira has lost 40% of its value since the beginning of 2018. In a bid to tackle Turkey’s inflation, which was running at 25% in September, the Central Bank increased interest rates from 19.25% to 24% in September.

Protect yourself from local currency volatility

So what can savers do to protect their wealth and make a profit when there are big risks ahead for their currency or if local interest rates are unattractive or at historical lows? The easiest way to ensure that savers are well positioned in the event of a currency fall, as in the case of Turkey, is diversifying capital into a range of major foreign currencies, such as EUR, USD and GBP. In this scenario, it’s crucial to consider the following before making a decision:

  • How much day-to-day involvement do you want to have
  • The costs involved in making foreign currency investments
  • The cost of administration fees
  • Tax liabilities.

The value of diversifying savings across major currencies 

If we had invested 100 Turkish lira or TRY (US$16) in the different ways listed below at the end of 2012, what would the
100 TRY be worth today? 

Type of investment

100 TRY investment in 2012


Value of

100 TRY in 2018

Turkish Lira Deposit Account

100 TRY


97.76 TRY

Government Debt Securities

100 TRY


77.87 TRY

Stock Certificates


100 TRY


74.33 TRY



100 TRY


117.24 TRY

Euros (EUR)


100 TRY


138.24 TRY

US Dollars (USD)


100 TRY


155.24 TRY

Vivier’s savings accounts offer higher than average interest rates and allow investors to save in a range of major foreign currencies. Our accounts offer the following: 

  • Very little involvement, just watch your capital grow
  • Allow capital to move freely with no exchange control restrictions
  • No administration fees as long as the total balance across all your savings accounts remains above EUR 6,000
  • Gross interest is paid across all savings accounts
  • No transfer fees and all bank charges are refundable. 

So why not open an account with us today? Please follow the link to find out more about the benefits of our savings accounts.

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