PRC Offshore Investor Strategy

09 Feb
PRC Offshore Investors from Shanghai

There is no off-the-shelf product that achieves the exempt from reporting foreign financial institution and excluded beneficiary account that is described more fully in our white paper (see: PRC Expert’s Guide). This excluded beneficiary account is where you keep your secret about your money, investments and assets. Offshore Banking secrecy is no longer there. That’s […]

The World’s Best Beaches

22 Feb
Sancho Bay and Dois Irmãos - Fernando de Noronha, Brazil - Worlds Best Beaches

TripAdvisor Surfaces The World’s Best Beaches With 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards NEEDHAM, Mass., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for Beaches. This year, Baia do Sancho, in Brazil, was ranked by TripAdvisor reviewers as the global winner and Florida’s Siesta Beach is […]

Infographic: Bullion Banking Mechanics

20 Feb
Federal Reserve Bank of New York is the largest Bullion Bank in North America

The identities of these bullion banks The fractional reserve nature of bullion banking and the paper gold creation process How the staggeringly large paper gold trading volumes are generated The gold price discovery process and how the price of gold is set in London by unallocated trading which channels gold demand away from real physical […]

A Future for Offshore Financial Services?

19 Feb
The parliament building in Bridgetown, Barbados

Globalization has been a one-way street of impositions by powerful countries; fiscal sovereignty has been violated by the strong; and tax competition remains under threat from the mighty. Indeed, if the current pattern of incursions, restrictions and false labelling of Caribbean jurisdictions as ‘tax havens’, and the Caribbean as a region of ‘high risk’, is […]

Visualizing Gold’s Value And Rarity

18 Feb
Gold's Value in Black Sand

Since Ancient times, Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins explains, gold has served a very unique function in society. Gold is extremely rare, impossible to create out of “thin air”, easily identifiable, malleable, and it does not tarnish. By nature of these properties, gold has been highly valued throughout history for every tiny ounce of weight. That’s […]

HMRC Profile of Offshore Investors

17 Feb
Royal Arms of England - Offshore Investors

Discussions with the 16 banks highlighted that the typical offshore investor is of either High Net Worth (HNW) or Ultra-High Net Worth (UHNW). The definition of these terms varied amongst banks in relation to the manner in which they segmented their customer base. Despite some variation in the boundary between HNW and UHNW there was […]

Her Majesty’s Overview of the Offshore Investment Market

16 Feb
Her Majersty the Queen's Royal Standard - Offshore Investment Report

Despite the term ‘offshore investment’ being widely used in policy and political discourse to describe the investment of capital outside an investor’s jurisdiction of residence, representatives of banks were keen to point out that it is a very broad term open to different interpretations. Indeed, during many of the qualitative interviews conducted with representatives of […]

Trump revolution and pre-war Germany

14 Feb
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin - Trump Revolution

What understanding and use of economic law made it possible for Germany to advance from economic bankruptcy and 25% unemployment in 1933 to conquest of most of Europe and North Africa? What application does the answer have to today’s world. To the Trump revolution, the price of gold and the future of stocks and bonds? […]

Invest Offshore in Panjshir Emeralds

11 Feb
Panjshir emerald miner

Among the snow-capped peaks above Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, thousands of miners are burrowing deep into the mountains, hunting for some of the world’s finest emeralds. Ethical mining practices with the collective producers of the famous Panjshir emeralds – (as well as deposits of rubies, sapphires and lapis lazuli) – have allied to form the basis of a […]

Global investment flowing through tax havens grows by $700bn

10 Feb
British Virgin Islands for Global Investments

The portion of global investment flowing through tax havens has risen by $700bn in two years, according to an analysis by ActionAid. The NGOs evaluation of data from the International Monetary Fund evidences a 5% increase in investment moving through tax havens between 2013 and 2015, from $11.8tn to $12.5tn. ActionAid said this growth was […]