Global Online Commerce and FATCA

05 Mar
Photographs from Maldives - FATCA

The fact is that the U.S. tax code can provide tax deferral on an overseas trading businesses but not on an overseas firms dealing in capital. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) does not define the difference between trade and capital. Therefore, the big operations overseas, or the very small ones for that matter, […]

Working Out A Safe-Money Strategy

04 Mar
A view of the lake Bondhus in Norway. In the background a view of the Bondhus Glacier as a part of the Folgefonna Glacier. Money shot

Financial Consultants Say Retirees Can Take Steps To Protect Savings From Vagaries Of The Market As people creep into the retirement “red zone” – those years just before or right after they retire – it becomes more important than ever that they find ways to keep their savings safe. Because at that point, their retirement […]

Tax Planning Knowledge

03 Mar
San Francisco’s entry for the 31st America’s Cup in 2003, USA 76 International Americas Cup Class yacht photo D Ramey Logan - Tax Planning

Crossborder financial issues are complicated and readers are strongly encouraged to seek qualified professional advice at all times. We have a network of preferred legal and tax advisors who have prior experience in the relevant issues and will be happy to make referrals when requested. The list below was posted to illustrate the amount of […]

DMS Offshore Investment Services Onboards White Oak AIF On Irish Platform

02 Mar
Men on deck of 'Empress of Ireland' at Vancouver

  GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Feb. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd. (DMS), the world’s largest fund governance firm, and White Oak Global Advisors, LLC (White Oak) have announced the launch of an Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) hosted on DMS Irish platform. White Oak has engaged the DMS AIF platform, which is […]

Why Offshore Banks choose Luxembourg

01 Mar
The five masted tall ship Royal Clipper of Luxembourg - offshore banks

Yves Maas is Managing Director and CEO of Credit Suisse S.A. in Luxembourg. Mr Maas is the Chairman of the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL) and a Board Member of the European Banking Federation. As Chair of ABBL, the professional organisation representing the majority of banks and other financial intermediaries established in Luxembourg, he acts as […]

About the Sovereign Man

28 Feb
BMW Oracle's USA-17 training off Valencia, Spain - Sovereign Man

If you’ve never heard of the Sovereign Man, then allow me to introduce you to the most compelling information, about why to expatriate from the USA immediately, or at the very least begin to geo-diversify your assets and plant some flags (as he calls them) in safe foreign countries. Reprinted below, with his permission is […]

No Fool on the Hill! – Recent Trends in the Private Placement Life Insurance Industry

27 Feb
Mast for Private Placement Life Insurance

Recent events within the private placement life insurance industry have created renewed interest within this specialized segment in the life insurance industry. The industry has seen some consolidation over the last several years and recent events including the entrance of large investment management firms has made the product relevant once again. I would argue that […]

Offshore Investment Strategy for Speculators

25 Feb
Europa (tall ship, 1911) - Offshore Investment

Arthur Fixed has a history of making extraordinary profits in financial markets. His three most successful speculations were: Shorting the USA stock market during the 1987 crash Being long on real estate from 1994 to 2007 Shorting the Internet bubble in 2001 A new opportunity may now dramatically outdo these successes. Like all opportunities, it […]

Invest from China into USA with an EB-5 Visa

23 Feb
China exit visa - EB-5 Visa

Pre-Immigration Statutory Asset Protection for EB-5 Visa This ORSO/IRC 402(b) entity is the only statutory asset protection and tax deferred income solution possible for residents of the People’s Republic of China because it is integrated pension laws that are recognized by the Peoples Republic of China, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of the Treasury, […]