Tag Archives: Cayman Islands

An American in Paris (or Shanghai or Tel Aviv) – Part 3

05 Nov

How to retain your account in a Foreign Financial Institution A. Overview In my last installment, I discussed the benefits of a private placement insurance contract (life insurance or annuity) issued by a life insurer domiciled in Puerto Rico – Isla del Encanto – for Americans living overseas. Aside from providing tax-advantages, the Puerto Rican […]

Asset protection trusts and offshore investment

15 Oct

When discussing asset protection and offshore investments, the most widely known legal device for offshore planning or investment is an asset protection trust. Asset protection trusts resemble a typical trust as it legally exists in the United States only it’s located in a trust-friendly jurisdiction like the Cook Islands or the Bahamas. Certain jurisdictions (like […]

Cayman 8 points ahead of Guernsey in Banker magazine’s International Financial Centre survey

06 Dec

A survey by The Banker magazine shows that the Cayman Islands can hold their own against international standards relating to service or regulation. For the third time in a row, The Banker magazine’s 2011 International Financial Centre (IFC) survey has awarded the top spot to the Cayman Islands in the Specialized Financial Centre category, besting […]