Tag Archives: Switzerland

The Precious Gemstone Carpet

20 Feb
precious gemstone carpet

From the liquidation of a Swiss Trust, comes the most precious gemstone carpet on the market. It’s hard to imagine that another such item would even exist, although there are gemstone carpets made every day in India and elsewhere, nothing else in the world compares to this over-the-top gemstone masterpiece. Truthfully, I think everyone loves […]

Tax havens hidden in plain sight

15 Feb
anchor of the tax havens

Many of the world’s most secretive tax havens, ranging from Anguilla to Uruguay, are set to open their books to foreign tax by 2017. A year later, dozens more, including Belize, Hong Kong and Singapore, are set to follow suit. Among them is Switzerland, abandoning a tradition of secrecy that dates back at least as […]

Double trouble, US Expats feel the burden of FATCA

07 Jun
Poststrasse, Chur, Switzerland

US anti-tax evasion legislation known as FATCA – the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – has caused upheaval among the American expat community and dual Swiss-US nationals living in Switzerland where it was agreed in February. “People are very angry and upset but some are really scared,” declared Jackie Bugnion, a director and tax specialist […]

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 […]

Canada for Offshore Gold Storage

06 Oct

Invest Offshore with Gold in Canada Canada as an offshore tax haven? For sure, as long as you’re not a Canadian resident or citizens. Recently a leading Canadian newspaper published the article: A Canadian’s best tax haven? The U.S. The U.S. Is a Good Tax Haven for Canadians The U.S. meets virtually all of the […]

Swiss Asset Protection for Global Investors

14 Dec

Financial success may make any investor a potential magnet for litigation. Wealth has never been as vulnerable as it is today. Indeed, loss of assets through lawsuits and legal awards as well as government action is spreading all over the world. To deal with these unprecedented threats to your wealth, The Sovereign Society, in conjunction […]