Experts Prove Most Financial Advisors Aren’t Giving the Best Retirement Advice

27 Apr
Retirement Advice

LEAWOOD, Kan., April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In their article “How to Beat the Conventional Wisdom: Part 1” published in Financial Advisor Magazine, retirement planning experts William Reichenstein, PhD, Principal, Retiree Income, and William Meyer, CEO, Retiree Income, discuss their latest research which debunks conventional wisdom around tax-efficient retirement withdrawals and proves a better way to […]

Tax predictability is key to driving investment

26 Apr
New Zealand Tax predictability

Deloitte survey highlights tax predictability as key to driving investment growth in Asia Pacific New Zealand well placed against backdrop of increased uncertainty in Asia Pacific’s tax landscape New Zealand’s tax policies are seen as relatively straight forward, consistent and predictable compared to other countries in the region, according to a Deloitte survey released yesterday. […]

Statement by Canadian American Business Council CEO Maryscott Greenwood on recent Canada/U.S. trade developments

25 Apr
Canadian American Business

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “Now is a good time to update NAFTA. However, it is important to understand that neither dairy nor lumber are covered by the NAFTA. The fact that these two protected sectors are the subject of bilateral disputes in recent weeks is not evidence that NAFTA is failing.” “We believe […]

South Korea’s direct offshore investment hits record in 2016

23 Apr
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea

SEOUL, April 24 (Yonhap) — The direct offshore investments of South Korean companies rose to a record level last year, with that made to the United States nearly quadrupling the figures for China due largely to strong demand for business expansion in the world’s most advanced market, a report showed Monday. The foreign direct investment […]

REC Watches Honors German Automotive History With 901 Collection, Made From Salvaged Air-Cooled Era Porsche 911’s

22 Apr
Porsche 911 is the inspiration

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The iconic air-cooled Porsche 911 is the inspiration – and the raw material – for the latest creation from REC Watches. Made from salvaged and recycled Porsche 911’s, the 901 Collection watches is a must-have timepiece for anyone with a passion for classic cars and innovative, bold design. […]

Trust Builders Expands Online Retirement Readiness Solutions for Financial Advisors

20 Apr
Retirement Readiness Solutions

DALLAS, Ore., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Trust Builders, Inc. is announcing the release of the Maximum Allowable Contribution (MAC) module for the TRAK-Online retirement readiness portal. The MAC module allows advisors to calculate the maximum annual contribution to a 403(b) account and a 457 account, including the 402(g)(7) limit and double-up options. “Helping advisors […]

Not Singapore or Mauritius: Paris is the new tax haven for FPIs

18 Apr
Portrait of Mona Lisa in Paris

Global financial giant Citi has drawn financial ministry officials’ attention that foreign funds and global banks are taking advantage of India’s treaty with France by using Paris as a base for investments in India to escape tax, reports the Economic Times. Foreign funds and global banks may be taking advantage of India’s treaty with France […]

Mauritius to become Southern Hemisphere’s number 1 financial centre within a decade

17 Apr
Mauritius - Seascape

The comments from Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group, follow the announcement that his company has received an investment banking licence from the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius. Mr Green observes: “As a firm, we spent months carrying out comprehensive research into the world’s leading and most established international financial centres in […]

Free File Tops 50 Million Users Continuing to Serve the American Taxpayers

15 Apr
American Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Free File Program is pleased to announce that the Free File Alliance, the pioneering public-private partnership between industry-leading tax software companies and the IRS, that makes free tax software available to 70 percent of taxpayers, recently surpassed 50 million users since the program started. Tim Hugo, Free File Alliance […]

Strengthening Singapore-Shanghai Collaboration in a Changing Financial World Order

14 Apr
Singapore-Shanghai Financial Forum - light reflection Singapore skyline

Singapore, 14 April 2017… The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Shanghai Municipal Financial Services Office (SFSO) held the 3rd Singapore-Shanghai Financial Forum (SSFF) in Singapore today.  The SSFF is an annual forum that brings together industry participants from Singapore and Shanghai to discuss pertinent market developments and explore financial collaboration opportunities. More than 200 […]

Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Expands Presence in India

12 Apr
International Realty

MADISON, N.J. and NEW DELHI, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed a 25-year exclusive franchise agreement with Realpro Realty Solutions Private Limited to further expand the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand presence throughout India with the opening of India Sotheby’s International Realty. The brand’s existing affiliate in India, North […]

The Walking Dead – Using Private Placement Variable Deferred Annuity Contracts to Enhance the Investment Return in Life Settlement Contracts

11 Apr
Using Private Placement Variable Deferred Annuity Contracts to Enhance the Investment Return in Life Settlement Contracts

I have always been a film fan. Growing up in the Panama Canal Zone, one of my Mother’s jobs for the Panama Canal Company was serving as the manager of the Balboa Theater. We used to watch initial screenings of movies together on the Big Screen as a private viewing while eating lunch from the […]