Welcome to our blog. For more than 20 years, we have written about the benefits of doing business in Switzerland via Swiss Trust Companies and Swiss Trust Company Ownership. Therefore, much of our focus here might frequently be the advantages of owning a Vintage Swiss Trust Company. We will, however, also cover many other topics relevant to international business such as asset protection, captive insurance, captive banks, and opening new markets. It is our hope that you enjoy and come back often.

Meet the Nouveaux Neighbors, Canadians now the largest buyers of U.S. Homes

Posted On September 8, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal: “Boosted by a stronger currency and rising house values at home, Canadians are now the biggest foreign buyers of U.S. homes. Most head for the Sunbelt, with Florida accounting for a third of all of their purchases. Canadians made up the largest proportion of foreign buyers from May 2007-May 2008 […]... Read more

The Newest in Luxury Perks for Buyers

Posted On September 4, 2008
From the International Herald Tribune: “With resort projects around the world dangling everything from satellite-ready security technology to a year’s worth of coconut oil spa treatments, developers are struggling to find new perks to entice luxury home buyers. The latest addition to the goody list: Private Jets. Projects around the world have started touting access to planes, […]... Read more

Despite the Weak Dollar, Foreign Buyers aren’t Rushing In

Posted On August 12, 2008
An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal 8/12/08: American sellers are desperate to sell their homes to foreigners, who these days are more likely to have ready cash than their countrymen. And with falling home prices and a weak dollar, a place in the United States is more affordable for a wider variety of […]... Read more

Beijing Taxis are Rigged for Eavesdropping

Posted On August 6, 2008
From the Wall Street Journal 8/6/08:Tens of thousands of taxi drivers in Beijing have a tool that could become part of China’s all-out security campaign for the Olympic Games. Their vehicles have microphones – installed ostensibly for driver safety – that can be used to listen to passengers remotely. As with digital cameras used in […]... Read more

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