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.

Mexico’s Wealthy Citizens Need Shelter

Posted On September 9, 2010
The year was 1917 and the location was Latvia. A poor and mostly agrarian country in Northern Europe’s Baltic region bordered to the north by Estonia and to the south by Lithuania. My grandparents were children at the time. As the saying goes, “timing is everything,” and theirs could not have been much worse. The […]... Read more

Merchant Account Credit Card Processing for Swiss Trust Company

Posted On August 19, 2010
A Swiss Trust Company has the capability to earn tremendous profits by acting as an agent for the processing of Visa, MasterCard and American Express receipts for its clients and subsidiaries. Banks typically charge between 2.5% and 5% “commissions” on processing and even greater rates for what are considered high risk industries. The actual percentage […]... Read more

Money Transfer Services

Posted On August 18, 2010
Money Transfer Services is an industry which is comprised primarily of third party check processors, debit card issuers and foreign exchange companies. It is by far the largest financial market in the world, and includes trading between large banks, central banks, currency speculators, multinational corporations, governments, and other financial markets and institutions. Money transfer generally […]... Read more

Asset Protection

Posted On August 18, 2010
Example: When ownership of a Swiss Trust Company (STC) is not disclosed to general public (bearer certificates), it is virtually impossible for creditors of an individual shareholder to obtain any company information. “Fishing Expeditions” are not allowed in Switzerland. A person seeking a judgment against a shareholder of a STC must have proof that the […]... Read more

Swiss Trust Company Synopsis

Posted On July 11, 2010
A Swiss Trust Company (STC) is a very valuable and unique business tool, which can be flexible yet meet specific objectives. Historically, the STC has been most valuable to international entrepreneurs who need to: • Move investment capital faster to take advantage of growth opportunities resulting in increased profit. • Exercise more control over capital […]... Read more

Pension Funds

Posted On June 21, 2010
Q: Can a Swiss Trust Company (STC) manage a pension fund? A: Yes – a STC can manage a pension fund. • Stipulations: STC must be regulated with a SRO (Self-Regulation Organization) permit.... Read more

Review of recent client Case Studies

Posted On June 2, 2010
After a comprehensive review of recent client Case Studies, I grouped the common reasons for a Swiss Trust Company acquisition into the following main categories. This will provide you a snapshot as to whether a Swiss Trust Company would be appropriate for your business needs. • Bearer Shares and Anonymity of Investors 1 . Asset […]... Read more

Five Frequent Questions Pertaining to Owning a Swiss Trust Company (STC)

Posted On April 8, 2010
Five Frequent Questions Pertaining to Owning a Swiss Trust Company (STC): 1. Are Swiss Trust Companies regulated by any government authority? Answer: STCs are sanctioned by Federal Tax Authority (Bern, Switzerland) and the Registrar in the Canton of incorporation. A Private Swiss Trust Company is a self-regulated privileged entity (not directly regulated by FINMA which […]... Read more

The Bermuda Insurance Market

Posted On February 26, 2010
An offshore insurance company (captive insurance company) offers business owners a superb method to turn the major expenditure of insurance into an income earning asset. Bermuda is one of the largest jurisdictions for such an endeavor. Attached is one of the most comprehensive reports we have come across regarding that jurisdiction and its insurance industry. […]... Read more

More Offshore Jurisdictions join the OECD’s “white list”

Posted On August 14, 2009
The British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands have joined the global “white list” of countries using internationally recognized tax standards, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Friday. Since April, more than 6 offshore jurisdictions have joined this list showing signs that positive changes are taking place in the international tax arena. […]... Read more

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