Summarizes the benefits available from the world of offshore savings, investment, finance and banking.
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Offshore world holds many potential taxation benefits, there are still questions to be answered about why one should invest offshore and in this article we explore the benefits.
First, some people say that offshore investments and bank accounts are more lightly regulated than their entity-type-counterparts onshore…now, that’s not necessarily true!
Certain jurisdictions give fund managers, bankers and investors pretty much free rein so that the rewards and risks are potentially far greater – but some jurisdictions are very highly regarded among financial professionals simply because of the incredibly high standards of protection they afford investors and account holders through insurance schemes and government regulation requirements for example:
In terms of the benefits available when investing offshore they will always, always depend on the particular circumstances of the individual investor – but offshore financial services and structures can be used as part of an overall asset protection strategy for example, investing offshore can afford an investor greater flexibility in terms of international accessibility and the commodities, equities, derivatives, stocks, shares or companies they can invest in, plus there are of course sometimes significant taxation benefits available to an account holder depending on their countries of tax residence and domicile.
Other answers to the question posed by this article – namely ‘what are the benefits if I invest offshore?’ – are because there are general benefits available including more efficient estate planning potential, privacy and confidentiality, better interest returns, the chance to exploit active business interests overseas in low or no tax locations and global access to assets and income.
So, while the internet has been fantastic in terms of allowing more people to become far more broadly informed – especially about subjects as seemingly taboo as all things offshore – it is still absolutely in a government’s interests to avoid advising people that the offshore world is open and available to them because they may well lose out on taxation revenue as a result!
Sidstone, Gray & Partners core business is specialized in the management of Client assets. The company operates its own trade name for accounts in the Global Capital Markets. The trading of capital market products extend to International Equities, including related equity-linked Products, Indices, Interest Rates, Commodities and Currencies. Sidstone, Gray & Partners leverage strong trading-strategies such as fundamental and technical equity long/short, event driven and managed futures. The strategy can be described as mostly discretionary, ultra short term trading. Positions are held for a few seconds to several hours. Through disciplined Risk Management and rapid market anticipation, Sidstone, Gray & Partners are able to perform above-average returns on capital.