Georgetown Trust Blog

Why Belize Ranks in the Top for Offshore Banking

Posted by Luigi Wewege on Mar 7, 2019 12:39:01 PM

When you bring up the idea of offshore banking, it's not unusual to get a dozen different opinions about where the best tax haven is or where banks are most eager to get foreign investors. Look beyond all the noise and you'll find that Belize is consistently chosen by savvy investors for offshore banking.

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Topics: Banking Services

Choosing the Right International Corporate Structure For You

Posted by David J Drummond on Feb 28, 2019 4:05:28 PM

As we discussed in our previous article on setting up international corporate structures, there are a number of benefits that you can receive by establishing a corporate structure on an international level.  

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Topics: International Corporate Structures

Setting Up International Corporate Structures - The Inside Scoop

Posted by David J Drummond on Feb 15, 2019 5:32:54 PM

Setting up an international corporate structure offers a number of advantages, but it can also be overwhelming to some individuals. The good news is that establishing a corporate structure on an international level doesn't have to be as complicated as you might expect. 

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Topics: International Corporate Structures

Crypto - Fiat Banking.....getting better or worse?

Posted by David J Drummond on Jan 23, 2019 10:57:00 AM

Well the "Crypto Craze" has rescinded for the moment, but one would expect to see it rise again as ideas turn into products, concepts turn into services, ICO valuations represent realistic demand and the cryptos settle and sort themselves out.

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Topics: crypto currency, bitcoin cash, cryto banking, crypto, bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, crytpo bank

Wild Stock Market Rides Getting Old?

Posted by David J Drummond on Feb 8, 2018 4:54:16 PM


For the average investor the picture above can be a common occurrence in one's investment track record. In fact, in the investment world this is taught as a rule; the common investor will buy high and sell low. Why? Because they don't spend enough time researching their investment purchases. Instead they tend to follow the market news jumping in when it goes up, however, when the market falters, they are the first to panic and sell.

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Topics: Asset Protection, Alternative Investment

The Best Way To Invest in Crypto Currencies

Posted by David J Drummond on Jan 19, 2018 12:23:51 PM


The best way to invest in crypto currencies is to do it in a qualified retirement plan (IRA, ROTH IRA,401K, etc.) to defer taxes, minimize accounting, and maximize control using a Self-Directed IRA with an international Limited Liability Company (LLC).

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Topics: Asset Protection, Self-directed IRA, offshore IRAs

Asset Protection Structures - A Quick Overview

Posted by David J Drummond on Aug 12, 2017 1:55:59 PM

I spend a majority of my day conversing with individuals from around the world looking to protect themselves, their families and their assets. And, as you can imagine, each and every invidividual's personal situation is different. There is not one simple "pill" that can be utilized by everyone.

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Topics: Asset Protection, International Trusts, International Business Companies, Foundations

This is How to Structure Large Offshore IRAs

Posted by Joel M. Nagel on Jun 5, 2017 10:28:06 AM

This post by international attorney Joel Nagel is for those with a large retirement account(s) who wish to invest in foreign markets. It’s also for those who will invest their IRA offshore with leverage, a mortgage, or in a business or hedge fund that will return ordinary income rather than capital gains.

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Topics: offshore IRAs

"Checkbook IRA" May Be a Bit Misleading

Posted by David J Drummond on Feb 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA) market has utilized the term "Checkbook IRA" to describe a strategy that utilizes a Limited Liability Company (LLC) as an investment vehicle so often that it has become synonamous with the actual structure itself. However, this can be misleading when one is describing the strategy that utilizes international structures for purchasing assets outside of the United States.

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Topics: Self-directed IRA

The Capital Contribution Question

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Feb 1, 2017 11:18:17 AM

The creating of a company, be it a corporation or a limited liability company, requires one to specify to the service provider certain particulars with regard to the entity. You will be required to select a company name, identify the owners and their percentage ownership, specify the type of business to be performed, the geographic location in which the entity will operate and who is responsible for managing the company. These are all very straight forward, however, the item that causes the most confusions is the capital contribution amount.

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Topics: Asset Protection, Self-directed IRA, International Business Companies