Georgetown Trust Blog

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, Foundations, International Business Companies, International Trusts

Use a Private Foundation to Better Protect Heirs

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Sep 17, 2015 9:01:23 AM

A private interest foundation is considered to be a nonprofit organization. In reality, it can be described as somewhere between an offshore international business and a private trust. 

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Topics: Foundations

What are the Benefits of a Private Interest Foundation?

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Jul 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

A Panama Private Interest Foundation, or PPIF, is a foundation that doesn't require a single owner and falls on the spectrum between a private offshore business and an individual's trust.

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Topics: Foundations

What is the Panama Private Interest Foundation Legislation of 1995?

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Mar 31, 2015 3:07:00 PM


In 1995, a piece of legislation called the Panama Private Interest Foundation became a part of Panama's financial laws. It was devised as a way to protect assets offshore, and it can be used both for philanthropic purposes and estate planning in much the same way that a trust can be used.

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Topics: Foundations