Of course the steps are numerous and will depend on your individual circumstances. However, one of the key benefits of a well-laid out financial plan that is implemented and monitored is that it will generally allow you to reach financial independence sooner than if you had not formulated a plan of action.
Financial independence can mean different things for different people but for many it means the ability to cease regular employment. Wealth management resources, astutely deployed, can help you to have enough assets and retirement income to maintain a certain lifestyle for the rest of your life and provide for your beneficiaries after death.
Everyone has different goals and objectives, and everyone has different financial conditions and circumstances. It is conceivable that your current financial decisions are not compatible with your true goals and objectives. And that you have not deployed the wealth management resources available to you because of the current timing.
Financial decisions are strongly influenced by emotions. According to medical studies, we all make decisions in the emotional part of our brains, and tap into the rational side of our brains to justify them. Unfortunately, emotions can overwhelm our capacity to reason rationally and objectively.
This severely limits our ability to make logical investment decisions. This is not to say that emotional decisions are a bad thing! Only, sometimes we are unable to see clearly our alternatives, in the heat of the moment.
But what kind of wealth management resources would have helped in the current financial meltdown? One analogy that is making rounds recently, is that when a fire is raging your first priority has to be to put it out! There will undoubtedly is water damage subsequently but hopefully you will have time to rectify that.
It is doubtful that any one will come out unscathed, and this meltdown is a rare occurrence! Until the fire (in this case the under capitalization of the banks) is put out, the banks will not feel able to make capital available to businesses and the economy is unable to get going.
There is a raging debate on what the various governments should do to get their countries out of the crisis, and the answer is best left to them or other pundits.
The question we need to look at is how we are going to deploy our wealth management resources in this era of high taxes, to deal with our finances in this environment. Incorporation offshore is an absolutely doable action that you can take.
In the meantime the headlong drive to reduce interest rates is having little effect simply because, although money is cheap, the banks are reluctant to lend. And as financial results are released by companies, banks will find that their balance sheets do not warrant additional credit risks!
Most of us buy and keep personal assets – not trade them regularly. Whether it is real estate or stock & shares in our own companies, or jewelry. Many times are assets are illiquid and are rarely bought and sold and therefore rarely valued. And we are only looking for a way to own them without having everyone eye them!
The real value of these assets in many cases is far greater than their monetary value. So you do not really know the value of what you have until you sell it. And this in most cases is only when you pass it on to your heirs.
The wealth management resource that is most helpful in such a case is of course an offshore incorporation with perhaps a trust registered in a tax haven such as Mauritius.
Possibly, you are invested in hedge or mutual funds. Of course, the more sophisticated the fund manager appears to be, and the more complex the model. And it is harder for the client to tell what type of returns the strategy will produce. As a consequence of market turbulence over the last 5 years, the private client has realized that a traditional core domestic equity/bond portfolio is incapable of delivering consistent returns in all market circumstances.
Wealth management resources will of course ensure that the client is not invested in these funds only. Wealth management resources professionals are keen to deliver a suitable response to the client and to demonstrate how performance volatility can be managed through a wider set of market conditions.
Many wealth managers’ current investment proposition and existing investment expertise, has been focused specifically on their domestic markets, and so they are unlikely to use offshore incorporation as the inexpensive tool that it is.
There are a variety of options readily available to support the investment open architecture models through use of fund vehicles. Wealth management is an advanced type of financial planning that benefits not only high net worth individuals and families, but also middle income ones.
Private banking, estate planning, asset management, legal resources, and investment management are resources offered, with the goal of sustaining and growing long-term wealth.
Due to their higher value accounts, banks create separate branches, services and other ‘benefits’ to retain or attract these high net worth customers who are typically more profitable than other retail banking customers. But families recognize that when the concentration of knowledge and experience resides with a patriarch or office executive, it can prevent other family members from fully assuming responsibility for wealth management.
Few resources have been available to help families meet the complex challenge of wealth management education. Now, due to the accessibly enabled by the internet, anyone can take financial matters into their hands.
Wealth management resources are available easily – not only in the hallowed halls of expensive firms. The internet will give you easy and affordable alternatives, including starting with offshore incorporation in Seychelles, Mauritius, British Virgin Islands or Dubai or Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.