Global Banking and Administration

Time for a rethink on U.S. dollar exposure?

This article from Capital Group is a bit dated but still a great, relevant thought piece on the effect of currencies on your international investments. Worth reading!   Time for Investors to Rethink Dollar’s Impact on International Equities Key Takeaways The translation effect of currencies can have a significant impact […]

3 Biggest Investment Mistakes by American Expats

More and more Americans are living abroad or thinking about it, as there is a world of opportunity and adventure outside the U.S. Many get too wrapped up in the excitement to educate themselves on the practicalities of life overseas, such as how to manage their investments. Don’t make these […]

Client Story: How Worldview Helped an American Expatriate and his Family Living Abroad

“Our financial affairs are so complicated because we have stuff all over the world, and no one has ever looked at our whole picture,” worried the client when we first sat down with them. Jim is an American living in Hong Kong. He is originally from New York and was […]

Client Story: Portuguese Citizen Living in the United Kingdom

Ana is a Portuguese national who lived and worked in the U.S. for several years and subsequently moved to the U.K. She relinquished her green card as she envisions returning to her native Portugal in the next few years. However, while in the U.S., she owned an apartment, which she […]

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Wall Street Journal Article by Andrew Fisher: Foreign-Born Workers
Wall Street Journal

Underserved Client Class: Foreign-Born Workers Many advisers shy away from expats because of their financial complexities, but they can be a rewarding challenge   U.S. multinational companies—especially in technology and finance—are bringing in talent from around the world and changing the face of workplaces and communities. In Silicon Valley, where […]

Major U.S. Brokerage Firms Are Closing Foreign-Owned Accounts

Many people who are living abroad but who have U.S. investment accounts have recently been receiving an unpleasant notice from their account custodian that their accounts are being closed and must be moved. This is true no matter whether the person is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card […]

Announcing My New Book – The Cross-Border Family Wealth Guide

I am excited to announce the impending release of my new book – The Cross-Border Family Wealth Guide: Advice on Taxes, Investing, Real Estate, and Retirement for Global Families in the U.S. and Abroad, with Foreward by Tim Kochis.   Whether you’re an American living abroad, or foreign-born and living in […]

Study: Immigrants Founded 51% of U.S. Billion-Dollar Startups

The US really dominates the industry of innovation around the world. Yet, the financial advisory industry is not yet smart enough to deal with foreign nationals coming into the States. This is why I am writing my book, to help advise this growing segment!!   WSJ March 17, 2016 By […]

New Option for U.S. Banking for US Citizens and Residents Living Overseas

Good job by the American Citizens Abroad, Inc. (ACA), for helping solve a basic need for many U.S. expatriates who unfortunately left the U.S. without first setting up a U.S. bank relationship. A real problem for some Americans living overseas is the inability to open and/or maintain State-side banking services. ACA […]

Record Number of U.S. Citizens, Green-Card Holders Cut Ties With U.S. in 2015

In 2015, 4,279 American expats renounced their U.S. citizenships, according to the U.S. Treasury. This figure represents a roughly 25 percent increase from 2014 and continues a trend that has seen the number of renunciations rise nearly 500 percent since 2009 (742). A recent blog post by The Tax Foundation […]

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