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Protecting Your Family and Preserving Your Wealth in Times of War

Posted by Izak Nagar, Accountant at TIMC on May 24, 2017 at 10:44 AM

It's easy to look around at all the ways in which technology has made modern life better and assume that the world has become a safer, kinder place. Unfortunately, political strife and war are still very much a part of the global landscape — and families must be prepared.

Even if you live somewhere that you consider to be stable, there's just no telling how quickly changes in governments or social uprisings can turn a peaceful society into one that pits the "haves" and "have-nots" against each other. If you're not prepared with a safety plan for both your loved ones and your assets, the time to build one is now.

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Topics: Security (assets and family)

Two Reasons for High Net-Worth Individuals to Seek Citizenship by Investment

Posted by Monique Copti on May 19, 2017 at 10:16 AM

An increasing number of wealthy individuals seek to obtain a second nationality through a program of citizenship by investment, as a means to safeguard their future.

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Topics: Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment, Citizenship by Investment

DISCOVER CANADA'S MOST LUXURIOUS DISTRICTS

Posted by Monique Copti on May 3, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Westmount, Montreal, Quebec

As a wealthy family looking to establish yourself in Canada, you will first have to find the best place to live. Security, beautiful landscape, renown private schools, peaceful parks and a great cultural life are some of the aspects to consider before deciding on buying a property, for a better quality of life. You will certainly find these advantages in Canada’s most luxurious districts.

 

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Topics: Canada for a Better Future for My Family, Quality of life

Why Freedom of Mobility Is a Must for High Net Worth Investors

Posted by Monique Copti on April 7, 2017 at 9:45 AM

The world feels like a very different place today than it did even just six months ago, and it can be incredibly difficult to predict where the geopolitical scene is heading in the future. Conventional wisdom, after all, didn't accurately predict Brexit and the European Union's uncertain future, nor did the media correctly assess the political movement that elected Donald Trump in November 2016.  

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Topics: Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment

The World's Best Places to Raise a Family

Posted by Monique Copti on March 31, 2017 at 11:27 AM

There are many reasons that would make families want to know which are the best countries to live in. Some parents may be looking for peace of mind, while others seek the best education for children. Ultimately, the search for a better quality of life that offers the certainty of preserving children's future are the biggest factors that lead families to the decision to become residents of another country.  

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Topics: Canada for a Better Future for My Family, Quality of life

Is your country economically unstable?

Posted by Monique Copti on March 24, 2017 at 1:59 PM

Given all the economic and political instability around the world, diversifying between investments is no longer enough. 

It is also necessary to protect yourself and your family by diversifying internationally, as well. While many of us may feel that our country's economy is stable, our interdependent world means that fortunes can change very quickly.

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5 Investment Strategies That Are a Part of Geographical Diversification

Posted by Monique Copti on February 16, 2017 at 1:11 PM

Geographical diversification is about a lot more than just securing your assets, though make no mistake - this is and will always be important. It's also about protecting your family's security and allowing you to do what you can to preserve their future. Even going beyond personal finance, geographical diversification allows you to gain access to a better education for your children, helps you enjoy the benefits of an improved quality of life and offers a truly holistic approach to investments, often for the first time.

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Topics: Investment Strategies

Securing Your Family's Future in an Uncertain World

Posted by Monique Copti on December 20, 2016 at 10:46 AM

For High Net-Worth families, being wealthy can give you a lot of options in life. It also brings a high level of security, presuming you can protect your wealth over the long haul. Unfortunately, in areas of upheaval, this is much harder to do than it is in secure countries that experience low levels of political turbulence and economic fluctuation.

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Topics: Security (assets and family)

3 Major Benefits of Diversifying Your CitizenshipS Across the Globe

Posted by Monique Copti on November 21, 2016 at 3:48 PM

In recent years, many high-net worth individuals have taken a much more holistic approach to planning for the future than ever before. By planning for a diversification of both assets and citizenships at the same time, commonly through programs like "Citizenship by Investment" that are designed for this purpose, they generate the peace-of-mind that only comes with knowing that they, their families and ultimately their finances are protected against the unexpected.

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Topics: Canada for a Better Future for My Family

A GUIDE TO THE EXEMPT MARKET

Posted by Monique Copti on October 5, 2016 at 6:20 PM

If you are a high net-worth investor with a good tolerance for risk, the exempt market can offer unusual and excellent opportunities to diversify your portfolio. While most securities offered to the public in Canada must be offered with a prospectus, certain investments are exempt.

These exempt offerings give international high net-worth investors the opportunity to get involved with special projects that are not part of the traditional financial markets. You can also diversify investments throughout the globe to ensure that your portfolio is not dependent on any one country's economy. 

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Topics: Geographical diversification of assets