“A wise man is the one who knows
not everything, just the necessary.”
Eskhil, Ancient Philosopher
|Welcome to the MB GROUP SWITZERLAND AG Resource Center, a host of
sophisticated wealth management material including articles from a broad range of industry resources.
This section covers issues related to the management of businesses and family-owned capital,
and the transfer of assets via inheritance. It also contains in-depth information about Family Office structures and
the services they offer, such as asset protection and management of multi-generational wealth.
Resources such as articles, comments from professionals, summaries, and forecasts will help
you navigate the subtleties of no-risk capital investment in Switzerland for the benefit of your Family.
This collection of valuable knowledge will be particularly useful for high-net-worth individuals, who are considering
drawing up a long-term strategy for the ownership and management of their Family assets.
The Top 10 Global Tax Havens For The Wealthy
An estimated US$21 trillion to US$32 trillion of private financial wealth is located, untaxed or lightly taxed,
in tax havens around the world.
Private Island Homes:
The Ultimate Statement
Property For Billionaires
There are currently over 1,000 private islands available for sale, and the market has experienced significant
growth after the recession of 2008-2009.
Switzerland – A New Hub for the Chinese Renminbi?
Switzerland has recently taken a number of key measures to become a hub for the Chinese currency. This better aligns
the Swiss financial sector with the longer-term trends in China, a market with a massive potential.
Gold Hits Lowest Level In Five Years –
What Financial Professionals Say
The yellow metal hit a record level four years ago – but has slid in value and is now at the lowest level in half
a decade. What do wealth managers make of this and what should clients do?
Can The Euro Survive
Despite the cobbling together of a last-minute deal on Greece, the crisis has demonstrated how much the European
project needs a new leap forward.
Corporate Tax Reform
The consultation materials of the Corporate Tax Reform (CTRIII) joint project organization, appointed by the
Confederation and cantons, claim that Switzerland, although being a small country with an open economy, still
actively demonstrates its tax advantages.
Ultimate Trust: Fiduciary Structures for Family Art Collections
The key issues facing sophisticated art collectors who seek to establish fiduciary structures – such as trusts and
foundations – for the long-term protection and management of family art collections.
Keeping it in the Family
There are as many organizational variations of family offices as there are families, their respective needs, wants and
preferences. Whatever form the organization assumes, it should be always able to draw its inspiration, identity and
vitality from the family it serves. It is, after all, the family’s office.
The Unquenchable Thirst for Wine… As an Investment
Wine is no longer just an object of enjoyment – it is now a serious investment commodity. A correlation between
wine and wealth creation shows that currently a quarter of high net wealth individuals own wine collections.
Conciliation with environmental associations allows
for attractive ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun
The agreement between Andermatt-Sedrun Sport AG (ASS) and environmental associations allows for an environmentally
compatible development of one of the most attractive ski areas in the Swiss Alps. The new ski arena Andermatt-Sedrun
is snow-reliable and very sunny; it will offer many ski runs both for advanced skiers, families and pleasure skiers,
and is easily accessible by private and public transport.
Will Africa’s Natural Resources Lead to Prosperity?
Following three decades of meager performance, African economic growth strengthened as of the 2000s, buoyed by rising
prices of natural resources and exports. Whether this abundance of raw materials will turn out to be a blessing will,
however, depend on more than global factors such as commodity prices and demand. Domestic conditions such as political
stability, fiscal management and industrial policy are of equal, if not greater importance.
Private Equity in Africa – A Niche Strategy With Potential
Along with rapid economic growth, private equity activity in Africa has soared over the past decade and is most likely to
be a fast-growing and profitable investment. But even though attractive returns can be achieved, such investment is only
suitable for a selected group of investors.
Switzerland’s Seven Secrets for Success
In economic and political terms, Switzerland is doing better than almost any other nation in the world. What does it do
better than others? What’s behind its competitive edge? And how can it stay on top?
Diamonds trump gold as investor’s best friend
Investors should be putting their money into diamonds, as the precious stones represent the best safe haven available
right now, Philip Manduca, Chief Executive Officer at Titanium Capital Partners told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.”
Vintage strategy tempts jaded investors
What exactly is there to invest in? Bonds are overpriced; equities are not cheap, while post-crisis regulations are
prodding their biggest investors to sell them. There is a risk of true financial disaster, while the aggressively
easy monetary policy of the Federal Reserve prompts fears of runaway inflation.