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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a U.S. law that took effect in 2010. It requires foreign financial institutions (like Swiss banks) to report U.S. connected people (e.g. passport holders and green card holders, even if they are residing outside the U.S.) to the U.S. Department of Treasury.

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What is the ADV Brochure and how can you use it to your advantage?

If you have researched registered investment advisors, you have probably read the term “ADV Brochure”. You have come to the right place if you have wondered what exactly this refers to! This is a document registered investment advisors (RIA) have to submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The ADV brochure provides an overview of the company. RIAs have to update and file it annually. Lastly, the RIA needs to make it publicly available if it manages more than USD 25m.

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What to ask when selecting a Registered Investment Advisor

If you are considering working with an independent asset manager it is important to know how to do your due diligence. What are relevant questions that help you find the right financial partner for you? Some times it is hard to work through all the information out there and to pick the right questions. To make things easier we have put together a list of 50 essential questions you should consider asking when talking to a potential new asset manager.

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