Wrapper Products

Switzerland Threatens Tax Cheats Using ‘Wrappers’ (Update1) – Bloomberg.com

When a client buys a wrapper, the beneficial ownership of the assets is transferred to the insurer while the funds often remain on the balance sheet of private banks. Insurers invest the premiums through advisers and clients receive benefits tied to the performance of the underlying investment. Taxes are minimized or deferred because life insurance policies are classified as non-income producing assets.

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