Wealth and asset protection is a financial planning strategy designed to safeguard your wealth and keep it secure from any potential risk. Such a strategy ensures that your financial goals stay on track and do not get sidelined due to any untoward event. A complete wealth and asset protection plan puts focus on areas where there may be a significant financial impact. Some of these could be property loss, theft, creditor claims, health care costs, accidents, premature death, among others.
Such a plan is necessary not just for you but for your family as well, especially if they are financially dependent on you. If you have allocated assets for your family members in your will, an asset and wealth protection plan can ensure that they are passed on to the members as per your wishes.
One of the foremost ways of protecting your wealth as well as assets can be to incorporate strategies which keep them safe from legal claims and other unexpected risks.
There are different types of strategies that you can explore. Some of them are mentioned below:
If you own a business, you can protect your personal assets by separating them from your business through a Limited Liability Company (LLC). LLCs ensure that the owner of a business is not personally liable for any claims against the business. If you do not do so, you can end up losing your personal assets too, in case any legal dispute against your company takes place.
Investing in an efficient and well-thought-out insurance portfolio can be beneficial for you and your beneficiaries in the long run. It is also one of the common ways through which you can protect your personal assets. You can check out insurance policies such as health insurance, income protection insurance, and trauma insurance that can help safeguard you and your wealth from unexpected circumstances. Some of these insurance policies can also offer wealth and asset protection from legal challenges.
Keeping track of your wealth is important, especially if your assets are spread globally. If you run on a busy schedule, managing your investment portfolio and tailoring it as per the latest economic developments and market trends may get challenging. To avoid missing out on any investment opportunities and cut down on any potential risks, you can opt to engage the services of a wealth management firm. Such firms usually assign a dedicated team of experts in the field of finance, investments, legalities, etc. that will guide you in your financial journey. With the expertise of a wealth management firm, you can steer clear of situations that can push you towards major losses and may also protect you from financial fraud, legal adversity, and so on.
Working or staying employed till one crosses the retirement age may not be possible for many people. Retirement planning can offer a host of benefits that individuals can enjoy during that stage of life. You can rely on employer-sponsored retirement plans or you can create your own plan by consulting a wealth advisor and legal advisor.
Unexpected events or situations that you cannot control can occur without any forewarning. Such events may not only affect your wealth but also compromise your assets. To keep your wealth and assets safe from such situations, incorporating wealth preservation strategies in your overall wealth management plan can be helpful. You can select a strategy from the ones listed above, or you may do your research and opt for one that aligns with your financial goals the most. Once you chart out your strategy, you can discuss it with a wealth advisor or your legal advisor. By taking professional advice and assistance, you will be able to not just protect your wealth and assets but also make the most out of the strategy and plan.
Wealth preservation is important to ensure the safety of your wealth, so if any unfortunate situation happens later, you and your family will be financially secured. You can check out different wealth preservation strategies to execute the same.
You can preserve wealth by following several strategies. Some of them are given below:
- Business Entities with LLCs
- Asset Protection Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Retirement Funds
You can protect your family’s wealth and personal assets by
- Writing a will
- Opting for necessary insurance policies
- Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
- Appointing a Central Provident Fund (CPF) nominee
Discover a world of wealth opportunities in Singapore
This video/webcast/article is provided at your specific request and for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a recommendation nor an offer or solicitation for the purchase, loan, swap or sale of securities, financial products, services or currencies. Neither all nor part of this video/webcast may be reproduced or copied in any manner without the written consent of Citibank N.A. or its affiliates or subsidiaries ("Citi"). This video/webcast/article has been prepared without taking account of the financial objectives, situation, or needs of any particular investor. Any person or entity considering an investment should consider the appropriateness of the investment having regard to their financial objectives, situation, or needs, and should seek independent advice on the suitability or otherwise of a particular investment.
Investments are not deposits, are not obligations of, or guaranteed or insured by Citi, or by any government, insurance agency or other public institutions, and are subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of all or part of the principal amount invested. Past performance is not indicative of future performance; prices can go up or down. Investment products are not available to US persons.
Investors should be aware that it is their responsibility to seek legal and/or tax advice regarding the legal and tax consequences of their investment transactions. If an investor changes place of residence (including tax residency), nationality, or place of work, it is his/her responsibility to understand how his/her investment transactions are affected by such change/s and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations as and when the same become applicable. Citi does not provide legal and/or tax advice. If you have any questions, please contact your Relationship Manager.
Please click on the following link for other important disclosures associated with this video/webcast/article, including but not limited to disclosures relating to certain risk factors and/or specific country disclosures that are applicable to you, depending on the country of your residence: asia.citi.com/wealthinsights/country-disclosures