The Lesperance Letter

 

The Lesperance Letter contains opinion pieces by our founder and principal David Lesperance on the issues of wealth preservation, international tax planning and more…

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Should Hongkongers Take Up The UK BN(O) Visa Offer?

Earlier this year the UK government announced a program for British Overseas Nationals. The following months have been time enough to see the details of the UK BN(O) Visa Offer and analyse the Chinese government’s reaction. This blog will take direct look at the UK...

The increasing trend in renunciation of US Citizenship… The 6045 Americans who renounced their US citizenship to date in 2020 are just the tip of the “lost-tax-revenue” iceberg

The 6,045 US citizens who renounced their US citizenship so far in 2020 is just the tip of the iceberg. The increasing trend in the renunciation of US Citizenship represents a substantial and permanent loss to the US tax revenue base. I have been helping High Net...

The truth behind the Expatriation List… Is the Pandemic really responsible for the increase in those renouncing US Citizenship?

The media in the US frequently flares up about the latest "Expatriation List'. This infamous list often portrayed by the press as a barometer of American attitude towards the current political scene. The last publication of the Expatriation List prompted a report that...

What will the financial future hold for Harry and Meghan? A right ‘royal’ roundup…

A busy year Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have had a busy year. First off they caused a regal ruckus by dropping the HRH and shaking off royal duties; then then they took on the British tabloids in a constant battle for privacy. Most recently they've controversially...

Por qué los ricos abandonan México. Los mexicanos son el último grupo buscando la salida

El nuevo gobierno y la legislación significan que los ricos abandonan México. Lea para descubrir por qué lo está pasando. TO READ THIS ARTICLE IN ENGLISH CLICK HERE En primavera de 2018 de repente yo empecé a recibir las indagaciones de los mexicanos ricos y de sus...

Why The Wealthy are Leaving Mexico. Mexicans are the Latest Group to be Eying the Exit!

A new government and legislation means that the wealthy are leaving Mexico. Read on to discover why this is happening. READ THIS POST IN SPANISH HERE.  In the spring of 2018 I suddenly began to receive inquires from wealthy Mexicans and their advisors. The simple...

A Second Residence in Canada?

With Covid-19 encouraging more and more HNW individuals to relocate to safer havens we look at the pros of a Second Residence in Canada. New Zealand has made headlines during the Covid 19 pandemic as a prime “Time to get out of Dodge” location.  However, there is...

Billionaires Don’t Need To Go “Bunkers” in New Zealand!

One of the much repeated pandemic media stories has been about “Billionaires fleeing to bunkers in New Zealand”. Putting aside the obvious fact that most commercial and private air travel has ceased;  borders were shut to visitors and New Zealand is 16 hours from the...

There’s One Born Every Minute – Black Sky Thinking about Crypto-currencies as Banking Launches Off-Planet

Guest Expert Ian O. Angell - an Emeritus Professor at the  London School of Economics writes about the future of Crypto-currencies and the potential of 'off-planet' banking. Let me start with two quotations, the first: “There's a sucker born every minute” Phineas T....