Both large companies and individuals regularly use offshore companies as mediators to hold investment portfolios, which may consist of stock, bonds, cash and a broad range of other investment products. Cash assets held by offshore companies earn deposit interest gross or can be placed in collective cash funds.
Many clients prefer life insurance and pension contracts to be arranged by their offshore companies. Individuals often use offshore companies as personal holding companies. Offshore companies are regularly used for inheritance purposes and to reduce probate expenses. Such companies can provide privacy and may save clients professional and other fees. To reduce risks to both corporations and individuals, it is very important to select a politically and economically stable corporate domicile.