About New Zealand

New Zealand is no longer a well-kept secret but a thriving island nation whose economy is set to boom during the upcoming global recession.

In a nutshell, here is an overview of a few reasons why New Zealand should be on your investment radar:

1. The population is relatively small, and there has been incredible interest in migration, meaning there is a huge inflow of skilled capital from wealthy migrants. New Zealand’s immigration policy is still relatively affordable compared to Australia, and there are many options.

2. New Zealand exports high-quality food, hi-tech products and top education, so its economy is growing while its dollar is undervalued.

3. New Zealand grants you a passport after five years, which gives you the right to reside in Australia permanently.

4. Property prices are booming, and huge demand and low supply mean they will keep increasing.

Mundo's Freedom Rating

Mundo's New Zealand freedom rating is essentially a freedom index whereby our team of specialists rates a combination of freedoms, including freedom from violence and personal attacks, financial freedom from high taxes and other government levies, and business freedom from government interference.

Political Stability: 9

According to the World Democracy Report, New Zealand is the fourth-strongest democracy worldwide. Transparency International ranks it as the least corrupt country and the World Justice Project ranks New Zealand as the seventh-strongest rule of law in the world. This speaks well enough about the institutional stability of the country. New Zealand is geographically far away from the world’s geopolitical issues and spiritually so. No refugee crisis, no coups, no wars, and no political decadence. It is one of the strongest liberal democracies worldwide and one that respects its citizens’ freedoms.

Trusts in New Zealand

New Zealand (NZ) foreign trusts as well as pre-migration trusts are popular with overseas investors. New Zealand has a well-established trust industry. Despite the worldwide initiative against trusts as vehicles of choice, New Zealand continues to be sought after as a jurisdiction of choice due to its white standing with OECD.

What Is a NZ Trust?

Trust definition is usually worded as a fiduciary relationship where the settlor (founder of the trust) transfers assets to the trustee, who holds or manages those assets for the benefit of third persons (beneficiaries). In effect, the legal and beneficial ownerships are split. Legal ownership is vested in the trustee, yet the beneficial ownership is that of the beneficiaries.

Recent changes to the legislation amended the period of the trust to 125 years. Irrespective of the trust period, the trust can be terminated earlier either by winding up or via resettlement to another trust or multiple trusts. When resettlement takes place, one must be careful that the trust period is not breached. 

New Zealand's Tax System

Over the past 30 years, New Zealand has become one of the most favorable countries when it comes to the issues of asset protection, tax relief and stable business environment for entrepreneurs and foreign investors from all over the world.

The New Zealand government has made efforts to simplify the tax scheme, procedures, and payment forms so that more and more international investors put their money on Maori soil.

Perhaps, the best part of the New Zealand tax system is that the country, besides being an international financial center and being one of the best options that someone may have to optimize taxes, is also a member of the OECD, so those who want to access the tax advantages of this place do not have to worry about the persecution that many offshore jurisdictions are suffering right now.

New Zealand can afford the tax advantages which are described below in detail. 

New Zealand wealth management

Ten years ago, when someone thought of places to protect and enhance their heritage, New Zealand was a practically unknown option, but the situation has changed rapidly. Today the great Maori archipelago is one of the favorite destinations of the most experienced investors and high net worth individuals with the highest and most sophisticated profiles in the world.

If we think about it, it makes much sense. After the financial crisis of 2008, we saw the jurisdictions that seemed to be the safest collapse. But at the same time, during that crisis, the distance that New Zealand is from the rest of the world's countries was advantageous because it allowed it to calculate its movements better to avoid any crisis.

Since then, New Zealand has become one of the best jurisdictions to invest in. That isolation for geographical reasons helped protect the New Zealand economy, which since then has not stopped growing and rising in the rankings of economic freedom and ease of doing business.

Our partners in New Zealand have years of experience designing investment products and strategies that help you multiply your wealth at a pace that best meets your needs. Unlike the standard wealth management services you can find in other jurisdictions, our New Zealand experts' help translates only into profitable businesses for you.

Having a sound wealth management scheme is essential for those who want to see the fruit of their hard work reach new levels.

How and why to open a bank account in New Zealand

New Zealand is a place that displays mysticism and an imperturbable and imposing nature. But we love this gorgeous island because New Zealand became one of the best options for people who want to keep their money in a safe and free place some time ago when the country entered the top 3 of the countries with more economic freedom according to the Index of Economic Freedom.

New Zealand is an authentic remote paradise with just 4.5 million inhabitants and far away from neighbours with unstable or authoritarian governments, and also away from calamities such as the Coronavirus pandemic. 

New Zealand's charms can also be seen in its economy. It is the third most economically free country in the world and one of the top ten countries in the world to live in. 

In comparison with the rest of the world, New Zealand has a rich and developed economy based on the following indicators:

  • The GDP per capita was estimated at $41,945.
  • Its inflation was set at 1.6 per cent.
  • Unemployment stood at 4.7%.
  • The New Zealand dollar is among the top 25 nominal sovereign currencies according to Standard and Poor's.

But not only is the New Zealand present bright, but its future is also bright. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (the central monetary authority in this country) has projections showing a GDP growth rate of between 2 and 3% per year for the coming years.

The New Zealand economy operates on free-market principles, in which the state provides a context, including a commercial law framework, for operations to take place. However, the State reserves some sectors, such as education and health, where it is an essential financier and provider.

The New Zealand government has been able to harmonize the dynamics of a free market with fairly inclusive public policies, which makes this country one of the first on the list for people who want to have their money in a reliable and prosperous place. Not surprisingly, more and more people around the world are looking for ways to put their assets into New Zealand banks. 

Investment funds in New Zealand, an opportunity you can't pass up

New Zealand is one of our favorite jurisdictions. This territory, composed of two large main islands, has an unparalleled cultural diversity and captivating cultural richness and enjoys a stable government and one of the world's freest economies.

If you have a family office or if you are looking for a destination for a pool of investors who want to invest their money in a jurisdiction that is not under the magnifying glass of the OECD and the procedures, requirements, and fees are not a problem, the Managed Funds of New Zealand are one of your best options.

The Managed Funds of New Zealand offer you:

  • Flexibility to invest in different types of assets
  • No restrictions on which industries you can invest in
  • Opportunity to gain a foothold in a market that is not as exploited as in other jurisdictions
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • A fairly straightforward regulatory framework that responds to the current needs of investors
  • A simple registration process
  • New Zealand is at the top of the World Bank's Doing Business ranking, so the capitalization opportunity for new funds is greater than in other jurisdictions

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