pkcrafter wrote:No one has any info on Swiss annuities?
See Swiss Annuity
Swiss Annuities are available, as they are in the US, in two forms:
Swiss annuities offer excellent creditor protection, as property rights are sacrosanct in Switzerland. The fixed annuity allows one to purchase Swiss Francs (the world's most respected fiat currency) without paying Swiss income tax. However, the US government taxes foreign fixed annuities as the income is accrued, so there is no tax deferral to a US investor for a fixed Swiss Annuity.
Tax deferral is available if the Swiss Annuity is a variable annuity. One should expect to pay the usual 1.5% - 2.5% expense ratios for this investment. See Swiss Variable Annuity
for an example.