Introduction: Ron Holland is a long-time advisor to international investors seeking secure, legally compliant strategies to protect and grow wealth. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of a major Swiss wealth management firm and is co-editor of the successful financial report Mountain Vision. Ron brings 40 years of financial experience to readers of Swiss Confidential as the former president of a Swiss-owned broker-dealer firm licensed in 47 states, head of a bank trust department, international retirement consultant, public speaker, stockbroker and author of three books (including Escape the Pension Trap) and numerous articles and special reports. He has developed a number of successful financial products directly relating to Switzerland and securing wealth - including the first Swiss-franc denominated portfolio in a U.S. variable annuity. He is a strong proponent of global investment diversification outside U.S. markets and the dollar as protection from America‘s exploding national debt.