Betriebliche Altersversorgung – Facts&Fiction: Support fund – Investment fraud with built-in employer liability ?

*by Johannes Fiala, Lawyer (Munich), MBA Financial Services (Univ.Wales), MM (Univ.), Certified Financial and Investment Advisor (A.F.A.), EC Expert (C.I.F.E.), Lecturer (Univ. of Cooperative Education), Banker (www.fiala.de ) and Dipl.-Math. Peter A. Schramm, Actuary DAV (Diethardt), Actuarial Expert (www.pkv-gutachter.de ) “Smile and be happy, it could be worse!” And I laughed and was glad – […]

Initiator support and controlling: When BaFin prohibits PKV sales and orders liquidation

*by Johannes Fiala, lawyer (Munich), MBA Financial Services (Univ.Wales), MM (Univ.), certified financial and investment advisor (A.F.A.), banker (www.fiala.de) and Dipl.-Math. Peter A. Schramm, actuary DAV (Diethardt), actuarial expert (www.pkv-gutachter.de) For initiators and distributors it is of crucial importance that all necessary permits are available ? including audited prospectuses. However, there are always initiators who […]

Retirement provision benefits companies and employees

Rudolf Becker and Johannes Fiala More than ever, every German citizen is responsible for his or her own retirement provision. The benefits provided by the statutory pension are no longer nearly sufficient to maintain the accustomed standard of living in retirement. Even the Retirement Assets Act (AVmG) passed on 11.05.2001 is only an inadequate way […]

bAV: Total loss, social welfare and old-age poverty instead of ?life insurance with pension commitment?

by Johannes Fiala, Lawyer (Munich), M.B.A. (Univ.Wales), M.M. (Univ.), Certified Financial and Investment Advisor (A.F.A.), EC Expert (C.I.F.E.), Banker (www.fiala.de) In the beginning there is often a tax saving model: For the family business, which is usually run as a GmbH (limited liability company), the company pension scheme (bAV), for example as a pension commitment, […]

bAV: U-Kassen without insolvency protection

by Johannes Fiala, Lawyer (Munich), M.B.A. (Univ.Wales), M.M. (Univ.), Certified Financial and Investment Advisor (A.F.A.), EC Expert (C.I.F.E.), Banker (www.fiala.de) If a provident fund becomes insolvent, it can be very expensive. For the employer and in recourse for the consultant. Once upon a time there was a U-Kasse in Ratingen. Today, you can only find […]