Most offshore services providers are used to clients accepting formula solutions.
They are not overly concerned about the structuring of their business services
to meet your needs -- particularly where financial privacy is concerned.
Don't be afraid to ask direct questions. Enquire how your assets will be protected
from intrusive scrutiny, and do not be brushed off with yesterday's sales pitch.
If you have a particular scenario in mind -- for example a vengeful litigant
conducting a global asset check on you -- examine your situation on a "what-if"
basis. Will the proposed defences stand?
Bank secrecy and corporate confidentiality are a good foundation, but other
steps usually need to be taken if your assets are to remain secure.
Remember that times have changed -- and if your offshore services provider
hasn't changed too, perhaps it's time to change him.